Dr. Robert Agnetta
From his earliest memories, as Dr. Agnetta followed his father’s career in hospital administration from Denver, Colorado to Portland, Oregon, and then to Glendale, California. He always knew that he wanted to be a healthcare professional. He received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley in Northern California. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, he practiced as a general dentist in Micronesia on the island of Guam for three years. Returning stateside when his family started to grow, he moved with his wife, Karen, to Boise, Idaho, where he established a successful private practice while they raised their two children, Alison and Evan.
In 1996, Robert had the opportunity to specialize in his field, and once again attended Loma Linda University where he earned his master’s degree in Orthodontics. Upon completion of his residency, he returned to Boise and established a busy private practice as an orthodontist. During his professional tenure, Dr. Agnetta has consistently kept his knowledge up-to-date by attending continuing education courses. Since graduation, he has been a member of several dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and has served as a director in the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO). In 2012, Dr. Agnetta started on a new adventure by moving to Northern New York, and began working in Watertown. It was a natural move to begin a practice in Potsdam and meet a need in the area; and Dr. Agnetta is thrilled to be a part of the community.
Why specialize in orthodontics? Well, the most rewarding aspect of dentistry for Dr. Agnetta is when he can help a person succeed in life by improving their self-confidence. Orthodontics is a field that can do this by producing visible results. Dr. Agnetta finds it extremely gratifying to witness his patients develop into more confident and self-assured individuals.
During the times Bob is not at the office, he is most likely devoting his time to family endeavors. He enjoys keeping busy, and is always looking for ways to help his family and friends. He has enjoyed mountain and cross-country biking, water and snow skiing, and is an avid Broncos (Denver and Boise State University) football fan. His dedication to his teams is fueled by the good memories and good times he has enjoyed in those cities. The New York Jets were added to that favorites list when they drafted one of his favorite BSU players in the first round a few years ago.
He loves to travel, and his favorite place so far is New Zealand, where they visited Karen’s extended family, and he watched his children jump off of tall buildings, bridges, and out of a perfectly good airplane. His wish list of travel destinations includes India, China, the Himalayas, and spending more time on more warm, tropical islands.