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April 1, 2019
Making Change: Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry
“I wanted to be a solo practitioner and deliver the type of dental care I know the community needed,” Dr. Peter Patellis says.
When patients walk into The Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry (KCAD) they feel welcomed and comfortable. This is due in part to the history of the lovingly restored building, as well as Dr. Patellis and his staff. Dr. Peter Patellis opened his practice in 1991 and has set about maintaining and restoring the building which has a long history and connection with the community. It has been the home to five other dentists over the past 120 years. Dr. Patellis says, “I love continuing that legacy and being part of the history of this building and this community.” This legacy, combined with KCAD’s old-fashioned customer- first service and state-of-the-art technology, is unique.
Dr. Patellis started his career in a large group practice. But he wasn’t comfortable with the approach and business philosophy. “I wanted to be a solo practitioner and deliver the type of dental care I know the community needed,” he says. Having grown up in a small town outside Pittsburgh, he chose to start his practice in Kennett Square because it felt like home.
KCAD’s mission is to change people’s lives through dentistry. “When someone comes in, they are a person to us,
not just a set of teeth,” Dr. Patellis says. He and his team of caring dental professionals listen to patient concerns, clearly explain treatment options, and provide as much care as possible in their offices. “Being an early adapter of the latest technologies enables us to offer the best technological care also— from 3D diagnostic X-rays to 3D CAD/ CAM same-day porcelain crowns.”
“Giving people back their confidence means a lot to me,” says Dr. Patellis. “They may be in pain or embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, causing them to withdraw. That is a loss to them, their families and the community at large. We want to change that for people. Everyone deserves the right to live their life to the fullest.”