Dr. Karla Isaacs is a Columbia-trained orthodontist who brings to her practice both a fund of knowledge and breadth of clinical orthodontic modalities obtained from more than 15 years as an orthodontic specialist. She is a long time owner and director of 2 previous dental and orthodontic practices in New York City, having successfully seen both from their inception to their now 10+ years in operation. Having started as an associate orthodontist working many hours in multiple practices in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas, she has concomitantly maintained similar employment even throughout practice ownership, facilitating her objective of maximizing opportunities for treatment plan development, as well as execution, in diverse areas with diverging populations. This rigorous level of commitment has allowed her to remain on the cutting edge of orthodontic innovations, employ a multitude of treatment plans and bracket systems, and develop a special interest in the popular Invisalign application.
Having completed the majority of her coursework at The University of Florida, she ultimately graduated in 1993 from the University of Central Florida after relocating, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Her doctoral degree in dentistry (D.D.S.) was obtained from the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1997, where she received a designation of Honors in Prosthodontics. Dr. Isaacs subsequently followed with a general practice residency at Harlem Hospital Medical Center in New York City from 1997-1998, then served as Chief Resident from 1998-1999. After acceptance into the Ivy League Columbia University College of Dentistry she started her postgraduate specialty training in Orthodontics in 1999. She graduated from the program in 2002. Since that time she has occupied two academic faculty appointments. She was granted her first appointment directly out of residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In her subsequent appointment at her alma mater, Columbia University College of Dentistry, she held a pivotal role in granting orthodontic services to underserved communities. Dr. Isaacs has been both a member and active participant in the professional organization AAO, the American Association of Orthodontists, since 1999.
Dr. Isaacs, from a family of physicians, has always dreamed of pursuing a career in orthodontics, thus the opportunity to open an orthodontic practice in her home state of New Jersey represents the culmination of her unparalleled work ethic, ambition, and tenacity. She is a happily married mother of two children. When she is not working, the majority of her time is spent supporting their active participation in dance, gymnastics, musical instruction, and singing. She avidly encourages their participation in many competitions both locally and nationally, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit which they have demonstrated.