Fredric Gaeta, DDS, FAGD
Seek and Share Your Passion
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.” – James A. Mitchener
It is my life’s goal to live with purpose, and that shows in both my work and personal life. For over 35 years, I’ve dedicated myself to providing a level of care above and beyond what my patients expect. In creating my patients’ smiles and improving their health, I understand that I also have a direct effect on their outlook on life.
Commitment to Education
My educational history is vast, and covers many subjects. When combined, it has given me a unique background and perspective in the field of dentistry and on my practice in general. I began at Nassau Community College where I earned my associate’s degree in Chemistry. I then earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Long Island University/CW Post College. After that, I continued on to receive my master’s degree in the Philosophy of Natural Science from Hofstra. To fulfill my goal of becoming a dentist, I attended Georgetown University for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and furthered my training by receiving a degree in anesthesiology and oral surgery from New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and UCLA.
As a commitment to my patients and to my own desire to learn, I also continue my education on a regular basis, having completed orthodontic training in Europe through the European Program of Graduates in Edgewise Therapy. I have continued my education all over the world, even practicing pediatric dentistry and periodontics in Switzerland for six years prior to opening my practice here.
- American Dental Academy of Anesthesiology, Fellow
- Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
- American Board of Dental Anesthesiology, Diplomate
Outside the Office
My primary joy, outside of my family and dentistry, is traveling around the planet doing Argentine tango. I study it on every continent, and have a school where I study and teach tango all over the world. My school here on the island, Echo Tango, is my jumping off point for organizing tango events in the area. Another love of mine is snowboarding, which I travel globally to do as well. Due to my travel, I have become fluent in Spanish, French, and English.
I have three sons of whom I am very proud. Vincent is photographer, Adrian is an actor in LA, and Alexandre is attending dental school at the University of Southern California.