Dr. Cwiklinski is a native of Buffalo, New York.
He earned his B.S. in Biology from Boston College’s Honors Program, his D.M.D. and M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Periodontology specialty from Tufts University. Dr. Cwiklinski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified) and holds a Level II Parenteral (IV) Moderate Sedation permit from the State of Maine. He is also a part-time faculty for the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Togus, Maine Dental Service.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, he was inducted into the Matthew Cryer Honor Society, awarded to the top ten dental students by GPA and considered Penn’s highest academic award, and the OKU national dental honor society. He also earned National Dental Board Examination Part I and Part II Achievement Awards, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Award, the American Academy of Osseointegration Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry Award, the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award, and the Anna and Dr. Louis Wolf Scholarship.
He completed his master’s degree in education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education at night while attending dental school during the day, with a long term goal of teaching and lecturing in the future. He has been a featured speaker for 7 years at the Yankee Dental Congress, New England’s largest dental convention, regarding periodontal and dental implant therapy. He has also lectured to the Ontario Dental Association in Toronto, Canada and multiple dental meetings in Maine and Massachusetts, including the Maine Academy of General Dentistry and the Maine Dental Hygienists’ Association.
He started practicing with Periodontal Associates in 2009, considering it one of the best decisions he’s ever made. In that time, he has been honored to treated the children and spouses of local dentists as well as dentists themselves needing various periodontal and implant treatments.
Outside of work, he balances pretending to be a distance runner with enjoying time with his twin daughters, who currently have career goals of being part-time dinosaur paleontologists and part-time periodontists to help their dad.