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Practice Limited To Periodontics
Including Dental Implants

Specialty License # 3253

2605 Route 35, Manasquan, NJ  08736

Phone:  (732)223-6000

Fax:  (732)223-6129


848 W. Bay Ave, Bldg. B, Barnegat, NJ  08005  

Phone:  (609)698-5200

Fax:  (609)698-5290



I want you to know that I absolutely enjoy the specialty of periodontics including dental implant surgery.  It is extremely rewarding to help my patients restore their periodontal health or to replace missing, painful, or diseased teeth with comfortable, attractive, and highly functional dental implants.  I know that there are many other activities all of us would prefer to do than going to the dentist,  so my staff and I aim to make your visits as comfortable and rewarding as possible.  Below is a synopsis of my professional education, accomplishments, and qualifications:

Dr. John R. Kukucka has been a practicing periodontist since 1984.  He is a graduate of Bucknell University, received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, and completed his post-doctoral advanced periodontal training at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association (ADA), the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA), the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society (MOCDS), and the New Jersey Society of Periodontists (NJSP).  Dr. Kukucka has served as President of MOCDS from 2011-2012 and President of NJSP from 2000-2002.  He is an active Trustee of the MOCDS and a Delegate to NJDA.  He is on staff and teaches dental residents at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he is head of the Periodontics section within the Department of Dentistry, and also serves on the Periodontal Peer Review committee for the NJDA.  Dr. Kukucka is the Director of two dental education study clubs: the Jersey Shore ITI (International Team for Implantology) Study Club, whose 28 members meet quarterly keeping up to date with the latest techniques in dental implant dentistry and a SPEAR advanced dental education study club.  The practice was established in 1985 and is dedicated to providing quality personal care to each of our patients. 

Languages spoken in the office: English, Some Spanish