Dean Sophocles

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Dean F. Sophocles, DMD

Outside the office Dr. Sophocles is also an accomplished jazz pianist and has performed and recorded widely since 1980. A list of his upcoming performances can be found on his personal Web site.

Dr. Sophocles was born and raised in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, where he was educated in the Wallingford-Swarthmore school district. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1983 with a degree in Biochemistry.

Dr. Sophocles returned to the Philadelphia area to continue his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Since graduating in 1987, he has studied regularly on a postgraduate level in the areas of implant dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, with a special interest in porcelain and composite restorations. Dr. Sophocles is an active Penn Dental alumnus, serving as a member at large on the Executive Board of the Alumni Society.

In 2006, Dr. Sophocles accepted a teaching position as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He has been selected twice as one of the top cosmetic dentists in the Western Philadelphia suburbs (Main Line Today, August 2006 and 2007).

Dr. Sophocles is married with two children and resides in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Dean Sophocles was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, the son of a professional violinist mother and a dentist father. He is dentist by day and musician by night. Dean began studying both piano and violin at the age of five, and by the age of twelve, he was traveling throughout the US with a young chamber group called the Young Concerto Soloists, led by a veteran Philadelphia Orchestra member, Jerome Wigler. He studied classical and jazz piano with various well known Philadelphia based teachers, as well as briefly with Bruce Hornsby, in a master class setting at the Omega institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Dean is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and practices cosmetic and implant dentistry in Media, PA.

Dean has established himself as a session player, a solo jazz pianist, as well as an ensemble keyboardist in both the rock and jazz genres. His solo piano performance schedule can be found at make a right-click on the tracks and “download target to….”
The Dean Sophocles Band:

  • Dean Sophocles – keyboards
  • Ted Baker – keyboards
    Ted has performed and recorded with Steely Dan and Art Garfunkle
  • Brad Davis – bass
  • Kevin Kuhn – guitar
  • Bill Grayson – drums
  • Bill Butryn – sax

As seen in

Main Line Today
2006 and 2007

Dr. Dean Sophocles
selected by his peers as a
top cosmetic dentist

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