Rochester, NY Dentist Dr. Adriana PalacioJust eight months ago, Dr. Adriana Palacio joined our staff and team at Contemporary Dentistry. We welcomed her to our practice with open arms and love having her on our team. To help patients get to know this new face at our dental practice a little better, we thought it would be helpful to learn more about Dr. Palacio’s background and what inspired her to get into dentistry as a career. Read this Q and A with Dr. Palacio below to learn more.

What inspired you to become a dentist?

While on a mission trip to Peru, I spent time with my uncle who practices as a general dentist.  He primarily serves impoverished people of his community, with his top priority being to improve their quality of life.  Seeing first-hand how he could change their smile, and in turn, their life, resonated with me and was the first time I considered dentistry as a career.

Did you consider any other careers before committing to dentistry?

I considered other careers in medicine but loved that dentistry allowed me to combine my love of science and art into one profession.

How long have you worked at Contemporary Dentistry? What made you want to work here?

I have worked here for about 8 months. I believe in the importance of patient-centered care, and CD makes it a priority to focus on patients’ oral health and overall well-being.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I enjoy playing a part in improving a patient’s life, whether it be getting them out of pain, improving oral function, or giving them a reason to smile again.

What are your favorite procedures to perform?

I enjoy extractions and prepping for crowns.

What area of dentistry do you find more intriguing and why? Do you plan to specialize in that area?

I enjoy both prosthodontics and oral surgery but do not plan on specializing because general dentistry allows for the opportunity to tackle all the different aspects of dental medicine.

What’s your favorite part about working at Contemporary Dentistry?

Working with and learning from Drs. Messer, Belous, and Calcagno

What advice do you wish every patient would take?

Floss every day!

Is there anything else you would like your patients to know about you?

I pride myself in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all patients, easing anxious patients into their treatment, getting patients out of pain, and providing them with the best dental care.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time when you’re not practicing dentistry?

I enjoy playing tennis, going to the ballet, learning how to cook, and spending time with my family and friends.

Dr. Adriana Palacio Education Background

Dr. Adriana Palacio is a Rochester, NY native and attended the University of Rochester where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. After completing her bachelor’s, she went on to earn a Master of Science from Chatham University before attending New York University to earn her Dental Degree. To finish her training as a dentist, Dr. Palacio completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Currently, she is a member of the American Dental Association, Seventh District Dental Society, and the New York Dental Association. 

Book An Appointment with Dr. Adriana Palacio in Rochester, NY Today

If you’re searching for a new dentist in Rochester, NY, consider booking an appointment with Dr. Adriana Palacio. Dr. Palacio can help you with a wide range of dental treatments to help you achieve and maintain good oral health.

During your first appointment with our Rochester, NY dentist, Dr. Palacio will complete a full dental exam. This may involve taking x-rays in addition to completing a full examination of your teeth. Dr. Palacio will look in your mouth and on your x-rays for signs of tooth decay, plaque and tartar buildup, gum disease, and any other signs of problems in your oral health.

After completing her exam, she will let you know if she’s found any problems. If there are any problems, she will present you with the best treatment options available to resolve the problem. We want to treat the problem as early as possible to prevent it from getting worse or further affecting your overall health. Dr. Palacio will ask you if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health or smile aesthetics. She will answer your questions and recommend any necessary treatments like cosmetic dentistry that can help.

Unless you need additional treatments or have any questions, we can send you on your way with freshly cleaned teeth. Book an appointment with Dr. Palacio today by calling (585) 244-3337. She looks forward to helping you achieve your best oral and overall health yet!