Dr. Graskemper currently practices full-time in Bellport, New York. He graduated from Xavier University, attended Case Western Reserve Graduate School, obtained his dental degree from Ohio State University in 1977 and his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in 1987. After dental school, where he was awarded a Navy Dental Scholarship, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton with the 1st Fleet Marine Division as a Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Dental Officer. He has been awarded Fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry, American Endodontic Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Society of Osseointegration, and The American College of Legal Medicine.
Besides practicing dentistry full-time, he also is an Associate Clinical Professor in the 4th year General Practice Program at Stonybrook School of Dental Medicine, and teaches the New Dentist Practice Management course for residents He was the past Director of Professional Responsibility courses and Editor-in-Chief of the Stonybrook School of Dental Medicine GPR Literature Review Journal. He belongs to many professional organizations and has served as a consultant to several state dental boards. Dr. Graskemper has authored many peer-reviewed articles, has lectured nationally and published internationally. He recently published a book, “Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Guide to Law and Ethics”
Prior to moving to Long Island to be closer to family, Dr. Graskemper was the previous sole owner of a fee-for-service multi-specialty group practice in La Jolla, California, having an Endodontist, Periodontist, Oral Surgeon, Prosthodontist, Orthodontist, Implantologist, and a General Dentist. He also was the President of Dentcom Advertising. While in California, he was also the owner of Sorrento Valley Ceramic Arts, a full service dental lab, and Chief of the Scripps Memorial Hospital Dental Staff.
He is very active in his community by being a Past President of the Patchogue Kiwanis Club, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Maryhaven Center of Hope, a large Long Island wide agency serving the severely mentally and physically handicapped individuals of all ages. He currently is active in the Patchogue and the Bellport Chambers of Commerce. Recently, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Dental Society.
JD - Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, 1982 - 1987
Fellowship, American Endodontic Society, 1983
Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry, 1985
Fellowship, American Society of Osseointegration, 1992
Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 1992
Fellowship, American College of Legal Medicine, 2007
Professional Membership or Societies
American Dental Association, 1977 - Present
Academy of General Dentistry, 1977 - Present
American Endodontic Society, 1978 - Present
San Diego Dental Society, 1979 – 1996
California Dental Association, 1979 – 1996
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics, 1991 – 1996
International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 1991 – 1996
American Society of Osseointegration, 1991 – 1996
Suffolk County Dental Society, 1996 – Present
New York State Dental Association, 1996 – Present
American College of Legal Medicine, 2007 – Present
American Society for Dental Ethics, 2007 – Present
International Dental Ethics and Law Society, 2006 – Present
American Dental Educators Association, 2007 – Present
Associate Clinical Professor - Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, 1996 - Present
Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Printing 2011 -------
Journals and Articles ---
Graskemper, J. P., “A New Perspective on Dental Malpractice,” The Journal of the American Dental Association, 2002. 133 6: 752 – 757. ---
Graskemper, J.P., “The Standard of Care in Dentistry,” The Journal of
the American Dental Association, 2004 35: 1449 - 1455. ---
Graskemper, J.P., “Informed Consent: A Stepping Stone in Risk
Management,” The Compendium, April 2005 26: 286 – 290. ---
Graskemper, J.P., “Ethical Advertising in Dentistry”, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2009, 76: 1, 44 – 49.
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