John M. Crestetto, DDS, MD

Meet Dr. Crestetto

Dr. CrestettoDr. John Crestetto was born and raised in Alameda, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. His grandparents were immigrants and proud Americans. He was a high school valedictorian. He completed his undergraduate degree with a BA in genetics from the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Crestetto received his DDS degree from UCLA in 1990 with honors and was accepted into the AO honor society. A year long general practice dental residency was completed at UCLA and affiliated hospitals. This provided advanced training for individuals with special needs in hospital and clinical settings.

Dr. Crestetto then received his MD degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Texas associated with Parkland Memorial Hospital. A year long intense General Surgery Residency was completed at Parkland. Emphasis was on anesthesia and patient care in fields of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ENT surgery and trauma.

Dr. Crestetto completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1997 at University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland. This program is noted nationally and internationally for pioneering advancements in the specialty of Oral Surgery and the scope of procedures completed is unparalleled.

He served as chief resident of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from 1996/1997. He maintains active privileges at his local hospital, UNC at Nash in Rocky Mount, NC and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He recently recertified his board credentials for a second time, demonstrating a strong commitment to maintaining clinical knowledge and practice performance. This process requires continued maintenance of advanced continued education requirements,  hospital staff credentials, passing a comprehensive examination and possessing strong moral character.

Dr. Crestetto’s clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, office-based anesthesia, and oral pathology. He has utmost concern for the well being of his patients and treats many patients with special needs and complex medical conditions. He is licensed as a dentist and physician in the state of North Carolina and maintains extensive CE requirements.

Dr. Crestetto proudly resides in the community for which he has served for 22 years. Outside of the office, Dr. Crestetto enjoys running, fitness, and spending time with his family, friends, and dog.

  • Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Fellow American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association with membership in state and local components
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Active staff Division of Surgery, Nash-UNC Hospital
  • Dental License, North Carolina and California
  • Medical License, North Carolina