Dr. Victor Terranova
DMD, MS, PhD
"Our primary focus is on returning patients to optimum periodontal health. With continual periodontal therapy, we can prevent further disease progression and maintain the health of the patient's periodontium. In light of COVID 19, this is a serious issue that has to be observed in our efforts to reduce inflammation in the body and prevent systemic disease and a bad reaction to COVID 19."
Victor Terranova, has a long and distinguished career in the field of dentistry. His expertise spans four decades in dentistry, having owned his own practice, previously holding a staff position at the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University, and is President of Cytotaxis, Inc. and Chief Scientific Officer for Contran Medical Technologies. Dr. Terranova performs all the oral surgery, implants, extractions. and maxillo-facial surgeries needed at the practice. He holds a dual degree having trained in all major maxillofacial surgical procedures. He has plastic surgery training and oral pathology training. In his spare time, Dr. Terranova enjoys skiing competitively, racing at Lime Rock, and participating in competitive tennis.
Dr. Terranova has a praticular interest in implants for immune compromised patients. He has successfully placed implants in patients that have bone loss due to radiation therapy. He also performs gum grafts, periodontal surgery, crown lengthening, periodontal scaling and he has successfully treated TMJ in many patients suffering from bruximsm and other issues.
Dr. Victor Terranova received his B.A .from Rutgers College of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He received his D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1972 and his MS. and Ph.D in Molecular Biology at the University of Rochester in 1978. Specialty training in Periodontolgy was completed at the Eastman Dental Center of Strong Memorial Hospital, affiliated with the University of Rochester under the mentor of Dr. Helmut A. Zander in 1976.
After his training, Dr. Terranova spent seven years as Senior Staff at the National Institute of Health and National Institute of Dental Research.
Dr. Terranova welcomes new patients
Dr. Terranova is committed to providing his patients with precision in his technique as well the neccessary experience that is need in solving complex periodontal issues in patients with other co-morbidities. He has over 40 years experience in periodontics and oral surgery. He has placed thousands of implants throughout a 40 year career and is one of the most educated and accomplished periodontists and oral surgeons in the New York area.