About Joyce A. Perih, D.D.S.,M.S.
Dr Perih, a native of Scranton, was an honors graduate with a BS in Biology from the University of Scranton. She then attended Case Western Reserve University where she earned a rare double degree, a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and a Masters of Science in Oral Biology . Dr. Perih focused her research on facial growth. She was the recipient of numerous honors and awards. (see below)
The University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine was her choice for her orthodontic education. This Ivy League institution fostered many of her current areas of expertise. She received a graduate degree in orthodontics and researched the effect of rotations on the periodontal ligament. She also interned at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Orthodontic and Team clinic for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Deformities.
Dr. Perih has operated a private orthodontic practice since graduating. She has taught on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in the Dental School’s Basic Science department. Dr. Perih went on to served as a Clinical Director for the department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently holds a faculty position there as Assistant Clinical Professor. The recipient of a number of academic awards and research grants, Dr. Perih has authored original papers and abstracts for publication.
Dr. Perih is married to Dr. James Stefanelli and is the mother of five children. She resides in the North Pocono area. Her children Michael, Michelle, Julia and Peter have all attended North Pocono Schools. With the loss of their daughter, Simone, to a rare heart tumor, Dr. Perih and her husband are very involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They oversee an endowment for their daughter, which grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.
Serving on many committees, she is involved with the Pennsylvania Dental Society, the Scranton District Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Cleft Palate and numerous other professional groups and organizations. Dr. Perih looks forward to continuing her hands on involvement in her profession.