Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Kathleen M. Pale
Dr. Pale is so grateful to be part of a profession that is a gorgeous blend of art and science. She is passionate about working one-on-one with her patients to create their ideal smile. There is nothing more exciting to Dr. Pale than the moment a patient first glances at their new smile!
Dr. Pale became interested in orthodontics after she received her first set of braces and an expander in fourth grade. Dr. Middleberg was her orthodontist! She was so fascinated by the process even after her braces were removed, that she continued to tag along to her sister’s orthodontic appointments. At the young age of sixteen, Dr. Pale started an after school job with Drs. Gemmi and Middleberg. She continued to work with them as an orthodontic assistant while attending college, until the day she left for dental school. Dr. Pale is so excited to be back with her orthodontic family!
Dr. Pale is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Charles Gemmi
Dr. Charles Gemmi was born in Philadelphia, and he has been a practicing orthodontist in Philadelphia and Hatboro since 2000. A Philly boy through and through, he graduated from LaSalle College High School, Villanova University, and Temple Dental School. He completed his orthodontic residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
When asked what are his most important and rewarding professional activities, Dr. Gemmi answers, without hesitation, creating beautiful smiles, and teaching. Since 2000, Dr. Gemmi has been on the staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center. He enjoys passing on his knowledge of orthodontics to the many residents who have studied at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Also, each February during dental health month, Dr. Gemmi volunteers his time to the community by educating school children on the importance of proper care of their teeth and gums. He has done over 30 presentations and educated over 5,000 children!
Here are some fun facts about Dr. Gemmi:
- He met his wife, Maria, in 1988. They were both students at Villanova University. To this day, they enjoy watching and cheering the Villanova Basketball team.
- He has 4 children: Caitlin, Kiera, Carly and Chase, and a very hyper Jack Russell Terrier dog named Happy.
- He loves cars … especially Chevy muscle cars … and while in high school rebuilt his 1978 Camaro.
- He knew he wanted to be a dentist since he was 7 years old …. the age when many are still dreaming of becoming a professional football or baseball player. He never wavered from his plan.
- His favorite activity? A family vacation to Disney World!!!!
Awards and accomplishments:
Throughout his schooling and residency, Dr. Gemmi was the recipient of many awards including the Hinman Scholarship for Outstanding Dental Student, the Benjamin Lebby Award for Outstanding General Practice Resident and induction into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. His most notable accomplishment, though, was receiving the Schatz Award for Outstanding Member of the entire House Staff while a resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. Harold Middleberg
Dr. Middleberg completed his orthodontic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in his last year. Dr. Middleberg received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry and his Bachelor of Science Degree from LaSalle University. He has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthodontics, the Philadelphia Dental Assistants Association, and at Albert Einstein Medical Center where he is currently a faculty member.
Dr. Middleberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Board Certification is a voluntary process that provides an extensive review of the orthodontist’s clinical expertise. Certification by the Board is a unique achievement, of which only a few thousand orthodontists worldwide have attained.
Most recently, Dr. Middleberg is the Immediate Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontists, and elected to the Pierre Fauchard Academy Dental Honor Society. Dr. Middleberg has also been requested to consult for various dental insurance companies, and has also served as president for his dental fraternity, Alpha Omega. Dr. Middleberg has served as Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Eastern Dental Society. Dr. Middleberg is a governor of the Philadelpia County Dental Society.
Dr. Middleberg has been in practice since 1986 and is very active in Pennsylvania organized dentistry. Dr. Middleberg was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and currently resides with his wife and three children in Bucks County. Dr. Middleberg enjoys computers, skiing, biking, and many outdoor activities
Dr. Middleberg is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, The World Federation of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.