Meet Dr. Kriwanek

Oral Surgeon in Newport Beach

Dr.  Kriwanek

Dr. Kriwanek was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake High School. He then attended Washington University in St. Louis where he double majored in Biology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology.

Dr. Kriwanek received his D.D.S. from UCLA School of Dentistry in 2009. As an active member of the Oral Surgery Track, he was honored with the annual Implant Award for exceptional achievement in the area of dental implants.  He also made contributions to the dental school by serving in student government throughout his dental training.

Dr. Kriwanek then went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at USC in 2015 as a part of the 6-year combined M.D.-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate program. He received his M.D. from Keck School of Medicine of USC in 2012 and completed his General Surgery intern year in 2013. Of note, he had extensive training with the Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Facial Trauma Surgery team at Los Angeles County Hospital and the Implant Surgery faculty at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

Dr. Kriwanek’s rigorous and diverse training program provided him with immense experience and capability in full-scope oral surgery. He developed a particular interest in implant surgery and related bone grafting procedures and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Kriwanek is currently the chairman of the Hoag Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department and is currently a Board Member of the Orange County Dental Society.  He also participates in the Hoag Head and Neck Cancer Team providing comprehensive care to these patients. He recently gave a presentation on Head and Neck Cancer in conjunction with the Hoag to a group of dental professionals.

Dr. Kriwanek is married to Rebecca Hart who is also a dental specialist in Orange County. They enjoy the Southern California sun with their two young daughters. Dr. Kriwanek is an avid sports fan and participant, particularly soccer, baseball and running.

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Professional Organizations

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital
  • Orange County Dental Society, Board Member
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Marsh Robinson Academy
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology
  • Southern California Pathology Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Chairman

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