Meet Dr Cari
Dr. Michael Cari grew up in the Lehigh Valley, the second of four boys. After graduating with honors with both a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, he followed his passion for automobiles and joined the exclusive Chrysler Institute program in Detroit, where he developed new powertrain and control technologies, earning several patents. Yet he possessed a strong desire to have a more direct impact on his community. He returned to school to pursue dentistry, where he could utilize his mechanical skills with more personal interaction.
He returned to Pennsylvania to attend Temple University’s School of Dentistry, earning his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) and completing his orthodontic residency, including an additional M.S. in Oral Biology. While at Temple, he used his engineering background to research ways to achieve better orthodontic results in less treatment time. But more importantly, he found a great fit for his energy and passion in his new career as an orthodontist.
Dr. Cari and his wife Christie have a son Sam and a daughter Hollister. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, renovating their early 20th century house, and pursuing automotive interests. He truly enjoys the personal relationships he is able to make with patients and their families.