Melena Planzos, DMD, MS

Dr. Melena Planzos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, achieving the highest level of recognition in the specialty. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she received her dental degree. She then went on to complete a three-year postdoctoral specialty program at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where she received her Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. Dr. Planzos is exceptionally trained in conventional orthodontics as well as Invisalign. She received the Cangialosi American Board Initial Certification Scholarship and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics as well as the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics. 

Dr. Planzos grew up in a family of dentists and dental specialists and has a great appreciation for collaborative treatment planning. Her strong dental background and combined seven years of Ivy League dental education has enabled Dr. Planzos to have a comprehensive understanding of dentistry and incorporate orthodontics into multidisciplinary treatment planning. She shares our philosophy of providing the highest quality of care to our patients; and is warm and caring. 

Born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Dr. Melena Planzos is a proud member of the community. She is an alumna of the Genesis Program at Xaverian High school and Bishop Kearney High School. She attended SUNY Binghamton University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude and was inducted into the National Honors Society, Phi Beta Kappa. 

Dr. Melena and her family were all former patients of Dr. Graziano and she is very proud to be working along-side her mentor, Dr. Graziano.

John Graziano, DDS

Dr. John Graziano graduated from New York University College of Dentistry and then went on to receive his certificate in orthodontics. He, too, grew up in a family of dentists and dental specialists. In practice for over 40 years, Dr. Graziano has treated thousands of patients and his experience is second to none. Dr. Graziano is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, having achieved the highest level of expertise in the field. Dr. Graziano is proud to be serving the community for two generations and continues to practice in the same location.  
 
Dr. Graziano and Dr. Planzos make for a great team, combining a world of experience with a new perspective and latest technology. Both doctors share the same philosophy and enjoy taking a team approach to treatment planning.