Meet the Doctor
Meet Dr. Geraldine Petrosino
I have always had an affinity for the sciences, and dentistry is a family tradition. It may sound cliché, but my profession has become my passion, and once you get to know me and my team, you’ll see why this is true. In the past 22 years of practicing, I have seen dentistry evolve from the realm of drill and fill, extractions, and dentures into the arena of transforming lives. This evolution is why it’s easy for me to be excited about dentistry.
I’m sure everyone knows how important teeth are for eating, but truthfully many people survive just fine without teeth. However, so many of the people I meet daily want so much more from their lives than merely to survive. You inspire me with your understanding of the relationship between good oral health and your overall health. I’m impressed with your understanding of the impact that a healthy beautiful smile has, and how well you know that people love to look at a beautiful smile. The transformations that are most rewarding for us are the people who come in feeling self-conscious and embarrassed by their teeth, and leave feeling like they can take on almost any challenge. We see this every day! For so many of us, confidence is tied to our overall appearance, and the beauty of a healthy smile is so often the first thing that people notice.
In our practice, we focus on prevention and education. We want to teach you how to prevent problems, and correct issues when they are small. But when necessary, we can perform all phases of dentistry from periodontal (gum) treatment, implant dentistry to full mouth rehabilitations.
Dr. Geraldine Petrosino graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1994. Following dental school, she was accepted into a hospital-based residency program at Castle Point VAMC. In her second year at Castle Point, she was chief resident on staff. Dr. Petrosino’s schooling and residency were just the beginning of her education in dentistry. She continues at NYU School of Dentistry CDE, where she earned her dental implant certificate and cosmetic dentistry certificate. She is currently working on her certification in full mouth rehabilitation, also at NYU. In addition to her formal education, residency, and continuing education certifications, she is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, en route to the highest certification, which is Diplomate. Dr. Petrosino’s extensive training and experience make for a rather impressive list of accomplishments. She and her team would be happy to help you maintain or regain your youthful healthy smile.
Little known facts about the doc:
1) I am a huge movie buff – my favorite movies are The Sixth Sense, Rocky I, II, and III (YO Adrian!!!), and of course The Godfather.
2) I am an avid reader – my favorite author is James Patterson (another Hudson Valley person).
3) My favorite person is my dog Dante – he’s always happy to see me, even when I brush his teeth.
4) I love the outdoors!
5) I was raised here in the Hudson Valley and think it’s the greatest place to live.
6) I am the youngest of six kids and wonder often how my parents managed that.
7) I have one son and daughter-in-law, and a grand-dog named Meatball.
8) I have the best dental team in the continental US! (I’m sure that’s true.)