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

Maintain Your Smile with Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams

Oral health concerns are often the result of letting smaller issues such as cavities and irritated gums go untreated for long periods of time. To safeguard against this possibility and lay the foundations for optimal oral health, Dr. Joseph Mormino recommends that patients schedule dental cleanings and exams at least twice a year. At our practice in Staten Island, NY, patients can receive a full cleaning, a comprehensive evaluation of their oral health, and recommendations from the dentist on how to maintain good oral hygiene.

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Dr. Mormino typically recommends cleanings every six months to keep your smile as bright and healthy as possible.

Why Cleanings and Exams Matter

Oral health can have an impact on far more than just your teeth. A number of studies have demonstrated a significant correlation between oral health conditions and a wide range of dangerous health problems, such as:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Strokes

While tooth decay and periodontal disease do not cause these conditions, they are often warning signs. In some cases, they may even exacerbate the problem. For example, inflamed gums caused by periodontitis can weaken the body’s ability to control blood sugar, which can lead to Type II diabetes.

The mouth is often considered by many dentists to be the gateway to your health. By keeping your smile free from dangerous bacteria and identifying signs of disease early, we can minimize risk.


Cleanings and exams are just one part of the general maintenance we offer as part of our preventive care treatments. While every patient has different health needs, we typically recommend that you come in for a cleaning every six months. For patients suffering from periodontal disease or similar conditions, Dr. Mormino may suggest more frequent appointments. 

What to Expect During Your Appointment

In most cases, a dental cleaning is broken down into several parts: a preemptive discussion, a comprehensive examination of the mouth, and the removal of plaque build-up. After asking about your general oral health, the doctor can conduct a thorough visual and tactile exam of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. If you have not had an oral cancer screening recently, he will typically incorporate that into your examination, as well. The results of this evaluation can help him make recommendations for restorative treatment, if necessary.  

Our number one priority is to provide care in an environment you are comfortable in.

After this examination, he can usually proceed directly to the removal of plaque. Made up of trapped food and small colonies of bacteria, plaque and tartar along the surface of your teeth can often lead to receding and bleeding gums, tooth loss, and even bone atrophy.By removing it, we can prevent more serious conditions from developing and keep your smile looking as bright as possible.


We understand that many patients are anxious about visiting the dentist and our number one priority is to provide care in an environment you are comfortable in. Our friendly team is here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about a specific treatment, the process, and what you can expect both prior to and after your cleaning and exam. We also provide sedation options to help you relax during your appointment. 

Schedule Your Cleaning and Exam

To set up a time for your cleaning, we recommend that you give us a call directly at (718) 876-9100 or send us a message directly through the website. A member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible to verify your appointment. 

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104 Windsor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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