At East Lyme Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll find a dental team in East Lyme that values your oral health and puts you first. We can’t wait to meet you when you visit us for your smile care needs. We offer:
Dr. Joseph Palumbo enjoys using his comprehensive range of clinical skills to help patients achieve the bright, beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. He treats his patients on a personal, caring basis, giving them giving them comfort, satisfaction and 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 residency in general dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn NY, he and Dr. Yousuf formed East Lyme Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2000.
Dr. Palumbo holds a fellowship in dental implants from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He also 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 the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), CEREC Doctors, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH).
He resides in Old Saybrook with his wife and four children.
Dr. Sami Yousuf graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in engineering science. He received his doctorate degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Yousuf furthered his study by pursuing advanced education in general dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1998.
In 2005, Dr. Yousuf was awarded a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, where he demonstrated an exceptional interest in the advancement of implant dentistry. In 2006, he completed advanced training in cosmetic and smile makeover dentistry under the supervision of acclaimed cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Rosenthal.
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 Implantologists, 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.
Dr. LaGuardia graduated with a degree in finance from St. John’s University. He continued his studies with a degree in biology from the NY Institute of Technology. In 1999 he received his DMD degree from Tufts University.
Dr. LaGuardia has been in private practice since 2007. His practice in Port Jefferson, NY, focused mainly on family dentistry with an emphasis on preventive care. He currently lives in southeastern Connecticut, an area where he previously vacationed.
In his free time he enjoys attending his son’s hockey games and his daughter’s dance performances. Other hobbies include golf, travel, and physical fitness. He enjoys serving his patients in East Lyme with the highest level of quality care and compassion.
Our staff has the experience and passion you deserve from a dental care provider. At East Lyme Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how important it is to treat every patient with respect and without judgment, no matter what state of their smile.
Our staff loves treating the patients of East Lyme. When you visit us, you’ll find a welcoming team that treats you just like a family member. We love helping patients reveal their best smiles and can’t wait to help you transform yours. You are never just another patient here, but an individual with unique needs and smile goals.
"The entire staff from reception, dental hygienists to Dr Pulmbo are all AMAZING! if you have a fear of dentist this is the place to go! They all make you feel comfortable! I have a severe dentist phobia and I have not missed an appointment since changing to them. I have tried so many dentists and no office makes me feel ok about my phobia."