Todd S. Resek, DMD, FAGD
Oakmont, PA Dentist Has a Prestigious Fellowship From Academy of General DentistryMeet Doctor Todd Resek Read Transcript
I have wanted to be a dentist my entire life. I got interested in it at around the age of 12. My former partner, Doctor Nader, was my dentist for about 47 years, and I went to school with some of his kids and grew up around him, and I just always found his work fascinating, working with people, working with my hands, and I was just drawn to it. It was never like a lightning strike, where I had to be a dentist, just an interest that I always had, and stuck with it, and am fortunate to realize that dream.
Grew up, City College graduate, and went on to University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Fantastic experience for me and a great dental school. I have done 1,300 hours' worth of continuing education after dental school. My motto is, “I want to be better tomorrow than I was today,”
and that revolves around learning more. The more you learn, the more you can help patients, the more you can offer them. They have requests of things they'd like me to do, and always interested in being a lifelong student. Keeps the profession very interesting for me.
The dentistry becomes second nature, but just the relationships that I've formed with my patients and my staff, over the years, has been super rewarding. I love taking somebody. I have a review recently. For a couple years, we've been treating sleep apnea. I have sleep apnea. I had a guy write me a review and tell me that I saved his life, literally.
We got him tested for sleep apnea and he had significant apnea and was being treated. Those relationships are invaluable to me.
Dr. Todd. S. Resek met his beautiful wife, Jessica, when she was a dental hygiene student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He managed to convince her to come and work at the dental office in which he planned to practice. Married since 1999, the Reseks have three boys: Todd, Jack, and Sam. Jessica has moved on to a different career and is a gifted teacher at O’Hara Elementary in the Fox Chapel school district.
Dr. Resek is an avid outdoorsman and particularly enjoys hunting with his boys and teaching them about wildlife. Dr. Resek can be found year-round working out by playing baseball with his three sons. He has coached all of them at different times in their lives. His eldest son, Todd Jr., currently plays for the Fox Chapel High School baseball team.
In both his personal and professional life, Dr. Todd Resek strives to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today. He earned a degree in biology from Grove City College and his DMD from the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Resek has been practicing dentistry in Oakmont for 25-plus years. Dr. Resek is honored to have received a prestigious fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. This particular fellowship is not granted to many dentists and is a rewarding achievement. He was also voted by his peer dentists as one of Pittsburgh’s Top Dentists in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Dr. Resek continues to take around a hundred hours of continuing education every year. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and AK Dental Society.
He is committed to using the latest dental technology to offer his patients the best standard of care. Thanks to his mastery of CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry, he has obtained certification as a mentor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and has taught dentists locally how to use the innovative method for creating same-day dental crowns and fillings.
After Dr. Resek was diagnosed with sleep apnea, he wanted to help others suffering from this uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous, condition. He learned to treat apnea and maintains a membership in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which educates its members on the most up-to-date methods for treating this sleep disorder.