Meet Dr. Pavlo

“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 95 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 (Past President and 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, 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. I was recently invited to join the Henry Schein Inner Circle to advise this company on improvements in orthodontic products.

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. Dr. Pavlo lives on the North Shore with his 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