Our Team

Our Doctors

DR. STEPHEN BRAND, DMD

My mission is to deliver the absolute best cosmetic and restorative dental care to each patient so they can enjoy the many benefits of a properly functioning, beautiful smile. My patients can count on me and my team to maintain the highest professional standards and deliver treatment with the most advanced technology and techniques available.

Chief Resident 
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Biology
King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dr. Stephen Brand grew up in Forty-Fort, PA and graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School. During high school, Dr. Brand served as captain of both the varsity tennis and golf teams. He received a Division I tennis scholarship to Rider University, where he majored in biology. After his sophomore year of college, he transferred to King’s College located in Wilkes-Barre, PA where he served as Captain of the men’s tennis team and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Brand was accepted to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he began his studies and dream of being a dentist. While pursuing his dental degree, Dr. Brand studied abroad in Manipal, India at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in an exchange program dedicated to improving his skills as a general dentist. He was also selected to participate in the International Dental Student Competition at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology in Shanghai China, where he received the Award for Excellent Performance. At Boston University, Dr. Brand served as President of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and President of the AAPHD (American Association of Public Health Dentistry). He went on to receive the American Equilibrium Society Award in Occlusion, TMD, and Comprehensive Care, and the DentaQuest Foundation Award for Integrating Oral Health in Primary Care. Dr. Brand graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University and was selected to attend the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. While in the AEGD program at MUSC, Dr. Brand was selected to serve as Chief Resident. He focused on refining his clinical skills and learning advanced cosmetic and surgical procedures using the most advanced technology and techniques. Following completion of the post-doctoral program at MUSC, Dr. Brand dedicated himself to opening Brand Dental with his father, with the mission of using his skill set to deliver the highest standard of care to the residents of NEPA.

Dr. Brand is a member in good standing and continues his studies with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

DR. CHARLES BRAND, DMD

My mission is to continue to provide excellent care to all of my patients. I am eager to combine my 35 years of knowledge with new state of the art technology to give my patients the best treatment possible.  My patients can rest assured that they will be treated like family here at Brand Dental. 

General Practice Residency
Veterans Affairs Wilkes-Barre PA

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine-Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Charles Brand grew up in Kingston, PA and attended Wyoming Valley West High School. After completion of high school, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine earning his DMD degree in 1984. With his desire to deliver the highest standard of dental care, Dr. Brand elected to pursue further education, completing his general practice residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA in 1985. After completion of his residency program, he opened his general dentistry practice in Shavertown, PA where he has been serving the residents of NEPA for 35 years. Dr. Brand’s extensive training and experience is reflected by his patients’ testaments of the incredible care they have received over his career. Partnering with his son, Dr. Stephen Brand, he continues to serve the residents of NEPA at Brand Dental with compassion and excellence.

Dr. Charles Brand continues to further his education by completing continuing education in the latest advancements in dental technologies and techniques to provide his patients with the best care.

Our Support

Kylee Failor

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Harrisburg, PA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University. I later moved to Charleston South Carolina, where I obtained my Dental Hygiene Degree from Trident Technical College in 2020. My fiancé, Dr. Stephen Brand, and I met in Charleston while volunteering at a dental clinic for uninsured patients. Our passion for dentistry brought us together, and we decided to share that passion with the residence of NEPA. I love this career and all that it has taught me. I can’t wait to share what I have learned over the past years with my new patients. There is a complex relationship between the systemic health and oral health of everyone. My mission is to not only educate my patients on the importance of their oral health, but how their oral health relates to their health overall! Outside of the office you can find me enjoying time outdoors with our puppy, Ellie, crafting, and daydreaming of our next trip down South! The ability to contribute to our family-oriented practice is what I love most about Brand Dental.

Merissa Schoeneberger

Patient Coordinator

Hello! My name is Merissa. I grew up in Dallas, PA and have lived there for most of my life. I graduated from King’s College with degrees in Spanish and
Theology. I have a passion for helping others and look forward to serving our patients every day in getting their dental needs met.

~Además, me encata ser intérprete para personas hispanahablantes y desarrollar mis habilidades bilingües.~

While this is my first job in the dental field, I am eager to learn and grow, especially with the team at Brand Dental!  Outside of the office, I spend most of my time with my husband and our two dogs. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and reading.

