Dr. Karen Varone grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA and completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State University. She attended the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, Maryland where she found a love of helping others through her volunteer work with Operation Smile, which allowed her to travel all over the globe and work with patients from different cultures and backgrounds. From there she attended the prestigious Ohio State University where she received specialty training in orthodontics as well as a master's degree in oral biology. Dr. Varone's graduate research concentrated on patients' satisfaction with orthodontic treatment, something she strives to bring to Varone Orthodontics
Dr. Varone practiced orthodontics in the Washington DC area before moving to Sarasota in 2004. Dr. Varone is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She believes her patients deserve the very best treatments available and is passionate about staying up to date on the latest developments in orthodontics, including advanced training in Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, a process that enables orthodontic treatment to be completed in 3-4 times less than conventional orthodontics, meaning as little as 3-8 months in many cases. She is a Diamond Provider of Invisalign due to the large amount of clinical experience she has had treating patients with Invisalign. Dr. Varone is one of the few certified providers of Incognito lingual braces in Sarasota, and she are trained in the use of temporary anchorage devices (TADs), which can allow vast orthodontic improvements. Dr. Varone also works with local dental assisting programs giving lectures and training students.