More Than Straight Teeth
We made the commitment to Integrative Orthodontics in 2014, after doing conventional orthodontics for two generations. Here is why we did it...Our "Just Cause"
"We are committed to creating generations of healthy children
by helping them, their parents, and their health providers
understand the value of, and achieve,
an optimal physiologic airway and breathing pattern
as a pathway to better health, a beautiful smile, and a better life."
Meet The Team
Barry D Raphael, DMD
Founder & Orthodontic Specialist
The best way to get to know Dr. Raphael is to read this website. He wrote every word by himself.
Joseph A. Gaudio, DDS
Dr. Joe is a dentist with a concentration in occlusion, chronic pain, jaw joint problems, and airway stabilization. He's been an associate with us since 2020 but has his own high-level private practice in Chester. He teaches at dental schools and dental academies, too. He teaches Dr. Raphael something every day as well, even as he is becoming fluent in many of the early treatment techniques prescribed by Dr. Raphael
Joanna Walska, DDS
As a specialist in children, Joanna is here to help us develop our "Littles" program. She helps Dr. Barry with his early growth guidance programs as well.
She's a mom of three young girls and brings that expertise to our team as well.
She believes in "whole health", so she's a perfect fit here at RCIO.
Melissa takes Dr. Barry's headaches and makes them go *poof*. She is his memory, his arbiter, and his warrior. She's the Momma Bear of the team.
New Patient Coordinator
Sara ushers you into our practice in a friendly and thorough way. She will make sure you have a treatment program that suits your every need.
Elaine has guided three generations of orthodontists in practice. She will be a great asset to you as well and help you through this major commitment.
Traci will keep a smile on your face as she juggles all the new ways we have of measuring your health and tracking your outcomes. She may say she "hates computers" but her skills say otherwise.
Her job is to usher you from your first day in treatment to the last with as little fuss as possible. But don't think you can slip by her without notice...she'll find you!
Her second job is to help Dr. Barry keep his promises. (He can't slip by her either!)
Registered Dental Assistant and Supply Coordinator
Carmen is a seasoned professional in dentistry. She makes sure that the doctors have everything they need at the exact moment they need it.
Daniella Bella Sole
Dental Assistant and Myobrace Coach
You say "Daniella", I say "Bella". She may be at the start of her career as a dental assistant, but she picks up new skills every day.
Reception and Communications Manager
We brought Michele on for her organizational skills and to make sure all communications get where they need to go in both directions.
She comes to us with Dr. Gaudio as his right-hand hand. She has the perfect temperament for helping others do their best work. She just got married and she's feverish about her first time through the Harry Potter series.
More like an air traffic controller, Danielle will make sure your appointment moves smoothly and on time. Our goal: If you come on time, we'll get you out on time. (And if you need more work that day, we'll ask permission first...)
Our Coaching Squad
Melissa is a dental professional and a myofunctional therapist. She has been certified by Myobrace to run our program and manage our trainers. Her team will make sure your Myobrace Activities Coaching goes as well as possible (...with your effort, of course!
Lisa Marie Warren
The mother of two boys in our practice, Lisa has always had an interest in holistic health. She also has her own lactation practice and will be part of our "Littles" program soon. She has a great way with kids and is one of our best-loved Coaches.
Daniella "Bella" Sole
Bella does double (and triple duty) with us as a Myobrace Coach, a records tech, and our office artiste. She does our in-office Myobrace Coaching, too.
Our Integrative Collaborators
These practitioners have their independent practices on-site for your convenience and, mostly, your benefit. Take advantage of their expertise!
Janyne Vasel, RN
Craniosacral and Craniofascial Therapy
Janyne will help your body balance and loosen with her gentle manual skills. She works with patients of all ages, from infancy on up. Janyne has a heart of light.
Alicia Franicolla. SLP-CCC
Myofunctional therapy, Speech Pathology
When a person needs more than the myobrace activities or needs attention to special issues, Alicia is our go-to resource. She helps our patients prepare for tongue-tie releases and overcome articulation issues of all kinds.
Dr. Valerie Gershenhorn
A Doctor of Osteopathy with credentials in Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Valerie has moved over to functional medicine to treat the root-cause of medical issues. Using approaches to nutrition, toxin elimination, inflammation tampering, and energy balancing, Dr. Gershenhorn helps us offer a more complete integrative service.