Meet "The Real Face Doc"
David R. Kirkpatrick, DMD, FACS

Meet "The Real Face Doc"
David R. Kirkpatrick, DMD, FACS

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. David Kirkpatrick, “The Real Face Doc”, has been practicing in Lakeland, FL since 2007. Dr. Kirkpatrick specializes in a variety of facial cosmetic surgical procedures. He has trained with some of the most respected oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country, and has wide expertise in cosmetic facial surgery, reconstructive and trauma surgery, and pathology. He also diagnoses and treats craniofacial disorders, cleft lip and palate, and skin conditions that respond to full laser treatment.

Dr. Kirkpatrick began his post-graduate education with a dental degree from the University of Kentucky. He then completed a surgical residency in Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Florida in Jacksonville. Maxillofacial surgery requires four to seven additional years of formal, hospital-based, post-graduate training in general surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, ENT, pediatrics, and plastic surgery. Dr. Kirkpatrick practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on cosmetic facial surgery.

As a renowned facial cosmetic and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kirkpatrick has built a reputation for his extensive experience and cutting edge techniques in trauma and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kirkpatrick has received numerous educational awards and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also done presentations on a variety of surgical topics at national meetings throughout the United States and Europe. He remains an active student himself, frequently attending continuing medical education courses on the latest techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Kirkpatrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida and is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Kirkpatrick serves as the facial trauma surgeon for the Athletic Department of Florida Southern College. Regardless of the type of surgery you are contemplating, Dr. Kirkpatrick possesses the expertise and commitment to get you the results you want. Plus, the entire staff at Florida Dental Implants is dedicated to making your experience a life changing and rewarding one. Understanding that each patient is different, our team looks forward to meeting you and offering you a personalized treatment plan to make your goals a reality!

We invite you to call with any questions and to schedule a personal consultation. You can always expect a warm and friendly atmosphere, where both surgical and non-surgical options may be explored and tailored to provide you with an exceptional result.

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