The Rejuvenation Health Dental Team

Meet the leaders of biological dentistry

Meet our Team of Biological Dentists

Our approach goes far beyond traditional dentistry. We are your partners in wellness committed to guiding you through a transformational experience that integrates the principles of biological dentistry. By considering every facet of your being – physical, emotional, and spiritual – we’re dedicated to not only resolving immediate concerns but also empowering you with the knowledge to lead a life of sustained wellness.

Gerry Curatola, DDS

The founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry, 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, Revitin ( 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 Dentistry 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.

Jeannie Grecco, DDS

Dr. 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.

Dean Raio, DDS

Dr. 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.

Tifany Elmalem, DMD

Dr. Tifany Elmalem is a distinguished general dentist specializing in full-mouth aesthetic cases. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Maryland where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the School of Public Health.

Dr. Elmalem went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with Honors for her excellence in Clinical Dentistry. During her time there, Dr. Elmalem was the Founder and President of the Mental Wellness Club, reflecting her belief of the interconnectedness between physical and mental health. This passion for overall wellness is what brought her to our practice. Dr. Elmalem continued her postdoctoral education and completed a general practice residency at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System in Manhattan.

Dr. Elmalem is committed to providing comprehensive care that enhances smiles and contributes to the overall well-being of her patients. Her patient-centered approach, combined with her expertise in both general and aesthetic dentistry, ensures each treatment is uniquely tailored to upraise the most natural smile possible and elevate oral health.

Dr. Elmalem is a native New Yorker. In her spare time, she embraces her love for travel, finds tranquility in yoga, and captures the beauty of her experiences through photography.

Scott Kim, DMD