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Dr. Nicholas Toscano: The Artist Behind The SoHo Model Lineup 1penemy

Alexandra Morris | March 15, 2020 |


“From my surgical recreation of a patient's smile to my street art, being artistic is in my blood” -Dr. Nicholas Toscano

Dr. Nicholas Toscano spent 13-years with the United States Navy, where he completed a General Practice Residency at the prestigious National Naval Medical Center, “The President’s Hospital” in Bethesda, MD. During his time in the Navy, he received two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. He acquired one of his Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for definitive life-saving treatment of a patient.

Dr. Toscano went on to obtain his Periodontal Certification from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, and his M.S. degree from George Washington University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Implantologists. He has written over 30 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the subject of surgical therapy, cosmetic, and reconstruction of the mouth.

The board-certified Periodontist is also a New York Celebrity Surgeon. Dr. Toscano is currently the official dentist for roughly 20 modeling agencies in NYC including Lions, Wilhelmina, One Model Management, Marilyn, Storm, Major models, Fusion, and others. His clients include Victoria’s Secret models, Candice Swanepoel, Helena Christensen, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Josephine Skriver, Andreja Pejic, and more. Dr. Toscano treats other stars like Real Housewives of NYC, Sonja Morgan and Countess Luann de Lesseps, Artists such as Bradley Theodore, Jeremy Penn, Layer Cake, Tripp Derrick Barnes, and many others.

Daily, Dr. Toscano balances applied science with countless client-tailored artistic smile reconstructions, makeovers, and recreations. Combine that with his impressive list of clients in creative industries; it was a given that Dr. Toscano would dive deeper into his artistic side.

He was heavily influenced and inspired by his patients, so much so that he began creating his model-based street and graffiti art in April of 2016. Originally Dr. Toscano’s street graffiti revolved around well-known models that he grew up following, like Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour. He has now rendered his work to showcase modern models like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Adriana Lima.


Initially, Dr. Toscano kept his hobby under the radar, but people started to take notice of his work on the streets of SoHo and began reposting pictures of his art via social media. His art Instagram @1penemy grew, and models all over are posing in front of the notable “Model Mayhem” street work.

Dr. Toscano has dedicated his life to helping others, whether it be by improving health or simply living more confidently. He is a humanitarian who has discovered yet another way to reform others' lives. Dr. Toscano, who is no stranger to doing charitable work over the years, wants to utilize his artwork to benefit more charitable causes. He plans to collaborate with some of his artist clients, previously mentioned, for a gallery show. Dr. Toscano intends to donate a portion of his profits to organizations that assist in diminishing women's struggles such as Model Alliance and the Me Too Movement.

For more information on his future gallery show and sale, check his art Instagram @1penemy or his doctor page @drtoscanodds.


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