Dr. Christopher Proto is a total West Babylon School District product. He attended Santapogue Elementary School from 1960–66, then attended the West Babylon JHS before graduating in 1972, from West Babylon High School, where he also served as yearbook editor. After graduation, Chris attended Fordham University and graduated with a BS in Biology. While working towards his degree, he was employed as a summer custodian by the District. After graduation, he worked as a substitute teacher for the WB science department in 1976-77. Dr. Proto then attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry and graduated Cum Laude in 1981. He was also elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity.

Working as a dental associate in 1984, Dr. Proto had an opportunity to purchase a small dental office of his own in Babylon Village. The office was located a few blocks from “Proto’s Bakery”, a family business started by his grandparents, Peter and Frances Proto, in 1946. Chris felt compelled to move his office to the “family building”. So in 1989, after his grandmother accepted his offer and a considerable renovation to the structure was completed, he and his staff made the move. There is a plaque in the foyer of the building dedicating the structure to his grandparents.

Chris is very active in his community and has a list of numerous accomplishments. Some of those activities are as follows: former president of the Babylon Rotary Club; he has been a chairman of the Annual Food and Wine Event which raised $150,000 for local and international charities; and he has been a recipient of the Habitat for Humanity Hope Builder Award. Currently, Dr. Proto is the 2010-11 co-chair of the Babylon Village Historic Fountain Reconstruction Project. Chris also reads to Santapogue students in the “Parents as Reading Partners” Program, supported the fund drive for South Bay School’s reconstruction and participated in the fund raising auction for JFK School. He is also a charter member of the WB Alumni Foundation. Dr. Proto resides in Babylon Village with his wife Monica.