Dr. Michael Gelb



Dr. Michael Gelb is a highly rated author and speaker on TMJ, sleep apnea, sleep disorders and chronic headache treatments. After graduating from Columbia University with a DDS degree, he received his MS degree at SUNY Buffalo in Neuromuscular Research.  Dr.Gelb went on to become Clinical Professor at NYU where he directed the TMJ and Orofacial Pain program. Dr Gelb provides solutions for dentists to incorporate Airway and Sleep into their practices. He is also the cofounder of The Foundation of Airway Health and it’s Airway Summit. Dr.Gelb is the coauthor of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness and maintains a private practice in NYC and White Plains. He has pioneered AirwayCentric Medical and Dental education and recently developed the ACG Day Night Appliance System.

Dr. Bob Conte


Dr. Bob Conte graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and has been in private practice in Warwick, RI for the past 24 years.  The busy 2 doctor practice is a largely restorative-based with CEREC at the core of everyday activities.

Dr. Conte has lectured nationally and internationally on the CEREC workflow.

  • 11 Years CEREC experience
  • Sirona Software and Hardware Beta Tester
  •  Henry Schein/ Patterson Basic and Advanced Trainer
  • Faculty CerecDoctors.com
  • Moderator RI/SE Mass CEREC Study Club

Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis


Dr. Cosmo received his education at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and Boston University School of Dental Medicine, specializing in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics.

Dr. Cosmo has served on the faculty at Boston University Department of Orthodontics from 2000-2005, his office was a clinical research site for Tufts University Department of Orthodontics and continues to perform research with Boston University, and St. Barnabas Orthodontic residency in NY, to create new techniques and products that advance orthodontic treatment. He has attained Diplomate status with the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Cosmo has published articles in Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontics, and Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery, and lectures to doctors and residents on new developments in the field of orthodontics. He serves as an advisor for medical and orthodontic companies such as Envisiontech 3D printers, American Orthodontics, and Radius Innovation. In 2004, Dr. Cosmo was chosen as a beta site for the testing and improvement of 3M’s programmed orthodontic brace system.

In 2009, Dr. Cosmo was integral in creating one of the first-ever cloud-based and secure, interdisciplinary communication tools, called OrthoTracker, which allowed doctors to share information easily and effectively about mutual patients and coordinated treatment.

In the field of 3D imaging, Dr. Cosmo was involved in the early stages of Anatomage Imaging, providing clinical diagnostic aids used today and was the first in Rhode Island to use CBCT imaging for diagnostic orthodontic management.

He holds several patents in the field of dentistry and orthodontics including the first portable drug free pulse-wave pain alleviation device used in orthodontics and dentistry called The Dental Pain Eraser.

Dr. Cosmo is active locally within the dental community as an orthodontic contributor to several study clubs, including the Seattle Study Club. He is a member of the Cranston Dental Society (past president in 2000-2002), and of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Rhode Island Dental Association, and Rhode Island Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Dean Vafiadis


Dr. Dean Vafiadis received his dental degree and Prosthodontic specialty training at New York University College of Dentistry. He is currently the Director of the Full-Mouth Rehabilitation CE course at NYU. He is an Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at NYU College of Dentistry. He has lectures nationally and abroad for NYU Continuing Education department.

Dr. Vafiadis published and lectured on various topics such as Aesthetics, Implant designs, Computer restorations, Ceramic materials and Occlusion. He is the founder of the New York Smile Institute in NY. It is an educational center, full service laboratory and learning facility as well as a private practice location for a multi-specialty practice for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. Currently he is lecturing for the Continuing Education program at NYUCD for Dental Districts in US, Europe and Asia.

His patient base includes many Celebrities, Sports Figures, Fortune 500 Company executives, Producers, Directors and Writers in the film industry, Executives in the Fashion world and World renown Chefs and Restaurant Owners. He maintains his private practice Valentino Building near Rockefeller Center.

He is currently on a World Tour of Digital Realities of Dentistry, lecturing at 38 cities, in 7 countries , in 3 continents. Dr. Vafiadis primary professional mission is to educate, publish and invent new technologies that will help change the dental profession and patients lives. He is a member of several professional organizations, including ACP, AAED, AO, AAID, ICOI, AACD and the ADA.

Michael Varallo, DMD
Founder, Nantucket Dental Society & Ho-Ho-Kus Dental Associates

Dr. Michael Varallo, DMD

Dr. Michael Varallo is the founder of Nantucket Dental Society and Ho-Ho-Kus Dental Associates.

His management approach at Ho-Ho-Kus Dental focuses on patient's perspective and care. He states, “The time is long overdue for medical practices to act like a business and serve its customers.” Since implementing his patient-focus business plan in 2000, Dr. Varallo's business practice has more than doubled its gross revenues.

Dr. Varallo is both fundamental and innovative in his practice and is one of the first non prosthodontists in the United States trained to restore implants.

As founder of Nantucket Dental Society, Dr. Varallo is a strong proponent of continuing education and is dedicated to the realization that we are in the “Golden age of Dentistry.” His workshops focus on the simple but proven procedures which benefit the everyday dental practice. 

Dr. Varallo has been named as one of NJ's Top Dentists by NJ Monthly Magazine in 2009 and 2014. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.