Mark Zajkowski, DDS, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Zajkowski joined Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in 1999 after completion of his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He served as Chief Resident at both the MGH and Children’s Hospital in 1998-99. Mark grew up in Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a BS in microbiology and cell science. He then graduated from UCLA with his DDS in 1993, and Harvard Medical School with his MD in 1996. In 2001, Dr. Zajkowski achieved board certification with the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), and was elected to fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2013.
Mark has been actively involved in state and national organizations. After serving as a board examiner for ABOMS for five years, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, serving as President for the 2017-18 term. Dr. Zajkowski also served on the Maine Dental Association Board, and ultimately as its President in 2007-2008. He remains active in committees with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and serves in an advisory role to the Joint Commission on ambulatory surgery. Most recently, Mark was appointed to the Board of Dental Practice by Dr. Governor Paul LePage in November 2017. Dr. Zajkowski is also a member of the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, Maine Medical Association, Greater Portland Dental Society, American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He a member of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia and an affiliate member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Locally, Dr. Zajkowski is an active staff member of both Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He volunteers his time with the Greater Portland Cleft Lip and Palate Team and served as the oral and maxillofacial surgeon for the Portland Pirates, the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes from 2004 until 2016 when the franchise was relocated. His clinical interests include ambulatory anesthesia, patient safety, oral and maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, and dentoalveolar and implant surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, travel, exploring Casco Bay, and professional ice hockey.
Click here to download Dr. Zajkowski’s article on “Office-Based Anesthesia”, published by Selected Readings in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.