Meet the Doctor


Dr. Bruce Podhouser

For over 20 years, Dr. Bruce Podhouser has been creating the smiles that people love to show off.

After graduation from Tufts Dental School and completing a one-year General Practice residency, which involved a significant amount of emergency dentistry and head and facial trauma, he continued on with a two-year orthodontic residency at Montefiore-Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Podhouser focused on joining an established practice in Maine—a place he fell in love with after a college ski trip to Sugarloaf.

Dr. Podhouser started practicing at Orthodontic Associates in 1992 and added a satellite office in downtown North Conway in 1996.  Dr. Podhouser works hard to continually evolve OA into the most modern and technologically innovative orthodontic practice in northern New England—including a recently added digital scanning machine that replaces those uncomfortable impressions that many patients dread.

OA offers treatment options for patients of all ages, including lingual (behind the teeth) and invisible braces.  In fact, Dr. Pod has completed the most Invisalign cases in the state of Maine.

Dr. Podhouser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an esteemed position awarded after presenting cases to a panel and passing a rigorous series of exams. He is highly involved in the dental community at the local and national level, including volunteering with the Maine Medical Center Cleft Palate Team and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists; New England Orthodontic Study Club; Maine Orthodontic Association (past-president) and Greater Portland Dental Society (past-president).

When not attending continuing education seminars, his weekends are happily spent out in nature with his family:  hiking, mountain biking, waterskiing, snowboarding and playing tennis.

COVID-19 Protocols for Patients Entering our OfficesMust Fill Out Within 24 Hour Of Your Appointment

In order to keep our patients and staff safe for the duration of COVID-19, these protocols are mandatory for patients entering OA.

  • COVID history form & COVID consent form must be filled out within 24 hours of your appointment or we cannot honor your appointment.
  • Please brush and floss your teeth at home prior to coming to your appointment.
  • Upon arrival at the office wait in your car, text the office cell phone at (207) 352-3111 for both Scarborough and North Conway to indicate your arrival. We will alert you when we are ready for you to enter.
  • We are limiting the number of people in the office so we ask, whenever possible, that the patient only comes in for the appointment. If it is a minor’s consultation or first visit, one parent is welcome to accompany and will also follow the safety protocol.
  • Please come into the office wearing a mask.
  • Upon entering the office, we will have the patient sanitize hands, do a touchless temperature check, and a Colgate/peroxyl rinse. If you feel sick, please call to reschedule.

The entire Orthodontic Associates staff is well-equipped and versed with all the proper PPE protocols and feel confident that we are doing everything necessary to keep our patients/staff and Doctors safe. Thank you for your cooperation.