40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

GREGORY J. GANGI

  • Brooklyn, New York
  • BoCoCa Dental

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

BoCoCa Dental

Specialty:

Family and aesthetic dentistry

Education:

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.

Inspiration

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.