“I enjoy getting to know my patients and care about their general well-being, not just their dental needs. I treat each patient as I would a family member. My goal is to provide the best care possible so that they can have a healthy smile throughout their lives. In return I have been rewarded by my patients’ trust and loyalty for more than twenty five years.” – Dr. Colasanto
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Colasanto was born in Alexandria and grew up knowing that dentistry was his calling. His father was a general dentist, and Dr. Colasanto spent many years working in the office as a teen. He was inspired by his father’s dedication and close relationship with his patients, attributes that are implemented in his practice to this day.
- Bachelor’s Degree – George Mason University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, 1988
- Postdoctoral Periodontal Residency – Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, 1990
Dr. Colasanto regularly attends local and national seminars and conferences which provide a broad range of information on the newest techniques and materials, allowing him to stay up to date on the latest advances in periodontal and implant treatments. In addition to furthering his own education, he was also member of Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Periodontics part-time faculty and enjoyed giving back by teaching new generations of practitioners.
- Specialist Member of the American Association of Periodontists
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
- Northern Virginia Dental Society
Outside the Office
Dr. Colasanto met his wife and partner Dr. Maryam Monfared during his postdoctoral residency at Medical College of Virginia. They have two active sons who keep them very busy with school and extracurricular activities. Some of Dr. Colasanto’s hobbies include cooking for large family gatherings, traveling to local and distant destinations, reading, and working on artistic projects with his kids.
Dr. Colasanto feels very fortunate to be so connected to the community. He enjoys volunteering at his son’s school and extracurricular activities such as Boy Scouts and Crew, and regularly participates in local park cleanups.