Meet the Team

0104 DRB Meet the Team

From left to right: Dr. Ron Briglia, DMD;  Karen Powell, Office Manager; Lynne Franz, RDH; Laura Salvatore, Dental Assistant

Our team members at Briglia Dental Group are united in an effort to listen and inform patients about their treatment options. We take pride in educating our patients so that they may serve as positive influences upon others, spreading the importance of oral health and its role in achieving a healthy, quality and joyful lifestyle.



Dr Ron Briglia AP Meet the TeamRon Briglia, DMD

Dr. Ron Briglia has been in practice since 1984. With over 30 years of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia’s mission is to provide patients with the most comprehensive dental services available. Certified in both Oral and IV sedation, Dr. Briglia offers compassionate care to all patients, particularly those who struggle with dental fear and anxiety. This extreme fear can prevent them from obtaining all advanced dentistry has to offer.

Graduate and Post-Graduate Training

Dr. Briglia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gannon University. He then went on to graduate with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University Dental School. He is also certified in IV and oral sedation dentistry.

Dr. Briglia received advanced cosmetic and reconstructive dental training at the prestigious Pankey Institute. He also attended the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), which is renowned worldwide for providing the latest and most advanced techniques in restorative and smile makeover dentistry.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Alumnus: Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Alumnus: Pankey Institute
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Study
  • Chester and Delaware County Dental Society
  • Consultant: Dental Health Library
  • Member of West Chester Rotary Club
Enjoy a healthier, more confident smile. Call us at (610) 692-4440 to schedule an appointment or request a consult.


John Nikas Meet the TeamJohn Nikas, DMD

Dr. John Nikas, D.M.D. is a periodontal disease specialist with extensive experience in implant dentistry.

Dr. Nikas graduated from the University of Pittsburgh-School of Dental Medicine. He completed his specialty training in periodontics at Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a Board Certified Periodontal Specialist.

After working in his own private practice in Pittsburgh for 17 years, Dr. Nikas relocated to Philadelphia and joined Briglia Dental Group, where he focuses exclusively on periodontics.

Dr. Nikas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and is an Academy of Osseointegration member.

Board Certified Periodontal Specialist

Dr. Nikas concentrates on periodontal treatments, which include gum disease management and reconstructive dentistry.

Dr. Nikas offers patients an advanced perspective on preventing the damaging effects of gum disease. Inattention to this disease can lead to devastating oral health problems and prevention is essential.

When treating bone deterioration and tooth loss, dental implants are often deemed more desirable than crowns and bridges. Implants offer considerable health benefits compared to traditional dentures, which are known for slipping and harmfully impacting the diet of the denture wearer.

Dental Health Philosophy

“Preventing tooth loss is much more affordable than tooth replacement. More importantly, it’s the best approach for a longer and healthier life. While I am excited to restore the health of people who have lost one or many teeth with implant dentistry, I intensely focus my energies on periodontal disease management.

Patients as well as their spouses, family and friends deserve a proactive response and assertive plan to avoid the damage caused by oral disease, which can include associated systemic and overall health complications.

I am committed to preventing negative outcomes, not just responding to them effectively when they occur.”

– Dr. Nikas

Review Dr. Nikas’s Dental Implant Specialist Press Release

Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Nikas collaborates with the entire team at Briglia Dental Group to ensure our patients oral and overall health. His work in periodontics and dental implants ensures that our patients receive comprehensive and effective treatment programs.

Enjoy a healthier, more confident smile. Call us at (610) 692-4440 to schedule an appointment or request a consult.

Testimonials

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