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GERALD P CURATOLA, DDS
The founder of Rejuvenation DentistryÒ, Dr. Gerry Curatola is an internationally recognized biologic doctor with nearly four decades of experience as a clinician, researcher, educator, author and humanitarian. Dr. Curatola graduated from Colgate University in 1979 with a topical concentration in Neuroscience, and his BS degree in Biology and Psychology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry in 1983, where he currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Prior to his graduation, Dr. Curatola performed voluntary dentistry and oral surgery with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Jamaica, West Indies and the Peace Corps in 1982. Dr. Curatola completed his residency at Cabrini Hospital in New York City where he also served as Assistant Attending in the Department of Dentistry from 1983-85.
Postdoctoral, Dr. Curatola received his initial training in Biologic Dentistry and Principles of Holistic Health under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Pressman, a renowned naturopathic doctor and chiropractor in New York City in 1983-84. In 1996-97, Dr. Curatola attended Harvard Medical School’s program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine under the direction of Dr. David Eisenberg. As a pioneer in the biologic approach to Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry in the mid-1980’s, Dr. Curatola consulted in the research and development of many biocompatible restorative materials used today. He supported the clinical introduction of CAD/CAM dentistry (3-D printing), studied with CEREC inventor, Dr. Werner Mormann, at the Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland, and he was among the first CEREC 1 users in clinical practice in the United States in 1993.
Dr. Curatola received three United States Patents for his clinical research and formulations, and he is the co-inventor of the first “prebiotic” oral care formulation, RevitinÒ (revitin.com) which is based on leading edge oral microbiome science. In 2006, Dr. Curatola named the Curatola Wing For Clinical Research at New York University to further the study of translational research and he was awarded the Acton Medal for outstanding contributions to New York University. He founded and established Rejuvenation DentistryÒ in 2007 with a mission to establish an integrative model in dentistry that combines a wellness-based approach to advanced restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry. He is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists, the Leading Physicians of the World, Who’s Who Amongst Professionals, and Top Dentists of New York. Dr. Curatola’s dental work has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, CBS, FOX and ABC television networks, and he has published extensively in professional and lay publications. Dr. Curatola’s latest book, The Mouth-Body Connection, explores the intricate bidirectional pathways between oral and systemic disease.
DDS, MS, FICOI
Dr. Volchonok is a Biologic Periodontist and Oral Implantologist. He is dual Ivy-League trained and Board-Certified in both Periodontics and Oral Implantology with advanced training in minimally-invasive surgical and laser periodontal therapy procedures. Dr. Volchonok graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, at the top of his class with over 10 clinical awards in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Prosthodontics as well as being inducted into the National Dental Honors Society. Uniquely, during each of his years at dental school, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, the highest merit honor given by the prestigious University.
Dr. Volchonok continued his training for three additional years at Columbia University in New York City, where he earned both a Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters of Science (MS) degree for his original research in the field of implant dentistry. Dr. Volchonok received recognition and awards from Columbia University and regionally through the Northeast Society of Periodontists. After graduating from the nation’s most prestigious Periodontics programs, Dr. Volchonok became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a distinction held by fewer than 1% of dentists in the world.
Dr. Volchonok has continued to advance his education by becoming a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the International Academy of Laser Dentistry. He has also received additional advanced training in minimally-invasive gum recession treatments, laser treatment of gum disease, and computer guided implant and prosthetic treatments. He also is a pioneer in the use and placement of ceramic (zirconium) dental implants and works closely with Dr. Gerry Curatola in biologic dental surgery and the comprehensive biological approach in the treatment of patients. He is a member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and the founder and director of the NYC Interdisciplinary Study Club and lectures to other dentists and surgeons throughout the country.
