Serving Dental Town Forsyth
Dr Joseph Peluso graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a DMD and moved to the Atlanta area for practice. He has been involved in practice growth and development for nearly a quarter century and is happy to have joined Dental Town in the Forsyth/Collections location.
In practice, Dr Peluso enjoys enhancing and improving smiles to create confidence in each person. Using many approaches, he works hard to collaborate with each patient to set individual goals based on their own expectations. Never in a hurry, Dr Peluso seeks to make each experience an enjoyable one his patients want to share with others.
Dr Peluso grew up in Columbus, Georgia where he excelled in high school academic and music programs, top-ranking in the State playing French Horn. He also played the trumpet, the mellophone in marching band and tenor sax in jazz band. This love for music translates to continued enjoyment of live music in many forms and a resurgent interest in vinyl records, rebuilding a long-forgotten collection.
Choosing to stay in his hometown and attend Columbus College, Dr Peluso graduated with a major in business and spent several years working with microcomputers when it was a new technology. He was fortunate to have traveled and developed computer applications in several new areas of business and research, including office automation, production and design, robotics, chemical assays and imaging analysis. Travel to such institutions as NASA in Huntsville AL, Yerkes Primate Labs and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee, RTP in North Carolina and MOTE Marine Labs in Tampa all laid a foundation in the practical sciences and awakened a deeper interest in working in science and healthcare.
Dr Peluso returned to school and completed a Minor in Chemistry and then attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. He was fortunate to have served in several leadership roles throughout his time at MCG. A standout experience was working in dental implant research to determine integration characteristics of materials and coatings. This experience created an interest and enjoyment of working with dental implants as a strategy for replacing missing teeth.
Over the years, Dr Peluso has maintained a focus on giving back to the local community and in international outreach through foreign medical missions. Travel to the jungle environment of Ecuador kindled his compassion to provide care to those in acute need. His engagement locally with the Bald Ridge Lodge and Jesse’s House allows him to support kids in acute need. Past engagement with the Nicholas House in Atlanta allowed him to help families who fell on hard times navigate their dental care, knowing this is one of the first things to take a backseat to more immediate needs such as food and shelter for the family. Dr Peluso also sits on the Executive Board for the LRJ Foundation, which designs and administers educational programs as outreach to school-aged kids on mental health awareness and self-regulation.
As the grandson and son of Italian restauranteurs, Dr Peluso also enjoys cooking specialty meals and finding new foodie spots around town and while traveling. He will often engage many conversations around meals, cultural travel and share recipes and new spots. Favorite travel cities for foodie trips include Atlanta, New York, Chicago and almost anything coastal. Feel free to message him anytime for his latest find.
Dr Peluso lives in Alpharetta with his family, enjoying time biking and hiking throughout the area. Other hobbies include golf, reading and travel.