Gerald K. Appelle, DMD, a General Dentist with Coordinated Dental Specialties

Get to know General Dentist Dr. Gerald K. Appelle, who serves patients in New York City, New York.

Dr. Appelle is a general dentist with over 49 years of experience. He is currently the Director of Dental Services and Chief Clinician at Coordinated Dental Specialties in New York City, New York. There, he heads up a team of general dentists and board-certified specialists to meet any patients’ dental needs. Patients visiting Dr. Appelle can receive a full range of both general and cosmetic dental services. He provides fillings, inlays, crowns, veneers, root canal therapy, implants, extractions, periodontal (gum) treatment, dentures, and bridgework. 

Dr. Appelle grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, where he completed his pre-med requirements while majoring in Spanish with a minor in art. Dr. Appelle’s lifelong interest in art and his talent as a sculptor, draftsman, and painter has had a strong bearing on the skills he brings to dentistry. 

After college, Dr. Appelle attended Tufts, the most prestigious dental school in the country, earning his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. This was followed by two years in the U.S. Army as a dentist, with the rank of Captain. He was on active duty for one year in California and one year in Vietnam during the war, earning an Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star in the process. He also put four more years in the reserves, while beginning his private practice in New York City.

Professionally, Dr. Appelle has spent countless hours taking continuing education courses, both didactic and hands-on, as well as developing a knowledge base and level of expertise that can only come with experience. In 1980, he received an award from his dental society acknowledging his having taken over 100 hours of continuing education courses – more than any other dentist in New York for that year.

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a general dentist, Dr. Appelle has the skills needed to complete an array of commonly performed dental procedures that are simple or complex in nature. He has treated thousands of patients from all walks of life, from rich and famous celebrities to average everyday working people. He has also served as a consultant to major insurance companies, law firms, and governmental agencies in hundreds of liability cases involving oral and tooth related injuries.

Dr. Appelle is married and has a daughter in college. He spends his weekends May – September at his summer residence in East Hampton. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, practicing martial arts, stamp collecting, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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