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About Us
Syracuse, NY

Smiling family happy after their dental visit to Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS in Syracuse, NYHealthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.

Your teeth. Your health. Your appearance.
They're all related and they all begin with excellent family dentistry. You and your family lead hectic lives, and you demand a lot from your teeth. Getting top performance means you have to give them top-quality care. Whether you just need a regular check-up, or more sophisticated dental treatment, Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS will strive to understand your needs and surpass your expectations. We look forward to brightening your smile with the same attentive care, gentle technique, and conscientious service that we've given to thousands of satisfied visitors.

Janice Pliszczak, DDS >>

Dr. Pliszczak is a native of the Syracuse area; in fact, she was a patient of this practice as a child. She grew up in Solvay, where she currently resides, and was valedictorian of Solvay High School in 1982. After graduating magna cum laude from Le Moyne College with a B.S. in Chemistry, she received her dental degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She then completed a dental general practice residency at the Albany Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Additional Education

Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, then returned to Syracuse, where she was an associate before purchasing her own practice. During those years, she earned a M.S. in Management from SUNY Oswego and an M.B.A. from Le Moyne College.

Dental Fellowships & Awards

In the Academy of General Dentistry, she earned Fellowship (FAGD) status in 1997 and Mastership (MAGD) status in 2001. She earned the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) in the summer of 2009. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Meritorious Service Award from the New York State Academy of General Dentistry.


She is also a product reviewer for Dental Products Shopper and a member of the American Dental Association's Clinical Evaluator (ACE) Panel. Additionally, she was a practitioner-evaluator for the PEARL (Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning) Network, which was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Through the PEARL Network, she co-authored a research article on endodontic treatment and restorative outcomes in general practice which was presented at the 2009 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting. She is currently involved in the National Dental Practice Research Network of the NIH.

Dental Societies

Her involvement with the dental community on the local, state, and national levels is extensive. Locally, she is a past president of the Onondaga County Dental Society as well as editor and a past president of the 5th District Dental Society of the State of New York.

Previous Dental Experiences

On the state level, she is a past president of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry and is currently its editor. Nationally, she served six years on the Group Benefits Council of the Academy of General Dentistry, is on the Dental Practice Council and has been a delegate to their national meeting since 2003.

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In her spare time, Dr. Pliszczak enjoys traveling, photography, and shopping.

Meet Our Team >>


Nancy’s friendly voice and smile will be your first experience with our office. Nancy is a native of the Baldwinsville area. Since starting her career in healthcare customer service, she transitioned to dentistry as an office manager with several offices fourteen years ago.

Nancy handles scheduling, insurance claims and accounts as well as other front desk responsibilities for Dr. Pliszczak.

Outside of the office, Nancy spends time with her boyfriend, Tim, and their Shih Tzu, O’Reilly. Nancy also enjoys crocheting, sewing and gardening. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher using essential oils.


Jade was born and raised in the NYC area and moved to Syracuse in 2013. Jade loves adventures with her husband and their dog, Jax. Some of Jade's interests besides teeth are cooking new recipes and reading a good novel. Her love for teeth began at a young age when she experienced dental trauma and had early exposure to gentle dentistry. Jade graduated with highest honors from SUNY Canton as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is also licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Jade emphasizes in personal, positive dental experiences and strives to create friendships with each patient.

McKenzie–Dental Assistant

Mackenzie grew up in Alexandria Bay and moved to the Syracuse area in 2013. That was a big year for her as she also became a dental assistant from a CODA accredited program in which she also made the Dean’s List. She loved this profession so much that she decided to become certified in 2015. Mackenzie enjoys spending her time with her dog, Rafi, and her pet rabbit, Cocoa. When we can’t find her in the Syracuse area, it is likely she can be found along the St. Lawrence River. Some of her favorite things to do on her free time is to attend concerts and try new foods.

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4827 Broad Road,
Syracuse, NY 13215-2205
Phone: (315) 800-5020

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