About Us

Welcome to Pavlo Orthodontics, a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community. Conveniently located in Peabody and Newburyport, Massachusetts, our practice is dedicated to providing you and your family with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable, compassionate and energetic environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the specialty field of orthodontics, such as the SLX System self ligating braces and Invisalign®, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging and tops Ortho, which is a Mac based electronic medical records software) to ensure that you receive the most efficient and effective care possible.

We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in “our service second to none” philosophy that we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, Dr. Pavlo and his team are committed to helping you achieve what you deserve - a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!

Our website provides information and educational resources designed to help our new patients as they start treatment along with helpful tips and fun contests for existing patients, including our Pavlo Points Rewards Program.

Check out our new smile gallery with photos of our wonderful patients and families. All images on our website are of actual patients who trusted us with their smile. We know that you will feel the same way!

Please call us if you have any questions at either 978-463-5353 or 978-535-5353. You can also request an appointment online by clicking here. We look forward to meeting you, your family and your friends.

Meet Our Doctor

"I believe in a personal, caring and comfortable approach to orthodontic treatment using the latest technology to make your treatment as efficient and convenient as possible with emphasis on interceptive, non-extraction therapy." -John A. Pavlo D.M.D.

My family has been part of the Peabody community for over 80 years. I was fortunate to attend the Alternative School and then the Magnet School Program (now the Phoenix School) in Salem, MA before moving back to Peabody in third grade. I attended Center School and Higgins Middle School in Peabody, graduating from St. John's Preparatory High School in Danvers in 1990. I then went on to spend 10 incredible years at Tufts University, during which time I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Psychology, a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree Summa Cum Laude, and a specialty certificate in the study of Orthodontics. This orthodontic specialty program at Tufts University consisted of two additional years of full-time training in the art and science of orthodontics.

As part of my philosophy to continually deliver excellence in both orthodontic treatment and patient care, I attend courses and meetings to further my education and obtain additional expertise in the latest techniques of orthodontics. I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists (Current Board Member), the New England Damon Study Club (Vice President), the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, as well as past President of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.

I am a proud partner of Smiles Change Lives, a national non-profit organization that helps kids from low-income families get braces.

I spend over 50 hours each year taking continuing education courses to ensure that I am up to date on the latest technology. I am also a member of the elite Schulman Study Group. The 125 doctors in this group represent the top 1% of all orthodontic practices in the United States. In 2009, I was nominated to become a member of the ORMCO Insiders Group, which is a worldwide orthodontic research and development team. This is a very high honor and allows me to work with and advise this orthodontic company to bring about the latest technological advances in the profession. Being part of the ORMCO Insiders Group assures you that our office continually exceeds the highest standards and latest advancements in orthodontic treatment.

Outside of Orthodontics, I enjoy spending time with my 5 nieces Alexandra, Mia, Alana, Alyssa, Janna and my 5 nephews Colin, Jay, Demetri, Nicholas and William. I also enjoy playing and coaching soccer and basketball, running, jet skiing, competing in triathlons, boating and bodybuilding. My wife and I happily reside in the North Shore with our two sons — the future of our orthodontic practice!


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Certificate in Orthodontics 2000
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, 1998
Tufts University Bachelor of Arts: Child Psychology / Pre-Dental 1994


Orthodontic Associate to Dr. David Cabeceiras Fall River, MA 2000-2001
General Dentist - Associate to David Bardwell D.M.D. 1998 - 2000


Smiles Change Lives Provider (Pro bono orthodontic cases)
St. Vasilios Boys Basketball Coach / Director 1999 - 2005
St. Vasilios Senior GOYA Advisor 1999 - 2005
Tufts University Smile Squad Volunteer 1994 - 2000
Geriatric Dental Outreach Volunteer 1996 - 2000
Big Brother Program 1991 - 1994 Special Skill - American Sign Language
St. Vasilios Summer Camp Waterfront Director / Counselor 1987 - 1992
St. Vasilios Sunday School Teacher 1985 - 1991

Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists 1998 - Present (President Elect)
New England Damon Study Club 2006 - Present (Vice President)
Smiles Change Lives (Board Member Elect 2011)
American Association of Orthodontists 1998 - Present
Massachusetts Dental Society 1998 - Present
North Shore District Dental Society 1999 - Present
American Dental Association 1994 - Present
Tufts University Dental Alumni Association Inducted 1998 - Present
Vice President Tufts Dental Class of 1998
President of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity Tufts University 1993 - 1994
Tufts Orthodontic Residency Program 1998 - 2000


American Association of Orthodontics Award 1998
American Academy of Oral Medicine Award 1998
Tufts University Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry 1998
Dr. and Mrs. Rose Kazis Award in Crown and Bridge 1998
Senior Incentives Program – Successful Completion 1500 Points 1998
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Honorary Dental Society) 1998
Dr. Richard Delson Award of Excellence in Periodontology/ Prosthodontics 1997
Tufts Merit Scholarship Recipient Academic Years 1995, 1996 & 1997
Dean’s List Status Tufts University 1990 - 1994
Order of Omega Academic Years 1992 - 1994
National Interfraternity Academic Honors Society Pi Award May 1992
Dedication and Commitment Award of MDC Nahant Beach 1995
Mr. New Hampshire Natural - 1st Place & Best Poser Award 1994
Mr. New England Natural NGA Overall May 2010
Mr. New England Natural NGA Middle Heavyweight Overall Winner

Meet Our Staff

Megan has been a part of the Pavlo Braces team since 2004. She brings over ten years of administrative experience to the office and holds a degree in Business Management. She is always on the lookout for ways to improve systems in the office and how the Pavlo Team can get involved in the communities we work with.

Cassie joined the Pavlo team in December of 2012. She graduated from American Career Institute with her dental assisting certificate. She has her radiology and infection control certifications. She enjoys learning new things every day.

Cassie lives in Haverhill with her husband Joe, their son Colbey, and cat Lola. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family and friends.

Lynn has a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University, is certified in Orthodontic Assisting and Dental Radiology, and has been working with Dr. Pavlo’s team since late 2005. She has over 20 years of dental experience as a chairside assistant in both General Dentistry and Orthodontics. She enjoys working with the team to assure the best quality of care and service to our patients.

Lynn lives in Newbury with her husband Mark, their two children, Chris and Laura and the best dog ever, Cookie. She enjoys boating and skiing with her family, and loves cooking and eating delicious food!

Lisa has been working in orthodontics since 2005, and joined Dr. Pavlo's team in Spring 2011. In 2004 she completed a course in dental assisting in Swampscott, MA , and then earned her radiology certification from Boston University in 2005. She recently became a certified orthodontic assistant.

Living in Gloucester for her entire life, Lisa really appreciates all the city has to offer. When she's not working, Lisa likes to spend time with her friends and family, and enjoys the company of her cats, Charlie and Billy.