Richmond County Dental Society


January 2019 Newsletter


Dr. Charles Mistretta

Dear Colleagues:


My greetings to all! The busy holidays have passed, and I wish a happy and healthy New Year to you and your families.


The Richmond County Dental Society (RCDS) is holding its 105th Annual Dinner Dance and Installation of Officers on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Richmond County Country Club. The officers to be inducted for 2019 are as follows:


Dr. Valerie Venterina – President

Dr. Charles Mistretta – President-Elect

Dr. Lydia Lam – Vice President

Dr. Sandra Scibetta – Treasurer

Dr. Joseph Merola – Secretary


The 2019 Board of Trustees are:

Dr. Ryan Barrett

Dr. Michael Costa (immediate past president)

Dr. Raymond Flagiello

Dr. Phyllis Merlino

Dr. Rebecca Orlick

Dr. Bryan Pieroni


The theme of this year’s installation is "Casino Night," which proved to be very successful last year. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the end of the evening. The deadline has been extended, so kindly RSVP with your seating preferences to Richmond County Dental Society, c/o Dr. Michael Costa, 62 Hart Boulevard, Staten Island NY, 10301. Please come and enjoy this formal event with your friends and colleagues.


Our November RCDS meeting was Past Presidents Night and featured Adam Koppelman, D.M.D., who presented a lecture titled "Integration of CBCT and 3D Printing to Fabricate Your Own Surgical Guides." The lecture was most informative and gave the attendees insight into the rapidly changing technology that affects us all in our daily practice. This meeting had an exceptional turnout; thank you to all who attended. Remember, unless otherwise indicated, all presentations at our RCDS membership meetings offer 2 CE credits toward your licensure requirements.


It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected passing of the 2017 RCDS president, Dr. Ralph G. Attanasi. Ralph, who was only 54 years old, brought a calming presence to all our meetings and served us well as our past president. He personally helped me as I moved up the ladder in our Society. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences are extended to his wife, Huong, and to the rest of his family.


I sincerely hope to see you all at our upcoming events.


Respectfully yours, 

Charles J. Mistretta, DDS

Richmond County Dental Society 2019 President-Elect


RCDS Schedule of Events