Patients with special needs are welcomed at our office. Dr. Stacy has been actively involved in treating special needs and complex cases throughout his career, starting with his American Dental Associations Award-Winning research, “Radiographic Techniques for Handicapped Patients”. This commitment to special needs patients continues through Dr. Stacy’s appointments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Plastic Surgery, and as the director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. It is in these positions that Dr. Stacy provides top-notch care, and assists in the training of other orthodontists in the advanced skills and knowledge required to treat the unique orthodontic needs of cleft palate and other cranio-facial cases.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“When it came time for our son, Justin, who has Down syndrome, to get braces, we wanted to find an orthodontist who was both comfortable and experienced in treating someone with special needs. One of Justin’s classmates was currently a patient of Dr. Stacy’s and his mom highly recommended him to us. I can honestly say that we could not have made a better choice. Dr. Stacy and his entire staff is top notch.


After Justin’s initial examination, a treatment plan was put in place. Because Justin had baby teeth that needed to be removed and permanent teeth to be brought down into place, we were unsure of what to expect. Dr. Stacy always made us feel comfortable and we were confident that he had the experience working with children like Justin for a successful outcome. He walked us through the entire process and continually personally updated us.  We were never disappointed. There were two occasions when we needed assistance outside of regular appointment times, and, we couldn’t have been treated any better. I can assure you that this isn’t the case with all orthodontists.


Justin’s treatment went even better than expected and in less than two years, Justin had his braces off and was back to eating his favorite nachos and popcorn. Justin had a fantastic experience with his orthodontia and I would highly recommend Dr. Stacy to anyone, especially parents of children with Down syndrome.”         – Theresa P.