A Board-Certified Periodontist  Giving Patients Something to Smile About

Meet Dr. James Vlassis

Protect the Foundation of Your Smile Visit Our Experienced Periodontist in Fayetteville, NY

If you need gum disease treatment or want to replace a lost tooth with an implant-supported dental restoration, you need more than a dentist. It's best to trust your care to a seasoned periodontist. For more than 30 years, Dr. James M. Vlassis DDS, MS, PC, has helped dental patients in Syracuse, Fayetteville, NY, and throughout New York state resolve issues both simple and complex so that they can experience the many benefits of healthy gums and a healthy smile. Whether you are a teenager or a senior, Dr. Vlassis is prepared to meet your needs.

Our doctor places up to 10 implants a day. He has performed more than 25,000 implant procedures. 

"You will be in the best of hands!" 5-Star Reviews for Our Periodontal Expert


Darrie O'Connell

Syracuse, NY


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Dr. Vlassis is not only extremely knowledgeable and competent, but kind and gentle. I have NEVER had such a calm experience at a dentist's appointment before. His work is perfect, I have had no post-surgery issues. As well, his entire staff is amazing. They are very welcoming and always happy to answer any questions. They help make the appointment, from the procedure to the billing, seamless and easy. I fully and completely, without reservation, recommend Dr. Vlassis, and his team, as an outstanding dental practice.

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Melinda Ostrouch

Syracuse, NY


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Wonderful, caring and compassionate practice! I struggle with dentophobia and had to have a couple of procedures done. Both Dr. Vlassis and his assistants, Sarah and Jody have been nothing but kind. He is excellent and does a great job! I was awake during a tooth extraction and had no clue he already taken it out. I kept waiting for it to happen, but it was already done by the time I asked. I highly recommend their office if you are in need of a periodontist. You will be in the best of hands!!

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Call Our Periodontal Expert to Book an Appointment

James M. Vlassis, DDS, MS, PC is committed to his dental patients and will do everything he can to ensure their comfort and satisfaction. He pairs state-of-the-art technology with an extensive background in periodontics. We can help patients overcome the effects of:

  • Age-related tooth loss
  • Congenitally missing teeth
  • Car accidents
  • Trauma
  • Accidental injuries
  • Periodontal disease
  • Receding gums
  • Bone loss 

We accept emails, but the best way to reach our dental team and book an appointment is over the phone. Before you visit our Fayetteville, NY, office, serving Syracuse and all of New York, please download and complete these forms:

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Which Types of Sedation Are Available?

Dr. Vlassis is trained to safely administer both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide at our Fayetteville office, serving Syracuse and all of New York. General anesthesia is available at an off-site facility to ensure your health and safety.

Our Mission

"We are committed to offering a comfortable, serene, and welcoming environment where our patients that suffer from periodontal disease and complex oral health issues can achieve a restored, healthier, and more beautiful smile." Dr. Vlassis

Our Areas of Focus

Our high-tech, all-digital practice specializes in treating tooth loss and gum disease.

Dental Implants

Traditional bridges and dentures rest on the gums and only replace the visible portion of a tooth. This leaves the jawbone vulnerable to bone loss. Implants are the only solution that can stop bone recession, and they can provide a lifetime of oral health benefits.

James M. Vlassis, DDS, MS, PC performs all implant-related procedures at our Fayetteville, NY, office, including extractions, sinus augmentation, gum and bone grafting, and implant placement. He places up to 10 implants a day, more than most practitioners in the United States.

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Periodontal Treatment

Did you know gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease, respiratory disease, and even cancer? 

Periodontal disease can be reversed in its earliest stages, but eventually becomes chronic. However, chronic gum disease can be managed. Dr. Vlassis offers everything from scaling and root planing, to gum grafting and pocket reduction surgery. 

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5-Star Reviews for Dr. Vlassis and Our Team "I look forward to each and every visit"


Nancy Mueller

Syracuse, NY


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Not everyone looks forward to dental care, and I have had my share of nightmares since my youth. But I look forward to each and every visit to this office. Dr. Vlassis is great, and Jodi is the BEST!!

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Mike Danaher

Syracuse, NY


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The Staff at Dr. Vlassis office is always friendly and professional. Dr. Vlassis is an outstanding DDS and is always a Professional. The entire team always goes above and beyond to help with your dental needs.

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More Reasons to Choose Dr. Vlassis As Your Periodontist

Extensive Dental Training

All types of dentists (DDS and DMD) are required to complete four years of dental school. In addition to earning a DDS or DMD degree, periodontists must also complete a three-year residency program, a qualification that is highly competitive.

Board-Certification in Periodontics

Not all periodontists are board-certified. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, "Board certification in periodontology denotes someone who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty, including demonstrating a comprehensive mastery of all phases of periodontal disease and treatment and in the placement of dental implants." In order to uphold these standards, Dr. Vlassis must be re-certified every six years.

Board-Certified in Dental Implantology

Dr. Vlassis is certified in both periodontics and dental implants. He is the only dentist within 100 miles to achieve this distinction. As the popularity of implant dentistry grows, more and more general dentists are advertising that they can place dental implants. Dr. Vlassis has been in practice for over 25 years. 

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James M. Vlassis DDS, MS, PC Periodontal Care & Dental Implants

Dr. James Vlassis is a board-certified periodontist who offers treatment of the very highest caliber. Patients choose him because of several distinctions. 

  • Is the only diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in the area
  • Holds a United States Patent on dental implants
  • Has performed more than 25,000 implant procedures
  • Has published more than 40 articles in his field

Schedule a consultation at our office today by calling (315) 637-0777.

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