Dr. Michael J. Stronczek
Dr. Michael J. Stronczek joined Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in 1992. Born and 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. Prior to Dental School, Dr. Stronczek did a missionary year with the Holy Cross Associates in Portland, Oregon. During this year, he taught second grade in an inter-city school and worked daily with the indigent population in Portland.
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 has also been inducted into the American and International College of Dentists.
Dr. Stronczek served on the AAOMS Committee of Anesthesia for 8 years. He was awarded Committee Person of the Year for his time served as chairman of this committee. He recently served a 2 year term as Board Member for the American Dental Society of Anesthesia. For the past 6 years, he has served on the claims committee for OMSNIC, the primary malpractice insurance company for the specialty of Oral Surgery and will begin his tenure as a Board Member this fall.
Dr. Stronczek is passionate about Oral Surgery. He is presently director of The Fort Study Club, a member of the Seattle Study Club organization. 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 a member of the Kid’s First Craniofacial Team in Fort Wayne, Indiana working directly with children born with oral and facial defects.
When not practicing Oral Surgery, Dr. Stronczek is the proud father of 4 children. They are presently attending IPFW, Bishop Luers High School, and Canterbury School. He has been married to Kathi for 19 years and they spend most of their free time driving their kids to school events.
It’s a Great Life!