Recognized as one of New York’s premier orthodontic providers for children, teens, and adults, Dr. Frank Andolino has worked in orthodontics for more than 26 years, partnering with Dr. Brendan Boylan in 1990 and taking over that practice in 2009 as Andolino Orthodontics.

He is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced treatment options combined with traditional, hands-on care to ensure the unique needs of each patient are met.

Dedication, experience, and respect – Dr. Andolino works hard to make sure that his patients achieve the beautiful and healthy smile they have always wanted.

In recognition of his more than three decades of service, which includes his establishment and continuing commitment to Kageno a New York City-based nonprofit operating two community development projects in Kenya and a third in Rwanda. The three projects are on the way to sustainability, serving more than 24,000 people who before had only known devastating poverty., Dr. Andolino has been named the 2016 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient. Kageno is not Dr. Andolino’s only foray into being a humanitarian. At Michigan State, where he majored in zoology with intent to become a veterinarian, the Rochester, New York, native spent his off hours teaching English to Laotian refugees.

His community service continued once he changed focus and became a dental student — he is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry with a certificate in orthodontics from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery (now known as the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine).

Before starting Kageno, Dr. Andolino was active overseas, especially with his affiliation with the nonprofit Heath Volunteers Overseas. He has conducted humanitarian missions teaching health care professionals in Vietnam, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Nepal, and also served as the HVO program director in Tanzania.

In his own backyard, he has worked with homeless youth and runaways at Covenant House, was an event planner and member of support services of the New York state Special Olympics from 1994-2000, shared his time with Habitat for Humanity from 1991-1993, and has volunteered his services at nursing homes and high schools.

Education

Dr. Andolino’s professional education includes receipt of a D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1986, a one-year general practice residency program at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a two-year orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics residency program at Columbia University.  Dr. Andolino stays current on the latest orthodontic treatment options through the continuing education programs offered by the professional societies of which he is a member.

Learn more about Dr. Andolino’s qualifications by reviewing his curriculum vitae. 

 

Awards and Honors

Dr. Andolino was recognized for outstanding and meritorious service to the profession of dentistry and to the community by induction as a fellow of the American College of Dentists (ACD) and the International College of Dentists (ICD). Dr. Andolino also was invited to be a member of the New York Academy of Dentistry.  Membership in each of these three societies is by invitation only.

His expertise and service have been recognized in other ways, as well:

  • Outstanding Service Award, American College of Dentists, recognizing Fellows for outstanding service to dentistry, the community, or mankind
  • Humanitarian Award, New York Academy of Dentistry, in recognition of his many years of dedication and service to International Humanitarian Efforts, including Health Volunteers Overseas and Kageno
  • ADA International Development Subcommittee Award, in recognition of service as a Committee Member and supporting the ADA’s work to improve the quality of global oral health education and training
  • Board member, American Lingual Orthodontic Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Incognito Lingual Braces
  • Secretary for the American Lingual Orthodontic Association (ALOA)

 

Community Service

Dr. Andolino is committed to bringing advanced dental care to those in need.  He has been a voluntary emergency medical practitioner in New York City’s Medical Reserve Corps since its founding after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He is a first responder for the city’s Bureau of Emergency Management, based on his belief that rapid emergency response helps provide communities with a timely return to stability.

Dr. Andolino also belongs to numerous national and international dental and orthodontic organizations. He participates in programs that bring advanced medical, dental, and orthodontic concepts to developing countries and sits on the American Dental Association (ADA) steering committee for International Development.  In keeping with this interest, he is co-founder and executive director of Kageno, a multifaceted community development project that transforms communities suffering from inhumane poverty into places of opportunity and hope.