Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
Whether you need traditional braces, Invisalign or another treatment our goal is to help you get your smile back. Our Orthodontic Specialists at All About Smiles support all our practices. Conveniently located in Erie, Butler, Cranberry Township (Rowan), Washington and Pleasant Hills. They continue to serve Western Pennsylvania and the Greater Pittsburgh area. So whether you are an existing patient or new patient. The orthodontic consult is free of charge. We have presented a couple of our providers to you in this article. You can also look at their biographies in the About Us section of All About Smiles.
Dr. Kevin Dunlavey is based in Erie, PA. Kevin Dunlavey, DMD, MS received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. He then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received a masters degree and certification in Orthodontics. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association. Dr. Dunlavey continues to stay current with new advancements in the Orthodontic field by attending continuing education courses.
Dr. Manjari Kulkarni is serving patients in Washington, PA and our Pleasant Hills, PA location. Manjari Kulkarni, DMD graduated with honors from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine. After graduating from Pitt Dental, Dr. Kulkarni completed a one year residency at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. After this year, she returned to the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Masters Degree in Orthodontics. Dr. Kulkarni feels it essential to stay current in her esteemed profession, so in addition to private practice, she is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Faculty where she is Clinical Assistant Professor. Not only does this teaching position keep her current, but it also gives her an opportunity to give back to the dental community as a whole, which has given her so much. Dr. Kulkarni enjoys working with children, teens and adults and has extensive experience with Invisalign, Lingual braces, and TADs. She loves changing people’s lives, one smile at a time, and looks forward to getting to know each and every one of her patients. Outside of the field of dentistry, Dr. Kulkarni enjoys spending time with her two daughters, and feels that being a mom helps her treat all her patients as she would want her own family to be treated; with respect and with the best possible care.
Dr. Nicole Cornish who also serves at our All About Smiles location in Cranberry Township, PA.Nicole Cornish, DMD earned her BA degree from Duquesne University and obtained her DMD and a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, West Virginia Dental Association, West Virginia Association of Orthodontists and Kanawha Valley Dental Society. She is also certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Invisalign.