Dr. Leslie Ann Klardie
Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions dating as far back as 7000 B.C. to the Indus Valley Civilization (current day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India). Hesy-Re, an Egyptian scribe who lived about 2600 B. C. is recognized as the first documented dental practitioner. In 1723, Pierre Fauchard, a French surgeon, is credited as the father of modern dentistry. He first introduced the idea of fillings, dental prosthesis, and the theory that acids from sugars lead to tooth decay.
Dental health is essential to maintaining general health and well-being. Gum disease or periodontal disease can not only cause tooth loss and infection, but is also linked to heart complications, strokes, diabetes complications, and respiratory issues. Good health= good dental health.
Dr. Leslie Ann Klardie is a 1990 Doctorate of Medical Dentistry recipient from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. With certifications to practice dentistry by the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, she immediately pursued additional Dental training in the Field of Prosthodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1992 Dr. Klardie completed and received her Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics.
Upon certificate completion, Dr. Klardie has been board eligible in the field of Prosthodontics. During her two-year advanced prosthodontic training, Dr. Klardie studied the dental disciplines of Removable dental prosthesis, Fixed Crown and Bridge, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Dental Implantology. Her advanced prosthodontic training included an internship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the Veterans Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Klardie is a graduate of Temple University, where she has earned her undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Biology. Simultaneous to her undergraduate studies she was a Scholar Athlete and Team Captain of a Nationally ranked team in the Sport of Fencing.