Meet The Doctors

Joseph Palumbo, DDS


Dr. Joseph Palumbo enjoys using his comprehensive range of clinical skills to help patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. In his care, patients are treated on a personal, caring basis, and find comfort and satisfaction with their results.

Dr. Palumbo received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook before earning his doctorate degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. After completing an advanced education in General Dentistry from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn NY, he and Dr. Yousuf formed East Lyme Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2000.

Dr. Palumbo also holds a fellowship certification in dental implants from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers from the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry in New York City.

Dr. Palumbo’s other affiliations include Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Cerec Doctors Assoc., American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH).

Dr. Palumbo resides in Old Saybrook with his wife and four children.

Sami Yousuf, DDS


Dr. Yousuf graduated from the State University of New York Stony Brook, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science. He received his Doctorate Degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Yousuf furthered his study by obtaining a degree of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1998. In 2005, Dr. Yousuf was awarded a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, where he demonstrated an exceptional interest in the advancement of Implant Dentistry. In 2006, Dr. Yousuf completed advanced training in cosmetic, and smile makeover dentistry, under the supervision of acclaimed cosmetic dentist, Dr. Larry Rosenthal in New York City.

Dr. Yousuf has been in private practice in Norwich, CT since 1998, and East Lyme, CT since 2000. He is an active member of the New London County Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology, and International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. In his time away from the practice and study of Dentistry he enjoys spending time with his three daughters, hiking, cooking, and golfing.

Brian Bottaro, DMD


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