WelcomeTo Our Office

Meet Dr Peter Rumack

Meet Dr. Victor Terranova

Meet Our Staff

About Us

Do you need a skilled dentist in Flushing, NY to attend to your dental needs? Or does your smile need a little cosmetic help to make it appear more appealing to others? Look no further than the dental office of Peter M. Rumack, DDS. We perform family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, and we are committed toward maintaining and improving the smiles of our patients.

Welcome to Our Office

On behalf of my staff and myself I would like to introduce my office to you.


My office has been taking care of the dental needs of the Queens and New York community since 1953 when it was established by my father, Dr. Irving Rumack.


I joined the practice in 1980 and have since been offering high quality dental care to our patients.


Over the years we have strived to maintain a quality oriented dental practice.  We keep up with the many developments in modern dentistry.  While there are many new techniques, materials and devices constantly being developed, I believe it is important not to jump on every new trend before it is proven by time and testing.


 As such, I believe that I can offer my patients treatment options that are proven, reliable, enduring, and safe.


My office now offers a wide range of services.  We offer the standard dental care such as preventive treatment, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canal treatment.  In addition to this we also offer special dental services; implant dentistry, Invisalign, cosmetic crowns and veneers, and treatment of muscular and joint pain know as TMJ syndrome.




Dr. Victor Terranova is now part of our dental team. Dr. Terranova, is a periodontal and implant surgeon with impressive credentials, including a PhD in microbiology.  Together, Dr. Terranova and I can treat advanced cases needing periodontal, implant, or oral surgery and reconstructive and/or cosmetic dentistry in a coordinated and comprehensive fashion.


Our staff of Diane Kaufhold and Millie Gramsch round out our team.  They are a caring and conscientious  dental assistant and office manager.  They will make sure that your visits go smoothly, and that your comfort and concerns are addressed.


As important as our efforts to provide excellent treatment results is our philosophy. We consider our relationship with our patients as a partnership. We strive to advise and guide you toward the best choices to attain your personal goals for healthy and attractive teeth and gums. This often varies for different individuals. Many times there are multiple ways to treat a specific situation. Do we try to save a tooth or extract it? Do we place an implant, denture, or fixed bridge? We promise to present all reasonable options, and to do our best to help you understand the pros and cons of each option. We will explain the process, the time involved and, of course, the costs of treatment. We stress good communication and do our best to take the time to make sure that all your questions and concerns are addressed.


When you walk into our office, you will notice the comfortable, homelike decor. We believe in creating an environment that will make your visit as relaxed and stress free as possible.


Meet Dr. Peter Rumack


Dr. Peter Rumack utilizes his extensive training and experience to treat even the most challenging dental situations. He has been delivering cosmetic, implant and  functional solutions to patients for over 25 years. His commitment to “doing it right” and ability to “handle just about anything” has won him the admiration of patients and doctors. A big bonus is that Dr. Rumack uses his expertise to prevent big problems from ever happening.


Dr. Peter Rumack graduated Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed a General Dentistry Residency at Catholic Medical Center in 1980.


He was a clinical instructor in the department of Periodontology in 1981-1982 at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.


  • Training

    • Residency General Dentistry Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens
    • Graduate Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Medicine
    • Graduate Earlham College
    • Trained in many, many programs with the top dentists, both nationally and internationally
    • Teaching
    • Dr. Rumack has been an instructor - lecturer at :Columbia School of Dental and Oral Medicine, Department of Periodontics
    • Post-Doctoral Training
    • Nobel Biocare Certified in Implant Restoration
    • Certificate of Achievement Advanced Aesthetic Continuum
    • Invisaling Certified
    • Trained in Gnathology Dr. Frank Celenza
    • Dawson Academy Functional Occlusion
    • Pankey Institute Splint Therapy
    • Endodontics: James Wilco What endodontics have known for ten years
  • Professional Memberships

    • American Dental Association
    • New York State Dental Society
    • Eleventh District Dental Society
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • International Team for Implantalogy
    • New York Dental Forum

  • Personal

    As a second generation dentist, Dr. Rumack was born and raised on Long Island. His father,

    Dr. Irving Rumack started the practice in 1953. Dr. Peter Rumack joined his father in practice

    in 1980 after completing his residency at Catholic Medical Center.


