Founder, Coastal Jaw Surgery
“Growing up I was always impressed with people who would say that their work is their play. Little did I know that I too would be able to say the same thing about what I do today. Indeed, my work is my play in addition to my avocations and my family commitments.
As both a clinician and educator, I have great passion for what I do and feel truly blessed to be able to provide both clinical expertise and state of the art technology to help improve my patients’ quality of life. My professional niche involves surgical implant reconstruction including innovative hard and soft tissue grafting techniques and the use of high technology.
I am unconditionally committed to providing compassionate, empathetic, and knowledgeable care to treat patients as I would my own family.“
“I am unconditionally committed to providing compassionate, empathetic, and knowledgeable care to treat patients as I would my own family.“Dr. Michael A. Pikos (Founder, Coastal Jaw Surgery)
Dr. Peak completed his internship at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and his comprehensive dentistry residency at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his three-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.
A Commander of the United States Navy Dental Corps, Dr. Peak joined Coastal Jaw Surgery in 1994 from the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida where he was the Department Head in Dental and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was also the Department Head at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, involving training responsibilities for both military and civilian Oral & Maxillofacial and Otolaryngology residents.
Dr. Peak has extensive experience in management of the medically compromised patient in the hospital arena and in management of maxillofacial trauma, dentofacial pathology, head and neck infection, maxillofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, dental implants/pre-prosthetic surgery, TMJ disorders and dentoalveolar surgery.
“I believe the best care means treating patients with empathy and compassion. I like to spend time with my patients, answering their questions and thoroughly explaining any recommended treatment.“Dr. Thomas Peak
Dr. José F. Lázaro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Temple University and Sacred Heart for his undergraduate studies and received his doctorate degree as an honor student at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus.
Dr. Lázaro has been active in private practice and academia for over 23 years. He has also served as chairman of the Oral and Maxillofacial Training Program of the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Lázaro practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis in implants and bone grafting. Dr. Lazaro is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
“Just prior to attending dental school, I was able to participate in reconstructive cases with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and I knew that working in this dental subspecialty was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.“Dr. José F. Lázaro
Dr. David M. Owsley is originally from South Carolina and joined Coastal Jaw Surgery in 2011. He attended Clemson University for undergraduate studies and the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, where he graduated with Honors and was awarded a Presidential Scholar honor.
Dr. Owsley was a General Dentist for two years before completing an internship at Mount Sinai and Elmhurst Hospitals in New York. He then decided to continue his education in oral and maxillofacial surgery at New York Medical College.
Dr. Owsley completed his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital, in Valhalla, NY. He believes in the value of education and is an active member of Pinnacle Study Club of Tampa Bay, Hernando County Dental Association, and West Pasco Dental Society.
He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
“Whether it’s bringing in the latest proven techniques for advancing patient care, or making time to network with and support fellow dentists in our community, I am pleased to be a part of Coastal Jaw Surgery’s investment and commitment in the dental health of this region.“Dr. David Owsley