John Lucchese, Jr., DDS

John Lucchese - General Dentist

John Lucchese, Jr., DDS

Dr. John Lucchese Jr. is going on his 35th year of practicing Dentistry. He has over 2500 continuing educational hours of Advanced Dentistry. He comes from a Family of Dentists, born and raised in the Village of Kenmore, Buffalo, NY, USA. Dr. John has been blessed with many talents. He plays many sports and is very musical. He loves helping patients to have a healthy beautiful functional smiles!

Dr. John V. Lucchese Jr., DDS, GRP, PPED, FAGD, FIDFE, FICOI, MIAMDI, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Graduate Residency Program, Post graduate Program of Esthetic Dentistry, Fellowship of Academy of General Dentistry, Fellowship International Dento-Facial Esthetics, Fellowship International Congress Oral Implants, Mastership International Academy of Mini Dental Implants.


  • High School: St. Joseph Collegiate Institute 1976
  • College: Canisius College B.S. Chemistry 1980
  • Dental School: SUNY@Buffalo Dental, Doctor of Dental Surgery 1984
  • NERBS Score: North East Regional Board Scores: (Restorative 100, Periodontal 98, Prosthodontics 97)
  • GRP: General Resident Program @ ECMC Hospital 1985
  • FAGD: Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry 1992
  • PPED: Post Graduate Program of Esthetic Dentistry @ Case Western Reserve University 1992
  • FIDFE: Fellowship International Dento-Facial Esthetics 2002
  • INVISALIGN: Certification in Invisalign 2003, 2011
  • FICOI: Fellowship International Congress of Oral Implantology 2007
  • PARENTAL SEDATION LICENSE OF NYS: St. Josephs’ Hospital, Patterson, New Jersey, IV Sedation and Oral Sedation License of NYS 2012
  • LASER DENTISTRY: Assoc. Fellowship of WCLI Institute (World Clinical Laser & Imaging Institute) Biolase (Er, Cr: YSGG Laser) of Hard and Soft tissue, 2013
  • MAGD: 600 hours towards a Mastership of Academy of General Dentistry

Externships and Internships:


  • Externship at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf l982-83
  • Externship at West Seneca Developmental Center 1982-83
    Internship at Children’s Hospital 1983
    Interceptive Orthodontics SUNY Buffalo, 1983-84

Dr. John V Lucchese, Sr. One of the first Dentist in WNY using an Autoclave in 1958, Proficient with Nitrous Oxide, Prosthetics, Functional Orthodontic appliances and General Dentistry
Dr. Frank Graziano, Uncle and mentor of Endodontics, Assoc. Dean of Education @ SUNY Buffalo and Director of the Endodontic Program 1966 – 1976
Dr. Philip Galeota, Oral Surgeon, Prominent and well respected Oral Surgeon of WNY, 1982 – Mentored in Local Anesthesia and Extractions
Dr. James McMullen, Periodontist, Post-Graduate Instructor @ SUNY Buffalo, Mentored in Periodontal Surgery, l982- assisted at his office w Full Thickness Flap, Apically Repositioned Periodontal Tissue, Osseous Recontouring Surgery
Dr. Michael Marfino, Periodontist, Mentored in Occlusal Adjustments, (Secondary Periodontal Trauma), Kinesiology Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, Neuromuscular Occlusal Therapy 1984 – Present
Dr. Milton Brown, Prosthodontist, Prof. of Prosthetics @ SUNY Buffalo, All Porcelain Crowns, Hybrid Crowns
Dr. Michael Talluto, General Dentist and Pankey Institute Recipient, Mentored in Rehabilitative General Dental Cases
Dr. Basil Arnone, General Dentist Mentored Behavioral Management of Patients
Dr. Sal Graziano, General Dentist in Connecticut, Pankey Recipient, Rehabilitative General Dentistry
Dr. William Ziter, Chief Director of Oral Surgery @ ECMC Hospital, Complete and Partial Boney Oral Surgery 1985
ECMC Hospital, General Anesthesia cases of Restorative Dentistry 1985
Dr. David Crystal, Sedation Dentistry in New Jersey, 2012 Enteral and Parental Sedation
Dr. Bud Mopper, Pedodontist, Illinois, Direct Resin Veneers
Dr. Gordon Christenson, Prosthodontist of Utah, Founder of CRA Dental Reports, Complete General Dentistry, 6 Handed Dentistry, Dental materials, equipment , and supplies.
Dr. Ibsen, Den-Mat President, Laminates and Porcelain pieces
Dr. Carl Misch, Implantologist, General, Prosthetic Dentistry. 1989 – Present, Coached and Educated in Implants.
Dental Abilities:
Computers: 1985 – 86 Dr. Lamastra office
1986 – 88 Huntington Family Dentistry
1995 – 98 Easy Dental
1998 – 12 Dentrix G1 – G5, paperless
2002 – Digital Xrays, Dexis, Gendrix, Schick
2012 – 2013 Eagle Soft 3, 4, 5, paperless
2012 – 2013 Cone Beam scan and Implant soft
ware program, stent design
2014- i-cat, Carestream
Consultants: The Straine Group, The Levin Group, Jennifer St. Georges, Jameson, McKenzie Management

