Paul D. Fotek, DMD, MS

Before having finally settled in Palm Beach Gardens with his family, Dr. Paul Fotek has been on a constant move.  He spent his early childhood in Poland and France and later moved to Toronto, Canada.  He attended undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto but obtained his dental degree in Poland, where his roots were.  After graduation, Dr. Fotek practiced general dentistry for a few years but he decided to pursue a career as a specialist in periodontics.

In 2007, Dr. Fotek received his Certificate in Periodontology and Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  During his residency at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fotek was a Clinical and Surgical Instructor and later was awarded a teaching fellowship as a periodontist, which he completed after his residency.  While at the University of Michigan, he also practiced at the VA Ann Arbor Hospital.

Dr. Fotek has always strived to surpass his educational credentials and requirements.  While at Michigan, he was trained to perform Wilckodontics® and completed the Misch International Implant Institute surgical training.  He obtained his State of Michigan dental license, State of Florida dental and Conscious Sedation license.  

Dr. Fotek also passed a rigorous oral and written exam to be an American Board of Periodontology accredited periodontist, the highest attainable academic achievement a periodontist can have. He is also a published author on the periodontal-dental-implant interrelationship in several dental journals.

Dr. Fotek's active participation in local, national and international dental societies includes: 

•Past President of Central Palm Beach County Dental Association
•American Academy of Periodontology
•American Board of Periodontology
•International Team for Implantology
•Florida Dental Association
•Atlantic Coast District Dental Association
•American Dental Association
•Director of the Spears Study Club in Palm Beach Gardens.

Dr. Fotek’s areas of special interest encompass periodontal and implant related esthetics.  However, despite his extensive focus on clinical dentistry, Dr. Fotek tries to understand the patient’s problem from their perspective and offer solutions. Regardless of the complexity of your dental needs, you can be assured that all your treatment is handled with precision and meticulous care. 


After his day at the office, Dr. Fotek spends his time with his two kids, Julia and Alex, as well as his wife Ilona.

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