Richard Porcelli, DDS, MS
Dr. Richard Porcelli is a Biologic Restorative and Aesthetic Dentist. He completed his undergraduate education at Siena College and received his Masters degree (MS) in Biology from CW Post College. Dr. Porcelli completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry. After graduating, he completed a dental residency in New York City at New York Methodist Hospital with advanced training in Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Oral Medicine, and Emergency Care. His postdoctoral education also included extensive training and recognition as a Dawson Academy Scholar in Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ disorder, Airway Health/Sleep Apnea, Cosmetic Dentistry and Advanced Dental Restorative Planning. Additionally, Dr. Porcelli is an alumnus of the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and The Kois Center in Seattle, Washington, two top programs dedicated to excellence in dentistry and comprehensive restorative and aesthetic design. Dr. Porcelli studied the principles of Biologic Medicine with both Dr. Thomas Rau, the pioneering founder of the world-renowned Paracelsus clinic in Lustmuhle, Switzerland, and advanced principles of Biologic Dentistry under Dr. Gerry Curatola and the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute (BRMI) located in Louisville, Kentucky.
With nearly two decades of practice experience, Dr. Porcelli’s expertise in reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry, as well as with the many facets of oral and systemic health, enables him to instinctively understand the restorative needs and related health concerns of his patients. His passion for helping people receive optimal treatment by providing the most advanced dental care for his patients led him into the field of biological medicine and dentistry. With a biological approach to dentistry, Dr.Porcelli is knowledgeable in toxicology and the relationship of dental disease to harmful disorders within the body. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) trained and certified in the safe removal of dental mercury, heavy metals and other potentially toxic restorative materials. Dr. Porcelli lectures extensively on biologic approaches to restorative and aesthetic dentistry, and he consults for many of the top dental laboratories in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Porcelli is a member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), The International Academy of Biological Medicine and Dentistry (IABDM), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and The American Dental Association (ADA) and he is licensed in New York, South Carolina and Rhode Island. Dr. Porcelli is married to his wife, Alina, a healthcare professional, and together, they have two beautiful children.
Dean Raio, DDS
Dr. Dean Raio is a Restorative Dentist and Airway Health Specialist. He received his undergraduate education from the University at Albany, majoring in Biology, and his dental education from the University of Buffalo. Dr. Raio completed his dental residency at Nassau County Medical Center and an additional postdoctoral advanced two-year residency in Temporal Mandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain Disorders at New York University College of Dentistry. In addition to his training in Restorative Dentistry, TMD/TMJ, and the treatment of Orofacial Pain, Dr. Raio completed advanced certification for Sleep Disordered Breathing and the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea.
With over 25 years of clinical practice experience, Dr Raio is a pioneer and leading dental expert in Airway Health and serves as a National Clinical Advisor for Vivos Therapeutics, a company that focuses on the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing/Sleep Apnea in pediatric and adult patients. He has lectured extensively to dentists in courses throughout the United States teaching and training dentists in the use of revolutionary systems to alleviate and cure sleep disordered breathing. Recognizing the importance of Airway Health as an integral part of Biologic Dentistry, Dr. Raio is a strong advocate of ongoing education and staying on the cutting edge of the most advanced biologic dental treatment available for his patients.
Dr Raio was raised on Long Island and continues to maintain a home and family there. He practices in both Rejuvenation Dentistry’s Manhattan and East Hampton locations and he enjoys providing education and awareness on the importance of Airway Health to patients and the community.
Jeannie Grecco, DDS
Dr. Jeannie Grecco is a Biologic Restorative Dentist for Adults and Children. Dr. Grecco received her undergraduate education from Syracuse University with a major in Biology and Psychology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from New York University College of Dentistry and continued her dental residency and postdoctoral education at Northwell Health, where she was selected to serve as the department’s Chief Dental Resident. During her time as Chief Resident, she received the prestigious C.A.R.E. award for her constant efforts to pursue and deliver exemplary patient care. She has trained extensively in Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative dentistry, Periodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. With her comprehensive medical and dental training, Dr. Grecco is committed to utilizing biologic approaches to bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry in order to provide a more holistic approach to both young and adult patients.
Dr. Grecco is a member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), and The American Dental Association (ADA). Having trained in Biologic Dentistry under Dr. Gerry Curatola, Dr. Grecco is also certified in Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) mercury removal, as well as biologic approaches in Pediatric (Children’s) Dentistry, as well as Laser Dentistry, treatment of Airway Health and treatment for Sleep Apnea. Dr. Grecco speaks to the New York City and online communities on many issues of oral health, as well as growth and development disorders and toxicity in children.
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