South Philadelphia Periodontist

1901 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

(215) 463-6677

1910 Marlton Pike East Suite 2
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

(856) 428-4746

Our Team

Ali M. Arastu

Dr. Ali M. Arastu

Dr. Ali Arastu is passionate about providing quality dentistry. He has attained extensive training in the dental field and specializes in periodontics. He values the importance of maintaining his patients’ teeth for a lifetime and understands the relationship of healthy dentition to overall systemic health. His personal practice philosophy is to provide minimally invasive and conservative treatment methods to achieve optimal dental health and a beautiful smile.

Dr. Arastu completed his undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor of Arts in classics and religion from Boston University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. As a dental student, Dr. Arastu won a raffle to attend the American Academy of Periodontology annual meeting in 2009, and never looked back.

With his eyes opened to the field of surgery, Dr. Arastu decided to continue his education in the field of periodontology. He completed a 3-year residency in periodontology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. During this residency, Dr. Arastu also earned a master’s degree in oral biology (MS), with his thesis focused on the use of various lasers in the treatment of periodontally compromised teeth.

Dr. Arastu strives to provide the highest standard of care and is meticulous in every detail. His primary concern is the comfort of his patients during all stages of care. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, disc golf, parkour, and he is trying to learn how to cook.

Dr. Crawley

Dr. Crowley

Dr. Crowley is extremely passionate and determined in providing quality dentistry on a daily basis. He has attained extensive training in the dental field and specializes in periodontics. Dr. Crowley makes the patient his number one priority from the first moment he meets a patient. He values the relationship between his patients and their health with minimally invasive and conservative treatment methods to achieve excellent dental health and a beautiful smile.

Dr. Crowley completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science, with a Highest Honors in Biochemistry. He also received his Baccalaureate in the University of Honors Program while achieving Dean's Honor Roll all 4 semesters. Dr. Crowley loves to be involved with the community in the surrounding area especially while in school with the Alpha Epsilon Delta which is the honor society for premedical education. He managed to complete his work with the society and go to Oregon Health & Science University where he got his DMD as a Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Once Dr. Crowley completed his undergraduate education and followed his goal of becoming a doctor he never hesitated to slow down in going to the next level in his education life. He attended Temple University where he received his postgraduate certificate in Periodontology, Masters of Science in Oral Biology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry.

In utilizing all of his education and passion to treat patients with the best overall care to improve their oral health. Dr. Crowley is always excited to meet new patients and establish a healthy relationship on all levels in order to give the best possible care on a daily basis. The current patients that come to see Dr. Crowley always enjoy the minimally invasive care and talk about how they received the highest standard of care through all procedures. Being a Periodontist is a passion that has always driven Dr. Crowley to be successful and he doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

Carmela, Patient Coordinator

Carmela graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School. She continued her education at the National School of Health Technology, where she received her dental assisting diploma. She has been working as a periodontal assistant/patient coordinator for over 32 years. When Carmela is not working, she is very active with her children. She volunteers for her children’s sports organization and enjoys spending her time watching their games and events.


Patty, Surgical Assistant

Patty graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School. She received her dental assisting diploma from McCarrie School of Health and Science Technology. She has been a periodontal surgical assistant for over 18 years. When Patty is not at the office, she loves spending time with her grandson and enjoys riding with her husband on his motorcycle.

Carla, RDH, DHA

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Carla graduated from Saint Maria Goretti High School in 1987. She attended Community College of Philadelphia‘s dental assisting/hygiene program and graduated in 1991. Carla acquired her local anesthesia license in 2011 at Harcum College. She has been working as a dental hygienist for 23 years. When Carla is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Our team at Periodontal Consultants is very friendly and eager to help you achieve optimal oral health. We have all served patients for over 20 years and are very experienced in providing excellent customer service. We look forward to caring for your smile at our warm, welcoming office when you visit our periodontist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Contact us today if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali M Arastu!

1901 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

(215) 463-6677