Meet Our Team
David Attardi, DMD
Dr. Attardi splits his time between Rochester and Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. He also is a current member of local dental societies and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Attardi studied general dentistry at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and maintained a private practice in Kearny, NJ, until moving back to Rochester in 2003. He is happy to be a part of the Torrado Dental family.
Joan- Marketing Coordinator
Joan is proud to be a member of the Torrado Dental family. She loves spreading the word throughout the community about our amazing doctors, compassionate team, and cutting-edge technology. Don’t be surprised if you see her out and about with goodies to deliver to our friends and associates throughout the area!
In her spare time, Joan enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time in Cape Vincent, NY during the summer months. Family time is what Joan treasures the most -especially when her two grandsons (Noah and Sam) are in town. She also enjoys time with her miniature schnauzer, Duke, whose personality is much bigger than he is!
Lisa– Dental Assistant
Lisa has been assisting for 30 years and loves helping people achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. In her spare time, she spends time with her daughter. She also enjoys gardening and making jewelry.
Rich graduated from Monroe Community College in 2014 with his AAS in dental hygiene. His goal is to ensure his patients feel comfortable and at ease while chair side. He enjoys educating his patients on how to keep a healthy smile at home.
In his spare time, Rich likes to go camping, boating, mountain biking, snow skiing with his wife and five kids.
Alexis Ghanem, DDS MS. Consultant in Oral Surgery
Dr. Alexis Ghanem received his dental degree from Central University of Venezuela, in 1997. He completed his residency in Oral Surgery at Central University of Venezuela and worked for 10 years as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Oral surgery at Central University of Venezuela. He graduated from Eastman Dental Center with Advanced Education in General Dentistry and completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.
He lectures to dental organizations nationally and internationally and he is member of the American Dental Association, New York Dental Association, Seventh District Society, and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Tina– RDH/Social Media Coordinator
Tina has been with Torrado Dental since September of 2019. She graduated from MCC’s Dental Hygiene program in the summer of 2019. She is passionate about giving patient’s the care they should receive and educating them on how to keep their smiles healthy.
Tina enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling with her friends and family.
Kate graduated from Monroe Community College in 2019 with her AAS in dental hygiene. Prior to that she acquired a Bachelor’s of Science in special education. She uses both her degrees to help with educating her patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on the water with her Australian Shepards.
Josue Padilla, DMD
Dr. Josue Padilla was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His father and eldest brother are dentists and his sister is a dental hygienist. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1993.
Dr. Padilla moved to Rochester to continue his specialty training in periodontics (gum surgery), implantology (dental implants), and to conduct research in immunology at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his specialty training in periodontics, earned his PHD in immunology, and earned multiple awards and recognitions.
He has been able to publish multiple research papers in scientific journals and present his research in several dental meetings across the country. As he was pursuing his training, he fell in love, got married, and then decided to call Rochester his home.
Dr Padilla is currently a board certified periodontist, and has been serving the greater Rochester area for over 20 years.
He enjoys running as well as other outdoor activities. Dr Padilla strongly believes in adhering to a plant-based whole food diet as a way to decrease overall inflammation in the body, thereby promoting overall wellness and a healthier lifestyle.
He has two beautiful daughters. He volunteers on a monthly basis with his wife and children to teaching Sunday school to 1st and 2nd graders at a local church. They also volunteer at local food pantries.
Allan Romeo, DMD
Peter- Business Manager
Peter is a graduate of Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He has over 20 years of Human Resources and Management Experience. He enjoys meeting and working with patients on a daily basis. He is extremely happy to be a part of Torrado Dental and to manage such a dedicated team of dental care professionals.
Margaret– Dental Assistant
Margaret graduated at the top of her class at Tunxis College dental assisting program. She has been working as a dental assistant for 26 years. Margaret enjoys working with anxious patients, in particular, to help them have a positive experience during their visits. Margaret regularly attends continuing education courses to stay current with new techniques in dentistry.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her grandkids.
Irina Gulerez, DMD
Dr. Gulerez’s goal is to make your visit to our office as pleasant as possible. She is committed to providing attentive dental care while helping you achieve your healthiest smile. Dr. Gulerez received her dental degree with honors from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She also obtained advanced clinical training by pursuing a residency program at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY.
She believes continual learning is vital to better serve her patients, so she is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Seventh District Dental Society and the Monroe County Dental Society.
Outside the office, Dr. Gulerez enjoys cycling along Rochester’s many bike trails. She is excited to join the Torrado team and offer you state of the art dental care.
Tom– Dental Assistant
Laura has been a technician for over 20 years. In our office, she works behind the scenes making sure all the instruments are clean and that all the doctors have everything they need to make sure your appointment goes smooth.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys camping in the Adirondacks with her family. She likes reading, doing puzzles, and baking. Her favorite past time is swimming and fishing.