About Our Practice

Pacifico Dental Care was started in Bangor, Pennsylvania by Dr. Larry Pacifico 66 years ago.

Since 1958, we have been serving patients with comprehensive dental care from all over the Lehigh Valley. We offer the highest quality of comfortable and affordable care and our entire team is focused on making your dental visits quick, easy, and painless.

Marking over 66 years in practice, we are excited continue serving patients at our locations in Bangor and Forks Township.

Pacifico Dental Care of Forks Owners
Philip Koury, Dr. Lauren Pacifico, Trina Pacifico, Dr. Mike Pacifico

Who We Are

Our doctors at Pacifico Dental Care provide a variety of options to best fit your dental needs and priorities.

All of our experienced doctors care deeply about patient comfort and are pleased to offer a variety of IV and oral sedation options, as well as nitrous (laughing gas), to ensure that your dental visit is relaxing.

Our doctors are experienced in providing specialized orthodontic care and braces, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and comprehensive general dentistry procedures.

Doctors at Pacifico Dental Care

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Michael Pacifico

Dr. Michael Pacifico

Dr. Michael Pacifico began his dental career in 1979, working beside his father, Dr. Larry.

Since then, he has maintained a focus on delivering high-quality dental care in a gentle, caring environment. Dr. Mike is well-studied in all phases of dentistry, including orthodontics, periodontics, prosthetics, restorative, and sedation dentistry.

He is a graduate of Lafayette College and Fairleigh Dickinson Dental School. Dr. Mike enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

Dr. Mike offers:
General & Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics and Braces Endodontics and Root Canals Dental Implants Nitrous & Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Lauren Pacifico

Dr. Lauren Pacifico

Dr. Lauren Pacifico, the 3rd generation of Dr. Pacificos, joined Pacifico Dental Care in May 2015. She is following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Dr. Larry Pacifico DDS, and her father, Dr. Michael Pacifico DMD.

Dr. Lauren graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. She previously graduated Cum Laude from Lafayette College, where she double majored in Business & Economics and French.

I am proud to serve the communities that my grandfather and father have served since 1958. I'm committed to providing the highest standard of care for which my family's practice is known. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your family during your next visit!

When she is not in the office, Dr. Lauren enjoys cooking, reading, snowboarding, art, and traveling with her husband Philip.

Dr. Lauren offers:
General & Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics and Braces Endodontics and Root Canals Dental Implants Cosmetics & Botox Nitrous & Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Daniel Lesney

Dr. Daniel Lesney

Dr. Daniel Lesney joined Pacifico Dental Care in July 2022.

Dr. Dan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2022. He has had numerous volunteer experiences providing care to underserved populations in and around the Pittsburgh area.

In addition to his academic achievements and volunteer work, he has also been involved in various leadership roles throughout his education. He served as the vice president of his dental class, where he was responsible for organizing and leading class events and initiatives.

Dr. Dan also demonstrated his leadership skills as the vice president of the Habitat for Humanity branch at Juniata College. In this role, he helped coordinate and lead the organization's efforts to build affordable housing for families in need.

With his combination of clinical skills, volunteer experience, and leadership abilities, Dr. Dan is committed to providing high-quality dental care to his patients at Pacifico Dental Care.

Dr. Dan offers:
General & Cosmetic Dentistry Endodontics and Root Canals Nitrous & Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Tulsi Mavani

Dr. Tulsi Mavani

Dr. Tulsi Mavani joined Pacifico Dental Care in July 2022.

Dr. Tulsi graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2021. She then went on to complete a General Practice Residency with Lehigh Valley Health Network.

She enjoys travel, tennis, and outdoor adventure sports.

Dr. Tulsi offers:
General & Cosmetic Dentistry Endodontics and Root Canals Nitrous & Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Markus Hill

Dr. Markus Hill

Dr. Markus Hill began providing Oral Surgery services at our Bangor location in October 2021.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2011. While in dental school, he also completed a Masters of Higher Education Management.

After dental school, Dr. Markus completed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. Following his residency, Dr. Markus served as an oral surgeon for the Navy in Guam and San Diego. He has been a staff attending teaching residents for the past 6 years.

Dr. Markus moved back to Pennsylvania in 2019 after a total of eight years with the Navy to be near family. He maintains hospital, operating room, and trauma privileges at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and provides full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Markus strives to provide compassionate, honest, quality care that is convenient for you.

When Dr. Markus is not working, he enjoys fishing, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with his wife, two children, and Labrador Retrievers.

