Dr. Edward Narcisi
Dr. Edward Narcisi has been around dentists and dentistry since the third grade. His father was a dentist who opened the Center for Dental Excellence in 1964. Dr. Narcisi is a full-time clinician, an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, and a published author of chapters in textbooks and articles in dental journals.View transcript
The history of our practice is something I'm very proud of. My father started this practice in 1964, and I joined the practice in 1988. So it was an absolute pleasure to join my father in his practice. I had started helping my father when I was in third grade, so I've been exposed to dentistry almost my entire lifetime. I have been influenced and had conversations with all of his dental peers. I can only imagine the number of suggestions and advice that I was given through the years. I knew in seventh grade that that was my chosen profession and pursued it accordingly. And with that, the mentorship of the dentists that he introduced me to and some of the dentists that I was introduced to rather early in my career made a tremendous impact. There was a group of very, very accomplished dentists that were very much my senior and gave me some very prolific advice. And they said that to master dentistry requires a couple different things to happen. You've got to be clinically proficient. You've got to be able to potentially write about what you do clinically. And you should be able to teach what you do clinically. And that always stuck with me from a very early part of my career. So I pursued the postgraduate education exhaustively early in my career. That has led this practice and my professional career down a very interesting path. As I mentioned, I am a full-time clinician here, instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. I have lectured extensively throughout the United States, probably in 45 of the 50 states. I have lectured extensively through Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, lecturing to practicing dentists as well as students and residents. I have had the opportunity to publish chapters in textbooks. I have published articles in most of the leading dental journals and teach on an obviously weekly basis. All of those things allow me to maintain the energy and the enthusiasm to bring to my practice that satisfies my specific patients that I'm treating.