Our office is unique in that we utilize the Patient Manager System, which Dr. Bray first implemented and now presents to other orthodontists, helping them to use the system in their office. When you come to our office, you will be assigned to a patient manager. Your patient manager works with the doctor and will see you each time you come to the office for a visit. By having your own patient manager, you are able to form a relationship with the person who knows all about your treatment.
Our team keeps up-to-date on new orthodontic advances by attending continuing education classes and many seminars, conferences, and lectures every year.
We are a strong team that works together to provide the best orthodontic treatment to our favorite member of our team: YOU! We hold many staff meetings and retreats to continue to communicate the need of our patients to each other and to consistently provide treatment in the best possible manner.
Our orthodontic team of professionals has more than 125 years combined experience in providing outstanding orthodontic services to our patients.
Meet Dr. Robert James Bray
American Association of Orthodontists
Dr. Bray is pleased to welcome you and your family to his practice. With a strong commitment to orthodontics, and a never-ending dedication to his patients, Dr. Bray works positively to provide each of his patients with the information, treatments, and care they deserve.
Dr. Bray received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton and later attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Bray went on to obtain his Certificate of Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, completing his Masters in Science at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry the following year with a major course in genetics.
Continuing Education and Professional Involvement
Dr. Bray is a past president of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). As president, he facilitated meetings with the American Dental Association and the Dental Specialty Group, which includes periodontists, pediatrics, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, oral and maxillofacial pathologists, public health dentists, pediatric dentists, endodontists, and general anesthesiologists. Dr. Bray is also involved in chairing the Board of Trustees, an international board made up of eight components across the United States and Canada.
Facilitating relationships with foreign orthodontic societies has been a goal of Dr. Bray's and has led to meetings between the American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Orthodontic Society, British Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society, Japanese Orthodontic Society, Chinese Orthodontic Society, Taiwan Association of Orthodontists and the Indian Orthodontic Society.
Dr. Bray is a diplomate of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Fifty-three percent of orthodontists in the country are board certified.
He is past president of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO), and previously served as MASO's trustee to the American Association of Orthodontists. Additionally, Dr. Bray is a member of the American Dental Association, a founding member of the American Orthodontic Lingual Association, and a member of The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, North Atlantic Component. He was treasurer of the local Atlantic Cape May County Dental Society for 20 years.
An active member of the community, Dr. Bray has served on Shore Medical Center's Howard S. Stainton Society and Shore Tomorrow fundraising campaigns for over 16 years. In 1998, during his service to the Shore Health Enterprises, Dr. Bray served as the secretary. He is currently a trustee on the Shore Medical Center Board.
Dr. Bray is an avid supporter of education. He has served on the Brigantine Board of Education, including working as the president of the Board for eleven years. Dr. Bray continues to serve as an Associate Clinical Professor at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in the Orthodontic Department and a visiting professor at the Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Rochester, New York.
Meet Dr. Robert J. Tarby, Jr.
“BRAYCES” Orthodontics is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert J. Tarby, Jr. to the practice of Dr. Robert J. Bray and Dr. E. Gregg Pfund. A native of Southern New Jersey, Dr. Tarby is excited to return. Before attending Muhlenberg College, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 2006 with a BS double major in Biology and English, he was a student at Assumption Regional School in Pomona, NJ and St. Augustine Preparatory in Richland, NJ. Following the completion of his Bachelor's degree, Dr. Tarby attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD degree in 2010. He is a graduate of Eastman Institute of Oral Heath at the University of Rochester, completing both his residency in Orthodontics and his Masters of Science with a research project in cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Tarby first joined “BRAYCES” as a patient in 1996. He has enjoyed a variety of summer jobs at the office, and was inspired through his experiences at “BRAYCES” to pursue orthodontics himself. A quick study and an enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Tarby will be an asset to the “BRAYCES” team. He is looking forward to reconnecting with a community he has called home for many years, and meeting his patients and their families.
In his spare time, Dr. Tarby enjoys fishing, traveling, and reading. In October, he will be marrying his fiancé, Betsy. The couple resides in Brigantine with their two dogs, Kosha and Izzie, and is enjoying summer at the southern NJ shore.
Andrea ~ Clerical
Andrea has been working at "Brayces" since 2011. Before she ever worked at the office she had two sons in treatment with Dr. Bray and Dr. Pfund and very much enjoyed the experience that she had with the staff and doctors at "Brayces Orthodontics". Andrea's responsibilties include answering phone calls, scheduling and coordinating events in which "Brayces" takes part.
Karen has been part of the Brayces team since 1981. She is a Certified Dental and Orthodontic Assistant. As a patient manager, Karen works closely with her patients, one on one, making sure that each of her patient's treatment is proceeding as scheduled. Throughout the years at Brayces, Karen has enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people that have come to the office and has made lasting friendships with many.
Kimberly ~ Treatment Coordinator
Kimberly has been a part of the Brayces team since May 2009. Her duties at the office include meeting with new patients and their families to help guide them through the treatment process, explaining treatment plans and options, office policies, and presenting financial information. Kimberly finds it rewarding to know that she is contributing to so many healthy, beautiful smiles.
KC ~ Patient Manager
KC has been apart of the Brayces team since November 2000. As a Patient Manager, KC works closely, one on one with her patients, making sure that each patient's progress is proceeding on schedule. It is obvious that KC enjoys her job and cares very much about her patients' well being.
Donna ~ Treatment Coordinator
Donna joined the Brayces team in November 2007. As a Treatment Coordinator Donna's duties include meeting with new patients and their families to help guide them through the treatment process, explaining treatment plans and options, office policies and presenting financial information. Donna's easygoing personality makes her a pleasure to work with and is a real asset to the practice.