Dr. David R. Kirkpatrick
Hello, I’m Dr. Kirkpatrick.
Dr. Kirkpatrick began his post-graduate education with a dental degree from the University of Kentucky. Then he completed a surgical residency in Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Florida in Jacksonville. Maxillofacial surgery requires 4-7 additional years of hospital-based formal post-graduate training in general surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, ENT, pediatrics, and plastic surgery. Dr. Kirkpatrick practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on cosmetic facial surgery.
He has received numerous educational awards and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also done presentations on a variety of surgical topics at national meetings throughout the United States and Europe. He remains an active student himself, frequently attending continuing medical education courses in the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. He serves as the facial trauma surgeon for the Athletic Department of Florida Southern College. Dr.Kirkpatrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida, is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Kirkpatrick routinely treats a wide variety of deformities and defects relating to the head and neck. He also specializes in a variety of facial cosmetic surgical procedures at Lakeland’s only full-scope facial cosmetic surgery center. He has expertise ranging from cosmetic facial surgery to corrective jaw surgery to pathology. He can also diagnose and treat craniofacial disorders, cleft lip and palate, traumatic facial injuries, and skin conditions that respond to full laser treatment.
Regardless of the type of surgery you are contemplating, Dr. Kirkpatrick is committed to getting you the results you want.