Midtown Manhattan Dentist LuAnne M. Curatola, DDS
Dr. Curatola, New York Dentist
Dr. LuAnne M. Curatola graduated from Wellesley College, receiving a BA in Biology and Art History. She received her dental education from New York University College of Dentistry, and after completing a residency program, went into private practice. She has maintained private dental practices in Manhattan and Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
“Before deciding to become a dentist, I completed a double major at Wellesley in art and biology. This has only enhanced my ability to pay particular attention to detail on aesthetic/cosmetic procedures and to create a look so natural and beautiful, people will never know you’ve had dental work. My goal is to help people create the most aesthetic and healthy smile through advanced dental care. That is the most rewarding part of all the hard work and education.”
Dr. Curatola is a member of numerous professional leadership organizations, serving as President of several local dental study clubs. This has enabled her to bring national clinicians as speakers on the latest topics of cosmetic and implant dentistry.
“Dental theory, knowledge and procedures are rapidly advancing. Each day, new research appears and new clinical study results are published. To keep current with this information, so that you get the best dental care possible, I attend postgraduate courses regularly.”
Dr. Curatola is dedicated to health awareness, and brings the most current medical and dental information to her patients. She has chaired numerous philanthropic fundraisers, including Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Golf Outing. As the Young Professional Chairperson of the Second District Dental Society of New York, she was the state representative for dentists under 40 years of age to the National American Dental Association. She has presented lectures on the local and national level representing Women in Dentistry. As the mother of three daughters, she has continued to lecture to schools and children with relation to pediatric dentistry and career choices.
“I consider my children to be the greatest source of inspiration and have only enhanced my ability to be a most compassionate practitioner. I love to share my enthusiasm and respect for my profession with young children who are first starting to think about future career plans. Dentistry and motherhood have been a beautiful blend for me, whereas colleagues in other professions have not had the ability to enjoy their professional and personal life simultaneously. After many a career day presentation at a school, receiving a phone call about how I have inspired a young girl in the audience is not uncommon.”
Dr. Curatola has a particular interest in prevention and periodontal health, attending many post-graduate courses on non-surgical intervention in periodontal disease and is happy to share that with her practice. She is an active and dedicated member of her profession and continues to practice with the highest regard for the profession.
“Sharing information with my colleagues is one of the most important benefits of belonging to some of the country’s most prestigious dental organizations. It lets me exchange ideas and learn about new treatments that can help my patients. It’s a win-win situation.”
Dr. Curatola has had a life-long interest in the performing and visual arts. Not only is this reflected in her personal life, but she finds it particularly rewarding to be practicing in the heart of the performing arts of Manhattan. She is also a patron of many local and national museums. Her technical ability and warm compassionate nature have attracted Broadway, Metropolitan Opera, and Juilliard performers whose dental needs are of the highest aesthetic demand. Her association with visual artists has enabled her to host office exhibitions of their work, bringing the arts even closer to her professional environment.
“It is a great personal satisfaction to create an office environment which is always dynamic and filled with beautiful art work, just like the smiles we create here. I truly feel that your smile is a reflection of the inner beauty unique to each individual.”