About Dr. DeLuke
Dr. Michael DeLuke grew up in Niskayuna, and graduated from Niskayuna High School in 1994. He represents the third generation of DeLukes entering into the dental profession. His grandfather (the late Dr. Dominick DeLuke) was an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who built a practice in Schenectady in the 1950s. Dr. Dominick DeLuke was eventually joined in practice by all four of his sons: Drs. Robert, Donald, Dean and Jim. Dr. Jim still practices in Schenectady. Doctors Donald and Robert retired from dentistry, and Dr. Dean currently heads the pre-doctoral oral surgery program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.
As for his educational background, Dr. DeLuke attended Villanova University and graduated cum laude in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science and a Minor in Spanish. He was inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (the Pre-Medical Honor Society), Order of Omega (the Greek/Fraternal National Honor Society), and was one of 50 graduating seniors inducted into Who’s Who at Villanova University.
Dr. DeLuke received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 2002. He was class Valedictorian, and the recipient of fourteen awards, including the award for obtaining the highest score on the National Board Examination. He was one of two graduates inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the prestigious national dental honor society acknowledging outstanding academic achievement and moral character. He was also very involved in the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). In addition to serving as chapter President, Dr. DeLuke was named the ASDA National Delegate of the Year in 2001 for his work and achievements in the arena of dental licensure reform.
Dr. DeLuke obtained his Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics and Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree from the University of Connecticut in June of 2005, where he served as Chief Resident of the Orthodontic Program in his final year.
He is presently an Assistant Professor in the Orthodontic Department at the University of Connecticut, a part-time Clinical Professor in the Dental Residency Program at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also an Executive Board Member of the New York State Society of Orthodontists, and a past President of the Schenectady County Dental Society.
Dr. DeLuke currently resides in Guilderland with his wife, Renee, and his daughters, Gianna and Kendall.