A Passion for Dental Health and Beautiful Smiles
As a dentist, I enjoy educating my patients on the importance of dental health and its impact on overall health. It’s rewarding to help each of my patients achieve their best possible oral health, and build long-term relationships with them at the same time. I enjoy seeing their beautiful and healthy smiles as they conclude treatment.
I take pride in converting fearful or timid patients into willing participants in their oral health. I recently had a patient who hadn’t been to a dentist in 40 years! He had a bad experience years ago and was traumatized as a result. One day, his dental pain became so overwhelming that he found the strength to call and come see me. Working together, and using virtually painless techniques, I was able to help him. He’s a terrific guy, who is now 100% committed to getting healthy. What a turnaround!
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
- Master of Arts, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
- SMART-certified (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique)
- Member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology)
Since day one I have been on a never-ending quest to focus on modern dental techniques and minimally invasive dentistry. I am passionate about finding and understanding the leading-edge discoveries and improvements in dentistry. I was one of the first U.S. dentists to be certified in the dental laser and have lectured on “21st Century Dentistry” locally, as well as in Moscow, Russia and Vilnius, Lithuania.
I’m constantly expanding my knowledge through hands-on technique workshops and attendance at lectures and conferences and by participating in oral healthcare webinars. I also stay abreast of the latest research through dental journals. We are pleased to announce that we are now a mercury-safe, mercury-free office and are Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal (SMART) certified by the IAOMT.
I feel strongly that my patients deserve the best available treatment. My staff and I strive to achieve this with updated and ongoing continuing education.
In the Community
I served as the Director of the Maironis Park Lithuanian Charitable Society, and I began an annual fundraising golf tournament to raise funds for college scholarships. Additionally, I have served as President and Vice-President for the Northborough Youth Travel Basketball Association. My years spent coaching youth sports, including baseball, basketball, and football, were especially rewarding.
I’m originally from Libertyville, IL. I’ve spent the last 23 years living in Northborough, MA with my wife of 28 years, and we have two adult sons. When I’m not working or learning about advancements in dental care, I’m usually spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and playing golf.
In March you’ll find me passionately following college basketball. I get a thrill out of watching the games and trying to predict the winners. I have many spirited discussions with patients of all ages, who are just as passionate about their favorite teams. It’s good fun!
We love our patients, including children, adults, and families from all walks of life throughout Worcester county. They are like family to us. We enjoy serving residents from nearby towns like Holden and Shrewsbury as well as hospital staff from UMass Memorial Medical Center and St. Vincent's hospitals.
Contact our Worcester, MA dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kozica!