“Dr. Pat” as he’s known by our patients and staff, was born in Johnson City, raised in Vestal, and obtained his BS in Biology at SUNY Geneseo. He earned his Doctorate of Dentistry from the University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Pat continued his education and received his Orthodontic Specialty Certification by attending the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health in the specialty program of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, where Dr. Mark attended and maintains a faculty position.
As part of his program at the Eastman Institute, Dr. Pat conducted research on new orthodontic materials developed by the University of Rochester to facilitate more efficient orthodontic treatment. He is determined to incorporate the latest advances in orthodontic technologies and treatment modalities while providing the highest standard of care to all our patients. Professionally, he is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Dental Association (ADA), and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society).
On a personal note, Dr. Pat and his wife Camille, a practicing attorney, welcomed their first daughter Evelyn to the world last November. You may see them out in the community, hiking, biking, running with their dog Harvey, riding on a park carousel, or at a local festival. They are very excited to raise their daughter and future children in the area where Dr. Pat grew up.
On another personal note, Dr. Pat is Dr. Mark’s nephew! Yes, the family tradition of Hatala Orthodontics started by Dr. Peter Hatala, 55 years ago, and then joined by Dr. Mark, 25 years ago, will be cared and nurtured for years to come… a blessing to us, to all our patients and to our community!