A graduate of Waltham MA High School, Tufts University, and Tufts Dental School, Dr.Valentino has practiced general dentistry for over 37 years. For the first three years of his career, he served as an officer in the Navy Dental Corps, training under board certified specialists in all the dental disciplines. A Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry since 1984, Dr. Valentino has taken over 1600 hours of continuing education in order to offer his patients the most advanced techniques in modern dentistry. He has lectured on computers and other topics to his colleagues in his dental study club.
Dr. Valentino’s practice philosophy is a simple one: dentistry should still be all about service–not sales. He strives to inform and educate his patients, elicit their goals and desires, and help them achieve these. He recognizes that a patient’s goals–for reasons of physical tolerance, age, and financial means–can range from the ultimate cosmetic makeover to just getting by safely. He wants to get back to the spirit of old fashioned doctoring: putting himself in the patient’s place. That means friendliness, genuine concern, and taking the time to listen and to plainly explain all your options so that you can make the best decisions about your health care.
With the groundwork of understanding and respect established, Dr. Valentino’s first concern is his patient’s comfort and safety. He is sympathetic to his patient’s fears and well versed in anxiety reducing and pain control methods. He hopes that his patients feel that they are visiting the home of a trusted family friend.
Dr.Valentino and his wife Cindy enjoy jazz dancing and are enthusiastic supporters of local theater and community activities. Other interests include cooking, gardening, woodworking, antiquing, electronics, and traveling throughout New England.
Affiliations and Achievements
- M.S.(Biochemistry), 1974 Tufts University
- Awarded full scholarship to Tufts Dental School by U.S. Navy, 1975
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1984
- Member of the Mass. Dental Society and the American Dental Assn.