Our mission

We strive to:

  • Help educate parents about tongue and lip ties and how they can impact       breastfeeding and craniofacial growth and development
  • Diagnose and treat newborns, infants and toddlers from 2 days to 2+ years of age
  • Explain impacts of tongue and lip ties on breastfeeding relationships, feeding challenges and growth of the skull
  • Inform parents of long-term health effects related to proper tongue posture and function

Paul A. Bahn, III, DMD

Our Locations

Our office is located at Temple University Hospital -Northeastern Campus.

Dr. Bahn is a native of south central Pennsylvania and spent his entire childhood in that area.  After graduating from high school, he attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where he received his B.S. in Biology.  Immediately after college he relocated to Philadelphia, PA to attend dental school at Temple University Dental School for the next 4 years.  While at Temple he became more and more drawn towards pediatric dentistry and working with children.  After graduating magna cum laude from Temple University Dental School he decided to remain in Philadelphia and complete a 2 year pediatric dental residency at Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Division, which he graduated from in 2008. 

He was first taught about and exposed to lasers in dentistry while in residency, but did not start to routinely use them until he was practicing.  Over the course of a few years he continued to use the laser more frequently in practice and take more continuing education courses focused on it’s applications in practice.  In 2012, he started to research more into breastfeeding struggles with newborns and infants.  With the help and guidance of some great lactation consultants in the Philadelphia area, he started treating patients the following year.   

Currently he serves at the Clinical Program Director for Temple University Hospital-Northeastern Campus’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program.  It is one of the largest pediatric dental residency programs in the country and currently consists of 20 pediatric dental residents that receive first-hand exposure to treating newborns and infants. 

Dr. Bahn is a board certified pediatric dentist and also serves as a Board Examiner for the American Board for Pediatric Dentistry (APBD) and on the Examination Commitee for the ABPD.  He maintains active memberships with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and both the Pennsylvania Dental Association and Philadelphia County Dental Society. 

When he is not working or teaching, he enjoys spend time and adventuring with his wife, 4 children and 2 dogs.