Louis Franklin DeSantis, DDS, FACP
Over 30 years of Dental and Prosthodontic experience
Board Certified - Diplomate: American Board of Prosthodontists
Associate Clinical Professor: New York University College of Dentistry, Department of Post Graduate Prosthodontics.
- The International College of Dentists
- The American College of Dentists
- The Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics
- The American College of Prosthodontists
Post-Doctorate Certification in Prosthodontics: Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
DDS: New York University College of Dentistry
BS: Wagner College with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Religion
Awards: Academy of General Dentistry "Outstanding Clinical Senior Student", Bernard E. Rudner Award for "Excellence in Family Practice", and the Sigma Kappa Epsilon Award for Excellence, and Highest Honors for Fixed Prosthodontics
"I believe that excellence is not just a goal -- it is a philosophy and a way of life. My staff and I are committed to delivering this level of excellence to every patient. As a restorative dental specialist, I work to help my patients enjoy all the benefits of proper speech, dental function and aesthetics for life.”
Dr. DeSantis both mentors and teaches young Doctors working on their Post Doctorate Certification in Prosthodontics at New York University. By incorporating Post-Doctoral Education into his busy schedule, Dr. DeSantis keeps on the cutting edge of Dental Education and knowledge.
Dr. DeSantis was born and raised on Staten Island and is a graduate of New Dorp High School and Wagner College. Although he chose to practice in the neighborhood where he was raised, his patients have been referred not only from the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, but from as far away as India, Russia, Italy, and Canada.
Dr. DeSantis lives with his wife Gina and family here on Staten Island. A leader in the dental community, Dr. DeSantis is the past President of the Richmond County Dental Society, the Italian Dental Society of Greater New York and the Greater Staten Island Study Club.
An advocate for the Staten Island community, Dr. DeSantis has served the Staten Island community as a former board member of the Alice Austin Museum, the Lynn Robbins Steinman Foundation and Project Hospitality. He was honored by Project Hospitality with the Les Trautmann award for “Outstanding Contribution to the People of Staten Island” He was recognized by the American Red Cross for his volunteer work providing emergency dental treatment to local victims of Hurricane Sandy and by the American Legion Cespino-Russo Post for “Humanitarianism and Patriotism” for his commitment to help the children of active duty servicemen and women.
In his leisure time Dr. DeSantis can be seen and heard playing his tenor and alto sax