Dr. Matthew Thomas Scaffa graduated from New York University in 1985 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and has been working as a dentist on Staten Island, NY, for nearly 30 years. Before attending dental school, he completed his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at Stony Brook University. To ensure that he keeps abreast of emerging technologies and procedures in dentistry, Dr. Scaffa annually averages about 20 Continuing Education (CE) units. In addition, he is a member of the American Dental Association and the 2nd District Dental Society. To provide the highest possible level of care to his patients, he has received advanced training in implant dentistry, Invisalign® and Lumineers® cosmetic veneers.
Dr. Scaffa opened his practice on Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY, in 1985, moved his practice to a larger office at 127 Foster Road, Staten Island, NY, in 1988 and then moved for the final time to an even larger office and his current location (112 Foster Road, Staten Island, NY) in 2000. He continually seeks to provide professional and high-quality dental care for his patients. In doing so, he hopes to always “over-deliver” for his patients so that they will have healthy and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Scaffa’s family is extremely important to him. He has been blessed with three sons and his wonderful wife. They have been and will always be his driving force and his strength. One of Dr. Scaffa’s hobbies is SCUBA diving, and he has earned his PADI certification for SCUBA.
Dr. Jean Grecco received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from Syracuse University. She then attended the New York University College of Dentistry, graduating in 2016. She continues her education frequently, regularly attending New York County, Second District and Richmond County Dental Society meetings. Dr. Grecco has practiced dentistry in the Staten Island area since July 2016 when she began her residency training at Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health. She is a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Grecco received advanced training as a Chief Resident at SIUH Northwell Health, where she was able to further her education in periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry. She received the Excellence C.A.R.E. award from SIUH for providing superior care and constantly pursuing excellence while treating patients as a resident.
Dr. Grecco’s goal as a dentist is to make sure that her patients are completely safe. She firmly believes that there is nothing more important than educating and fully informing patients on their oral health, and always wants her patients to feel empowered with the knowledge that she provides and happy to form new habits when maintaining their oral health.
Dr. Grecco’s family has been practicing medicine in Staten Island for over 30 years, and she is honored to follow in their footsteps and provide the same kind, thoughtful and considerate care to the people of Staten Island. Dr. Grecco and her husband are avid Syracuse basketball fans, and love their mini goldendoodle, Charlie.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly, welcoming team at Dental Arts Center is happy to serve you and your family. We work hand in hand with Dr. Matthew Scaffa to provide the services you need to reach and keep healthy, brilliant smiles. We welcome you to contact our office today at 718-948-4393 to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Staten Island, New York.
Kristin — Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristin is a registered dental hygienist who has been working with Dr. Matthew Scaffa for over ten years. Kristin has been a constant referral source of family and friends to this office since she first started with Dr. Matthew Scaffa. She strives to provide the best cleanings for our patients, and many patients commend her on giving them “the best cleaning they have ever had!” Every October, you can see Kristin participate in the 37-mile AVON® Walk to End Breast Cancer.
Elizabeth (Liz) – Dental Hygienist
Liz graduated from the New York City College of Technology in June 2018. Before earning her associate degree in dental hygiene, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology at Stony Brook University. Liz joined our team in 2018, and makes it her mission to provide the best care possible while keeping her patients comfortable and informed. She enjoys working as a team to help our patients maintain overall health through preventive care and other treatments. Liz continues her education as often as possible, and is constantly reading up on the newest procedures and research. She attends the Greater NY Dental Show yearly, and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). She has been awarded the Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Professionalism by the Second District Dental Society of New York.
Liz is happily married to her husband, Michael. They welcomed their first child, Isabella, on July 4th, 2018. Outside of the office Liz is a documentary enthusiast!
Connie — Front Desk Receptionist
Since July 2015, Connie has worked with us as our front desk receptionist. One of her favorite parts of working at our office is that she has been welcomed as a team player. Everyone in the office strives for improvement and tries to be receptive to new concepts and ideas in order to create a better practice for Dr. Matthew Scaffa, our team and, of course, our patients. Connie also loves that everyone respects each other and their roles. In addition to treating all of our patients and team members with the utmost respect, Connie is also a great multi-tasker and is happy to help you with scheduling your appointments, answering your calls and working with insurance companies to help resolve any insurance issues. Connie is always eager to learn new ways to improve her position to help the office run more productively and effectively. She is married to her husband, John, and they have a son also named John. When she isn’t working, Connie loves to cook and cater food.
Donna — Dental Assistant & Front Desk Receptionist
For over 25 years, Donna has worked at our practice as a registered dental assistant and front desk receptionist. She strives to help our patients keep their mouths healthy and bright. For the entirety of her time at Dr. Matthew Scaffa’s office, she has noticed the unrelenting attention our team gives to our patients. It has been wonderful for her to see Dr. Scaffa’s lifelong patients grow with this practice — patients that were children when they first started coming to our practice are now parents themselves. Donna is proud to work at Dr. Matthew Scaffa’s office and be friends with many of his patients. She really enjoys seeing and greeting the patients that she has watched grow up. Donna is married to her husband, Matthew, and they have three children, Christopher, Dominic and Anthony. In her free time, she enjoys drawing/coloring and writing poems and short stories.
Shqiptare (Tara) — Dental Assistant
Tara joined our team in 2018. She works hard to make our patients feel comfortable and contributes many new ideas to better assist Dr. Scaffa and our team and help Dental Arts Center succeed in our objective of caring for our patients. Tara’s favorite part of each day is connecting with the people who visit our office. Tara was born in Brooklyn and loves learning about everything — cultures, history, life and more! She is one of four sisters, and her hobbies include drawing, reading, movies, makeup and photography. She also enjoys astrology and zodiac signs.
Maria — Dental Hygienist
After graduating from the New York City College of Technology in 2018 and receiving her associate degree in dental hygiene, Maria joined our dental team here in Staten Island, New York. Her education continues each day as she promotes the best patient care possible. She has been practicing dental hygiene in Manhattan and Staten Island since graduating and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Prior to being a dental hygienist, Maria worked as an orthodontic assistant for five years. She has good experience with families and children, and a surplus of knowledge pertaining to the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Maria has also taken the training to become CPR and AED certified. Her goals as a dental hygienist are to provide care specified to each patient’s needs and make the dental office a place where patients feel comfortable and satisfied after each appointment, smiling brighter than the one they came in with.