Joslyn Spencer

Dental Assistant

My name is Joslyn Spencer and I’m from Canton, PA. In 2020, I graduated from Susquehanna University with a degree in biomedical sciences. Before that, I worked the summers and winters at my local dental office as a dental assistant. Seeing first-hand, the transformations we can do for patients’ smiles has led to my passion for dentistry. It is so rewarding to watch our patients confidence increase because of their smile! In my free time, I like to be with my family, friends and pets.

Mykayla Timek

Dental Hygienist

My name is Mykayla Timek. I recently graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at LCCC. I’m excited to be working in the dental field to help educate and meet new patients. This is my first job in the dental field and I’m glad to be apart of the Brand Dental team. In my spare time I love to read and watch movies. I also have seven cats that are all rescues and I love them very much.

Brianna Mazur

Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Brianna Mazur. I have recently relocated to the Hazelton area from Pittsburgh to continue my journey as a Dental Assistant! I absolutely love what I do! Taking the time to get to know you and helping you reach your perfect smile is what means the most to me. I am really excited to be a part of the Brand Dental team and I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you! Next to making people smile, food is another big passion of mine! I love to watch all of the latest cooking shows, especially with Gordon Ramsay. Outside of work you’ll find me spending time with my friends and family, in the kitchen whipping up some new recipes, or at new restaurants trying all of the amazing dishes, I am definitely what they call a “Foodie”!

Our Support

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Harrisburg, PA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University. I later moved to Charleston South Carolina, where I obtained my Dental Hygiene Degree from Trident Technical College in 2020. My fiancé, Dr. Stephen Brand, and I met in Charleston while volunteering at a dental clinic for uninsured patients. Our passion for dentistry brought us together, and we decided to share that passion with the residence of NEPA. I love this career and all that it has taught me. I can’t wait to share what I have learned over the past years with my new patients. There is a complex relationship between the systemic health and oral health of everyone. My mission is to not only educate my patients on the importance of their oral health, but how their oral health relates to their health overall! Outside of the office you can find me enjoying time outdoors with our puppy, Ellie, crafting, and daydreaming of our next trip down South! The ability to contribute to our family-oriented practice is what I love most about Brand Dental.

Patient Coordinator

Hello! My name is Merissa. I grew up in Dallas, PA and have lived there for most of my life. I graduated from King’s College with degrees in Spanish and Theology. I have a passion for helping others and look forward to serving our patients every day in getting their dental needs met.

~Además, me encata ser intérprete para personas hispanahablantes y desarrollar mis habilidades bilingües.~

While this is my first job in the dental field, I am eager to learn and grow, especially with the team at Brand Dental!  Outside of the office, I spend most of my time with my husband and our two dogs. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and reading.

Dental Assistant

My name is Joslyn Spencer and I’m from Canton, PA. In 2020, I graduated from Susquehanna University with a degree in biomedical sciences. Before that, I worked the summers and winters at my local dental office as a dental assistant. Seeing first-hand, the transformations we can do for patients’ smiles has led to my passion for dentistry. It is so rewarding to watch our patients confidence increase because of their smile! In my free time, I like to be with my family, friends and pets.

Dental Hygienist

My name is Mykayla Timek. I recently graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at LCCC. I’m excited to be working in the dental field to help educate and meet new patients. This is my first job in the dental field and I’m glad to be apart of the Brand Dental team. In my spare time I love to read and watch movies. I also have seven cats that are all rescues and I love them very much.

Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Brianna Mazur. I have recently relocated to the Hazelton area from Pittsburgh to continue my journey as a Dental Assistant! I absolutely love what I do! Taking the time to get to know you and helping you reach your perfect smile is what means the most to me. I am really excited to be a part of the Brand Dental team and I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you! Next to making people smile, food is another big passion of mine! I love to watch all of the latest cooking shows, especially with Gordon Ramsay. Outside of work you’ll find me spending time with my friends and family, in the kitchen whipping up some new recipes, or at new restaurants trying all of the amazing dishes, I am definitely what they call a “Foodie”!

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