Dr. Meltzer received his dental degree (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He completed his certification training in Periodontics & Oral Medicine and received his Master of Science in Dentistry (M.Sc.D.) at the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He pursued training in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint at Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine in Washington DC and his surgical and prosthetic implant training at the Branemark Clinic in Goteborg, Sweden.
Dr. Meltzer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, where he serves on its Research and Education Committees. Dr. Meltzer has also served as chairman of the Department of Graduate Periodontics at Temple University. He is past president of the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration.
While Dr. Meltzer’s training and dual board certifications attest to his knowledge and training, his reputation is based upon his outstanding clinical skill and patient care. He has been featured in New Jersey Magazine as a Top Doc and Dentistry Today magazine as one of the Top 100 international leaders in dentistry.
Beyond his academic accomplishments, Dr. Meltzer is a passionate golfer, finding relaxation and challenge on the greens. When he’s not refining his golf swing or lecturing, he resides in Cherry Hill, NJ, with his wife, sharing a life enriched by their journey together. As parents, they’ve nurtured their two children, Larry and Karen, watching them flourish into successful individuals.
While his credentials and achievements stand tall, it’s Dr. Meltzer’s genuine warmth and dedication to both his craft and his family that truly set him apart. He’s not just a top-tier professional; he’s an inspiring figure who combines expertise with a genuine passion for life.
Dr. Meltzer has been a worldwide lecturer on periodontology and dental implant procedures on six continents, at numerous dental and medical institutions across the country and around the world; a partial list is provided below:
Dr. Meltzer has also received international acclaim through his numerous publications and by presenting his innovative techniques and knowledge before various professional academies including:
Advanced Surgical Training in the IMZ Implant System
Advanced Surgical Certification in the Brånemark Implant System
San Antonio, Texas
U.S. Certification in the Brånemark Implant System
Surgical and Prosthetic Training in the Brånemark Implant System
March 1984; April 1988
Certification in the Advanced Management of Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration
Certification in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, M.Sc.D.
National Institute of Health Fellowship for Bone Grafting Research
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (with honors)
May 1971 (completed four-year curriculum in three years)
New York, New York
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Postgraduate Continuing Education
for the Postgraduate Periodontal Program Clinical Professor
2016 – Current
University of Naples
University of Milan
University of Washington
University of Miami
Medford, New Jersey
TMJ Diagnosis and the Clinical Management of Craniofacial Pain
Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
The Effect of a Variety of Interproximal Cleaning Devices on the Removal of Supragingival Plaque.
The Use of Bone Grafts for the Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease.
The Microvascular Healing of Autogenous Free Gingival Grafts as Compared to Split Thickness Pedicle Grafts.
Editorial Board (Implantology) of Dear Doctor, Dentistry and Oral Health Patient Education Magazine written by Dental Professionals
Editorial Advisory Board of 3i’s new clinical journal, Journal of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry™ (JIRD)