40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ARISTOTLE LYSSIKATOS

  • New York
  • Director of the Dental Residency Program at Coney Island Hospital

Age:

37

Name of Practice:

Director of the Dental Residency Program at Coney Island Hospital

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, New York University School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Lyssikatos spent nearly a decade with Newark, New Jersey’s Community Health Centers, rising to lead their dentistry program. Recently named the director of the Dental Residency Program at Brooklyn’s Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Lyssikatos now guides the facility’s
six residents.

Inspiration

Growing up in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Dr. Lyssikatos spent summers visiting family in Greece. He grew close to one of his mother’s cousins, a dentist in a community outside of Athens. It inspired him to apply to both dental and medical schools. When he received his acceptance to NYU, he jumped at the opportunity.

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“Continue for about three years as an associate,” he says. “Try different settings, from a community health clinic to an upscale practice.”

Something People Don't Know

For the last decade, Dr. Lyssikatos has collected antiquities, primarily ancient coins and oil lamps of Greek and Roman origin.