Gilbertsville & CollegevilleOrthodontists

The Smile Specialists, Dr. David McSurdy & Dr. Sarah Pavlow, are Pennsylvania’s top orthodontists. Our website is designed to acquaint you with our staff, experience & state-of-the-art offices.  Please take a moment to browse through our site, meet our dedicated team, and learn about how you or your child can receive orthodontic treatment in Collegeville & Gilbertsville from our premier orthodontic practice, just 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Our mission is to show our patients that we care by the way we serve them.  Our reward is creating beautiful smiles in an atmosphere of love and respect for our patients. 

 Our vision is to go above and beyond all expectations in providing phenomenal orthodontic care.  Our teamwork and genuine respect for our patients and each other will take us there.

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PatientTestimonials

Mary P.

"my 2nd child on the final lap of orthodontic treatment with Dr. McSurdy / Dr. Pavlov and team... I'm thrilled with the results... both my kids had severe issues that you would never have any idea what the before looked like seeing them now.... A++++++++++++++++++++++"

Mary P.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:34:52+00:00

Mary P.

"my 2nd child on the final lap of orthodontic treatment with Dr. McSurdy / Dr. Pavlov and team... I'm thrilled with the results... both my kids had severe issues that you would never have any idea what the before looked like seeing them now.... A++++++++++++++++++++++"

"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."
5.0
2017-03-07T18:19:33+00:00
"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."

High quality, great service

"It was our first experience at an orthodontic office and I can't imagine it going any better. The customer service was above and beyond from our initial call to the office, through our entire appointment. You could tell everyone loved working there and was there to help us as patients! Dr. McSurdy was very friendly, professional and efficient. The office answered all of our questions and my daughter was so excited the entire visit! They made it fun and she is really looking forward to getting her braces on in 2 wks and even has her colors picked out already for the bands. Thank you to the entire team for making our experience wonderful and would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a high quality practice!"

S L

5.0
2017-03-10T17:48:59+00:00

S L

"It was our first experience at an orthodontic office and I can't imagine it going any better. The customer service was above and beyond from our initial call to the office, through our entire appointment. You could tell everyone loved working there and was there to help us as patients! Dr. McSurdy was very friendly, professional and efficient. The office answered all of our questions and my daughter was so excited the entire visit! They made it fun and she is really looking forward to getting her braces on in 2 wks and even has her colors picked out already for the bands. Thank you to the entire team for making our experience wonderful and would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a high quality practice!"

Robert S.

"McSurdy and Pavlow is a very professional, well managed orthodontic practice with an extremely high level of customer service. The staff is well trained and very competent. It is one of if not the best medical practices I have experienced. Robert V Swanick (patients grandfather)"

Robert S.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:37:04+00:00

Robert S.

"McSurdy and Pavlow is a very professional, well managed orthodontic practice with an extremely high level of customer service. The staff is well trained and very competent. It is one of if not the best medical practices I have experienced. Robert V Swanick (patients grandfather)"

Andrew J.

"Staff is always friendly, very flexible, polite and helpful. I have been a patient for a year now and have had absolutely no issues with anything. I love my Invisalign treatment and am glad I did not choose anyone else. Robin referred me by the way. Thank you!"

Andrew J.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:37:35+00:00

Andrew J.

"Staff is always friendly, very flexible, polite and helpful. I have been a patient for a year now and have had absolutely no issues with anything. I love my Invisalign treatment and am glad I did not choose anyone else. Robin referred me by the way. Thank you!"

Ruth L.

"As usual the doctor office always provides excellent service and quality care."

Ruth L.

5.0
2015-04-14T17:15:53+00:00

Ruth L.

"As usual the doctor office always provides excellent service and quality care."

Love At First Visit

"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."
5.0
2017-03-07T18:20:46+00:00
"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."

Linda A.

"Dr. McSurdy has a GREAT bedside manner. He explains everything that he is doing. All the office staff is very friendly...freely giving everyone a smile. The cost of the braces themselves was the best (lowest) compared to other offices in the area."

Linda A.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:36:18+00:00

Linda A.

"Dr. McSurdy has a GREAT bedside manner. He explains everything that he is doing. All the office staff is very friendly...freely giving everyone a smile. The cost of the braces themselves was the best (lowest) compared to other offices in the area."

Anthony R.

"Dr. McSurdy is the best!!!!!! Nothing but the best care for straightening my teeth."

Anthony R.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:35:23+00:00

Anthony R.

"Dr. McSurdy is the best!!!!!! Nothing but the best care for straightening my teeth."

Positive Experience

"My 9 year old had her first consultation today and was full of questions. The staff was very thorough, attentive, upbeat and kind. My daughter cannot wait to get her braces. : )"
5.0
2017-03-07T18:20:19+00:00
"My 9 year old had her first consultation today and was full of questions. The staff was very thorough, attentive, upbeat and kind. My daughter cannot wait to get her braces. : )"

Kerri O.

"The entire staff made being an "adult patient" fun and comfortable. They are all so upbeat and kind as well as patient and thorough. I am absolutely thrilled that I am not afraid to smile anymore!! I Could not have dreamed of a better experience !"

Kerri O.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:35:48+00:00

Kerri O.

"The entire staff made being an "adult patient" fun and comfortable. They are all so upbeat and kind as well as patient and thorough. I am absolutely thrilled that I am not afraid to smile anymore!! I Could not have dreamed of a better experience !"

Thomas F.

"Staff is always friendly. facility is always bright and clean. Wait time is always short. Doctors are polite, informative and listen. We could not be happier. Thank You !!"

Thomas F.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:34:10+00:00

Thomas F.

"Staff is always friendly. facility is always bright and clean. Wait time is always short. Doctors are polite, informative and listen. We could not be happier. Thank You !!"
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