Laurence Popowich, DDS

Laurence D. Popowich, DDS, has announced his retirement from Valley Oral Surgery, the medical practice he helped co-found in 1984 with Mark H. Grim, DMD, who retired in 2017.

“A good friend of mine said you’ll know when the time has come to retire. Well, I now know that time is right for me. I’ve been blessed to not only help so many patients over the years, but also to work with such an incredible team of medical professionals all these years,” Dr. Popowich said.

He is leaving the practice in the care of his partners Drs. Robert Laski, Jaime Cernansky, and Niral Parikh, and associates Drs. Robert Block and Markus Hill. With three offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Lehighton, Valley Oral Surgery has grown to become the region’s premier provider of oral surgery and dental implants in the Lehigh and Mahoning valleys.

“I’ve been very fortunate to practice in a profession that I loved. Experiencing the great developments in oral surgery during my career was extremely rewarding. The advent of dental implants was truly life changing for our patients. I was very lucky to be one of the first surgeons in the United States to be trained in dental implants. I was able to help many patients over the years.”

As for his future plans, Dr. Popowich said, “I plan to spend my time gardening, golfing, enjoying my grandson, William, and simply finding some time to do nothing at all. I plan to continue to reside with my wife, Pat, in the Lehigh Valley.”