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Oral Surgeon in San Diego, CA

















M.D.                Georgetown University, Washington, DC                      1996

D.D.S.             University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN                    1988

B.S.                 North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND                     1984


Post-Graduate Training

  • Resident                                                                                                    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery                                                         University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio              San Antonio, TX                                                                     1997 - 1999
  • Resident
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    National Naval Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD                                                                        1993 - 1997
  • Intern
    General Surgery
    National Naval Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD                                                                        1996 - 1997
  • Resident
    General Practice Residency in Dentistry
    National Naval Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD                                                                         1988 -1989


Current Licensure

Physician & Surgeon, State of California                              1999-present

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, State of California                1999-present

General Anesthesia Permit, State of California                  1999-present

Dentistry, State of Wisconsin                                                  1988-present

Physician, Commonwealth of Virginia (inactive)                 1997-present



American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery                        2001

National Board of Medical Examiners                                                1996

National Board of Dental Examiners                                                   1988

Central Regional Board of Dental Examiners                                   1988


Honors & Awards

Association of Pathology Chairs Pathology Honor Society
Georgetown University                                                                           1994

Allan T. H. Bluhm Outstanding Junior Student Award                       University of Minnesota School of Dentistry                                       1987

Outstanding Pre-Professional Student                                                        North Dakota State University                                                               1984


Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Association
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • San Diego County Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Academy of Osseointegration


Hospital Affiliations

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Pomerado Hospital, Poway, CA
  • San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Center, San Diego, CA                                                                                                                     


Practice History

Private Group OMS Practice                                                                              San Diego, CA                                                                          1999 – 2003

Dental Corps, United States Navy                                        1988 - 1997 Department Head                                                                                             Dental Department U.S.Naval Hospital, Guam                  1989 - 1992 Administrative Assistant/Junior Dental Corps                                           Liaison Officer, Office of the Assistant Surgeon General                               and Chief of the Navy Dental Corps,                                                             Bureau of Medicine and Surgery                                            1992 - 1993      Honorable Discharge                                                               1997

 Research & Publications

Numb Chin Syndrome Leading to a Diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia:  Report of a Case:  Kuklok, K.B., et al.; Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 55:1483-1485, 1997.

Comparison of Naugle and Hertel Orbitometers for the Assessment of Globe Position: Abstract. Kuklok, K.B. and Schmitz, J.P., Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 56(8):483, 1998.


 “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a Career”
University of California at San Diego Pre-Dental Society
May 2004

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea”                                                                                San Diego Advanced Study Club Monthly Meeting                                    February 2003

“Transverse Discrepancy of the Mandible and Distraction Osteogenesis”                                                                                                      San Diego Advanced Study Club Monthly Meeting                                   October 2001

“Comparison of Naugle and Hertel Orbitometers for the Assessment of Globe Position”
80th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting
September 1998

“Cranial Base Access Surgery”
San Antonio Area Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Combined Quarterly Meeting
March 1998

“Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery”
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Department of Pediatrics Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, VA
February 1995

 “Dental Radiography and Imaging”
Residents Lecture
Department of Radiology National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
August 1994

“Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  An Overview”                                      School of Medicine Lunchtime Lecture Series                                 Georgetown University                                                                          Washington, D.C.                                                                                                   May  1994

“HIV and Dentistry:  An AIDS Update”                                                          Grand Rounds, U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam                                          November, 1989                                                                                          Andersen Air Force Base Dental Clinic Guest Lecture                     December, 1989                                                                                                 Naval Dental Center Guam Staff Guest Lecture                                      January, 1990                                                                                                     Guam Dental Society Members, Agana, Guam                                     February, 1990

Ameloblastoma:  A Case Study:                                                                     Table Clinic at the Washington Area Tri-Service Annual Dental Meeting
Fort Meade, Laurel, MD                                                                                              June, 1989

Continuing Education

Advanced Cardiac Life Support                                                  Current            Basic Life Support                                                                         Current                Over 1000 hours - list of credits available upon request

Community Service

Anesthesia Examiner
State of California Dental Board                                           
2005-present Volunteer Clinical Instructor
University of California San Diego School of Medicine     2004-present Mentor
Health Professions Mentor Program,
UCSD  School of Medicine                                                    
2004-present Volunteer Surgeon
UCSD-Free Clinics                                                                 
2005-present Member                                                                                                            CLAYPA-USA Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Team            1998-present


Home Care Information

Meet Us Section

Dr. Kuklok
San Diego
Oral Surgeon

Kierian B. Kuklok, M.D., D.D.S., is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Kuklok received his medical degree from Georgetown University and his doctorate degree in dentistry from the University of Minnesota.  He completed his Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he also received extensive training in the field of cosmetic facial surgery.  A Navy veteran, Dr. Kuklok has been in private practice in the San Diego area since 1999.

Dental Implants
at our San Diego office

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

San Diego

Designed and built with your comfort and safety in mind, Carmel Mountain Oral & Facial Surgery first opened in October of 2004. Digital imaging and x-ray systems and an electronic medical record are just a few of the innovation technologies used in our state of the art office.


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