James R. Karpac, D.D.S., M.A., M.S., practiced general dentistry from 1981-1986 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery and has been a practicing Orthodontist since 1989. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1978 with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and in 1981 from the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

After completing a General Practice Residency program at
The Medical College of Ohio in 1982 and before attending the graduate program in orthodontics at Ohio State in 1986,
Dr. Karpac practiced dentistry in various environments.
During that time, dental licensure in the State of Colorado was achieved, as well as Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Karpac graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1989 with a Certificate of Orthodontics, a Master's Degree in Oral Biology, and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. Dr. Karpac is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, in the Department of Orthodontics.

Dr. Karpac is the author of several articles in professional journals and plans on continuing writing and publishing articles in the future. Dr. Karpac is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Professionally, Dr. Karpac is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, The Ohio Dental Association, and the Columbus Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Karpac enjoys golf, teaching at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics, music, travel photography, and snow skiing.