Passing the Baton!

Dear Patients, Family, Friends, and Colleagues, 

As I enter my eighth decade, I am ready to pass the baton of my dental practice to another. 

My life has been blessed. Thirty-five years ago, I entered fresh and eager to do my job. It was my purpose, my duty, my life. During that time, I got married, bought a house, had a kid, and went from dental associate to owner. The trials have been few but the rewards have been many. Most of all, the relationships I developed with you are the essence of what kept me going. But on the business side, there is an ethic to keep pace with technology and methods that I find myself lagging. Therefore, it is time to make a change. I am handing the practice over to Marko Jeftic, DMD. He will bring current technology into the practice, keeping standards high and delivering the best dentistry has to offer to all of you. Dr. Marko Jeftic is skilled and experienced and able to continue the kind of treatment you have come to expect from this office. Dr. Jeftic and his family have lived in Manayunk for over twenty years. Dr. Lauren Miller will be joining Dr. Jeftic as an associate in the office.

Marko Jeftic, DMD graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Impalantology (DABOI), Master level of American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (MAAIP), Fellow of California Implant Institute, soon to be Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), member of Academy of Osteointegration (AO), as well as an ADA and NJDA member. Dr. Jeftic does all aspects of dentistry with an emphasis on implants and cosmetic dentistry.

Lauren Miller, DMD is also a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. She did her residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a member of ADA and PDA. Dr. Miller is also highly skilled in all aspects of general dentistry.

I will be with Dr. Jeftic and Dr. Miller during the transition to maintain continuity and seamless care for you. I am sure you will find them both to be competent and qualified individuals. The three of us will work together to make this changeover a success for everyone! Dr. Jeftic will be maintaining all of the patient records as part of the transition. The practice name will be changing to “We Do Teeth”.

My wife, Dr. Jocelyn, is retiring with me. She looks forward to traveling and exploring different cultures together with me. Robin, advanced certified dental assistant, Beth, registered dental hygienist, Joseph, office manager, and Doreen, office administrator, have been the best, most devoted, and professional office staff ever.

I will lend you this Spanish toast that was my mother’s favorite, “Salud, pesetas, y amor, y el tiempo para gozarlos”, translated: “Health, wealth, and love, and the time to enjoy them”. I wish these things to you and thank you for your trust and loyalty over the years. 



Gary L. Stevens, DDS