Dr. Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, Dentist

Dr. Francis C. Mecadon, DMD

Dentist

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2611 Pittston Ave. Scranton PA, 18505
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5/5

About

Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, is a remarkable dentist with a state-of-the-art private practice, Keystone Dental Center, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has over ten years of experience specializing in all areas of cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, Lumineers, implant placement and restoration, crowns, fixed bridges, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, tooth repair, extractions, mini dental implants, bone grafting, removable partial dentures, and full dentures. Dr. Mecadon feels that he owes his success to his hard work, a great deal of studying, having good patient communication, and caring about his patients. In his spare time, he dedicates to collecting antique and classic automobiles. For more information about Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, please visit http://www.keystonedentalscrantonpa.com/.

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Education and Training

DMD at Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (formerly Temple University School of Dentistry) 2005

Board Certification

American Board of General Dentistry

National Board of Dental Examiners

North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners

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Dr. Francis C. Mecadon, DMD's Expert Contributions
  • Are dental implants put it under dental anesthesia?

    Not necessarily. Depending on who is placing the implant, you have the choice having general anesthesia or not. All implants are placed with local anesthesia either in conjunction with general anesthesia or not. READ MORE

  • Why do my dentures hurt when I bite down?

    Hello,      Your dentures may hurt while biting for a number of reasons. They may need adjusting to relieve discomfort, or if you have had them for many years, they may not fit as well and may need a relining to tighten them up. Once they fit better they should not hurt while biting. You need to see a dentist that works with dentures. Not all dentists do denture work. Francis C. Mecadon, DMD READ MORE

  • Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

    Yes. A dentist can treat sleep apnea. Just be sure that he has taken continuing education courses and has training for sleep apnea treatment. As for the CPAP machine, that depends on the severity of your sleep apnea and it may not be able to be replaced with a snore appliance.  READ MORE

  • Is water-flossing as effective as regular flossing?

    Water flossing is an excellent adjunct to regular flossing, but is absolutely not as effective on its own. Francis C. Mecadon DMD READ MORE

  • Pain after a filling?

    Go back to your dentist. There are a number of different reasons for a tooth to hurt after a filling. For example, you may be hitting the filling before anything else causing trauma to the tooth, or they may be a ledge of material stuck in the gum line. These problems your dentist can fix. However, if the cavity was deep and near the nerve, there may be an issue that can only be treated with more extensive procedures. The most common problem is that the nerve is insulted during the filling process and becomes hyper active for a period of time afterwards. That is something that will dissipate over time. Any of the above can cause discomfort. You must go back to your dentist so he or she can determine what the causative factor is and take the necessary steps to resolve the issue. Francis C. Mecadon DMD READ MORE

  • I wear my retainer, so why are my teeth still shifting?

    The proper maintenance after orthodontics would have been to wear the retainer all day everyday for the first year, then wear them only at night. You need to go back to your orthodontist.   Francis C Mecadon DMD READ MORE

  • Wisdom teeth removal

    It depends on if they are impacted or not and if so the level of impaction. Oral Surgeons extract teeth regardless of whether or not they are impacted. That is there job! Many general dentists will extracted fully erupted 3rd molars, a.k.a wisdom teeth as well as any other tooth. Some general dentists will extract soft tissue impactions in which the tooth is erupted out of the bone, but is partially or fully covered by the gum tissue. Very few general dentists will attempt to extract boney impactions in which the tooth is partially or fully covered by bone.  The oral Surgeon is better equipped for such a task. And the liability is much higher for general dentists who extracts impacted third molars. Another reason, since this is considered a surgical procedure, most patients choose to have general anesthesia.  Most general dentists do not offer general anesthesia services.  Francis C. Mecadon READ MORE

  • Skin is shedding on the inside of my mouth (my cheeks). Is this normal?

