Dr. Patricia Beals is a craniofacial orthodontist at Barrow. In 1991, she earned a BS from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. In 1996 she earned a doctorate degree in medical dentistry (DMD) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia. In 1998, she received a master’s of science degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, and completed an orthodontic residency at Temple University School of Dentistry.
From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Beals held faculty and hospital appointments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia–Division of Plastic Surgery, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania–Department of Oral Surgery.
Dr. Beals sees patients through the Children’s Rehabilitative Services’ cleft lip and palate clinic, as well as through the BCFC craniofacial and maxillofacial clinics.
Dr. Beals is affiliated with national and local professional organizations. She is a member of the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. She is an author of several peer reviewed original papers on topics including maxillary expansion, mandibular dimensions in children with obstructive sleep apnea, treatment-related factors of external apical root resorption, recurrent intraoral pyogenic granuloma with satellitosis treated with corticosteroids, and mid-face growth in patients with EEC Syndrome.
Her research interests include midface growth of children born with orofacial clefts, facial distraction of children with craniofacial differences and nasoalveolar molding, a presurgical technique available to infants born with severe clefts of the lip and palate. Dr. Beals lectures nationally and internationally on these topics as well as on the oral manifestations of craniofacial disorders and the orthodontic management of children with craniofacial conditions.
Dr. Beals loves gardening and traveling in her spare time. She returns home to Philadelphia to visit her grown sons whenever she can.
To request an appointment at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, please call (602) 406-3560.
- Certificate, Temple University Dental School Orthodontic Residency, 1998
- Fellowship, Temple University Graduate School, 1996
- DMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1996
- BS, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1991
- Medical Director, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Dental Center
- Member, Credential Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Member, Quality Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Chairman, Dental Department, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Member, Medical Executive Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Site Director, ASDOH Craniofacial Orthodontic Rotation
- Executive Council, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
- Employee of the Month, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2007
- Birgfeld CB, Glick P, Singh D, LaRossa D, Bartlett S. Midface growth in patients with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. Jul 2007;120(1):144-150.
- Parisi E, Glick PH, Glick M. Recurrent intraoral pyogenic granuloma with satellitosis treated with corticosteroids. Oral Dis. Jan 2006;12(1):70-72.
- Segal GR, Schiffman (Glick) PH, Tuncay OC. Meta analysis of the treatment-related factors of external apical root resorption.Orthod Craniofac Res. May 2004;7(2):71-78.
- Schiffman (Glick) PH, Rubin NK, Dominguez T, Mahboubi S, Udupa JK, O’Donnell AR, McDonough JM, Maislin G, Schwab RJ, Arens R. Mandibular dimensions in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep. Aug 1 2004;27(5):959-965.
- Schiffman (Glick) PH, Tuncay OC. Maxillary expansion: a meta analysis. Clin Orthod Res. May 2001;4(2):86-96.