Dr. Melissa L. Perrino , DDS - Merrick Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Melissa Perrino is a lifetime Long Islander and longtime fan of teeth and dentistry. She grew up in Bellmore and recently moved to Dix Hills. In 2012, Dr. Melissa joined her father, Dr. Aldo Perrino, in his Merrick general dental practice. She enjoys working with her father because they are always learning from each other. Now a dental duo, Drs. Aldo and Melissa attend many dental meetings and continuing education classes together to further enrich their skills and keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry. Dr. Melissa truly finds general dentistry enjoyable and rewarding because she is able to get to know patients over the years and to help them with their long term oral health goals.
For her undergraduate and graduate education, Dr. Melissa took a brief detour through upstate New York. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 2006. She then attended the SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Melissa completed her General Practice Residency in 2011 at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. After spending those years upstate, she also learned a few things about driving in snowy conditions!
Dr. Melissa is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Nassau County Dental Society.
When Dr. Melissa is not in the office, you can find her spending time with family and friends, cooking, running, drawing and painting, and slacklining.