Posted in: Events, Patient Stories , Friday May 11, 2018

Dr. Rachel A. Ruotolo will be participating in the 2nd Annual SmileTrain Family Day on June 2nd to celebrate one of her outstanding, brave patients.

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Dr. Ruotolo with the owners of London Jewelers, Mark and Candy Udell, and Gerard at the SmileTrain Family Day kickoff event on May 4th

Gerard Avellaneda was born on January 5th, 2016 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. At just 4 months of age, he underwent his first surgery and received his “forever smile.” Through the entire process, Gerard showed nothing short of strength and perseverance. He has truly been an inspiration to many. For this, SmileTrain has chosen to honor him at their 2nd Annual SmileTrain Family Day.

Come join Dr. Ruotolo and the LIPSG practice at this fun family event, sponsored by our Dr.STITCH service.

For more information, contact Nicole at, call 631-662-8387, or visit