    It is most likely something caustic to your tissues. Toothpaste, mouthwash, even gum. If you are using anything new, discontinue it's use.  Another problem is clenching or grinding.  You can habitually bite and grind during the night which can result in the shredding of the insides of your cheeks. If this is the case, get a night guard to prevent the issue entirely.  Francis C Mecadon DMD Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone READ MORE

  • I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

    While there are many reasons for tooth sensitivity,  the most common cause is gum recession. If the root surface is exposed then there will be sensitivity. You should have your gums evaluated for recession. Another cause is bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth). This can create a great deal of sensitivity due to the repetitive trauma that occurs.  Ask your significant other or someone who shares your home if they ever noticed you grinding at night. A night guard can be helpful in this situation and continues use of the night guard will decrease sensitivity. When all else fails, see your dentist and ask for a desensitizer to be placed on your teeth. Yes, they do exist! I hope this helps. Francis C. Mecadon DMD READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetic DentistryGeneral Dentistry

Awards

  • The American College of Prosthodontics Award   
  • The Class of 1932 Award   
  • The Martin L. Munin Award   
  • Past Master, St. Johns Lodge #233 Free and Accepted Masons   
  • 3rd Degree Master Mason, Blue Lodge, Pennsylvania Free and Accepted Masons   
  • 32nd Degree Master Mason, Scottish Rite Free and Accepted Masons   
  • A Nobel of the Mistic Shrine, Irem Shriners   

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  
  • Luzerne County Dental Society  
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association  
  • American Dental Association  
  • Lackawanna County Dental Society  

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Luzerne County Dental Society, Lackawanna County Dental Society

Articles and Publications

  • Gianquinto, JR. Mecadon, FC. et al. Enhancing Dental Education Through 3D Modeling and Animation. J. Dent. Educ 69(1):99,2005. Poster Presentation: American Dental Education Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland (Jan 2005)

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His hardwork, a great deal of studying, having good patient communication, and caring about his patients.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Collects antique and classic automobiles

Dr. Francis C. Mecadon, DMD's Practice location

Keystone Dental Center

2611 Pittston Ave. -
Scranton, PA 18505
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Get to know Dentist Dr. Francis C. Mecadon, who serves patients in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mecadon is a remarkable dentist with state-of-the-art private practice, Keystone Dental Center, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has over a decade of experience specializing in all areas of cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, Lumineers, implant placement and restoration, crowns, fixed bridges, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, tooth repair, extractions, mini dental implants, bone grafting, removable partial dentures, and full dentures.

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Scranton in 2000, Dr. Mecadon went on to work as a teacher’s assistant, teaching immunology and histology lab courses from 2000 until 2001. Thereafter, he obtained his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2005. 

Board-certified by the American Board of General Dentistry, the National Board of Dental Examinations-ADA, and the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, he remains a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the Luzerne County Dental Society. 

Attributing his success to working hard, studying hard, having good doctor-patient communication, and caring about his patients, Dr. Mecadon has received several awards and honors throughout his line of work. These include the Martin L. Munin Award and the American College of Prosthodontics Award, among many others. 

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy. 

On a more personal note, one of Dr. Mecadon’s hobbies is collecting antique and classic automobiles. 

Additional Information

Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, is a Passionate Dentist with Keystone Dental Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, is a remarkable dentist with a state-of-the-art private practice, Keystone Dental Center, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has over ten years of experience specializing in all areas of cosmetic and general dentistry, as well as smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, Lumineers, implant placement and restoration, crowns, fixed bridges, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, tooth repair, extractions, mini dental implants, bone grafting, removable partial dentures, and full dentures. Dr. Mecadon feels that he owes his success to his hard work, a great deal of studying, having good patient communication, and caring about his patients. In his spare time, he dedicates to collecting antique and classic automobiles. For more information about Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, please visit http://www.keystonedentalscrantonpa.com/

Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, completed his bachelor degree of science in biology at the University of Scranton in 2000. He then went to Temple University School of Dentistry, now The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his dental medicine doctorate in 2005. Board certified by the American Board of General Dentistry, the National Board of Dental Examinations-ADA, and the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Dr. Mecadon maintains his active professional society memberships with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Luzerne County Dental Society, and Lackawanna County Dental Society. Over the years, he was honored with multiple recognitions and awards, including The American College of Prosthodontics Award, The Class of 1932 Award, and The Martin L. Munin Award. For more information about Francis C. Mecadon, DMD, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/Francis-Mecadon-Dentist-Scranton-PA-18505

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