DDS and B.A., New York University; residency, Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia
Why He Was Nominated
His chairside manner. Dr. Gangi received rigorous training as a dentist in the Navy, which suited his orderly and perfectionist nature; he now spends considerable time explaining the intricacies of oral health to his patients.
The old-school mom-and-pop practice. Says Dr. Gangi, “I created a small, modern, neighborhood family practice that puts the focus back on the patient and away from the production assembly line.”
Something People Don't Know
“I really do floss twice a day. No joke.”
Advice to Aspiring Dentists
Consider doing four years in the military as a dentist right out of school. And choose your mentors carefully.