Dr. Kwiecien graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1995 and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He has more than 25 years of private practice experience with most of those years overlapping in academia.
Before joining Spear Education full-time from 2014 – 2017, Dr. Kwiecien served as assistant professor of restorative dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where his roles included director of the university’s faculty dental practice, director of patient admissions, and
director of the urgent care clinic, as well as course director of pre-clinical fixed prosthodontics and co- course director of advanced restorative concepts for third- and fourth-year students.
As a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Kwiecien served as director of Spear Online, responsible for creating and overseeing digital clinical content. He taught several of the hands-on workshops and practiced as a member of the Spear faculty practice.
He has a decade of national and international lecturing and workshops, with topics ranging from dental team building to dental practice systems, comprehensive digital dentistry, dental sleep medicine, appliance therapy, systematic treatment planning, occlusion in the restorative practice, and many more.
Dr. Kwiecien’s appreciation for and dedication to high-level continuing education began with Dr. Frank Spear in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he completed the curriculum at the L.D. Pankey Institute. He belonged for several years to a Tucker Gold Study Club and has many additional accomplishments, including a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, where he also served as President of the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.
He also maintains memberships in several organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, American Equilibration Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, to name a few.
He is the owner of K Squared Facilitation and Dental Education, facilitating long-term health for the practice, team, and patient.