Dr. Aaron Cwik
Dr. Cwik graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI and was awarded Cum Laude. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification at the Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami where he also received the Academic Achievement Award from the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Cwik is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, North Suburban Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Lake County Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr. Cwik is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and certified in advanced cardiac life support.
Dr. Fabian D. LaTocha
Dr. LaTocha is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He went on to complete a general practice residency at the University of Maryland. He finished advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1993 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. LaTocha has lectured for the Chicago Dental Society,American Dental Association, and multiple local societies.
Dr. LaTocha is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology, North Suburban Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Lake County Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society. He is affiliated with the Lake Forest Hospital.
Dr. LaTocha is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and certified in advanced cardiac life support.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry that includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The term “maxillofacial” refers to the anatomic area of the jaws and face.
An oral and maxillofacial residency provides extensive training in related medical and surgical disciplines: such as general surgery, plastic surgery, internal medicine, critical care medicine, anesthesia, and pathology. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat patients in hospital settings, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory surgery facilities, and private offices.
In order to become board certified, an individual must complete intensive application and examination processes. Applicants to the ABOMS (American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) must provide verifiable evidence of their educational and training qualifications. Each application for board certification is reviewed by the ABOMS’ Credentials Committee. The process of board certification requires the candidate to pass both a thorough qualifying examination and a rigorous oral certifying examination.