Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Michael D. Grassi

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Dr. Michael D. Grassi received his Dental Degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and completed both his residency in Endodontics and his Masters Thesis at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Grassi is a Board Certified Endodontist, a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is the Section Head in Endodontics for the Eastman Institute for Oral Health as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medical Dentistry. In addition, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and is a consultant in the Dental Department at St. Mary's Hospital and Park Ridge Hospital. He served as Past President of the following: The Seventh District Dental Society, Monroe County Dental Society, Rochester Dental Study Club and the Apollonian Dental Study Club. Dr. Grassi has spoken locally and nationally on all aspects of Endodontics. He also is an active member in a number of community and civic organizations.

Dr. Grassi is the recipient of several awards including: The George D. Greenwood Award (the top dental honor awarded in our district), the Part-Time Faculty Award at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Faculty Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Tanjit Taggar

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Dr. Tanjit Taggar is originally from New Jersey. After high school, he joined an accelerated, seven-year B.S./D.M.D. program and graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University in 2009 and from the University of Pennsylvania with his Doctor of Dental Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from his undergraduate program and at the top of his dental class at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Taggar moved south to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he earned his certificate and Master of Science degree in Endodontics.

Dr. Taggar has been extensively involved with research during his entire educational carrer. He was a part of the Research and Development Oral Health Department at Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies. Dr. Taggar has received multiple grants for his research in his undergraduate and endodontic residency programs, and has presented his research at the national level. He currently has two publications in press.

Dr. Taggar serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine and Dentistry in the University of Rochester Medical Center. He will also serve as an Attending in the General Practice Residency Program at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He is a professional member of the Monroe County Dental Society, Seventh District Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Taggar is now a permanent resident of Rochester where his wife is in her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Becoming an Endodontist...

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An Endo­dontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. This procedure is performed to remove diseased tissue from inside the root canals of a tooth. Endodontists limit their practice to performing these specialized endodontic procedures.

Advanced surgical and nonsurgical skills are necessary to certify a dentist for Endodontics. These specialized skills make us uniquely qualified to treat the routine and complex cases each individual patient presents. After completing dental school, we joined a two-to-three-year, advanced focusing specifically on Endodontics. This intensive education prepared us to perform the very best in Endodontic procedures. In addition, we continue to update and manage our training to stay knowledgeable about state-of-the art procedures and technology.