Dental Procedures Performed: All Phases of Dentistry
Implants (Placing and restoring) with and with out stents,
Sterioss, Zimmer, Core Vent, Struamann, Keystone (Prima-Genesis), Bio Horizons, Mini Implants,
Bone Grafts, (immediate, ridge augment, minor sinus lifts, perio, defects). Tissue Guidance membranes
Cone Beam Scan, Biolase-Waterlase, Snap-on-Smiles and Periodontal Esthetic coverings,
8-14 unit Round house Prosthetics,
4 – 10 units of Direct and Indirect Resin/Porcelain/ceramic Veneers,
Endodontic Therapy 1-5 canals, Apicoectomy (MTA, Amalgam retrograde), Root amputations and Hemi sections,
Full Mouth Rehabilitate (2-6mm Increase Vertical Dimension), Neuromuscular Dental Therapy,
Ortho; Invisalign, Smart Moves, 6-month Smiles, Periodontal Therapy, Perodontal Surgery (FTF, ARF, Ging,Graft),
Abfraction Therapy,
Complete and Partial Dentures,
Biopsy’s (fibroma, mucocele, licken planus squamous cell carcinoma, pemphigus),
Precision Partials (intra-extra-coronal attachments), Cerec CAD-CAM
IV Sedation along with Oral Sedation, Nitrous Therapy, and Hypnotic Therapy.
Longest Hours on Dental Cases:
1. 8 ½ hours (Max/Mand. 20 Resin Direct veneers),
2. 8 hours (Procedures of Endodontics, Provisional Crown and Bridges, Bonding, Increase Vertical dimension, Periodontal surgery, Extractions)

ADA: American Dental Association 1984 – Present
AGD: Academy of General Dentistry 1984 – Present
NYSAGD: New York State Academy of General Dentistry 1984 – Present
NYSDS: New York State Dental Society 1984 – Present
EDDS: Eighth District Dental Society 1984 – Present
ECDS: Erie County Dental Society 1985 – Present
TCDS: Twin City Dental Society 1988 – 2014
Study Groups: Fonzi Dental Study Group 1988- Present (President 1994),
Metropolitan Dental Study Group, Cliff Fox Study Group,
IDFE: International Dento-Facial Esthetics 2002 – Present
ICOI: International Congress of Oral Implantology 2006 – Present
Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce: 1997 – Present

Community Services:
Coach: Soccer (Indoor/Outdoor), Basketball, Hockey
(St. Joes CI – freshman hockey 1976, St. Johns BB/ Soccer, Hockey Ken-Ton, Mini mites, Selected Mites 1986 – 2000)
St. Joe’s CI Ski Chaperone l990 – 2009 (19years)
St. Apollonian Dental Guild (Catholic Charities of Dentistry)
Chairperson of Eighth District Dental Society golf outing ‘94
Chairperson of Fonzi study dental group President Ball
’94,’96-’99, ’08-‘14
Carmelite Monastery; Senior Dentist 1998-Present (over 400 hrs of service)
Canisius College Giving Campaign ’80-84
PTA Committee; St. Amelia ’12-’14, St. John the Baptist ’98-’03,
St. Pauls ’01-03, St. Joseph C.I. 1994-2008
Children Dental Health month; Speaker at many elementary schools / dental services at SUNY Buffalo Dental school 1988-present
Mission Trip; Ghana Africa with SUNY @ Buffalo BOCA program 2008 (mentored 5 dental students in oral surgery)
Volunteer at Girl Scouts of America (cookie mother/other fund raisers), St. Joes CI, St. John’s the Baptist school,
St. Paul’s school, Lindbergh school, St. Amelia school