Dr. Markus offers:
Oral Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removal All on 4 / All on X IV Sedation

Management Team

Philip

Philip joined the team in May 2015 and is Dr. Lauren's husband. He works on developing every aspect of the practice and is focused on continued growth to better serve our communities. His interests include exploring new destinations with Dr. Lauren, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and teaching personal finance. He also owns a software development company that creates bespoke software for national companies and non-profits.

Leonard

Leonard joined the team in February 2017 and has served as Operations Manager since 2022. He is responsible for developing and overseeing all day-to-day activities in both locations. He enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching movies, writing stories, cooking and dinner dates with his wife as well as spending time with his family.

Dental Hygienists

Trina

Trina joined PDC in 1979. In addition to many leadership roles in the practice, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She's focused on cultivating a comfortable and high-quality experience that makes all of our patients feel like family. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading spy novels, dining out, and spending time with her family.

Christina

Christina joined the team in June 2016. She earned her hygiene degree from Northampton Community College in 2009. She's an avid New York Giants fan and in her free time she loves traveling, kayaking, and spending time with her dogs.

Stephanie

Steph joined the team in June 2016. She earned her hygiene degree from Northampton Community College. She's a foodie who enjoys spending time with her children and her friends. She also loves the outdoors and likes to go hiking, camping, and kayaking.

Ella

Ella joined the team in November 2019. She earned her hygiene degree from Northampton Community College and also has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. In her free time she enjoys biking, reading, gardening, exploring new places, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Gurwinder

Gurv joined the team in August 2021. She earned her hygiene degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She loves working with kids and when she is not in the office she enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Michelle

Michelle joined the team in October 2022 after earning her hygiene degree from Northampton Community College. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her three children. She also loves camping, going to the beach, traveling, and enjoys frequent visits to Sedona, AZ.

Kirsten

Kirsten joined the team in July 2023 after she earned her hygiene degree from Northampton Community College. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her family on their farm and working in her flower beds.

Dental Assistants

Michelle

Michelle joined the team in August 2021. She has experience as an orthodontist assistant in offices in the Philadelphia area and really enjoys working in general dentistry as part of the team. She loves to travel and spend time with her two cats Baguette and Brioche.

Patty

Patty joined the team in June 2022. She has over 22 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant in the Lehigh Valley area and has expanded her knowledge to cover all areas of general dentistry with us. She loves to travel and spend time with family.

Kenda

Kenda joined the team in July 2022. She has over 26 years of general dentistry assisting experience.

Jeena

Jeena joined the team in September 2022 while attending Dental Assisting school.

Tanya

Tanya joined the team in October 2022. She has over 24 years of experience as general dentistry assistant and is fluent in Spanish. She loves spending time with her three daughters and with family and friends. In her free time she enjoys helping others, taking her dog Bowie on nature walks, and working on her health and fitness goals.

Emma

Emma joined the Front Desk team from August 2020 through most of 2022. Now enrolled in the Pre-Dentistry program at Moravian University she is part of our Assisting Team. She also volunteers to help children in after school programs and enjoys spending her free time with her cat, Pepper.

Front Desk Team

LaNayah Team Leader

LaNayah joined the team in July 2021. She enjoys art and is an avid coffee enthusiast. She grew up in New Jersey and enjoys spending time outdoors as well as time with her two cats, George and Leo. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and design, and always knows how to make the team laugh.

Hannah Team Leader

Hannah joined the team in December 2021. Her very first international trip took her to Iceland, where she hiked 60 miles. She is now eagerly anticipating her next adventure to Italy and Switzerland in 2023. Hannah also enjoys cooking, spending quality time with her loved ones, listening to music, and making people laugh.

Jiselle

Jiselle joined the team in September 2022. She graduated from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and has her associates degree in psychology from NCC. In her free time she enjoys teaching figure skating, reading, and making herself laugh.

Lauren

Lauren joined the team in February 2023. She graduated from Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and has her Bachelor’s degree in Painting from Kutztown University. Lauren enjoys working on large oil paintings, playing with her cats, and cooking with her husband.

Candace

Candace joined the team in April 2023. She is originally from Oceanside, CA and graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing in 2021. In her free time, Candace enjoys teaching comedy classes, spending time with her bulldog Faith, and collecting sneakers.

Administrative Team

Cameron

Cameron joined the team in May 2019. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family or teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Dziana

Dziana joined the team in January 2022. When she is not working she enjoys spending her time cooking, frequenting local restaurants, taking walks, and spending time with her cat.