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 Meet the TeamRon Briglia, DMD

Dr. Ron Briglia has been in practice since 1984. With over 29 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.


Dr. Schreiber Meet the TeamGlenn F. Schreiber, DMD

Glenn F. Schreiber, DMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1978. He completed additional post-doctoral residency training at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania. He has over 30 years of clinical experience.

Prior to joining our office, Dr. Schreiber provided dental care ranging from cosmetic dentistry to periodontics as well as his current focus on endodontics (root canal therapy) in his own practice in Ambler, Pennsylvania for almost 18 years.

As an integral part of our team, Dr. Schreiber provides our patients with important, tooth-saving root canal therapy.

General Dentist, Emphasizing Tooth-Saving Endodontics

“I have been a patient of Dr. Briglia’s for the past 20 years and have always received the best of care and professional advice.When I was told that I needed a Root Canal I was apprehensive to say the least, but I knew it needed to be done. I had heard nothing but horror stories so I was expecting the worst. Dr. Briglia recommended Dr. Glenn Schreiber to do the procedure. As I arrived not knowing what to expect, the procedure went as painless and comfortable and was less stressful than an ordinary filling. I would recommend a root canal by Dr. Schreiber to all my friends and family.” – 12/18/2012

Dr. Schreiber is a general dentist with extensive experience in root canal therapy, which is an effective and affordable treatment. His treatments eliminate pain and preserve patients’ natural teeth.

By limiting his practice to endodontics, Dr. Schreiber has been able to develop a proficient and methodical approach to endodontic care, which means patients are less likely to have recurring infections or require additional root canals on teeth that have already been treated.

Dr. Schreiber’s expertise in this tooth-saving treatment is documented by the almost 800 endodontic procedures he performs each year.

Dr. Schreiber’s Tooth-Saving Endodontic Approach

1. Dental Care Diligence: Saving natural teeth with root canal therapy requires thoroughly cleaning out the canal debris. Sealing the tooth root is critical, leading to lifelong tooth health rather than re-infection and costly, time-consuming return visits.

2. Avoiding Failure with Knowledge and Skill: Some teeth that have been compromised by faulty root canal treatment could have been saved if treated properly. To avoid endodontic treatment failure, a focused knowledge of tooth anatomy and a more exacting level of care are required. The likelihood of saving teeth with a root canal is greatly increased when expertise and experience are combined.

3. Getting it Right the First Time: All efforts are made to get it right the first time resulting in healing and long term success. Incomplete root canal cleansing can cause chronic abscesses, requiring expensive re-work and possibly tooth loss. Additional visits cause costly inconvenience for you, the patient. Re-treated root canals can involve more resistant bacteria populations resulting in lower success rates

4. Scientific Evidence-Based Treatment: Approximately 80% of first upper molars (teeth #3 and #14) have 4 canals instead of the previously expected 3 canals. Four canals are now the accepted number in endodontic literature and other medical journals. It is important that dentists look for all four root canals and treat them appropriately; otherwise, discomfort and re-infection can occur.

Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Schreiber collaborates with the entire team at Briglia Dental Group to ensure our patients oral and overall health. His work as a general dentist emphasizing endodontics 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.

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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

Very professional office. I am completely satisfied with the treatment I receive from the time I arrive until I leave. Dr. Briglia does very nice work…

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