Dr. Vakkas is both a licensed dentist and physician and holds board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He obtained his doctor of dental surgery from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and his medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He completed an internship in general surgery before completing his Oral and Maxillofacial residency at New York Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Vakkas has over 15 years’ experience in oral surgery, with special interest in dental implantology, dentoalveolar surgery and pathology. In addition to his surgical practice, he fulfilled his passion for serving the underprivileged through international work with Healing the Children, where he provided cleft lip and palate surgical care in Colombia, as well as Healthcare International, providing dental services in Jamaica.
Dr. Vakkas is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. As prior president and current member of the Lancaster Dental Society, Dr. Vakkas maintains a vested interest in local associations as well. He resides in Lititz, PA with his wife, two sons and two cats. Dr. Vakkas enjoys an active lifestyle as an avid tennis player and member of the Lititz recCenter.