Meet the Doctors: Prosthodontist in Philadelphia

Joseph B. Breitman D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.

Philadelphia Dentist & Prosthodontist A Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. Joseph Breitman is a 1977 graduate of the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and a 1979 graduate of the Prosthodontic Specialty Program at Temple University where he continued on to receive a post doctoral masters in Dental Materials/Oral Biology the following year. Dr. Breitman has maintained a successful prosthodontic practice for 41 years while continuing a strong academic affiliation having taught at both of his alma maters. Dr. Breitman currently is an Associate Professor at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He is a published author on topics in prosthodontics, and is sought after as a speaker, nationally and internationally.

In 2014 Dr. Breitman received the Private Practice Award from the American College of Prosthodontists.

Since he was eleven years old, Dr. Breitman has trained in Korean Martial Arts. In 1971, he was awarded a first dan black belt by the World TaeSooDo Association. After a hiatus during college and dental school, Dr. Breitman returned to training and was awarded a first dan black belt by the Kukkiwon (The Korean National Gym) in 1988. Continued diligence in training and teaching Taekwondo has enabled Dr. Breitman to rise to the high rank of seventh dan black belt from the Kukkiwon of the World Taekwondo Federation. As a volunteer, Dr. Breitman has run a Taekwondo program for the Huntingdon Valley Activities Association for many years. The program has over thirty students currently. Dr. Breitman is also an avid amateur musician, playing bagpipes, flute and piccolo.

Dr. Breitman lives in Huntingdon Valley with his wife Barbara. They have three children.

Natalie Amoa, DMD, MS.

Dr. Natalie Amoa is a board certified periodontist and implant dentist. A native of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Amoa graduated from Agnes Scott College where she completed her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology. After college, Dr. Amoa moved to Philadelphia to begin her dental training at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she obtained a doctor of dental medicine as well as a certificate in Periodontics and masters of science in oral biology. 

Dr. Amoa is currently practicing in the Philadelphia area. She previously worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and previously was a part-time adjunct clinical professor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Dr. Amoa lives in South Philadelphia with her husband and son. In her free time (prior to covid), she enjoyed traveling, trying new food, and spending time with family.

Leela S. Breitman, DMD

Dr. Leela S. Breitman, who will join our team in the Summer of 2024, is a dental professional with a strong commitment to clinical excellence, dental education, and innovation. She currently serves as the Chief Resident in the Post Graduate Prosthodontics program at UNC Chapel Hill. She was awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Studio Art from Swarthmore College. Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Breitman co-founded and serves as the CEO of My Dental Key (MDK), a dental EdTech startup improving global dental education. MDK has earned numerous accolades and grants, including Harvard’s President’s Innovation Challenge. Dr. Breitman’s dedication to redefining dental education and her advanced training in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics from UNC Chapel Hill equips her to provide top-tier care to patients in the greater Philadelphia area. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys painting, running, and biking.


November 17, 2014

Philadelphia Prosthodontist Wins Prestigious National Award

PHILADELPHIA — The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), through its awards program, recognized Philadelphia Prosthodontist Joseph B. Breitman, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., for “outstanding and substantial contributions to the specialty.” Dr. Breitman was presented with the Private Practice Award during the 44th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in New Orleans on November 7, 2014.

Dr. Breitman received this lifetime achievement award for providing advanced levels of dental care in his Northeast Philadelphia office and for his dedication to teaching dental students in local professional schools. In earning this award, Dr. Breitman was described as “an esteemed academic and an innovative prosthodontist who excels in providing the best patient care.”

Dr. Breitman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine and Temple University’s Prosthodontic Specialty Program. He also received a post-doctoral master’s degree in dental materials/oral biology from Temple University. Dr. Breitman is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, an ACP fellow and an associate clinical professor of the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.

Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, and veneers, to full-mouth reconstruction, prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry and CAD/CAM solutions.

Best Dentist in Philadelphia

2013 ACP Private Practice Award recipient Thomas J. Balshi, D.D.S., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., 2014 Award recipient Joseph B. Breitman, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., and John R. Agar, D.D.S., M.A., President of the American College of Prosthodontists, at the Awards presentation in New Orleans on Friday, November 7, 2014. The Private Practice Award may be given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Prosthodontic specialty and the role that the Prosthodontist in private practice plays in advancing the patient’s quality of life.