Jason Tesoriero Dental Resident

Jason graduated NYU dental school and is completing his residency program.  He is a former student at The Center for Special Dentistry.

Binghamton University, State University of New York, Bachelor of Arts in Biology

  • Expected May 2009
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.61

Dentistry Shadowing Experience:
Mark Stein, DDS, MD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Staten Island, NY

  • Student Observer, January 2008
  • Gained elementary exposure to oral surgery specialization through observation of dental implant procedures, bone grafting, extractions, and general surgery procedures in a high paced private practice (20 hours)

 Michael Donato, DDS, Orthodontic Specialist P.C., Staten Island, NY

  • Student Observer, January 2008
  • Gained elementary exposure to orthodontics through observation of patient treatment planning, application of braces and adjustments, and basic dental laboratory procedures (10 hours)

 Randolph Holly, DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Endicott, NY

  • Student Observer, September 2007 – December 2007
  • Assisted in patient seating, patient charting and explanation of post-operatory precautions.
  • Observed dental implant procedures, bone grafting, extractions and general procedures (15 hours of shadowing)

Relevant Experience:
Dental Assistant, Progressive Dental Internship, Endwell, NY, February 2009 – May 2009

  • Greeted and prepared patients for treatments while assuring they were in a comfortable, sterile environment
  • Anticipated what instruments the dentist would need while keeping the patient’s mouth clear through proper suction technique
  • Prepared tray setups; mixed materials for impressions and restorations; exposed radiographs; sterilized dental instruments and equipment (120 hours)

Internship, Gateway to Dentistry Program, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, January 2009

  • Attended a highly selective two week internship designed to expose undergraduate students to dentistry through hands on activities, operatory observation hours, and interactive discussions with current dental students and established professionals

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry I and II, Binghamton University, NY, September 2008 – May 2008

  • Improved leadership and communication skills by guiding groups of students through weekly quizzes and test preparation discussions

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant,  Introduction to Molecular Biology, Binghamton University, NY, January 2008 – May 2009

  • Acquired leadership and communication skills by demonstrating introductory biology laboratory sessions consisting of more than thirty students 

EMT-B Attendant, Harpur’s Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service, Binghamton University, September 2007 – May 2009

  • Developed primary care experience as well as patient management skills while serving the students, staff, visitors, and surrounding communities of Binghamton University
  • Actively participated in general membership discussions with hopes of improving the agency

Research Experience:
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Research Laboratory, Binghamton University, NY, Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

  • Gained elementary skills in laboratory research including tissue culture, PCR reactions, protein extraction and Western Blotting 
  • Worked with a team of graduate students and professors towards evaluating signal transduction in mammalian neuron apoptosis, which may be the cause of many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hoped to eventually isolate the enzymes that may be used as targets in treatment modalities

Pre-Dental Association, Binghamton University, NY, September 2006 – Present

  • Actively participated in discussions concerning preparation for dental school, contemporary dental issues, and ways to improve dental care awareness 

Co-Captain, Intramural Sports, Binghamton University, NY, September 2006 – Present

  • Actively participated in a variety of intramural sports including football, softball and dodge ball

Other Experience:
Intern, Magnan, Graizzaro, and Associates CPAs, LLC, New York, NY, Summer 2007 & Winter 2008

  • Worked at a busy accounting office designing presentations, constructing spreadsheets, and creating charts and graphs 

Front Desk Attendant, East Gym, Binghamton University, NY, September 2007 – December 2007

  • Organized and managed sports equipment while maintaining a friendly relationship with customers