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
He also completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville Tennessee.
Before practicing as an Oral Surgeon, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program, University of Puerto Rico, as well as Chairman and Coordinator of the Deep Sedation course for GPR and Pediatric Dentistry Programs at the University of Puerto Rico. For the past five years he has served on the Oral Surgery team at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa.
Dr. Guerra is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a formal reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Guerra lives in Lutz with his wife of six years, Denisse, and their two year old daughter and one month old son. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family. He also enjoys practicing on flight simulators in anticipation of someday getting a pilot’s license.
“I have always seen my job as the most rewarding job on earth, because there is no work area in which your pay is a beautiful smile, the happiness of being cured and the trust and respect from your patients. If I had the opportunity to be born again, without a doubt, I would be an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon again.”Dr. Andrés E. Guerra