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 Dr. Christina Cocozzo Moore - Fourth District 2023 President

To quote Theodore Roosevelt:  Do what you can, with what you have, where you are… 

            Greetings Fourth District Dental Society. It is an honor to represent and serve you. Whether you are embarking on your career as a new dentist, already a seasoned dentist or contemplating the landscape of the sunset of your career, the NYSDA can be a valuable resource. Between the mentorship programs, continuing education courses, networking, as well as advocating for fair dental legislation, there is a plethora of resources for everyone.

           I am here today as President of the Fourth District because of the encouragement and gentle push from fellow Union College Alumna and mentor, Dr. Mark Bauman. Mark was a shining example of inclusion, dedication, and a listening ear. During many stages of my dental career, I had always felt I was too busy to contribute. We all struggle at times with the balance to care for our patients, our families, and our practices, never mind ourselves. I have decided to take President Roosevelt’s advice and do what I can, with what I have, today.

           Why belong to and volunteer to serve the dental society? Why give your time and money? I believe the NYSDA and EDPAC exist not only for the betterment of our members and our patients but ultimately for our communities. At some point, I hope all Fourth District members can devote their time to serve our chosen profession. I am in awe of some of our senior member’s selflessness and contributions over the past few years. When everyone brings their individual strengths, viewpoints, and ideas to our table, positive changes and advancements occur.

            As we continue to transition from the pandemic, there are several upcoming Fourth District Dental Society of the State of New York events the Fourth District hopes you take advantage of this spring. These are opportunities to reconnect with peers, while making new connections. Personally, it has been rewarding to talk with old friends as well as make new ones at the highly attended Third and Fourth District continuing education lecture series.

            The NYSDA House of Delegates meeting is hosted by the Fourth District once every 13 years. This year with Dr. Jim Galati as NYSDA President, it is headquartered at the Hilton in Saratoga Springs. Events span June 1-3 and include CE courses, social events and culminate in a dinner gala at the Hall of Springs. Also, all of our members are welcome to join the Fourth District dinner on Friday June 2nd at the Adelphi Hotel, and sit in on the meetings of the House of Delegates Please join me in working together to serve our patients as well as protect and advance our profession.

 Thank you and here’s to a beautiful spring, 




  Dr. Christina Cocozzo- Moore is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Union College, and Mechanicville High School. She completed her residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society, and the Fourth District Dental Society in addition to the prestigious Spears Dental Education Group.

  Dr. Cocozzo is skilled in providing restorative, cosmetic, and preventative dental care across a range of patients. She is at the forefront of dental innovation - using technological advancements to help patients and is committed to providing the highest quality of dental care. Her compassionate and friendly approach helps put patients who are fearful or anxious about receiving dental treatment at ease.

  Dr. Cocozzo co-chairs the continuing education program of the NYS Fourth District Dental Society where it is her goal to bring nationally recognized dental leaders to the region. 

  She resides in Stillwater with her husband William, their boys and their German Shepard.