Meet The Team
The team at Always About Smiles is dedicated to serving the people of Bethlehem, PA. We aim to offer high-level, comfortable dental service for patients of all ages. Learn more about each member of our team below!
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call our office at (484) 403-0099. You can also send us a message using our online form. We will be happy to help in any way we can!
Mary Lou joined the Always About Smiles team in 1994. She has more than 23 years of experience in the dental field and is known for her efficiency and approachability in the workplace. She is also well-liked by our wonderful patients, who find her easy to talk to and a great resource for any questions or concerns they have. Mary Lou is responsible for administrative and managerial tasks such as recruitment and training, treatment plan coordination, facilitating monthly staff meetings, overseeing fiscal responsibilities, scheduling patient appointments, and otherwise attending to the needs of our staff and patients.
To best serve her fellow team members and our patients, Mary Lou attended managerial conferences and continuing education training to stay updated on dental practices for the office. She is responsible for updating all policies and procedures and keeping the office current with new systems and technology. Mary Lou has made a point over the last two decades to get to know each and every one of our patients by name — she is very skilled at addressing your individual concerns as the need arises.
Mary Lou and her husband were married in 1989 in Foggia, Italy. They enjoy traveling to Italy at every opportunity to visit family and friends.
Peggy recently moved to Pennsylvania from Ohio, where she worked in an orthodontic practice for over 17 years. Peggy is responsible for a variety of tasks including scheduling patient appointments, taking incoming calls, greeting patients, helping patients before and after the appointment with any concerns they may have, filing insurance claims, preparing individualized treatment plans, creating monthly practice reports, and other administrative duties.
Peggy’s pleasant and helpful demeanor allows her to better assist patients as they enter the office. She loves every opportunity she has to interact with all of our patients and their families. She also enjoys seeing patients go through a life-changing smile transformation.
Peggy currently lives in Bethlehem. She enjoys going for long walks with her husband and English bulldog. She has two daughters that reside in Ohio. In her free time she loves to cook and getting out and about getting to know Pennsylvania.
Registered Dental Hygienist
CaroLee has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. She joined the Always About Smiles team in 1997 and has enjoyed treating our wonderful patients ever since. CaroLee received her Registered Dental Hygiene degree from Northampton Community College. She provides periodontal therapy services our patients need to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. These services may include intraoral and external oral cancer screening, periodontal exams, periodontal maintenance, surgical procedures for patients with advanced periodontal disease, and knowledgeable advice on oral hygiene products.
CaroLee thoroughly reviews patients’ charts before she begins any treatment so she is able to provide individualized care. She enjoys working with special needs patients, as well as infants and geriatric patients to improve their oral health.
She enjoys providing patients with a comfortable, gentle dental experience in a warm and inviting atmosphere. She is a perfectionist and accepts nothing less than her best — this means that her patients receive the top-notch care they deserve. CaroLee is gentle and always has a positive attitude. Because of her previous experience working in a pediatric dental office, she loves working with kids!
Certified Dental Assistant
Melanie graduated from the Lehigh Valley Dental Assisting Institute in 1999 and has been working as a dental assistant for over 18 years. She obtained her CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) certification in 2008, as well as her venipuncture certificate in 2016. She had previously worked for Dr. Lambert from 2005-2007 and has since rejoined the practice.
Melanie enjoys building relationships and trust with patients through her confidence and reassuring manner when she assists with dental procedures. She always looks forward to continuing education courses to further her knowledge in her career.
In Melanie’s spare time she enjoys spending the weekend with her husband Dave and their dog Little D.