I have a responsibility to the members of our community. As a dentist, I enjoy helping people improve and maintain their oral health.
One of the most challenging aspects of dentistry — and, I think, the most rewarding — is learning what a person needs and wants from their dental care. Ultimately, modern dentistry should be tailored to a patient’s individual needs.
I enjoy the process of really getting to know my patients. It is a joy to build trusting relationships as we work together to achieve and maintain healthy, one-of-a-kind smiles!
Education and Experience
I grew up around dentistry: Dr. Doug Calem is my father and I spent a lot of time helping around the office when I was younger. Seeing how happy my father was with his profession, and seeing how he helped others and their appreciation and happiness in return, appealed to me.
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, I chose to undertake a general practice residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.
Now I practice alongside my father in our family office and could not be happier!
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Dentistry is where art meets science. I like being able to investigate and resolve problems for people: always attentive to their expectations and desired results.
One of the most exciting aspects of dentistry is how it is a constantly improving practice. I like learning new techniques and incorporating the most up-to-date methods and technology into patient care.
Throughout the year, I participate in numerous continuing education activities, including on-campus classes and courses online through Spear Education. As a member of the American and Pennsylvania Dental Associations, I have access to meetings, lectures, seminars, and multiple oral healthcare journals.
Keeping up with the latest developments, and constantly broadening my knowledge and skills, enables me to provide the best available options for our patients.
I was born and raised in Lewisburg, and now live in Williamsport with my wife. Emily and I met in dental school, at Pitt Dental; she is an orthodontist. We share our home with a scardey cat, Max, who keeps us on our toes. As of late, Emily and I have been talking about getting a new puppy to add to our family, too.
When Emily and I aren’t taking care of or creating smiles for our patients, we enjoy going to movies and dining at local restaurants, especially exploring new-to-us cuisines. We also treasure time with family and friends, cooking projects (baking and ice cream making are favorites), and hiking and bike riding. I collect vintage games, too, and love cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers.