Meet the Doctors

Dr. Aqeel , DDS

General & Implant Dentistry

After receiving his Bachelor's from New York University in 1993, Dr. Aqeel graduated and received his doctorate in dental surgery from the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Aqeel did his residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital Dental division, where he received training and honed his skills in comprehensive dental treatment planning. After becoming Board Certified, Dr, Aqeel began to practice in Connecticut. In addition, Dr. Aqeel participated in an advanced Implant seminar at Montifiore Hospital; where implant placement was emphasized. He later attained membership status to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of general Dentistry and participated in the XXVI Inter American Dental Congress, sponsored by the Spanish American Medical Dental Society of New York. On a personal note, Dr. Aqeel is happily married with 3 lovely girls whom attend the local school district. In addition, he is proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force Reserve for 5 years.

Dr. G S Atalla, DDS


After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine, Dr Atalla attended New York University College of Dentistry. Along his studies to obtain his dental degree, Dr Atalla was elected to many posts, among them, Class president as well as student council president. Dr Atalla was the recipient of many awards, such as the Pierre Fauchard Scholarship, the Hinman Award, the Dean award and many others. After obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1999, Dr Atalla completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at NYUCD where he was elected Chief resident. He later chose to pursue a post doctorate degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at New York University. Since obtaining his post doctorate degree in orthodontics in 2002, Dr Atalla, has been practicing his profession with passion and vigor. He is a member of the National Society of Dental Practitioners and a proud member of the New York State Troopers Police Surgeons Group. 

Dr. Marcello Guglielmi

Oral Surgeon

By engaging our patients in a detailed discussion and conducting a thorough exam, Dr. G will establish a diagnosis and personalized treatment. His skills ensure the highest quality care with minimal surgical intervention
and optimal patient comfort with sedation. Specific techniques that Dr. G provides include dental implants, bone graft, wisdom teeth removal, TMJ therapy, facial cosmetics, oral cancer, facial injuries


  • Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Head/Neck Oncology Surgery 2017
  • Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Oral/MaxilloFacial Surgery 2014
  • DDS from University of Rochester 2010

Dr. Cheryline Pezzullo


Dr. Pezzullo grew up in Cortlandt Manor, NY and got her bachelors degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University. She got her dental degree (DDS) from NYU College of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. Outside of treating the patients she loves at Gateway Dental, she is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Community-based Programs at NYU College of Dentistry. She is heavily involved in engaging our students through first-hand community outreach programming and rotations in order provide access to care and shine light on the oral health disparities that exist in NYC and worldwide.  Dr. Pezzullo is also the co-founder and now co-faculty mentor of NYU College of Dentistry Saturday Academy, a pipeline program with the two-fold mission of introducing underrepresented minority and low-income high school students to the dental profession as well as helping them navigate the college application process. 

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband, whom she met in dental school and their son Lorenzo.