Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Amato attended Adelphi University majoring in Chemistry on academic scholarship and graduated with High Honors. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University where he was awarded the School of Dental Medicine Department of Periodontics Award for Excellence in Periodontology. Dr. Amato completed a specialty post-doctoral residency and received his Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics from Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. He spent four years gaining further experience in several large group practices before opening his own office. Dr. Amato has limited his practice to Periodontics and Dental Implant placement and Laser Periodontal therapy with emphasis on minimally invasive procedures and has been in full time practice in Monroe, CT since 1989. Active in periodontal research throughout his education years, Dr. Amato is a former Clinical Instructor of Periodontics at the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine teaching both post-doctoral residents and undergraduate dental students clinical periodontics. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry in 2011.