Dr. Fugaro was born in New York, but moved with his family at a young age and was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Fugaro graduated from West Virginia University in 1991 with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. In 1995 he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, during which time he received the Navy Health Professional Scholarship.
Upon graduation, Dr. Fugaro began a distinguished 10-year period of military service as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy Dental Corps. Dr. Fugaro's duty stations included Okinawa, San Diego, Bremerton and Camp Pendleton. During his naval career he had a wide range of experiences including; dental officer aboard USS BRIDGE, a clinic director position and serving with the Marines in Iraq.
While in the Navy Dr. Fugaro was selected for advanced training at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He graduated in 2002 with a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in operative dentistry, with a certificate of study in preventive dentistry, and a minor in dental materials. During his graduated program Dr. Fugaro was extensively involved in clinical research, which lead to publication in highly regarded dental journals.
Dr. Fugaro is the only general dentist on Bainbridge Island that is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry, of which he is the 44th person to achieve this distinction since the Board's inception in 1980.
Based on this advanced training and prior experiences, Dr. Fugaro is highly proficient in all aspects of the various restorative options available and has extensive knowledge of the dental materials required to provide the best possible restoration. Dr. Fugaro is also well versed in the various preventive techniques available to prevent and/or arrest the onset of dental disease.
Dr. Fugaro is still involved in dental research as an editorial review board member for Journal of Operative Dentistry and Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Fugaro's credentials and membership include:
* Board Certified Fellow- American Board of Operative Dentistry
* Member- Kitsap County Dental Society
* Member- Washington Dental Association
* Member- American Dental Association
* Member- Academy of Operative Dentistry
* Member- Oral Cancer Foundation
* Member- Academy For Sports Dentistry
* Faculty(2002-2005)- Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, 1st Naval Dental Battalion, Naval DentalCenter, Camp Pendleton.
Dr. Fugaro's research has been referenced in numerous publications worldwide. He has personally presented his research findings and other topics related to operative dentistry on various occasions at both national and international meetings. The following are a list of his publications:
The dental pulp: Inflammatory markers and vital Bleaching
Orlando J. Fugaro, DDS, MSD, Jessica O. Fugaro, DDS, MSD, Bruce Matis, DDS, MSD, Richard L. Gregory, PHD, Michael A. Cochran, DDS, MSD & Ivar Mjor, BDS, MSD, MS, Dr. ODONT.American Journal of Dentistry, 2005, 18-4, 292-232.
Pulp Reaction to Vital Bleaching
Jessica O. Fugaro, DDS, MSD, Inger Nordahl, MSc, Orlando J. Fugaro, DDS, MSD, Bruce Matis, DDS, MSD, Ivar A. Mjor, BDS, MSD, MS. Operative Dentistry, 2004, 29-4, 363-368.
Commentary- Effect of prerestorative home-bleaching on microleakage of self-etch adhesive.
O.J. Fugaro DDS,MSD. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 2006, 22-3, 193.
Dr. Fugaro is married to the former Dr. Jessica Gonzalez-Ochoa of Mexico City, Mexico. They met while they were both pursuing their Masters Degrees in Operative Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. They were married in 2001 and have three boys Pablo (born in 2002), Jacob (born in 2005) and Matthew (born in 2006). In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various sports and outdoor activities.
Eagle Harbor Dental is a family based practice, where our philosophy for care is based on proven preventive and conservative approaches in the treatment of dental disease.
Prevention is the key for a life-time of successful dental health. Dr. Fugaro and his staff like to be proactive and not reactive, that's why we are strong believers in prevention.
Regular dental care is essential in detecting dental disease in its initial stages, which helps reduce the need for extensive and potentially painful conditions at a later time.