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Dr. Michael Mattiacio


Dr. Michael Mattiacio is a lifelong resident of Central New York. Dr. Mattiacio attended Syracuse University, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology in 1996, and then went on to receive his dental training at the School of Dental Medicine at SUNY Buffalo in 2001. Upon his return to Central New York, Dr. Mattiacio worked with his mentor in a private practice in Liverpool before joining Quest Dental Group in 2004. Dr. Mattiacio purchased Quest Dental Group in 2006 and moved the practice to its current location.

Currently, Dr. Mattiacio resides in Baldwinsville and enjoy spending time with his three children. Most often, you'll find Dr. Mike watching his son practicing and playing with his travel baseball team. When he is not doing that, he enjoys his time with family and friends, indoors or outdoors, and will never miss the opportunity to watch SU basketball and football.

Dr. Jean DiFlorio


Dr. Jean DiFlorio grew up in the Syracuse area.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Communicative Disorders and Sciences.  She continued on there to attend the School of Dental Medicine.   Dr. DiFlorio earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001.  She went on to a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  Dr. DiFlorio has practiced in the Syracuse area since 2003 and joined Dr.  Mattiacio and Dr. Nguyen in January of 2015.  She is also a clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in the Dental Department.

Dr. DiFlorio believes that a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth.  She stays current with the latest in research and advances in dentistry through continuing dental education.  

When not promoting health and wellness with her patients, Dr. DiFlorio is happily running her two boys to various sports and music activities.  She loves yoga and traveling with her family.

Dr. Vanlinh Nguyen


Dr. Linh Nguyen grew up in San Jose, California, but now lives in Syracuse with her husband and 2 children. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1991 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry in 1995. She went on to complete a two-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of California in San Francisco, with special emphasis on TMD/Chronic Head and Neck Pain. She is a member of the American Dental Association, The New York State Dental Association, the Fifth District Dental Association, and The Spear Education Study Group. Dr. Nguyen is a firm believer in life-long learning in order to provide the best and latest treatments to her patients. She maintains a dental license in California as well as New York.

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Nguyen volunteers extensively for Meals On Wheels, bringing food to vulnerable seniors and at the Amaus Dental Clinic, providing free dental care to the underserved population in Central New York. She also participates with Remote Area Medical, a non-for-profit organization to provide dental care to the underserved outside of New York state. She is a clinical attending professor for the Dentistry General Practice Residency Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In between her busy schedule, she manages to sneak in a few rounds of golf and a few weeks of traveling with her family. Dr. Nguyen loves to stay healthy by participating in all outdoor activities.

Dr. Lauren Zalepeski 


Dr. Zalepeski was born and raised in the Syracuse area. After graduating. from Syracuse University with a BS in Biology she attended University atBuffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Zalepeski returned home for a one-year residency at SUNY Upstate Hospital and joined Quest Dental Group in2018. When out of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. John Minyé


Dr. John Minyé is our newest member of Quest Dental Team. Dr. Minyé received his DDS from the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, in 1992. He moved to Sonoma County, California, in 1997, where he created a thriving dental practice which he enjoyed for the last 23 years. He and his wife, Jill, recently moved to New York to be close to Jill’s family. Dr. Minyé is a member of the American Dental Association and has served for the past ten years on the board for Professional Peer Review under the California Dental Association.

Dr. Minyé is known and appreciated for the way he cares for his patients, taking his time to listen and understand a patient's overall health, any special needs or concerns they may have, and for his overall gentle and calm presence.

Dr. Minyé loves Yoga, Zumba, hiking, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and pretty much all activities related to water. He also has a passion for listening to, playing, and restoring church pipe organs.

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