Stuart Vincent Corso was born on August 13, 1951 to Vincent M. Corso, Jr. and Shirley Miller Corso in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended local public schools, and graduated from Bulkeley High School in June of 1969. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Ct, and on June 13, 1973 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He was accepted to and graduated from the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Medical Dentistry on May 21, 1978.
Upon graduation from dental school, Stuart was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Public Health Service. While practicing as a public health dentist, he served the dental needs of the Penobscot Indian Nation in Old Town, Maine; and the patients of the Health Center in Middletown, Connecticut. He associated with private dental practices in Connecticut, before moving to Vermont in 1986 to practice at The Health Center in Plainfield, VT. In 1991 he opened a private practice of general dentistry in Danville, VT, where he continues to practice to this day.
On May 30, 1982, he married Judith Anne Salamandra of Middlefield, Connecticut. Stuart and Judith have two children: Nicholas and Anna, who are both in college. As a family, the Corso’s enjoy downhill skiing, hiking, spending time at camp, or just talking around the dinner table.
Stuart’s professional activities include serving on the executive board of the Vermont State Dental Society from 1995 to 2001, and serving as President from 2000 to 2001. In 2002 he became a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry; and in 2003, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Society, and two dental honor societies. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the committee assisting the formation of the Vermont Technical College’s new School of Dental Hygiene in Williston, VT. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Vermont State Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Barre-Montpelier Study Group. Stuart has volunteered for the Lyndon State College Career Fair; Danville School Career Day, recruitment visits to the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine in 2006 and 2007, and has had students intern and job shadow at his office over the years.
Stuart was raised a Master Mason in Washburn Lodge #92 on April 24, 1993, and served as Master from 1998 to 2000. He was appointed by Grand Master Bruce Pomeroy to serve as District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District from 2003 to 2005, elected Grand Junior Deacon for 2006-2007, and appointed Grand Sword Bearer by Grand Master Calvin Keyler for 2007-2009. In May of 2005, Stuart affiliated with Passumpsic Lodge #27 in St Johnsbury, VT. He served there as Master from 2009 to 2011, as Secretary from 2011 to April 2013, and from May 2013 as Treasurer. He has been a member of the E. J. Wildblood Lodge of Research since 1999, is a member of the Council and Chapter of the Valley of Central Vermont AASR, the Consistory in the Valley of Burlington AASR, a member of Barre Council #22 R&SM, Granite Chapter #26 RAM, and St. Aldemar Commandery #11 in Barre. He is a member of the Champlain Order #115 Sword of Bunker Hill, and a member of the Past Master’s Association of the 12th Masonic District. In June of 2013, Grand Master Roger Crouse appointed him Grand Lecturer, and he served in this position until June of 2014. He was elected Grand Junior Warden in June 2014 and served until June 2015, when he was elected and installed as Grand Senior Warden.
Stuart’s outside interests and hobbies have included hiking, fishing, tying trout flies, and tennis. Presently, folk music and dance take up his off hours time and keep him in shape. He dances with the Midnight Capers Morris and Sword, meeting in Marshfield, VT; and plays and sings with the Fifth Business performing in the Northeast Kingdom and beyond. He has been a member of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC since 1975; serving as Guardian, and Master of the Twin State Pronaos in White River Junction, and as a Regional Monitor for Maine, and Vermont. While he doesn’t consider himself a golfer, he does play with friends and relatives and believes keeping score only ruins a great game of golf.