Dr. Ignacio Blasi Beriain Jr., DDS MS
Dr. Ignacio Blasi Beriain, Jr. is a board Certified Orthodontist – a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Orginially from Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Blasi Beriain moved to the United States for his orthodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, where be obtained a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. He is a former Clinical Associate at the Department of Orthodontics and currently works as staff at the University of Pennsylvania faculty practice, under Dr. Robert Vanarsdall. He received his dental degree from the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain and was recognized with the Colgate National Award in dental research. For a few years, he practiced as a general dentist before becoming and orthodontist.
Dr. Blasi Beriain is an affiliate member of the Edward H. Angle Midwest Society of Orthodontists. The Edward Angle Society is the world’s most prestegious orthodontic honor society. His interest in the field of Orthodontics and the Angle’s membership allows him to stay current with the latest advances within the profession. With his experience and his interaction with different specialites in dentistry, he has gained a unique approach to treat both children and adults.
His treatment philosophy is based on a comprehensive diagnosis of the whole maxillofacial complex and a differentiation between the skeletal and dental components; it is the key to create facial harmony, beauty and smile to facial esthetics. He believes that early treatment in young children can eliminate a complex treatment care and other problems in the future with a correct management of growth and development. If the patient is treated young enough an extraction treatment in the future and other airway problems could be avoided. He also specializes in the diganosis and management of sleep apnea, periodontal complex adult cases, impacted teeth, congenitally missing teeth and TMD treatment.
His passion for teaching and education allows him to publish as well as is a frequent lecturer at both national and international levels in orthodontics. He is also a member of various national and international dental and orthodontic societies.
Dr. Blasi Beriain enjoys spending time with his family. He loves sports; especially skiing, tennis, and soccer. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.