Dr. Kusek is a general dentist truly compassionate about continuing education and offering his patients the latest advancements in general dentistry. Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Dr. Kusek is a graduate of Creighton University, and received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry in 1984. Upon graduation, Dr. Kusek established his practice in Sioux Falls, and has been serving the Sioux Falls area for over 33 years.
Dr. Kusek enjoys being very knowledgeable in the field of restorative and implant dentistry. He began placing and restoring dental implants in 1987, and is continually advancing in techniques to restore healthy, natural smiles. He holds the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, one of approximately 400 worldwide. He also holds several other higher levels of distinction including Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Masterships in the Academy of General Dentistry and in the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is 1 of 23 professionals worldwide that are recognized course providers for Laser Dentistry. Dr. Kusek received his Life Long Learning and Service to Dentistry Award from AGD in 2012 and in 2017. Along with these titles, Dr. Kusek is also an adjunct professor for the hygiene program at the University of South Dakota. He is also a long time member of the American Dental Association. South Dakota Dental Association, and Southeastern Dental Society.
In 1995, Dr. Kusek completed training for conscious sedation at Miami Valley Hospital by Dr. Daniel Becker of Dayton, OH, one of the more rigorous trainings in the country.
Dr. Kusek began using laser dentistry in 2004, and has lectured nationally and internationally for organizations, such as the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Dentsply Friadant, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Star of the North, and Star of the South, and University of Nebraska, the Greater New York Meeting. He has published fourteen articles including: “Use of the YSGG Laser in Dental Implant Surgery”, “High Technology in Implant Dentistry, Part I”, and “High Technology in Implant Dentistry, Part II”. “Implant Placement in Infected Sites”, “The Use of Laser Technology and Stereolithography to aide in the Placement of a Supperiosteal Implant”, “Tissue-punch Technique in Non-attached Tissue using the YSGG Laser” and “Soft Tissue Management after Implant Placement”, “Flapless Implant Surgery with Aesthetic Temporaries”, “Esthetic Crown Lengthening with Reverse Vestibuloplasty”, “Immediate Implant Placement into Infected Sites: Bacterial Studies of Photoacoustic Effects of the YSGG Laser”, “The Er;Cr:YSGG Laser: A Perfect Fit with Implant Dentistry” ,”Five Year Retrospective Study of Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy”, “Removable Prosthetics: Bad Attachments or Bad Design?”, “Lasers Expand the Procedural Scope for General Dentists”, and “Failure Followed by a Successful Outcome”.
Dr. Kusek is a clinical instructor for Straumann (implant dentistry training), Convergent Dental (laser training) and Ultradent lasers.
Beyond dentistry, Dr. Kusek enjoys spending time with his family, distance running, golfing and traveling.