Meet the Doctors
At Celebrating Smiles of the Finger Lakes, Dr. Mark Paciorek and Dr. Ariana Weissend strive to provide exceptional orthodontic treatment using modern appliances and technology.
Dr. Ariana Weissend
Dr. Weissend grew up in Rochester, NY. She attended dental school at the University at Buffalo, and completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota. Following her training, Dr. Weissend moved to Denver, CO where she enjoyed her first few years of practice in view of the Rockies.
Despite loving the mountains and the adventure, she ultimately missed the lakes and her family at home. She is excited to be back in upstate NY, and looks forward to immersing herself in the Ithaca community. We could not have found a better person and Orthodontist to serve our mutual patients. Her personality, experience and training are all top notch!
Dr. Mark Paciorek
Dr. Mark Paciorek has been practicing orthodontics for over 20 years! He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist prior to and during dental training. He attended the University of Buffalo Dental School for both his dental degree and specialty training in orthodontics at the master’s level, graduating at the top of his class.
In his pursuit of continued excellence, Dr. Paciorek has attend numerous continuing education programs throughout the years to maintain and deliver the highest quality of care, and, because of his relentless pursuit of excellence, he is a frequent lecturer, sharing his orthodontic expertise at dental society meetings and dental study clubs throughout North America.
He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society, Onondaga County Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, and co-chair of the Upstate New York Dentofacial Abnormalities Group.
In his spare time, Dr. Paciorek enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.