Dr. Joseph DeFrancesco joined Dr. Long in the formation of Allied Dental in 2006 with the focus of serving the dental needs of the northwest region of Pennsylvania providing his quality and compassionate Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical skills.
Dr. DeFrancesco opened his primary practice in the Bellevue area 28 years ago providing surgical care to the northwest region of Pittsburgh. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine in 1977. This was followed by general dentistry internship and a one year Residency in Anesthesiology at Montefiore Hospital of UPMC. With his completion of a 4 year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital, he continued a part time teaching position at the hospital for a number of years, lecturing at various venues on a variety of surgery related topics.
The doctor is a member of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International College of Oral Implantologists and the Society of Osseointegration. He keeps abreast of all the latest techniques by attending numerous continuing education courses each year. Upon request, he continues to be available to provide educational presentations on a variety of topics to surrounding community groups. Winning the respect and admiration of many patients over the years, his greatest attributes have been his sincere sense of compassion for all his patients (without discrimination) and the application of his knowledge and skills with the gentlest touch and a confident style of professionalism.
Born in Italy, Dr. DeFrancesco has lived in the Pittsburgh area since the age of eight and speaks fluent Italian.