“Our comprehensive approach to dentistry begins with oral health. A beautiful smile cannot be built on a wobbly foundation. We spend time with our patients to establish value for oral health and set them on a path to be free of oral disease.”
Dr. Grassi’s passion for dentistry started early on as a kid with a lot of orthodontic needs. She became very conscious of teeth and oral health in general, leading her into dentistry during her college years. Ultimately, her inspiration to start her own practice was through a doctor she worked for in Manhattan. The practice was small at the time, but the doctor really took the time to make each patient feel comfortable, addressed their concerns, and worked with them to achieve a smile they could be proud of. It was a breath of fresh air after working in practices for years that were focused on profit before patients, had a lack of compassion in the workplace culture, and insurance companies really dictated what treatments could be done, as opposed to what was best for the patient. Dentistry, as it turns out, can be done differently. Dr. Grassi, seeing this, has made it her mission to provide her community with exceptional, relaxed, unrushed dental care.
After graduating from University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Grassi completed her general practice residency at Jersey City Medical Center. She went on to complete a 1-year oral surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, NY. 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 confidence that we take everywhere we go. When we aren’t happy with our smile it affects our confidence and stifles our inner brightness. At Luminé Dental Aesthetics we want to let all of your inner light shine through. We spend time with our patients, listening to their dental concerns and striving to provide everything they are looking for in their dental care. We aim to break down any barriers a patient may have with dental anxiety in our opulent office setting. With cutting edge technology we address all oral health concerns with the goal of building a strong foundation for a long lasting beautiful smile. Oral health is paramount to smile longevity and we provide our patients with the tools they need to obtain and maintain excellent oral health. At Luminé we want to give our patients their healthiest dream smile that lasts a lifetime.