Our Team

Doctors: Farshid Sanavi, DMD, PhD and Adam Getreu, DDS, MS

Office Manager: Diane Fanelli

Registered Dental Hygienist: Susanne K. Giorgio

Dental Assistants: Donna Shilkitus and Melissa O'Neill




About Our Doctors


Farshid Sanavi, DMD, PhD


Dr. Sanavi is the wise and calming voice of the office. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his post-doctoral training as a Research Fellow at the University of Rochester and completed his PhD thesis at University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pathology studying immunopathology and mechanisms of bone destruction in the presence of infection.


He has remained committed to teaching since 1979, and is currently a Clinical Professor teaching post-doctoral students at Temple University. As evidenced by the distinguished George Costlet Award and Chase Award from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sanavi is greatly respected by his students and colleagues. He is the author of highly regarded articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Clinical Periodontology. He continues his clinical research and encourages his students to do the same. Dr. Sanavi belongs to several dental associations including the American Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology, and Academy of Osseointegration.


When away from the office and school, Dr. Sanavi spends time with his lovely wife, entertaining teenage son, and two little vicious Yorkies.




Adam Getreu, DDS, MS


Dr. Adam’s stress-free and reassuring demeanor helps patients improve and maintain their smile. Raised on Long Island, NY, he attended SUNY Stony Brook, earning a Bachelors in Biology (BS). Dr. Adam continued his education at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, earning his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He was immediately accepted into Temple University’s Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, earning his Periodontics Certificate, Masters in Oral Biology. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


Dr. Adam, an avid cyclist, can be found most sunrises riding along the Schuylkill River, taking in the serenity before the hustle and bustle of everyday life.