Gerald P. Curatola, D.D.S.
Executive Director of Bioregulatory Dentistry
Dr. Gerry Curatola is an internationally recognized biologic restorative dentist with more than 35 years of clinical practice experience. Dr. Curatola studied neuroscience at Colgate University and attended dental school at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry where he now serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. Dr. Curatola attended Harvard Medical School’s programs in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 1996-97, and he was first mentored in holistic health sciences by Dr. Alan Pressman in 1983.
Dr. Curatola serves on the Fellowship Committee for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), and is a member of the International Academy of Biologic Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM), the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Curatola dedicated the Curatola Wing for Clinical Research at New York University to promote translational research in 2006.
He is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists, the Leading Physicians of the World, Who’s Who Amongst Professionals, and Top Dentists of New York. Dr. Curatola is the recipient of the Acton Medal at NYU for outstanding contributions to the University. Having published extensively in professional and lay publications, Dr. Curatola’s new book, The Mouth-Body Connection, released by Hachette Publishing, explores the bi-directional relationship behind oral health and systemic wellness.
As a pioneer in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in the mid-1980’s, Dr. Curatola consulted in the research and development of many restorative materials, and he has lectured internationally to over 10,000 dentists on advanced composite technologies, and all ceramic restorations in more than 12 countries including China and India. Dr. Curatola also helped pioneer the clinical introduction of CAD/CAM dentistry (3-D printing) since 1993, and studied with CEREC inventor, Dr. Werner Mormann, at the Univ. of Zurich, Switzerland. He was among the first CEREC 1 users in clinical practice in the United States.
In 1996, Dr. Curatola turned his interest to the human microbiome and the relationship of oral health to systemic wellness. He began his research on the biocompatibility of many dental materials especially in oral care products and is the co-inventor of the first “prebiotic” oral care formulation, Revitin, based on emerging oral microbiome science. Considered an authority on the Oral Microbiome, he now has more than 20 years of research experience, and he lectures extensively on this topic.