Dr. Celenza is unique in his qualifications in that he is a dual-certified specialist and is active in both the practice and teaching of periodontics and orthodontics. He received his periodontal certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and his orthodontic certificate from New York University in 1988. He has authored numerous publications in dental literature; his pioneering work regarding the use of implants in conjunction with orthodontics is groundbreaking and has been extensively published. He has been involved in postgraduate teaching for over 20 years, is a recognized speaker nationally and internationally, and maintains a private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Celenza is a past president of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists.Dr. Celenza comes from a long line of distinguished dental practitioners. His father, Dr. Frank V. Celenza, was a world-renowned prosthodontist who made many inroads into international teaching and research while maintaining a large practice in Manhattan. Dr. Celenza’s brother, Vincent, now heads that practice and is active in teaching, and he was also a past president of the Northeastern Gnathological Society.

Dr. Celenza lives in New Jersey with his three children. He pursues other passions outside of dentistry, which include sports car racing (in which he is a two-time National Champion), competitive cycling (frequently commuting to work by bike), writing, and computer technology (which is immediately apparent upon entering our office).


  • Past-President, Northeastern Society of Periodontists
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Rutgers University School of Dentistry Private Practice
  • Fair Lawn Dental Associates, 25-15 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Private Practice, 880 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021 and Vizstara Dental Practices, 300 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, and Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, 30 Popham Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
  • Past Program Chairman, Northeastern Society of Periodontists
  • Past Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Post-Graduate Orthodontics and Division of Implant Fellowship, New York University College of Dentistry, for over 15 years


Awards and Honors

  • Leonard Hirschfeld Memorial Award
  • New York City Commendation for teaching

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Northeast Society of Periodontists
  • American Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • New York County Dental Society
Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • March 31, 2017 – Rutgers Maxi Course, Ruthers University
  • May 31, 2017 – New York University International Studies (Italy)
  • June 8, 2017 – New York University International Studies (Spain/Portugal)
  • Oct 12, 2017 – New York University International Studies (Italy)
  • October 13, 2017 – Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE Delaware State Dental Society
  • Nov 9, 2017 – New York University International Studies (Italy)
  • June 6-9, 2019 – International Symposium for Perio and Restorative Dentisty, Boston, MA


PublicationsTextbook Chapters“Adjunctive Orthodontics, as Related to Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry”

Chapter 11 in The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers, Gurel, G., ed, Quintessence Int’l, 2003

“Restorative-Orthodontic Interrelationships:  Orthodontic Aspects in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry”; Chapter 16 in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry; Tarnow, D., Chu, S., and Kim, J., ed., Montage Media, 2008

“Implant Interactions in Orthodontics”

Chapter 8 in Implant Site Development, Sonick, M and Hwang, D. ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

“Clear Aligner Therapy”

Chapter 7 in Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry, Levine, JB ed, Elsevier 2016


  1. “Controlled Extrusion with Fiber resection; A Combined Periodontic-Orthodontic Treatment Modality” in “The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry”, 5/1987
  1. “The Integration of Orthodontics and Periodontics” in “The Explorer”, NYU Coll. of Dent., Vol.XXXIII No.2 12/1989
  1. “Esthetic Periodontics” in Current Opinion in Cosmetic Dentistry, 1995:18-23
  1. “Periodontal and Restorative Considerations in Molar Uprighting”, in Compendium of Continuing Dental Education, March, 1996
  1. “Essix Appliances for Pre and Post Implant Patients”, in The New York State Dental Journal, April,1997
  1. “The Development of Forced Eruption as a Modality for Implant Site Enhancement” Alpha Omegan, 90(2):40-43, Summer 1997
  1. “Using a Fixed Provisional as an Orthodontic Anchor in Forced Eruption” Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, Vol. 12, No. 5, June/July,2000 p. 478
  1. “Absolute Anchorage in Orthodontics: Direct and Indirect Implant-Assisted Modalities” Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol XXXIV, No. 7, July, 2000, p. 397
  1. “Orthodontically Induced Gingival and Alveolar Augmentation: Clinical and Histological Findings: Practical Perio and Restorative Dentistry, 13(2): 173-175
  1. “Absolute Anchorage in Orthodontics: Direct and Indirect Implant-Assisted Modalities” Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Vol XXXIV, No. 7, July, 2000, p. 397
  1. “The Era of Absolute Anchorage” Orthodontic Products, September, 2001, p. 50
  1. “Implant-Enhanced Orthodontics” Special Feature in “Academy News”, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Osseointegration, 12(4):2001
  1. “Orthodontics: The Next Implant Revolution” Implant Realities, Vol I, No. 3, p16, 2003
    1. “Implant-Enhanced Tooth Movement: Indirect Absolute Anchorage” International Journal of Perio and Restorative Dentistry, 23(6):533-541, 2003
    1. “A Case for Absolute Anchorage” California Dental Association Journal, Vol. 32, #12, Dec, 2004, p. 979-982
    1. “Using Implants for Orthodontic Purposes”, in “Implants, Microimplants, Onplants and Transplants: New Answers to Old Questions in Orthodontics”, Proceedings from the 31st Annual Moyers Symposium, 2004. Copyright 2005 by Univ. of Michigan, J. McNamara ed., p. 129
    1. “Implants in Orthodontics-The Impact of New Treatment Modalities” US Dentistry 2006, Touch Briefings, Pub., p43, 2006
  • Research Mentorships
    Academic research projects that Dr. Celenza has directed at New York University“Controlled Extrusion with Fiber Resection. A Combined Orthodontic and Periodontic Treatment Modality, Part II”
    Dr. Frank Celenza, 1988“Morphological Alterations of the Periodontium Resulting from Molar Uprighting”
    Dr. Greg Fader, 1990

    “Crowding and Alveolar Bone Loss in Patients with Mild to Moderate Periodontal Disease”
    Dr. Corey Goldstein, 1992

    “Correlating Ricketts’ xi Point to the Proximity of the Mandibular Foramen and Lingula and Determination of the “True” Center of the Mandibular Ramus”
    Dr. Harry Tsotsos, 1993

    “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Braun Electric Orthodontic Instrument for Plaque Control in Orthodontic Patients with Fixed Appliances”
    Dr. Nicholas Penna, 1995

    “Esthetic Root Coverage Procedures Prior to Orthodontics”
    Dr. Ilan Shamus, 1996