Meet Your Team


From the moment you walk into our office,
we will make you feel comfortable and
relaxed. Our friendly team will check you in
and answer any questions or concerns you
may have. We are passionate about what we
do and highly trained with over 110 years of
combined dental and orthodontic experience.

Our team travels together to both locations, so you will always see a familiar face throughout your orthodontic experience.
We love getting to know our patients, and remember, we are here to help.

Dr. Chris Beninati

Dr. Chris grew up in Salem, NH and attended Salem High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of New Hampshire, Durham. He received his Master’s Degree at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT and received his D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Chris attended Indiana University for his specialty training and was awarded a Master of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Chris met his wife, who is now a practicing endodontist, in dental school. They are currently living on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. They both love spending time traveling, trying new foods, and being involved in their community. Most importantly, Dr. Chris is extremely passionate about having fun with his patients while providing excellent, personalized care. He is not only concerned about high quality outcomes; he also wants to make sure that our patients and their families have an experience that is beyond their expectations along the way.
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Megan McKenna – Office Manager

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.

Her free time is spent playing tennis when the weather allows, traveling, and planning fabulous events for friends and family.
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Lynn Braun – COA, Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Lynn was born and raised in the deep South, but has lived in New England for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree 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. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, sailing, and traveling , especially with her husband, Mark, two children Chris and Laura, and loyal four-legged companion, Mila.
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Lisa Marino – COA, Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

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. 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.
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Cassie Kent – CDA, Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

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.
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Alex Landry- CDA, Chairside Orthodontic Assistant

Alex started working for us in May 2013. She graduated from the Northern Essex Community College dental assisting program. She is now a CDA and holds certifications in both infection control and radiology. Ever since Alex was in braces as a child, she knew she wanted to work in the orthodontic field. Along with working at Pavlo Orthodontics, Alex also coaches gymnastics at night. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend, and friends. Alex loves to go to the beach and to Disney World!
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Gayle Alcon – Financial Coordinator

Gayle joined the Pavlo Orthodontic Team in January 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in California and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the field of Finance. Living locally, she is pleased to see familiar faces from the community and is always excited to meet new members of our orthodontic family to assist them with their finance and insurance needs.

Gayle lives in West Newbury with her husband Mitch and their two daughters, Paige and Ambyr. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, time at the beach, hiking, swimming, playing the piano, and caring for the family’s animals including their dog C.C., bunny Dulce, and five crazy chickens.
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Trish Guttadauro – Treatment Coordinator

Trish has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She joined the Pavlo Team in 2014 and loves working in the orthodontic field. She enjoys guiding patient’s and their families throughout their orthodontic treatment. Her favorite part is seeing the patients’ excitement with their new smiles!

Trish lives in Amesbury on Lake Attitash with her husband Luke. She enjoys spending time on the lake and at the beach, being a ‘foodie’ and spending time with her family and friends.
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Judy Nunes – Scheduling Coordinator

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