Dr. Michael DeSanti

Dr. Michael DeSanti, Jr.

Dr. Michael DeSanti, Jr. was raised in the Capital District. After attending St. Pius X Elementary School and LaSalle Institute for Middle School and High School, he graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996. While majoring in Biology, he also earned a Varsity Letter as a four-year member of the Men’s Track and Field Team.

Dr. DeSanti attended the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000 and was awarded the Tucker Scholarship for Academic Performance, the Dental Society of the State of New York Leadership Award, as well as the Delta Sigma Delta Buffalo Graduate Chapter Operative Dentistry Award. He then moved to Boston where he completed his post-doctoral program at Harvard University, participating in a General Practice Residency at both Brigham and Women’s and Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospitals.

Since July 2001, Dr. DeSanti has been in private practice at his current location. He is a career-long member of the American Dental Association. In addition to being a member of the New York State Dental Association, Dr. DeSanti has also served as a Delegate and Alternate Delegate of the organization. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Third District Dental Society of New York, as well as holding the position of Albany County Chairman of the Peer Review Committee. In 2020, Dr. DeSanti was awarded the William B. Smith Award by the Third District Dental Society for his continued involvement in organized dentistry, continuing education, and displaying the highest ethical standards.

In June 2014, Dr. DeSanti earned the Fellowship Award of the Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To earn this prestigious honor, Dr. DeSanti completed 500 hours of continuing education, passed a comprehensive written examination, and continues to maintain his membership with the AGD.

In 2015, Dr. DeSanti was honored to be nominated for Fellowship in the American College of Dentists. The mission of the ACD is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry. After being awarded Fellowship in November 2015 in Washington, DC, it is expected that Dr. DeSanti will uphold and promote the principles and objectives of the College, strive for personal and professional improvement, as well as continuing to contribute to organized dentistry and the community.

Dr. DeSanti is also a member of the Capital District Continuum for Advanced Dental Education (CDCADE), a local component member of the international Seattle Study Club. The membership ideals of this club are coincident with those of DeSanti & Linden Dentistry as this group of doctors is dedicated to the advancement of dental team treatment planning and total case management as the ultimate tool for achieving ideal comprehensive care. In 2015, Dr. DeSanti was honored to receive the CDCADE Award for Cultivating Excellence in Comprehensive Dentistry. In 2022, Dr. DeSanti joined the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as a General Member. He hopes to pursue Accreditation Status in the Academy in the near future.