Meet Your Quincy Orthodontist
Dr. Michael DiMarzio grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire. He graduated with honors from Boston College, earning a degree in biochemistry, and attended the University of Connecticut Dental School for his dental education. He completed a two-year specialty program in orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
In 2008, Dr. DiMarzio started working Dr. Skoler, who initially founded the practice in the early 1980s. Dr. DiMarzio helped move the practice to its current location and helped to transform the practice to what it is today.
Dr. Skoler retired in 2020 and Dr. DiMarzio continues to provide the same excellent service. Dr. DiMarzio currently lives in Milton with his wife and two daughters. Dr. DiMarzio loves the South Shore community and has enjoyed the families he has met while working at DiMarzio Orthodontics.
Dr. Alana Marczak was raised in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree, Dental School, and Orthodontic Residency. After so many years in Connecticut, she is looking forward to her move to Boston.
While not working, Dr. Marczak enjoys being active and loves hiking, running, spinning, boxing, and most types of group fitness classes. She is also conversationally fluent in Polish, where her entire family is from.
Dr. Marczak is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. She had also dedicated time throughout her education to research. Dr. Marczak has two publications in scientific journals and received the Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement in Research and the UConn Research Day Dean’s Award during her years in dental school.
Why an Orthodontist in Quincy?
Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Our doctors continued they formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As orthodontists, they have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.
Why does it matter if you see your Quincy Orthodontist?
Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.
Seeing a specialist like your Quincy orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:
- Providing additional treatment options.
- Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
- Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
- Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
- Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
- You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Quincy orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.
And don't let price be a problem either! DiMarzio Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Quincy area.