Dr. Leonard T. Fazio graduated from New York University College of Dentistry, NY, New York in 1988. Shortly after graduating and working in the dental field, he began to experience myriad health problems including, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, unexplained anxiety, headaches and sensitivity to light and sound. While his physicians could offer no cause or provide any solutions, Dr. Fazio knew that something was wrong. It was not, as many suggested, "all in your head". Convinced that there had to be another explaination, his research led him to question whether his occupation was to blame. After attending a seminar in Colorado Springs, CO, in the fall of 1992, he finally got his answers. It was obvious then that in addition to having a mouthfull of "silver" amalgam fillings, which are actually 50% MERCURY, and then having an occupational exposure to mercury from drilling and filling with that material, Dr. Fazio was being slowly, steadily poisoned by Mercury !! It was at that moment that he realized that despite the prevailing notion that these so-called silver fillings were actually a problem and immediately vowed to stop usig them in his practice.
After receiving a formal education and training on the proper handling of mercury-fillings, as well as the mercury-safe amalgam-removal protocols from the renowned Dr. Hal Huggins, DDS, MS, Dr. Fazio's life changed dramatically. After making some lifestyle changes his diet and changing his diet, Dr. Fazio, slowly and steadily recovered from this Mercury toxicity. To hear him tell it, Dr, Fazio feels very fortunate to have found this important information early on in his dental career. It has allowed him to get truly healthy and his patients have benefitted as well. Dr. Fazio has been practicing mercury-free, mercury-safe and metal-free dentistry since 1993, and he is dedicated to the philosophy of holistic, integrated dentistry. He continued to seek more training from Dr. Hal Huggins, DDS, and continues to expand his knowledge on this subject, as well as any and all complimentary therapies and protocols designed to promote optimal oral and overall health. As your Oral Health doctor, Dr. Fazio is well-versed in alternative and intergrative medicine, and can coordinate dental treatment with your Medical Doctor, Naturopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, or other healthcare provider.
Dr. Fazio believes that continuing education is a powerful tool that allows him to provide you and your family the finest and most current state-of-the-art dental care. Each year he takes many hours of advanced continuing education courses in many areas of holistic and traditional dentistry.
Dr. Fazio has lectured numerous times, and is available to speak to your group or organization on any of his many specialties.
Dr. Fazio has been a key contributor in forensic dentistry producing the identification of victims in some of our critical mass disasters including the following:
TWA Flight 800 Disaster
- Suffolk County Medical Examiners Office
Personally conducted post-mortem digital x-rays and exams to aid in the identification of victims
World Trade Center Disaster
- Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Conducted post-mortem x-rays and examinations for forensic identification of victims
American Airlines Flight 587
- Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Conducted post-mortem x-rays and examinations for forensic identification of victims.
Dr. Fazio, known as "The Doctor's Dentist", personally treats some of New York's most prominent integrative and alternative healthcare providers including:
- Naturopathic Physicians
People travel from throughout the country to be treated by Dr. Fazio and his professional, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Our office is conveniently located in historic Port Jefferson, NY and is easily accessed via plane (Islip's Mac Arthur Airport - ISP), train, automobile, and passenger ferry (via Bridgeport, CT).
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
- Holistic Dental Association
- Foundation for Toxic-Free Dentistry
- Academy for Sports Dentistry
- Associate Member National Athletic Trainers Association
- New York Society of Forensic Odontology
- Academy of General Dentistry
- National Athletic Trainers Association
- American Society of Forensic Odontology
- Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity
American College of Sports Medicine
On A Personal Note...
Dr. Fazio is married to wife Jo-Ann, and together they are raising 3 healthy boys. Dr. Fazio enjoys coaching his sons in various sports including: football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and rugby. He is also a team trainer and medic, providing holistic emergency medical and dental treatment in cases of traumatic injury. This unique approach to injury management includes the use of homeopathy to complement traditional first-aid measures. Dr. Fazio is also a long-time (long-suffering!) New York Jets season-ticket holder. Previously, Dr. Fazio held the position of Team Dentist for the New York Lizards Lacrosse team of the MLL. Dr. Fazio's dream job would be Team dentist for the New York Rangers hockey team!