Matthew T. Scaffa, DDS
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 P. Grecco
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 Associates 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.
Michele – Patient Coordinator
Michele recently joined our dental family. She majored in opera, and continued her education with dental certification as well as certificates in billing and coding. Michele is always willing to help, no matter what our patients’ goals and what treatment they are receiving. She enjoys being part of a collaborating dental team and helping each of our terrific patients. Michele is blessed with a wonderful family, including two sons. In her down time she spending time with family, weightlifting, and playing video games.
Gabriella (Gabby) Leuzzi — Dental Hygienist
Gabby has been a part of our practice since May of 2018. She graduated from Monmouth University with a biology major in 2016 before completing New York University’s dental hygiene program. Every year, she continues and renews her education so that she can provide the most advanced care for our patients. Gabby also has training in administering local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She excels at teaching patients about the importance of preventive care while also providing them with care that’s tailored to their specific needs. Outside of the office, Gabby loves to garden, travel and read. She’s an animal lover, too.