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After transferring to Ludwig?Maximilian?University, School of Medicine in Munich, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. He received his D.D.S. degree from Ludwig?Maximilian?University, School of Medicine in 1994. After practicing general dentistry in Munich for several years, he was selected as one of the very few international students to attend the three?year postdoctoral program in Periodontics and Implantology at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduating at the top of his class, Dr. Pechak received his specialty certificate in Periodontics in 1999, as well as a Master of Science degree in 2000 from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Pechak was then invited to join the full time faculty at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Pechak continued on to obtain his Board Certification with the American Academy of Periodontology, which is the highest honor for a Periodontist. He is certified in advanced technologies utilizing plasma technology as well as dental lasers, and was honored to be invited to address the alumni of Tufts School of Dental Medicine in September of 2009.
No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 2000
Graduated in 1994
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Dr. Pechak began practicing Periodontics and Dental Implantology right next to the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto in early 2001, after initially performing restorative dentistry for almost six years.
Dr. Pechak is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and member of the American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society, Mid?Peninsula Dental Society and Seattle Study Club. He holds dental licenses in Germany, Michigan, New Hampshire and California.
Dr. Pechak was the first in Monterey County to be certified for Laser Periodontal Therapy. The no cut, no stitches option to traditional gum surgery, known as L.A.N.A.P. Laser Treatment which is the only protocol approved by the FDA for the treatment of gum disease, as well as being the only board certified Periodontist in the area trained with Dr Chao on the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™. The pinhole surgical technique is a minimally invasive option to traditional gum surgery for gum recession where no blades, no sutures and necessary providing instant results with no downtime, usually done in the time it takes for a lunch break. Dr. Pechak and his wife, a native resident to the Monterey Peninsula, are celebrating a joyous life with the birth of their healthy, beautiful twin boys, born July 10, 2013 , in Monterey California and enjoy a second home in the Palo Alto area.