Positively impacting lives with convenient family orthodontics in Souderton, Perkasie, and Quakertown, PA.
Justin Silvestre, DMD
“Worry not, my child (or child at heart), we’re not here to do anything to you, we’re here to do it WITH you.”
Life brought Dr. Silvestre into dentistry, but his passion led him to orthodontics. Our board-certified orthodontist loves creating the ultimate smile (with both beauty and function in mind), helping our patients achieve better well-being.
One of Dr. Silvestre’s favorite parts of the job is working with our amazing community and the dedicated team at Orthodontic Specialists. He believes in always giving – whether transforming smiles in the office or contributing to our community outside of work.
In his free time, Dr. Silvestre stays busy with his wife, Candice, and four children, Eli, Sammy, David, and Lucy. In addition, he enjoys fishing, running, hiking, and going on adventures with his family.
His heroes are his parents. He gets his easygoing, “focus on what’s important” attitude from his mom and hard work and “always keep your head up” attitude from his dad.
Gannon Van Allen, DDS
“I’m here to help you find the beautiful smile you desire in a way that’s healthy and effective. Together, we’ll make this happen!”
Dr. Gannon loves everything about orthodontics, but he especially enjoys early interceptive treatment. Early intervention, when appropriate, is a chance for him to help young patients’ mouths grow in a balanced manner, simplifying treatments in the future.
His favorite part of the job is experiencing shared moments with patients as they begin to see their new beautiful smiles form. Dr. Gannon believes the best dentistry is a combination of evidence-based scientific theory, a creative eye, and skillful hands to execute.
Outside the office, Dr. Gannon stays busy with his wife, Shayna, and son, Tolman. The best day of his life was when Tolman was born – he and his wife realized they were no longer just a couple but a family.
A few fun facts – he was previously a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for humanitarian efforts on deployment. Dr. Gannon also loves long-distance running and completed a 660+ mile, four-month-long running challenge (he did this twice!).
Robert A. Azarik, DMD, MDS
“I’m fortunate to have been doing orthodontics for a long time, and I’ve seen almost everything. I’ll find a solution even if it’s not obvious.”
Dr. Azarik has always loved building things and still enjoys putting things together. From a young age, he was inspired to join the dental field by his own orthodontist, family members who were in the field, and his brother-in-law (they worked together for 20 years, and Dr. Azarik ran the practice after his brother-in-law’s retirement).
The best part of Dr. Azarik’s job is seeing the end result and the smile on the patient’s and parents’ faces. He feels very fortunate to be able to contribute to our community in a meaningful way.
In his free time, our orthodontist loves spending time with his wife of 40+ years and their two sons and daughter-in-law. He enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time at the beach or riding his bike in Maine.
A few fun facts? Dr. Azarik’s hero is his dad, who taught him so much and made him the man he is today. The best day of his life was when he became a parent for the first time. Being responsible for a little person was scary and the most exciting time for him and his wife.
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Your Caring Smile Team
Determined to provide you with an exceptional experience from start to finish.
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The team at Orthodontic Specialists and patients like you make it easy for our operations manager to come to work each day. In her free time, Gina enjoys “Sunday Funday” with her friends and family (she especially loves brunch). A fun fact? Her favorite quote is, “Go Birds!”
In her spare time, she enjoys competitive horseback riding and creating memories with her husband and three children. Julia’s active in the community at church and in her boys’ extracurricular activities. She finds her own moral compass aligns with Orthodontic Specialists and loves helping others anytime she can.
Outside the office, Lauren enjoys being involved at church, spending time with family and friends, cooking out, riding bikes with her husband, and traveling/exploring new places. Her bucket list includes going back to Taiwan and traveling to Japan and China.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with friends and family. On most weekends, you can find her on the soccer field sidelines cheering on her oldest daughter or on the football sidelines watching her youngest daughter cheer. Some fun facts? Brooke’s favorite quote is “Just keep swimming” by Dory, and she was born/raised in Quakertown where she’s raising her family today.
She loves building relationships with patients and their families during their journeys to great smiles. Working with our amazing team also taught her the importance of giving back to the community. Outside of work, Kitty enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing house projects, and snuggling with her dog, Apollo.
In her free time, Kiersten likes to be with family and friends, spend time outside with her dogs, or ride her motorcycle. Traveling outside of the US is on her bucket list!
Our dental assistant is grateful to have learned so much working here, not just about orthodontics but about giving back and building relationships with our community. When not at work, Jenna likes to spend her free time with family, friends, and her dog, Red. She also loves spending the summer at the beach.
Outside the office, Kristen stays busy spending time with family/friends and watching her son play football. Her favorite quote is, “Teamwork makes the dream work” and she’s proud of her great communication skills – she finds it very easy to relate to others.
She began working at Orthodontic Specialists during her senior year’s co-op program.
In her spare time, Emily likes to hang out with friends, go camping, ride dirt bikes, and go fishing with her family. Her friends and co-workers describe her as fun, bubbly, and energetic.
She loves working with kids and making their orthodontic experience extra comfortable and fun. Her heart is truly in orthodontics! Outside of the office, Donielle enjoys being with her family, husband Ryan, and pets (which keep them busy!)
Her goal is to help patients (like you) feel comfortable in our care and leave feeling more confident in their smile and confident in themselves! When she’s not at work, Jules enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves meeting new people and traveling to different places.
She considers herself a child at heart and loves to have fun. Outside the office, Maddie enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer and field hockey, and snowboarding in the winter. Her bucket list includes going skydiving!
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