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Dr. Ben Gullo


Dr. Ben grew up in Perry, New York, a small village in Western New York where relatives still reside. He attended St. Bonaventure University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. From there he enrolled in The State University of New York at Buffalo receiving his Masters degree in Biology and later his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After his formal education, Ben served two years in the US Navy as a dentist. Continuing education includes The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Key Biscayne, FL; The Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry; also extensive courses in complex restorative, complex esthetic, endodontic and implant dentistry to name a few.

Ben is a member of The American Dental Association, The Dental Society of the State of New York, The 7th District Dental Society, The Ontario County Dental Society, The Southeast Perio-Prosthetic Study Club, and The International Dental Study Club( past president). He was inducted into The Academy of Dentist International whose main purpose is to teach and do volunteer dentistry in 3rd world countries. Ben has traveled to the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to participate in an ongoing dental mission.

Ben has been an active member of the community for more than 30 years serving on the Board of Directors of many organizations such as The Rotary Club of Canandaigua, which he is a past president, The American Cancer Society, The Wood Library, The Rushville Health Center and The Voluntary Action Center. He currently volunteers his services on a monthly basis to Canandaigua Churches in Action Supply a Smile Dental Clinic.

Ben, together with his wife Sharon, have five children, Greg, Fran, Sarah, Courtney and Jane; as well as seven grandchildren. He enjoys golf, fly fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Greg Gullo


Dr. Greg grew up here in Canandaigua and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1989. After graduating, he spent one year in Belgium as an exchange student in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. After his year in Belgium, Greg began school at the University of Rochester where he majored in Political Science and Premedical Studies. After three years at the University of Rochester he was admitted early into the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1998 and then spent one year at Genesee Hospital as a resident in the general practice residency program. In 1999 he joined his father's practice here in Canandaigua and he has been here ever since.

Greg has had advanced training in complex dental treatment as it relates to the temporal mandibular joint at the Pankey institute. He also has had advanced training from world class clinicians in the use of the surgical operating microscope for root canal treatment.

Dr. Greg is the past President of the International Dental Study Club, a Canadian-American Restorative Dentist association that focuses on complex dental topics. He is also a past President of the Canandaigua Rotary Club.

Dr. Greg has been to Africa three times to provide dental care to those who do not have access to a dentist. He also participates in the Supply a Smile dental clinic in Canandaigua. This clinic provides free dentistry to our community every month.

Greg and his wife Johanna have three children and enjoy family camping trips to the Adirondacks.


Dental Hygienist

Joining the practice in 2007, Barb has been a dental hygienist for 20 years. She is married with 3 children. She is very active in their sports activities. Her 2 daughters are both cheerleaders and Barb can be seen "cheering" them on at games and competitions. Her son is very active all year long with sports. In the spring and summer you can find Barb at the baseball diamond watching her son play baseball. In her spare time, (what spare time she does have) you can find her outside enjoying the nice weather, reading a book.


Dental Hygienist

Joan began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and furthered it by graduating from dental hygiene school. She joined the Gullo practice in 1996, bringing with her 40 + years of experience and a smile! She enjoys only working part time here, as she volunteers much of her time.

Her passion is having fun while helping others.

She does this in many places including countries such as India, South Africa, Brazil, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and other parts of the world. Following this passion led Joan to found the Supply a Smile Dental Program, which helps uninsured people receive dental care in our community.

Joan also enjoys pastoring Zion Fellowship in Canandaigua, alongside Chris, her husband of 38 years. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

When you stop in to visit you might find her wearing sparkling brooches- just to make others smile! She can clean your teeth, make you a wedding cake , marry you and book your flights! - All inclusive weddings! ;-)


Dental Hygienist

Martha joined our team as a dental hygienist in 1996.

Martha enjoys volunteering at Supply a Smile dental program.


Office Manager

Jill brings her contagious laugh to the Gullo practice for 17 years. Always ready with a smile and encouraging word, she makes you feel comfortable even while having a root canal. She is Dr Ben's right - hand gal!

Jill and Matt, her husband of 21 years have 2 children and enjoy camping and traveling to the Thousand Islands.


Dental Hygienist

Megan is a dental hygiene graduate from Monroe Community College, she has her NYS local anesthesia license. She has been a patient of Dr.Gullo's throughout her childhood and genuinely looks forward to meeting her patients. She has a true passion for the profession. She currently lives in Rochester with her fiancé..They enjoy being out on the lake and spending time with friends and family!


Office Administrator

Kim has worked in the dental field since 1977. She joined our team as a dental assistant in 1990 and has since "worn many hats" in the office. You may find her at her primary position at the Front Desk or assisting one of the doctors. Kim brings a touch of levity to the office as she has quite a sense of humor and enjoys making people laugh.

Kim is married with three children. She and her husband Perry enjoy vintage cars and football. Kim also enjoys working in her flower garden and always has a remodeling project underway at home. The Adams' also enjoy vacationing with friends.


Office Administrator

Sandy first came to the office in 1986 as a dental assistant. She left the office for a short time in 1987 to give birth to her only child, Jordan, only to be summoned back to work in the Front Office. She has an exceptional memory for names and faces and is a valuable asset to the practice.

Sandy and husband Phil enjoy traveling with friends. Sandy is an animal lover she has two cats, Spike Lee and Tiger Woods. She is greeted every night by the boundless energy of her two black labs Brody and Brady. Sandy and Jordan are avid New England Patriots fans while Phil steadfastly supports the Bills.

Havilah Mc Williams

Dental Assistant

Havilah came to the office as a dental assistant in 2013. She enjoys hiking, gardening, and knitting. She enjoys remodeling her home and is adept with a hammer.

Bristol Utter

Dental Assistant

Bristol is a lifetime resident of Canandaigua. She came to us as a dental assistant in 2015. She lives on the lake and enjoys swimming, boating, hiking, skiing, biking, and long walks with her boyfriend Colby and dog Cooper. She is our resident "fashionista".

Kassidy Tapscott

Dental Assistant

Kassidy is our newest team member joining us in 2017. Her smile is contagious and her softspoken manner will put you completely at ease.

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