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Dr Gerry Curatola

Dr. Gerry Curatola graduated from Colgate University in 1979 and completed his dental education at New York University College of Dentistry in 1983. After graduating Dr. Curatola received post-doctoral training in integrative nutrition from the Pratt Institute Center for Continuing Education and Professional Studies. He attended Harvard Medical School’s Symposiums in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) given by the Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Curatola has been a member of the teaching faculty at NYU since 1984 serving as a Clinical Instructor in Dental Materials and currently, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. As a researcher in dental materials and national lecturing clinician in the field of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Curatola has assisted with the development of many restorative dental products. Dr. Curatola continues to consult for major dental corporations in the United States and Europe, and lectures internationally on the techniques and benefits of new treatment modalities especially natural, therapeutic approaches to building dental health.

Dr. Curatola cofounded CS Bioscience Inc., a dental biotech company, with NYU classmate Dr. David Shuch, and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. The company has performed extensive research and development of pioneering natural therapeutics that promote oral health, and Dr. Curatola and Dr. Shuch were awarded 3 United States patents for their formulations.

Dr. Curatola has private dental practices in both Manhattan and East Hampton, New York. In 1986, he established the Curatola Dental Group, a restorative and cosmetic dental practice in New York City. He founded East Hampton Dental Associates, a multi-specialty practice in 1999. In 2005, he developed Rejuvenation Dentistry, an innovative and integrative approach to oral health that has offices in New York and East Hampton and affiliated offices in London, Paris and Rome.

With nearly 3 decades of humanitarian service and contributions, Dr. Curatola continues to serve in numerous capacities in many charitable organizations. In a joint mission with the Jamaican Government and the Peace Corps, Dr. Curatola performed voluntary dentistry on the island of Jamaica, West Indies in 1982. He continued to volunteer his services to the homeless at the Bowery Mission in New York City from 1985-1995. Since 1996, Dr. Curatola has served on the Board of Advisors for the Pediatric Dental Fund of the Hamptons whose mission is to provide voluntary dental services to indigent children on the East End of Long Island. He also provides charitable dental services for The Retreat for victims of domestic violence on Long Island.

In 2004, Dr. Curatola and his wife, Georgia, established the Dr. & Mrs. Gerald P. Curatola Nursing Station at NYU’s Bluestone Center. In 2006, a larger gift established the Curatola Wing For Clinical Research at New York University College of Dentistry. In 2007, Dr. Curatola traveled to Andhra Pradesh, India and to establish a dental and medical clinic which will serve thousands of impoverished in this region. He continues to support many other charitable causes including United Cerebral Palsy, for which he hosts an annual benefit at his home for the artists of Celebrating The Creative Spirit, UCP’s therapeutic art program.

Dr. Curatola is the recipient of many honors and awards including being named to 3 Who’s Who publications, and numerous inclusions in “America’s Best Dentists” by the Consumer research Council of America in Washington, D.C. In 2007, he received the Acton Medal by the NYU’s President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for outstanding service and contributions to New York University.

As oral health and wellness expert, Dr. Curatola has contributed to numerous TV and radio programs including The Dr. Oz Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, FOX News, NBC, CBS, and CNN. Dr. Curatola and Rejuvenation Dentistry have been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Allure, Bridal Guide, Departures, Town and Country, Jane, WWD, Mademoiselle, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers, Inhale/Exhale, VOX, as well as the New York Times, Las Vegas Sun, Odessa Times, East Hampton Star, The Independent, and East Hampton Press newspapers. Dr. Curatola has contributed to many professional texts and journals, and is the author of the upcoming book, Smiles For Life.

Dr. Curatola resides in Manhattan and East Hampton, New York with his wife, Georgia, and is the proud father of 3 children. He is an avid fitness enthusiast and his interests include golf, swimming, cycling and local triathlon competitions.