    Dr. Rumack grew up in Queens and Nassau and is currently living in Westchester. He enjoys photography, golf and gardening.


    His wife, Nina, is an attorney. His children Amy and Matthew

    are currently completing their education.

    Amy is enrolled in medical school and Matthew is

    finishing his education in the business of golf.


He has been helping patients so they can enjoy eating and smiling again with dental implants since 1985. He has special methods of implant dentistry to “rescue” the denture patient and those with debilitated teeth needing complete reconstructions. Along with Dr. Victor Terranova, most treatment is performed in the same office. This, combined with advanced techniques allow the most compromised individuals to return to a life of dental health and comfort.

Dr. Rumack is a member of ITI, an implant research group, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the ADA, and the New York State Dental Society.


For their patient’s benefit, advanced learning and the implementation of new technologies at the leading edge of dentistry is a constant for Dr. Rumack and his office professionals. The friendly  team is known for their down to earth and non-technical communication style making complex dentistry easy to understand.


With extensive post-doctoral education,  he is trained in implant restoration, has attended courses at the elite Pankey Institute, Dawson Institute, and attended high level courses in occlusion and full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Rumack has also completed Advanced Continuum in Aesthetic Dentistry at New York University School of Dentistry and is Invisalign certified.











Meet Dr. Victor Terranova

Dr. Victor Terranova received his BA from Rutgers College of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He received his DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1972 and his MS and PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Rochester in 1978. Specialty training in Periodontolgy was completed at the Eastman Dental Center of Strong Memorial Hospital, affiliated with the University of Rochester under the mentor of Dr. Helmut A. Zander in 1976.

After his training Dr. Terranova spent seven years as Senior Staff at the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Dental Research.


His academic appointments include professorships at Loyola University, University of the State of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute and Columbia University in New York City.


Dr. Terranova  is currently on the faculty of the California Implant institute.



His academic appointments include professorships at Loyola University, University of the State of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute and Columbia University in New York City.


Dr. Terranova  is currently on the faculty of the California Implant institute.


Dr. Terranova has a wide spectrum of clinical talents. In addition to being a board eligible periodontist capable of performing a full range of periodontal diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Terranova is also extremly skilled in implant surgery and many phases of oral and maxilla - facial surgery. In 30 years of practice, Dr. Terranova has performed thousands of surgical procedures, including implant placement, periodontal surgery and grafts, sinus augmentation, and simple and complicated  tooth extractions including 3rd molar extractions.


In addition to 30 years of clinical experience Dr. Terranova has published over 150 articles in molecular biology of cancer and clinical dentistry.


After his training Dr. Terranova spent seven years as Senior Staff at the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Dental Research.



Meet Our Staff

Millie Gramsch, Office Manager




Millie Gramsch originally started working in this office in 1977 as Dr. Irving Rumack's  (Dr. Peter's father) dental assistant. In 1979 Millie graduated from the NY School of Mechanical Dentistry. Thus Millie can also work as a Laboratory Technician.


 In 1980 her son, Robert was born, at which time she took a 5 year leave of absence. Since 1986 when Dr. Irving Rumack retired, she has been working for Dr. Peter Rumack.


 "This office is not just my place of employment, it is like my second home and our patients are an extended family," says Millie.




Diane Kaufhold, Dental Assistant




Diane is our Dental Assistant.  She has been working in dentistry for over 12 years.  Diane is dedicated to helping our patients attain their treatment plan goals with minimal stress and anxiety.  Her mission is help our patients have the most comfortable dental experience during every visit.

Peter M. Rumack, DDS serves the local Flushing, NY area, as well as other nearby regions. To learn more about us and our services, or if you urgently need a dentist in and around Flushing and you need to schedule an appointment, you may call us at (718) 268-2552

Monday thru Thursday:  9 am to 6 pm

Saturday:   9 am to 2 pm

Friday: closed


Contact Info:

141-16 Jewel Avenue

Flushing, New York  11367

E-mail: drrumack@nym.hush.com


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