Dr. Cognetto (a.k.a. Dr. “Norm”) has lived in central New York all his life and grew up and went to elementary school in Utica, NY. He graduated from New Hartford High School in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Utica College and in 1991 a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from State University of New York School of Dental Medicine. He then completed a two year residency program specializing in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
With a desire to return to his hometown, Dr. Cognetto opened his office in one of Utica’s historic homes on Genesee Street. He wanted to create an environment where he and his patients would feel relaxed and comfortable. A place where any fears they might have had would be left at the door when they arrived. It became known as “Kidsteethonly.”
Dr. Cognetto continues to enhance his knowledge and skills, attending multiple classes, seminars and meeting each year in order to continue to provide his patients with the greatest level of care available.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, NYS Dental Society and our local Oneida-Herkimer County Dental Society where he is a past president and currently he is Chairman of the Children’s Dental Health Month Committee. He is on staff at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital and a past chairman of the dental department. He is also an attending dentist at the Dr. James Rozanski Dental Health Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Board Certified by the America Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Kidsteethonly works with students pursuing careers in the field of dentistry such as dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers. He also provides a learning environment “shadowing” for high school and college undergraduate students who are considering/aspiring to become dentists.
Doctor Cognetto currently lives in New Hartford, New York with his wife Valerie and two sons Nicholas and Christian. He also shares his home with a cat “Clarabelle” who are often the topic of the many stories shared with his patients. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cycling, running, triathlons, mountain climbing, bow hunting, fly fishing, and woodworking.
Dr. Patrick Micaroni was born and raised in Central New York and is excited to return to the
area! A graduate of Canastota High School, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY with the highest honor, summa cum laude. Dr. Mic then went to the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, again graduating summa cum laude and being inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society. After becoming a dentist, Dr. Mic stayed in Buffalo for an extra two year post-doctoral residency program allowing him to specialize in pediatric dentistry at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Dr. Mic always knew he wanted to become a dentist, but he was inspired to be a pediatric dentist after shadowing Dr. Norm several years ago and has always looked to him as a mentor throughout his dental education. Dr. Mic loves helping patients and their families feel comfortable at the dentist, and he always makes sure his patients understand the best ways to take care of their teeth. Dr. Mic has been trained in oral and I.V. sedation, as well as treating patients under general anesthesia and those with special needs. He stays up to date on his knowledge by attending many meetings and seminars throughout the year to be able to provide the highest quality, most updated care possible for all of his patients!
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Mic is also board-eligible with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Mic resides in New Hartford, NY with his wife Cynthia, who is also a dentist and a native of Whitesboro. They met while attending Le Moyne College, and went on to attend dental school together as well. When they aren’t talking about teeth at the dinner table, they enjoy spending time in the Adirondacks sailing and fishing, golfing, cheering on the Syracuse Orange, and running the Boilermaker every year!