Meet Your Boca Raton Dentist
Dr. Gerard Cuomo
One of seven children, Dr. Cuomo was raised in upstate New York where he was exposed to the beauty of nature and art at a young age. He learned the nuances of charcoal and pastels in high school, then honed his artistic skills in ceramic arts while earning a BA degree in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University. It was while at FAU that he decided to blend his artistic skills with medicine and chose dentistry as a career. He moved to Chicago where he earned his dental degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1984. Following graduation, he moved back to Florida and has been practicing in south Florida ever since.
As a practicing dentist, Dr. Cuomo recognized the need to perform dentistry at a higher level. In 2002, he designed a dental microscope system which is in place at his office as well as other offices and dental labs. An innovator in his field, Dr. Cuomo teaches, lectures, and publishes articles on the benefits of microscopic dentistry. With all these accomplishments, what Dr. Cuomo enjoys most is improving patients’ smiles and educating patients about their dental health. Dr. Cuomo is also the executive director of the Pre-Dental Mentorship Program at Florida Atlantic University. He created and teaches a 10-week course which allows students to engage in an interactive dental experience before making the decision to pursue their dental career. He has touched, and continues to touch, the lives of many pre-dental students and thoroughly enjoys giving back to his alma mater. Dr. Cuomo’s ongoing support for this program, lead to his receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from FAU in 2012.
Happily married to his wife, Phyllis, for over 30 years, Dr. Cuomo is the proud father of three grown children--twin boys and a daughter--and grandfather "Pop" to three grandchildren. Dr. Cuomo’s love of art still runs strong. When he’s not crafting beautiful smiles, he enjoys “throwing clay on the wheel” and watching pottery take shape in his hands. He also loves capturing the beauty of nature in photography, loves sports (especially baseball), and spending time with family.
Dr. Cuomo’s professional associations include:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Atlantic Coast District Dental Association (ACDDA)
- Florida Dental Association (FDA)
- South Palm Beach County Dental Association (SPBCDA)
- Florida Atlantic University (Executive Director, Pre-Dental Mentorship Program)