Dr. DeGrado graduated from Columbia College of Dental Medicine in 1993, then completed a residency at Manhattan VA hospital the following year. In 1996, he finished his implant fellowship at Brookdale University Hospital. Then, in 2000, his Prosthodontic residency was completed at Montefiore Medical Center. He relocated his practice from New York City to Stamford, CT in 2000 and was the founder of Stamford Dental Group, LLC. As a prosthodontist, Dr. DeGrado has advanced training and significant experience in providing lifelike restoration and replacement teeth. In addition, Dr. DeGrado serves as a resource to general dentists in the greater Stamford area. Dentists refer to him their most challenging cases. Dr. DeGrado holds membership in the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, Connecticut State Dental Association, and is an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. DeGrado’s articles on various dental implant procedures and research have been published in professional journals.
To support the community, Dr. DeGrado works with the Connecticut Mission of Mercy. He also supports the Stamford Food Bank and ARI, an organization for adults with disabilities, as well as Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Stamford Dental Group has donated free dentistry to 100 patients at the Dentistry from the Heart annual event. Dr DeGrado has served Connecticut patients and dentists for over 14 years. Dr. DeGrado knows that his passion for and dedication to his career are well worth the hard work when a patient experiences renewed confidence and quality of life after treatment.
Stamford Dental Group would like to introduce Dr. Frank P Maratta.
Dr. Maratta completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He received his DMD. from the University of Connecticut and completed an AEGD at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York. Dr. Maratta completed his specialty training in Prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontists. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and skiing. We are excited to have him join our group and add to the Prosthodontic expertise within our practice.
We welcome Dr. Rachel Messinger to The Stamford Dental Group. Dr. Rachel Messinger received a DDS from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and completed a General Dental Residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY. Dr. Messinger also studied extensively at The Pankey Institute in advanced esthetics and advanced restorative dentistry. She taught and lectured restorative dentistry at The New York University School of Dentistry.
One area of interest for Dr. Messinger is that she loves treating children. She is deeply interested in your child’s dental health and well being. Her goal is to help your child attain a healthy smile. Dr. Messinger also spearheaded the volunteer program Dentistry From The Heart which is now an annual event in the office! Dentistry From The Heart is a day that we provide dental care to the underserved population.
She is a current member of The American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Spear Study Club. Dr Messinger has been in practice for over 15 years and brings her advanced skills and talent to our office to help create the healthy and beautiful smiles that our patients deserve. We are proud to add her to our Stamford Dental Team!
Joining the Stamford Dental Group as an associate doctor, Dr. Jon F. Ackerman brings years of experience in private practice, as well as in academia and research. Dr. Ackerman graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in biology, concentrating in molecular genetics. He went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then completed his general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he served as chief resident his second year. Dr. Ackerman studied at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, where he was awarded a certificate of advanced graduate study in prosthodontics.
Dr. Ackerman joined the faculty of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where he was named Clinical Director of Undergraduate Prosthodontics. In addition, Dr. Ackerman founded the Columbia University Dental Implant and Consultation Center.
In addition to the numerous courses taught at Columbia, Dr. Ackerman has lectured widely on prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. He also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Ackerman is a member of the Ninth District Dental Society, State of New York; Northern Westchester Study Club; American Dental Association; and Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity. We are delighted to have Dr. Ackerman join us at the Stamford Dental Group.