Phillip J. DeJesus, DDS, MAGD, FICOI – General and Implant Dentist
Dr. Phillip J. DeJesus earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 1988 from Fordham University. He went on to graduate from SUNY Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. His drive led him to St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, where he spent two years in one of the most demanding general practice residencies in America. He served as Chief Resident there in 1994 and remained on staff for several years after he left the program to help instruct the students who came after him.
John Rallo, DDS – Periodontist
Dr. John Rollo earned his Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and French from Amherst College in 1980. He worked in the petrochemical industry for several years before moving on to New York University College of Dentistry. He graduated in 1987 as valedictorian of his class. He spent the next three years working at Manhattan Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he specialized in both general dentistry and periodontal dentistry. He also worked as chief resident and earned his periodontal specialty certificate.
Peter Yelizar, DDS
Dr. Peter Yelizar is our newest doctor. He joined DeJesus Dental Group in 2013. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in only three years from Queens College, Dr. Yelizar took a break from the books so that he could travel and explore his passion for photography. He soon returned and earned his doctoral degree from New York University College of Dentistry. During his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Dr. Yelizar learned to merge his loves of science, art, and altruism in order to create gorgeous smiles like those he captured on film during his travels.
Isaak Yelizar, D.D.S. – Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Isaak Yelizar graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with highest honors. He was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and earned several scholastic awards. He then moved on to a general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he fell in love with orthodontics. His hard work led to an orthodontic residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Yelizar is very proud to be a board certified orthodontist, an honor bestowed by the American Board of Orthodontics.
William J. Cappello, D.M.D.
Dr. William J. Cappello received his B.A. degree in Biology from Clemson University and his D.M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Cappello was a Merit Scholar, on the Dean’s List, and graduated in the top 10% of his class in clinical dentistry. He was awarded the Dr. Alfred Osher Scholarship and was presented with the Special Care in Dentistry Award for Outstanding Performance.