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Thorndale Dental Associates
Richard E. DeForno DMD, MAGD, FICOI, LLSR

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Thursday is Surgery Day at Thorndale Dental Associates.

Dr. DeForno and the team performing the complex procedure of double sinus augmentation and multiple implant placements.

 Thorndale Dental Team Building Event - Nokota Preserve at Chester Springs

Dr. DeForno and Stephanie treated the TDA Team to an enlightening and educational team building event on Thursday, July 19, hosted by The Nokota Preserve at Chester Springs.

Christine McGowan created the non-profit foundation on her family’s 13 acre farm in 2017 after purchasing the farm 10 yrs prior.  Together with her daughter Neva, we learned about the Nokota horses. A feral and endangered American Breed whose bloodlines can be traced back to Sitting Bull’s war horses in the 1800’s.

Through a series of practical exercises with the horses, our team was shown how the Nokota use non-verbal communication to communicate as a herd. They can recognize and respond to human emotions and identify situations that could pose a threat to the herd. All these traits can be readily applied in our professional and personal lives.


 PAGD Super Course, Langhorne  - April 2018

On April 13, 2018 the Thorndale Dental team attended the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry Super Course in Langhorne which included three regulatory-required educational courses:
- Current Infection Prevention Protocols and Recommendations
A Radiology Portfolio
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Mandated Reporters 
A full day and an invaluable opportunity to review our knowledge, learn new protocols and be updated on technology changes. 


 Valentine's Day 2018

A collage of some of the many great moments of the Thorndale Dental Team celebrating together with our valued Patients.

 G O  E A G L E S!!

The TDA Team is excited and ready for Super Bowl 2018

Saturday November 17, 2012 the Team spend the day renewing their ACLS and BLS Certifications. Dr DeForno requires all his staff to be certified along with taking a refresher course once a year that has hands on work.



May 2012 TDA helped sponsor Ingleside Golf Course's 50th Anniversary.  The doctors along with Stephanie, Maureen, and Megann spent a beautiful day golfing and meeting members of the community while supporting a great club.


 On March 20, 2009, the State Board of Dentistry (SBOD) approved several changes to the proposed Pennsylvania dental hygiene regulations, as well as adding the administration of local anesthesia. We are pleased to announce that several of our hygienists have completed their didactic & clinicial coursework within the past couple of months.  Congratulations to Trish, Kathy and Shannon!

Dr. DeForno and several staff members attended the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry (PAGD) 2010 Annual Meeting this past weekend, May 13th-16th  in the Poconos. The weekend was packed full of great information and fun. Paul Homoly and Ken Runkle were two of the featured speakers. The entire group also had a chance to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Pocono Speedway.

We are very proud to announce that Dr. DeForno was featured in the May/June issue of Chester County Life Magazine!  Volunteerism is part of the culture here in our practice and we are proud to help as many individuals in our community as we possibly can.  Please click on the link below to review the article.

Article in Chester County Life May June 2010.pdf

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, April 24, 2010 our entire team and other dental care professionals participated in Dentistry From the Heart.  Our practice understands that many people need dental services, but have no means to afford them.  We were able to assist over 60 patients! 

We would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their willingness to support Dentistry From the Heart. All care was provided on a volunteer basis and our entire team donated our time to this wonderful cause.  Dr. Peter Famiglio, Dr. Janet Chun, Dotty and Shelly from Brandywine Dental Implant and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery assisted by completing extractions.  Other volunteers included students from our dental assisting program, Patrick DeForno and some of his classmates from dental school. All dental supplies were donated from Colgate, Patterson, Schein and Parkway.  Brandywine Hospital provided a health fair for all of our participants and blood pressure screenings were offered.  Citadel Federal Credit Union provided refreshments for our participants. Signal 88 Security provided on site supervision and organization.  Giant Food Store  provided us with a gift card so we could purchase breakfast for our volunteers.  Little Chef Restaurant and Mom's Bake-At-Home Pizza supplied a fabulous lunch for our volunteers.  Image Ink from Narberth, PA graciously donated shirts for all of our volunteers for the day as well!

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Dr. DeForno is celebrating 33 years in dentistry!  Help us wish him well!  Take a trip down memory lane and view the Smilebox presentation below.


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