Joseph E. Grasso, DDS, MS

Joseph E. Grasso

Professor Department of Prosthodontics
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Upon completing graduate training in Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama Dr. Grasso pursued major research and clinical interests in removable Partial Denture Design and overdentures, attachments and denture adhesives.  He is the architect of the Grasso clasp, which utilizes the curvilinear concept; a concept that is also applied to spherical overdenture attachments.

He is the co-author of a textbook Removable Partial Prosthodontics and author of more than 50 scientific articles and abstracts.  Dr. Grasso is presently Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine.  Prior to his appointment to an administrative position, he was director of removable prosthodontics.  In addition to his academic and administrative responsibilities, he also conducts a private practice limited to prosthodontics.