Dr. Joseph Karam, DMD

Dr. Joseph Karam, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Joseph Karam, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Scranton, PA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh / School Of Dentistry in 2006 and practices orthodontics.Read his story

600 Lackawanna Ave Ste 200

Scranton, PA 18503

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This content was provided by Dr. Karam "Joseph R. Karam, DMD, is a resident-trained specialist in 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). During his residency program, he also served as a preclinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and conducted extensive research on topics ranging from fluid homeostasis to tissue engineering and biomaterials. He has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and delivered lectures at conferences around the country. For his work in dental regeneration, he won several research-related awards and received national recognition from the American Dental Association and Densply©. Currently, Dr. Karam is active in orthodontic appliance design and has patented an orthodontic bracket system. His clinical interests include the multidisciplinary orthodontic treatment of children, teens and adults, and caring for patients with craniofacial anomalies. He has successfully completed Phase I and II of the American Board of Orthodontics examination and is board eligible. Dr. Karam has been trained with the latest advances in clear orthodontic aligner technology, is certified by Invisalign©, and has authored peer-reviewed articles specifically on clear "invisible" orthodontic aligners. Passionate and dedicated to his profession and patients, Dr. Karam served as President of the Scranton District Dental Society, is a member of the Third District Dental Society, and the Tri-State Dental Society. He also serves as a delegate of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, sat on the Board of Directors for the Scranton Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karam "Welcome to the orthodontic office of Joseph R. Karam, DMD, where we provide orthodontic solutions to suit your lifestyle and personal needs. Conveniently located in Scranton, Hazle Township, Mountain Top and Clarks Summit,  Pennsylvania, Dr. Karam and his team specialize in helping patients of all ages achieve a beautiful and confident smile!

We know how important a straight, dazzling smile is, which is why we offer the following revolutionary services using state-of-the-art appliances:

Early and Adult Orthodontic Treatment

We love working with children, and we provide exceptional early orthodontic treatment to correct any upcoming problems. Adult orthodontic treatment not only results in an attractive smile, but also correctly aligns teeth to provide ideal jaw function."

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1  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics

3  Conditions Treated

  • Dental Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

2  Procedures

  • Dental Brace
  • Invisalign®

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  • University Of Pittsburgh / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Pittsburgh / School Of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Karam, DMD
Dr. Karam never rushes through appointments. He fully explains all procedures and options and is a very kind and compassionate person.
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