Dr. Gracelyn F. Santos is a family and cosmetic dentist in private practice for 23 years and co-owner and President & CEO of Santos & Mroczek, DDC, PC, in Meiers Corners, Staten Island.
Dr. Santos graduated first in her class from Curtis High School and received a B.S. in Biology from City College of New York as a Presidential Scholar. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry.
She completed her general practice dental residency (PGY-I) and her second postgraduate (PGY-II) training at Staten Island University Hospital, where she was Urgent Care attending in the Dept. Of Dentistry, treating multi-specialty restorative cases and overseeing 16 first-year dental residents.
To satisfy her love for storytelling, Dr. Santos writes two popular weekly
columns, “Gracelyn’s Chronicles, Diary of a Working Mom” and “People” for the Staten Island Advance and SILive.com. In addition, she authors a biweekly Health column.
Active in the community, Gracelyn serves on the Executive Board of the St. George Theatre and the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. She is a former trustee of Staten Island Mental Health Society, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, and the Staten Island Zoo. Gracelyn has co-chaired a variety of fundraisers, including the St. George Theatre Fashion Show; Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s Neptune Ball; the Staten Island Zoological Society Ball; the Meals on Wheels Annual Luncheon; the P.S. 29 GapKids Fashion Shows; the St. George Theatre Celebrity Golf and Tennis Celebrity Outing; and the Snug Harbor Mistletoe Ball. She has chaired the auction committee for the 2017 College of Staten Island Celestial Ball.
She has been honored for her community service by Snug Harbor Cultural Center; The St. George Theatre; The Staten Island Zoo; Wagner College’s DaVinci Society; The Eger Foundation; The Alan & Joan Bernikow JCC; Soroptimist International, Staten Island Chapter; The Alice Austin Museum; The Frank J. Reali Foundation; and The North Shore Rotary. Gracelyn was Miss Staten Island 1990 and Miss Southestern New York 1992 for the Miss America Organization.
A Randall Manor resident, she and her husband, Dr. Michael Mroczek, have three daughters: Charista, and twins Tatiana and Angelica.