Dr. Grassi’s passion for dentistry began during her lengthy orthodontic treatment as a child. She developed excellent oral hygiene to avoid being caught with a plaque in her braces. She valued how her own smile transformation positively affected her self-confidence and chose to pursue dentistry when she started college. Dr. Grassi has worked in many offices as an associate and felt scheduling and appointment times didn’t allow for the depth of education that patients need. Patients in these offices would often have a history of having cavities treated one year just to develop a few new cavities in the next few years. This is a cycle that will persist until the cause is identified. Dr. Grassi knew dentistry could be done differently. Patients want and deserve a healthy smile. We just have to show them how. She has made it her mission to provide her community with exceptional, informative, and thorough dental care.
After graduating from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Grassi completed her general practice residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to advancing her dental training Dr. Grassi gained an extensive education in facial trauma, anatomy and esthetics. She routinely performed facial laceration repair while on call in the emergency room and assisted oral surgeons in the OR while they placed plates and screws to reconstruct facial fractures. Following her first residency she completed a 1-year oral surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, NY. There she was trained in advanced techniques for implant placement, bone grafting, and other dental surgery. Dr. Grassi also performed more than enough IV- sedation cases to obtain her Certification for Parenteral Sedation in New York State. She’s a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, holds a Fellowship at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
After dental school and residency Dr. Grassi lived and worked in and around NYC for 5 years before returning home to the Syracuse area to be closer to family. She enjoys spending summer weekends in Alexandria Bay with her family, and loves any opportunity to travel, learn, and see something new. In her free time she loves staying active, keeping up on her continuing education, and lounging with her two dogs, Chooch and Reggie (a Cairn Terrier and French Bulldog).
At Luminé Dental Aesthetics our goal is to help our patients shine from the inside out. Luminé means “illuminated” which is the best word to use when describing a confident beautiful smile. Our smiles are a part of our identity. A smile we love gives us confidence that we take everywhere we go. When we aren’t happy with our smile it affects our confidence and dampens our inner light. At Luminé Dental Aesthetics we want to let your inner light shine through. Our patients feel completely heard when discussing their dental needs, concerns, and dreams for their smile. Using our cutting-edge dental technology we treat any active dental disease and take a thorough dental history to identify the cause. With this approach we provide our patients with the tools they need in order to achieve and maintain excellent oral health. At Luminé our goal is to give our patients their dream smile that lasts a lifetime.