Meet Dr. Giusto

Thomas J. Giusto, DDS


At Down Neck Family Dentistry, Dr. Giusto consults with Drs. Hodgdon and Gale regarding our patients' periodontal needs.

Dr. Giusto received his formal education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991, his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1995, and his Certificate in Periodontics, including implant training, in 1998. In 2003, Dr. Giusto became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, meaning he is a Board Certified Periodontist. He is one of the few periodontists in the entire country who have achieved this distinction.

As one of the few Board Certified Periodontists in the area, Dr. Giusto strives to provide only the highest level of periodontal treatment to his patients.

Professional Leadership / Activities

Dr. Giusto is very involved in organized dentistry and forensic dentistry as well. From 2004-2006, Dr. Giusto was the President of the Union County Dental Society, and from 2003-2008 he also served as the Union County liaison for the Membership Council for the New Jersey Dental Association. From 2000-2002, he was the Chair of the New Dentist Council for the New Jersey Dental Association. In this capacity, he was instrumental in spearheading several programs for the state. Some of these included dental student programs initiated with the New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ), as well as at a Newark Middle School. Since 1999, Dr. Giusto has held an appointment as a member of the dental staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway.

Additionally, Dr. Giusto has an extensive background in Forensic Dentistry. He completed a 100 hour Selective in Forensics during his senior year of dental school (1994-95) and he has been a member of the New Jersey State Disaster Victim Identification Team since 1999. He has volunteered over 100 hours doing dental identification for TWA Flight 800 (1996), American Airlines Flight 587 (2001), as well as the World Trade Center (2001). In March, 2004, he completed the renowned Armed Forces Institute of Pathology’s formal Forensic Dentistry course in Bethesda, MD.


Dr. Giusto, originally from Long Island, New York, has been practicing in New Jersey since 1998. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Summit, with their three children: Sydney, Stephanie, and Luke.

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