History of Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center was started by Richard Shulman in 1973. It was originally located at 920 North Broad Street and was named North Penn Oral Surgical Associates. Dr. Shulman moved his practice to our present location at 2100 North Broad Street in 1977. At the time Dr. Shulman employed two nurses and two receptionists to help run his two chair office.
Dr. Stuart Fredd joined the practice in 1980, at the same time Dr. Shulman opened a second location, also a two chair office, in Ambler. The staff was increased from three to four assistants, the Lansdale office was expanded to four chairs and reconstructive (orthognathic) surgery became an integral part of the practice, which had previously concentrated primarily on extraction of teeth and treatment of trauma patients at North Penn Hospital.
Dr. Roger Spampata joined the rapidly growing practice in 1991. Shortly after a third location was opened in Harleysville. By that time, dental implants had become an integral part of practice and Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center was involved in the training and continuing education of many of the local restorative dentists in implant prosthetics. The Ambler office was relocated to Horsham Road in 2000. Two years later Dr. Richard Deasy joined the practice.
In 2005, the Lansdale office expanded to six chairs. We gained space upstairs, one floor above the clinical treatment area, where our administrative offices and laboratory are located. A fourth office location was added to the practice in Erdenheim in 2009, shortly after Dr. Shulman’s retirement. Our Plymouth Meeting office was opened in early 2014 as our 5th office location and later that year we welcomed Dr. Bradley Hersh. The following year we welcomed our 5th doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Wallis.
Currently, Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center employs 29 surgical and administrative staff to supplement the five doctors and five office locations, which serves a broad area of patients extending from Harleysville in northern Montgomery County to Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. Our doctors have historically played a leadership role in local , state, and national oral surgery and dental organizations. The doctors and staff of Commonwealth Oral and Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center are committed to providing the highest level of contemporary specialty care to the many thousands of patients treated by the doctors over the past 40 years, as well as to the thousands of new patients who come to one of the offices for the first time each year.