From our Family to Yours, we hope and pray that everyone in your life is healthy and feeling well. To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement and fear is normal. However, Faith is what fuels us through times of fear and uncertainty. Many of you have reached out to see if our office is open during this crisis. Please rest assured that as Healthcare Providers, treating patients is what we do. The Infection Control and Anti-viral protocols that we have practiced for 30 years to protect our Patients and Staff from viruses stronger than Covid-19 is what the rest of the world is just catching up to now. So the answer is YES we are open for treating emergency patients on an as needed basis and taking care of patient's needs. Our On-Site Laboratory also makes us uniquely qualified to handle emergencies in a timely and efficient way.

Additionally, many dental offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn have simply shut their doors completely during this crisis leaving many patients with emergencies and potential infections in need. The last thing we want is for those patients to resort to emergency rooms when hospitals and staff are already extremely overburdened. Rest assured that we and our On-Site Lab are welcoming new emergency patients in need, to treat you and your family in a timely and safe way.

We are also working on a proprietary method to perform consultations using tele-dentistry and should have a method on-line to help patients with that soon.

Humans are resilient, New Yorkers even more than most!!! We will get through this. We are here to help however we can.

Dr. Joseph T. Mormino and Staff Lauren Lisa Anne Marie Mary Annie Gladys Stephanie

Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

How to Detect Oral Cancer

By SEO Admin on January 31, 2011

Staten Island Cosmetic Dentist

Each year, more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States. Oral cancer is an aggressive disease that requires early diagnosis for effective treatment. When it comes to the diagnosis of oral cancer, the signs and symptoms are not always obvious. That is why it is essential to visit our Staten Island cosmetic dentist regularly for routine check-ups and oral cancer screenings.

Signs and Symptoms

Here are just a few of the symptoms of oral cancer:

  • White or red lesions inside the mouth or throat

  • A lump or growth in the soft tissue of the mouth

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

  • Ear pain

  • Jaw soreness or swelling

  • Numbness inside the mouth

  • Feeling of something stuck in the throat

Diagnosis and Treatment

The good news is that new technology is making it easier than ever before for our Staten Island cosmetic dentist to diagnose oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings usually begin with a physical exam of the mouth, cheeks, neck, and tongue. If there are any unusual lesions, growths, or patches of discolored skin, the next step is to evaluate the patient using some of the new handheld devices that can identify cancerous oral tissue.


In the time between dental visits, it is a good idea to monitor your own health by performing a quick physical test. Look at your mouth and neck in the mirror and check for any swelling, growths, or discoloration. Check your inner lips, cheeks, and gums for any tenderness or swelling. If you find anything out of the ordinary, it is best to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Contact Our Staten Island Cosmetic Dentist

Contact our office today to schedule an exam or to speak with a Staten Island porcelain veneers specialist. Cosmetic dentist Joseph Mormino can examine your mouth and develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

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