Dr. Raphael Santore graduated in 1978 from Stonybrook School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a two year fellowship in general anesthesia at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, as well as a general practice residency focused on caring for the fearful patient. He has taught anesthesia to oral surgeons for many years and they taught him complex oral surgery in return at Long Island Jewish Hospital and its sister hospital in Queens. He was active in hospital-based sedation dentistry for handicapped children and adults for more than twenty-five years.
Twenty years ago he started his journey anew by going back to school and becoming a fellow in implant dentistry with the prestigious Misch Institute and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He then went on to study for two additional years of implant dentistry in the continuing education department at NYU and then was invited back to teach at the graduate level. He currently focuses on smile design using the latest computer-aided design. He started out as an undergraduate in Engineering at NYU Polytechnic but his heart belonged to patient care. Dr. Santore has been practicing dentistry for 37 years.