Dr. E. James Reitano, DDS - Dentist Kempsville, VA
WE HONOR “JIMMY’S” LEGACY
Dr. Reitano opened his practice at 6062 Indian River Road in 1985 and it has been in the same location for thirty-five years.
Today, we now honor his legacy, as the dental practice he founded continues to update and modernize as a state of the art dental facility delivering the best dental care possible.
His commitment to continuing dental education was ALWAYS a priority in the ever changing and evolving world of dental care, and the same importance is being carried on by his son, Dr. Ryan Reitano.
His spirit, strength, energy and infectious aura have been transferred to his wife of 32 blissful years, Lyn Reitano and his children.
We can all learn quite a bit from Jimmy and we would like to share some of his life lessons with you.
WDJD – What did Jimmy do? As a Dentist his business was improving people’s smiles and he did this 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Little did he know that he did not need to be a Dentist to have this gift; he always had a smile on and it was a bright one that matched his eyes. As a Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Dentist and Teacher he invested every second of his life using his “explorer” and his personality to help family, friends and patients find their inner and outer smiles.
Jimmy created fun, infused laughter with his magical, inspiring, never ending sense of humor and he recorded every second of it; evidenced by the 600K+ photos of fun.
He married a beautiful woman, raised 3 amazing kids and together they shared life experiences, learned life lessons & traveled the world. He “went to college” no less than 5 different times at as many campuses not because he needed to but because he wanted to relive the experience. He was a master chef; if you came by on a Sunday you were sitting down to have freshly made red sauce or brats and beer depending on the time of season. No one was a stranger and everyone was welcome; the more the merrier.
He not only loved to party he was the party; no coincidence that this was the first word his children learned how to spell. He was the consummate gift giver; no matter the occasion or person Jimmy knew exactly what to get and never expected anything in return. God in turn, gave Jimmy many gifts, perhaps the most impressive was his gift of making everyone feel special and included. Everyone was Jimmy’s best friend. Best friends are great listeners and Jimmy was no different.
Dr. E. James Reitano graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1984. He then completed a one year General Practice Residency from the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center prior to moving to Virginia Beach.
After Dr. Reitano opened his practice at 6062 Indian River Road in 1985, it continues to add new patients in the same location ever since.
Dr. Reitano was a member of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Dental Association
- The Virginia Dental Association
- The Tidewater Dental Association
- The Virginia Beach Study Club
- Spear Dental Study Club
- Seaboard Dental Study Club and Oral Cancer Cause
In addition, he had served as a part time clinical instructor at the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry..
While Dr Reitano‘s practice encompasses a wide range of dental services, his passion and focus has been in the field of Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Reitano has been married for thirty years to his lovely wife Lyn and has three children Melissa, Ryan and Kristen. Melissa is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Ryan is currently a second year Dental Student at UNC and Kristen has been accepted to dental school. As you can see our whole family is committed to dentistry. Quality, Gentle Care in dentistry are more than words to Dr Reitano, it is a way of life!
We will miss him forever, yet are so blessed for all Jimmy has inspired with so many that have enable us to continue our family dentistry practice, and will always cherish the memories.
If you would like to share a smile or story with Lyn and the kids so the spirit of Jimmy can be shared, they can be sent to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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