Our Doctors

Dr. John N Cacchio 

Dr. John Cacchio was born and raised in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia. Actually, the office is right next door to the house where he grew up. He attended Nazareth Academy Grade School, Holy Ghost Prep, Temple University, and Temple University School Of Dentistry.

Dr. Cacchio's family is the focus of his life. If he is not in the office, he is usually spending time with his wife Alison and children John Jr., Andrew, and Caroline. He also enjoys fishing, golf, and spending time with his family in Ocean City, Maryland. 

Professionally, Dr. Cacchio is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, The Philadelphia County Dental Society, and regularly participates in continuing education courses to constantly expand his knowledge and skill in dentistry.

Dr. Neela Thirugnanam

Dr. Neela Thirugnanam grew up close by in Langhorne, Bucks County. She attended high school at George School and went on to Bryn Mawr College. A desire to explore a new city took her to Dental School at Boston University in 2004. Dr. Thirugnanam returned to the area to complete her residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital.

     When she is not spending time with her family, Dr. Thirugnanam enjoys catching the latest comedy flick and exploring new restaurants in the city. In her spare time, she has renewed an old hobby -- clay pottery. Dr. Thirugnanam is a member of the American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Society.


Dr. Michael Santarsiero

Dr. Michael Santarsiero, originally from Scranton, PA, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Scranton. From there, he moved to Philadelphia to pursue a career in dentistry at Temple University. He then chose to continue his education in a general practice residency programat the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. 

     Dr. Santarsiero is excited to meet and serve the people of Northeast Philadelphia!  Dr. Santarsiero is a dentist with a sweet tooth. He likes baked goods of every variety. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, and playing violin - a hobby that he’s enjoyed since he was 10 years old!