Stephen Sulzbach | DMD, LVIF, FAACP, D.ABCDSM
Successful dental care involves the patient and the doctor working as a team with the doctor discussing options with patients and the patient choosing the treatment that works best for them. If the doctor and patient work together to have a plan for preventive and proactive care, the patient can look forward to a lifetime of healthy teeth and healthy smiles. Having family members who have dealt with the debilitating pain of tmj/tmd problems, as well as having lost family members to the complications associated with obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Steve has focused on these two critical areas where medicine and dentistry overlap and so many are in need of help.
My Mission in Dentistry
My mission in dentistry is to serve as a source of information for my patients so they can make informed choices about the treatment they feel is best for them. I am committed to helping patients realize that their mouths and their teeth do not exist in a vacuum. Today’s research is clear that disease in the mouth can negatively affect the entire body and vice versa. I want to erase the idea that dentistry is separate from medicine and help people realize that they need a healthy mouth to have a healthy body. When dentistry is viewed as a part of the greater whole of healthcare, dentistry can save lives and change lives. I focus on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with dental appliances as well as the treatment of craniofacial pain disorders, headaches, migraines, and tmj/tmd. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from these disorders, often needlessly, due to the lack of access and availability of dentists expert in treating these conditions. At Lasting Smiles, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive and highest quality treatment in a compassionate and caring setting.
Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History from the University of Delaware
Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry
Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Steve is committed to being the best dentist he can be. He takes extensive continuing education with the best dental educators in the country to stay ahead of the curve of advances in dental care. He has taken over 800 hours of continuing education as well as completing the core curriculum at the Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies and completing residencies with The Center for Occlusal Studies and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He is Board Certified in dental sleep medicine and is currently pursuing double Board Certification through Tufts Dental School and their dental sleep medicine program in partnership with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Upon completion, Dr. Steve will be one of the few dentists in the country to have dual Board Certification in dental sleep medicine. Dr. Steve holds a Fellowship in the treatment of tmj pain disorders, and also has a Fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Sulzbach is a member of the Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, the Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, and the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Sulzbach lives with his wife Alissa and their five children. He was born in Lansdale, PA and raised in Quakertown, PA. He is a member of civic and charitable organizations such as the Shriners. Dr. Sulzbach’s chief hobby is dentistry though he also enjoys vegetable gardening, fishing, and shooting sports such as sporting clays. Dr. Sulzbach limit his practice to the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, TMD and Craniofacial Pain Disorders, and Orthodontics.
We carefully selected our experienced team and after your first visit, you will see that they are not only up on the latest technologies, but caring and friendly. We know you will be pleased with them as they make you feel welcomed, relaxed, and comfortable.
Elisabeth R. | Financial Coordinator
Elisabeth has always looked forward to coming to work. She loves what she does and has been part of the practice since 2005. Elisabeth is one of the first people you will talk to and see when you call or come to visit us. She enjoys people and wants to make your visit a pleasant, positive experience. Dedicated and detail oriented, she will go out of her way for you. Elisabeth is here to answer your questions, schedule your appointments, help you understand your insurance, and assist with financial arrangements. Don’t hesitate to reach out to her.
Elisabeth moved here from Indiana in 2004 with her husband and sons. They love the Bethlehem area and all it has to offer. She is very proud of her 2 sons. Her oldest graduated from Middlebury College and currently lives in Blacksburg, VA while her youngest graduated from NYU and lives in Seattle, WA. Elisabeth has always lived vicariously through their adventures and accomplishments. They are her pride and joy.
Lauren Dragotta | RDH
Hi there! My name is Lauren and I’ve been a registered dental hygienist since 2003. I have also been administering local anesthesia since 2011. I absolutely love dental hygiene and building relationships with my patients! I reside in Nazareth with my husband Ryan and our two children, Brooklynn and Luca.
Mary Maskornick | RDH, MPHD
My name is Mary and I have been in dentistry for 16 years. I enjoy my position as a dental hygienist because I get to help people feel better about coming to the dentist. I want patients to feel at home, comfortable, and well taken care of when they are in my care. I look forward to meeting and I will provide the safest, most thorough, and gentle care I can provide!
Corinne Lambert | CDA COA EFDA CDPMA
Corrine Lambert was born in Canada and graduated from dental assisting school college in 1986. She attended Harcum college for Expanded Functions Dental Assisting.
Having the opportunity to live in several countries and work all over the world has given her the experience in all aspects of the dental field. She makes her patients comfortable by presenting a friendly face and helping to explain procedures so patients have an understanding of their necessary treatment and care.
Christina Hirschfield | Dental Assistant
When I was in 9th grade, I decided I wanted to be a dental assistant. Growing up in a family with medical needs, I have always had the desire to take care of people. I have had my fair share of dental treatment but have never had a fear of the dentist. My career allows me to be a comfort to people with fear or anxiety. Most people fear the dentist, not the assistant. I always offer a hand to hold and an ear to listen. I love the trust people have in me when overcoming their fears. July of 2020 was my 20th year as a dental assistant and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.