Robert M. DiGiorgio is a dentist that graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1978. He attended Catholic grade schools and then went to Georgetown, which is a Jesuit school.
Recently he started working at a hygiene practice opened by Jankee Bhatt, a Registered Dental Hygienist. It was an unusual event in dentistry because most of the time a hygienist joins a dental practice and not the other way around. One of the questions DiGiorgio was asked was who cleans the dental office? His two word reply was “Ask Jankee”.
When questioned about whether he had ever sky-dived, bungee jumped, gone white water rafting or zip-lined, DiGiorgio answered “Hell no, that’s why I’m still out loose, walking around.”
He was asked what he thought about marijuana being legal. “I’m fine with it. It has brought great economic benefit to Colorado. Never could support sending people to jail for possession. By the way, I don’t participate” he replied.
He was also asked if he wanted share his opinions about the upcoming presidential election. “Probably going to vote for Hillary. Sanders is too out of touch and too far left. The republicans are farcical, except maybe for Kasich.”
DiGiorgio grew up in New York and he said that applying to dental school at that time was based on the state of residence with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions was Georgetown since it is located in the District of Columbia. “I also was accepted at Northwestern, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and Columbia. I withdrew an application to N.Y.U.” he stated.
He was asked about his siblings. “I am the oldest of four. My sister Linda is the General Manager of the Doubletree hotel in Redondo Beach, California. My brother Larry works for Boeing in Everett, WA and his position is classified. My other brother is an optometrist and a spiritualist. He is the only one who lives near where we grew up in Tuckahoe, NY.
He was asked about the rest of his family. “Linda and I have two daughters and two sons and we are so proud of them all. Nancy is a C.S.U. grad and works as a catering manager for the Hyatt Corporation at the Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, California. Katelyn graduated from C.U. Boulder and is director of programs for Pure Barre and she is based in Spartanburg, South Carolina but travels all over in her work. Jon is a C.S.U. grad who is a teacher at Cherokee trail HS (C.C.S.D.) where he coaches baseball. He lives in a firehouse in Elizabeth where he is a part time firefighter and EMT. Our youngest, Adam attends Metro State, double majoring in linguistics and philosophy. We are looking forward to a December graduation.” He met his wife Linda while attending Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, New York City. While he was at that high school he was involved in dance and on the Yearbook Committee.
“My grandparents, who placed tremendous value on education, all emigrated from Italy in the early 20th century. As a result, my dad earned two college degrees, one before WWII and one after. My dad was a pharmacist. While in pharmacy school, he met my mom who completed her pharmacy degree in only 3 years. At the time she was the youngest person to be licensed to practice pharmacy in New York State” DiGiorgio added.
Dr. DiGiorgio loves to travel and has “been to Italy 3 times and would go back in a second.” He has also been to London three times and Paris once. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and has been in about 40 of the 50 states. “We did lots of cross country trips when we were younger” he said.
He recited his history after leaving Georgetown dental school in Washington D.C. “After graduating from dental school, I became a commissioned officer for the U.S. Public Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and spent 18 months on the Indian reservation at White Earth, Minnesota. Then I came to Denver in 1980. After briefly working as an Associate in Aurora, I opened my first dental practice which was at 1860 Larimer Street in downtown Denver. I worked there until the end of 1988 when I moved the practice to the Cherry Creek Area. While there I opened a satellite office in Parker, because of T-Rex* and wanting to be closer to home while my children were young. In 2000, I sold the Cherry Creek practice but continued to work there for two more years. While continuing to develop my Parker practice, I held part time positions as an associate in other dental practices, notably Dental Health Centers of America in Aurora and the D.T.C. (six years) and Capitol Hill Dental (7 years). Lastly, I spent about one year each at two emergency dental facilities in Denver, along with a clinic that served mostly indigent people in West Denver.”
If you like to text rather than talk over the phone, Robert DiGiorgio might be the best dentist for you. He prefers to converse in text messages rather than over the phone. You might find him, outside the dental office, at his favorite restaurant called Limelight Supper Club and Lounge at 14th and Curtis Street in Denver.
Robert DiGiorgio currently practices dentistry at:
Dental Hygiene Wellness Clinic
2727 Bryant Street, Suite 101
Denver, CO 80211
*T-Rex – The highway system in Denver called Metro Denver’s Transportation Expansion Project, not the dinosaur.