Meet Your Doctors

Our team of orthodontic specialists draw upon their collective knowledge and experience, employing a collaborative approach to help our patients achieve the beautiful, healthy smiles they deserve

Dr. Vincent L. Smith

Dr. Vincent Smith was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and grew up in northern Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Microbiology from the University of Kansas and his dental degree in 1988 from the Medical College of Virginia. He received his orthodontic certification and Master of Science degree in 1990 from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Dr. Smith is involved in numerous professional and community activities and lives in Fayetteville. He has been happily married for 25 years and has three handsome sons, Collin, Brendan, and Austin. He enjoys snowboarding, biking, soccer, basketball, and the beach, but his greatest joy is his family.

He has been known to ask his former patients in public places about their retainers—hopeful they are still wearing them. His goal is to give his patients the attention they deserve while providing excellent orthodontic results, every day!

Dr. Brian Kurtzner

Dr. Brian Kurtzner was born and raised just outside of Albany, NY. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Le Moyne College. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and then proceeded to obtain a Master of Science degree and certificate in Orthodontics all through University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Growing up as a patient, and later an employee of his uncle’s orthodontic practice, Dr. Kurtzner has always held a strong appreciation for the impact of orthodontics on patients’ lives. He strives to create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere while providing the highest quality care for his patients. Dr. Kurtzner and his wife Justine, a Tully native, met while attending Le Moyne College. After spending nearly 10 years in Buffalo, they were excited to make their way back to Central New York and are now the proud parents of two amazing children, Dominic and Elena. Dr. Kurtzner loves cheering on the Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orange, and watching English Premier League soccer. He enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling as well as spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Greg J. Stock

Dr. Greg Stock is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland Dental School. His orthodontic degree is from the University of Michigan. Dr. Stock is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a member of the Onondaga County and Oswego County Dental Societies.

An engineer at heart, Dr. Stock loves incorporating new technologies such as 3D printing and customized braces into the practice. He believes these advances empower the doctors to deliver beautiful smiles in less time, and with no putty impressions!

Dr. Stock considers himself a “local-in-law” as his wife, Anne, is a Syracuse native. He loves to travel with his wife and two daughters, Claire and Lauren. He says that he gets along so well
with his patients because he is a kid at heart. Feel free to talk to him about Disney, Marvel, Star
Wars, Harry Potter, or Percy Jackson!

Dr. John D. Callahan

Dr. John D. Callahan’s journey began in the Strathmore area of Syracuse, and later in Manlius, where he graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1972. He pursued his education, earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Georgetown University. In 1982, he furthered his expertise by attaining a post-doctoral degree in orthodontics from St. Louis University. Returning to the Syracuse area, he joined his father’s practice. Patients and staff affectionately referred to him as “Dr. John,” a name that endures to this day.

While actively participating in the advancement of the orthodontic field, Dr. John has served as the past president of the Northeast Society of Orthodontics (NESO), encompassing New York, the New England states, and the eastern Canadian provinces. His dedication to excellence led him to retire from practice, all in pursuit of the prestigious role of President of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Recognized as a leading provider of exceptional care and service to the Central New York community, SKS Orthodontics stands as a testament to Dr. John’s commitment. This commitment was recently underscored when he was honored as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a highly selective international Academy that celebrates dentists demonstrating exceptional professional, community, and societal leadership.

Visit Your Fayetteville, Fulton, and Syracuse Orthodontist!

If you are interested in Invisalign or braces, then you’ve come to the right place! Schedule your free consultation today by giving us a call at (315) 458-0020 or filling out our online appointment request form. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a high-quality orthodontic treatment you deserve.