Dr. Mimmo Addiego is a true “home grown” South Jersey orthodontist. Having grown up on Long Beach Island, Dr. Addiego attended both LBI and Southern Regional district schools before transferring and graduating from Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in 1993. He attended St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he majored in biology, achieved outstanding grades, and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1997. Dr. Addiego’s decision to follow in the footsteps of many of his family members made him the seventh Addiego to pursue a career in dentistry.
In dental school, he simply excelled. He received academic honors which included the Martin N. Kravit Award and the Philadelphia County Dental Society Student Award in recognition of outstanding academic and clinical achievement. He was recognized in Who’s Who among Students in American Universities for his accomplishments at Temple Dental, and received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Award in acknowledgement of his ability to assess and manage temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders and orofacial pain.
Along with the numerous awards, Dr. Addiego became the only student to be inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society as a junior, and he received the highest score on the national board exam. As busy as he was, Dr. Addiego volunteered to travel to Haiti, where he provided free dental care to underprivileged children. In 2002, Dr. Addiego graduated at the top of his class.
Right after dental school, Dr. Addiego decided to serve US veterans and joined a one-year general practice residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also married his sweetheart, Lieutenant Jessica Addiego, who is currently serving our country in the United States Navy.
Following his service with the veterans, Dr. Addiego journeyed to Boston, where he completed his residency in orthodontics at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. He received a certificate of advanced graduate training in orthodontics as well as a Master of Science in dentistry in 2006.
While studying in Boston, Dr. Addiego received extensive training and certification in Invisalign®, tissue management with lasers, and the placement and utilization of orthodontic miniscrew implants. The orthodontic program in Boston is considered to be one of the top orthodontic residencies in the country.
Dr. Addiego had the privilege of being mentored by past chairman Dr. Anthony Gianelly. Dr. Gianelly is internationally known as one of the best educators, researchers, and lecturers in orthodontics. The orthodontists trained at Boston University are taught to treat the most complicated orthodontic malocclusions, such as patients who need orthognathic jaw surgery in conjunction with orthodontics.
Dr. Addiego believes in delivering the highest quality of care in orthodontics, guided by a dedication to utilizing the most advanced techniques and materials, and applying the latest findings from clinical research to his practice. He believes in spending ample time throughout the consultation to educate his patients fully about the nature of their orthodontic problem and the treatment options available to them. His devotion to every detail of the treatment helps ensure patient satisfaction with every facet of their orthodontic experience.
Dr. Addiego loves his profession and his family. He currently lives in Cedar Run with his wife and three children: Mario, Angelo, and Domenic. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, fishing, water sports, and traveling. Dr. Addiego is committed to staying at the forefront of his field, and does this by attending continuing education courses all over the world.