Dr. Peter Pagano is a 1975 graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. His first fifteen years in practice were with his father, Dr. Sam Pagano, who practiced in St Louis from 1945 through 1990.
Where Science Meets Art and Balance
As an Art Minor in college, Dr. Pete integrated his technical dental skills with aesthetics, believing that good dental work should result in balance, function, and an attractive appearance for the patient. Since the 1980s, Dr. Pete has integrated the principles of Orthopedic Dentistry into his approach to treatment.
All Dental Services Under One Roof
Dr. Pete’s natural passion for dentistry has been the driving force behind continuous studies of the advancements in dentistry. As well, his natural curiosity led him to orthopedic dentistry and serving as President of the Dental Orthopedic Study Club of Missouri in the 1980s and 1990s. This discipline led to in-depth knowledge of treatments to help patients with TMJ.
Dr. Pete began offering dental implants in 1999, after completing a mini-residency at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Artistic Dentistry offers all procedures needed to replace missing teeth with implants, including bone grafting and sinus lifts. Investing in 3D Imaging/CT Scan technology, that enables more precise placement of the implant, was a natural response to increased patient demand for single tooth implants.
Despite Dr. Pete’s passion for the latest in dental technology, his practice has maintained that “neighborhood dentist” ambience. He still treats patients who went to his father for care, as well as their children and grandchildren!
To stay fit and focused, Dr. Pete began practicing yoga in 2007 and in 2014 he received his 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Pam Schulte of Just Practice Yoga in St Louis. He continues to explore his passion for art through weekly art classes with Bill Kreplin, a Wash U art instructor.