Meet The Doctors

Dr. Michael Mattiacio, DDS

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, DDS

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, DDS

Dr. Linh Nguyen grew up in San Jose, California, but now lives in Central New York 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.

When not caring for her patients, Dr. Nguyen volunteers extensively at her children's schools.  She also enjoys golfing and traveling with her family.  Dr. Nguyen is a music lover who loves playing the cello with her daughter and banging on the guitar with her son!


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 at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Zalepeski returned home for a one-year residency at SUNY Upstate Hospital and joined Quest Dental Group in 2018.

When out of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.