Meet Our Oral Surgeon
Dr. Michael J. Stronczek, DDS, MS joined Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in 1992. Born in raised in Fort Wayne, Dr. Stronczek graduated as valedictorian from Bishop Luers High School in 1979. He attended the University of Notre Dame graduating with honors in 1983. Dr. Stronczek then did a missionary year with the Holy Cross Associates in Portland, Oregon, teaching second grade in an inner-city school and working with the indigent population in Portland.
Dr. Stronczek began his dental career in 1984 at Indiana University. Energized by the surgical side of dentistry, he was accepted to The Ohio State University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program in 1988. While at Ohio State, Dr. Stronczek completed a Master’s Degree in Science doing a research project on dental implants specifically placed in radiated bone.
Dr. Stronczek began his dental career in 1984 at Indiana University School of Dentistry graduating with honors. During his clinical studies, it was clear he enjoyed the surgical side of dentistry and he was accepted to The Ohio State University in 1988 to continue his education in Oral Surgery. Dr. Stronczek completed his internship and residency at OSU receiving his certificate in 1992. While at Ohio State, Dr. Stronczek completed his Masters Degree in Science doing a research project on dental implants placed in irradiated bone to mimic the clinical problems seen in oral cancer patients. Dr. Stronczek became a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) in 1994. He is an active member of AAOMS, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesia, and the American Cleft Palate Association.
Dr. Stronczek became a Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) in 1994. He has also been inducted into the American and International College of Dentists. Dr. Stronczek has served on the AAOMS Committee of Anesthesia for 8 years and received the committee person of the year during his service as chairman of this committee. He has served a 2-year term as a board member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia. Subsequently, he served on the Claims Committee for OMSNIC, the malpractice insurance company for oral surgery specialists, and began his tenure as a board member of this company in 2010. Dr. Stronczek is passionate about oral surgery and education. He is presently the director of the Fort Study Club. This is a group of local dentists committed to providing the best comprehensive dentistry possible while remaining on the cutting edge of technology and patient care. Dr. Stronczek is also a member of the Kids First Craniofacial Team in Fort Wayne working directly with children born with oral and facial defects.
When not practicing oral surgery, Dr. Stronczek is a proud father of 4 children and 1 granddaughter. He has been married to his wife, Kathi, for 27 years and looks forward to more grandchildren in the future. It’s a great life.