Dental Staff

Our Dentists here at Norwich Family and Cosmetic Dentistry understand how daunting a dental visit can be for some patients. That is why before you make an appointment with us, we encourage you to get to know our doctors a little better so that you are comfortable and have as pleasant of a visit as possible. We offer comforting family dentistry services to the Norwich, Waterford, Preston, Lisbon, Colchester, and Plainfield, CT area.

  • Dr.
    Sami Yousuf

    Dr. Yousuf graduated from the State University of New York Stony Brook, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science. He received his Doctorate Degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Yousuf furthered his study by obtaining a degree of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 1998.

    In 2005, Dr. Yousuf was awarded a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, where he demonstrated an exceptional interest in the advancement of Implant Dentistry. In 2006, Dr. Yousuf completed advanced training in cosmetic and smile makeover dentistry under the supervision of acclaimed cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Rosenthal in New York City. Dr. Yousuf has been in a private practice in Norwich, CT since 1998, and East Lyme, CT since 2000. 

    He is an active member of the New London County Dental Society, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic DentistryInternational Congress of Oral Implantology and International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. In his time away from the practice and study of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his 3 daughters, hiking, cooking and golf.

  • Dr.
    Joseph Palumbo

    Dr. Palumbo received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook before earning his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1997.

    After completing an advanced education in General Dentistry from Lutheran Medical Center in (Brooklyn NY), Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Yousuf formed East Lyme Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. 

    Dr. Palumbo holds a fellowship certification in Dental Implants from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers from the Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry in New York City.

    His other affiliations include Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Holistic Dental Association (HDA), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and (HAD), The Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, (AACD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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