Samantha R. Abod D.M.D., MMPH, a native of Harvey's Lake, has been practicing orthodontics in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2008. She earned her D.M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied biochemistry and also earned a Multidisciplinary Masters in Public Health and a Certificate in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Abod was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society and received several awards during her residency including recognition from the International College of Dentists, Kay F. Thompson Academic Scholarship, Ruth Freedman Academic Scholarship, T-35 Short Term Dental Research Training Scholarship, and a national award for co-creating Crest Healthy Smiles outreach projects and Give Kids a Smile Day.
For her research in fluoride releasing varnishes, Dr. Abod also merited the David C. Hamilton award from the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists. Currently, she is a member of the AAO, ADA, PDA and has served as President of the Luzerne County Dental Society. Dr. Abod truly appreciates the value of community service and has completed a medical mission to Guanaja, Honduras.
Dr. Abod lives in Shavertown with her husband Bryan Bellas and their children Eulina and Michael.She truly values the ability to treat friends and family in her home town where she is ready and available to provide excellent care!
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