Doctor Tomacz Maria Kercz, Ph.D.

clinical team leader

A dentist by education, vocation and inner compulsion (some people consider him an incurable workaholic), passionately practicing his profession for almost 40 years. Member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (USA) and active member of the Polish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

My dental studies – which I did in late 1970s and early 1980s, so in difficult times – did not convince me of my future profession. It wasn’t until after I graduated, once I was already working, that I began to explore dentistry. Although it’s been almost 40 years now, I discover new opportunities of this medical specialty every single year. I’ve witnessed incredibly rapid technological advances in dentistry, which is dramatically different from the dentistry years ago. The use of state-of-the-art and innovative equipment (such as 3D tomographs, lasers or scanners) is now extremely convenient and adds value in my professional work. Continuous learning and education are essential to meet the challenges of this rapid progress. I have attended courses at the Mediterranean Prosthodontic Institute (Spain), University of North Carolina (USA), Bicon Institute in Boston (USA), as well as completed the ITI Implant Curriculum (Basel, Switzerland). Due to the fact that I spent the first 10 years of my career working at the Medical University of Lodz, education and cooperation with young doctors is still close to my heart. I have written or been a co-author of more than 30 scientific publications, including textbooks; I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of Dentonet.pl, Dentowizja.pl websites, and “e-Dentico” scientific journal; I’ve also initiated and organized scientific conferences, and conducted postgraduate internships). In my professional career, I believe in a holistic approach to the patient, namely comprehensive treatment with the use of modern technologies (diagnostics, treatment planning, prosthetics, implantology, surgery). I was able to confirm this in my dissertation (2000), which was a summary of own research in the field of masticatory dysfunction using various diagnostic methods. In my day-to-day work, I try to combine the innate curiosity of a little boy with the zeal of a neophyte and a common-sense approach to business.