Meet Our Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Dr KaramJoseph R. Karam, DMD

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Karam is a graduate of Abington Heights High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience in three years of study from the University of Pittsburgh. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, earning his Doctor Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree and graduating as valedictorian. Dr. Karam was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society and received several more honors, including an award from The International College of Dentists for outstanding leadership and professionalism and an award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy for exemplary moral and ethical service to the community and profession. Dr. Karam went on to complete a three-year residency and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Karam and his wife Emily enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors. He also enjoys restoration work on his historic home. Dr. Karam and wife are thrilled to be home in NEPA along with their four boys and Great Dane, Lewes.

Dr PaceDr. Jeffrey Pace, DMD, MS

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Jeff Pace is a native Northeastern Pennsylvanian, graduating from Dallas High School. He then moved out west and completed his undergraduate studies (and a lot of skiing) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After his stint in Colorado, he then returned to PA and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, and then was drawn back out (a little further) west and completed his postgraduate orthodontic training at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. After spending 3 more wonderful years in Oregon working as an orthodontist at Kaiser Permanente, home was calling him back and he decided to move back east once and for all. He has also successfully completed the requirements to become a board-certified orthodontist, meaning that he's gone above and beyond to further his craft. Dr. Pace enjoys all things outdoors, among them skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and mountaineering. He is an avid world traveler, as he has traveled to 5 continents (so far!). He is also a karaoke king and plays a few different musical instruments. He's also a cat guy- he has 2 sibling kitties named Po and Lala (yes, from the Teletubbies).

Heidi

Heidi

Office Manager

Heidi joined the Karam Ortho team in 2010. She attended the University of Scranton and majored in English Communications and minored in Business Management. Heidi was also a past ambassador for the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, hiking, and gardening. She also enjoys staying active and going for long runs after work.

Fun fact: Heidi was born in Germany!

 

Melinda

Melinda

Treatment Coordinator

Melinda is one of the first of  many friendly faces you will meet at Karam Orthodontics. Melinda joined the Karam ortho Team in 2021. She enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Fun fact: Melinda was on the Boys Club Swim Team when she was younger!

 

Sabrina

Sabrina

Clinical Assistant

Sabrina joined the Karam Ortho team in 2021. She enjoys hiking, camping, entertaining friends and family, and obsessing over her two golden retrievers!

Fun fact: She is constantly bringing home animals to rehab and rehome!

 

Marlena

Marlena

Clinical Assistant

Marlena joined the Karam Ortho team in 2020. She enjoys baking delicious goods and spending time with her husband, son, and fluffy dog, Buster. Marlena has a degree in Dental Hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Fun fact: She is a hot yoga instructor!

 

Lindsey

Lindsey

Clinical Assistant

Lindsey joined the Karam Ortho Team in 2019. She enjoys golfing, camping, antiquing, flea markets, and yard sales. During the summer, she likes to ride ATV's. She is  starting to become an avid gardener. Lindsey also loves  going for walks with her dog, Otis.

Fun fact: She is a brown belt in Kung-Fu!

 

Scott

Scott, RDH

Clinical Coordinator

Scott joined the Karam Ortho team in 2017. He enjoys camping, hiking, caring for his plants, and spending time with his wife and kids. Scott also has a degree in Dental Hygiene from Luzerne County Community College, and a bachelor's degree in Music from Bloomsburg University.

Fun fact: While in college, Scott studied abroad in Africa!

 

Jessica

Jessica

Clinical Assistant/Social Media Coordinator

Jess joined the Karam Ortho team in 2017. She enjoys couponing, watching Netflix, and spending time with her husband and puppy, Gigi. Jess is also finishing a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management and Administration and graduates December, 2021.

Fun fact: She is fluent in Spanish and English!

 

Kristen

Kristen

Clinical Assistant/Social Media Coordinator

Kristen joined the Karam Ortho team in 2014. She enjoys renovating/decorating her home with her husband, caring for her plants, and snuggling up on the couch with her dog, Lacey.

Fun fact: Dr. Karam officiated Kristen's wedding in 2019.

 

Julie

Julie

Clinical Coordinator

Julie has been with Karam Orthodontics for 12 years! She was the first employee to work in the Scranton office. When Julie is not working, she enjoys doing yoga and walking her golden retriever, Tucker. She is a cupcake enthusiast! Julie and her husband Brian have two children and one grandchild.

Fun fact: Julie is the mother-in-law to our clinical assistant Kristen.

 

Joelle

Joelle

Treatment Coordinator

Joelle joined the Karam Ortho team in 2013. She is one of the first of many friendly faces you will meet at our office as a new patient. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her kids, and supporting her daughter in softball!

Fun fact: Joelle loves the beach!

 

Joanne

Joanne

Insurance Coordinator

Joanne joined the Karam Ortho team in 2013. She enjoys all outdoor activities and vacationing with her family.

Fun fact: She loves desserts! "There is no such thing as a bad dessert!".

 

Eileen

Eileen

Scheduling Coordinator

Eileen joined the Karam Ortho team in 2017. She enjoys shopping, exercising, and spending time with her husband and their four daughters. She is also a part-time hair stylist!

Fun fact: Eileen's hidden talent is she is very proficient on the pogo stick!

 

Jennifer

Jennifer

Scheduling Coordinator

Jen joined the Karam Ortho team in 2020. She enjoys baking, crafting, and karaoke night with her kids! Jen is also bilingual and speaks English and Spanish.

Fun fact: Every Christmas, she and her children watch "The Grinch" as their annual Christmas tradition!

 

Lori

Lori

Clinical Assistant

Lori joined the Karam Ortho team in 2013. She enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, camping, and going for walks with her dog, Chip.

Fun fact: Lori loves to ride on her Harley Davidson motorcycle!

 

Allie

Allie, RDH

Clinical Assistant

Allie joined the Karam Ortho team in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, Wyatt. Allie has a degree in Dental Hygiene from Fortis Institute.

Fun fact: She is tongue tied!

 

Brianna

Brianna

Clinical Assistant

Bri joined the Karam Ortho team in 2020. She enjoys working out, astrology, and resin crafting. Bri spends her free time creating custom resin pieces for anyone interested.

Fun fact: She was a previous patient at Karam Orthodontics!

 

Jordan

Jordan

Clinical Assistant

Jordan joined the Karam Ortho team in 2020. She enjoys working out, sleeping, shopping, and crafting!

Fun fact: Her dream is to one day open a hotel for dogs!

 

Rachel

Rachel

Clinical Assistant

Rachel joined the Karam Ortho team in 2018. She enjoys baking, reading, and going for walks. She is also a basketball mom!

Fun fact: She loves the beach!