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TeethXpress Columbia City, IN

642 N Opportunity Drive, #102
Columbia City, IN 46725
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Dr. M. Lugakingira

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About TeethXpress Columbia City, IN

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Dr. M. Lugakingira

Dr. Lugakingira, aka “The Implant Doctor,” aka “Dr. Luga,” is originally from Tanzania, East Africa. His undergraduate subjects were physics, chemistry, biology, and advanced mathematics. He earned his DDS degree from the University of Dar-es-salaam (MUCHS) in 1999, and his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in 2004, both with honors. His academic career was distinguished by numerous awards and honors. He earned his MS degree and Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. His OMFS training included rotations in anesthesia, medicine, trauma, plastic surgery, and a general surgery internship. Dr. Luga prides himself on giving focused attention to all his patients, and as he would say, “I will never recommend a surgical procedure to any patient that I wouldn’t perform on myself or a close family member.”

Dr. Lugakingira is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).

Dr. Lugakingira is also a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Dr. Lugakingira has been named by USA Top Dentists Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery every year since 2013, an honor voted for by his peers.

He is an active member of state, national, and international professional organizations. He has authored and co-authored several publications. He has participated and presented at several conferences including the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting, and the Isaac Knap District Dental Society (IKDDS) in Fort Wayne.

Dr. Lugakingira is a full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgeon with special interests in “Full Arch Fixed Zirconia Teeth on Dental Implants,” extractions with immediate CT-guided dental implants, and immediate or early loading on dental implants.

He also performs CT-guided Orthognathic (jaw) surgery, sinus lifts, and other advanced bone grafting procedures. Other routine oral surgery procedures include removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and exposure and bonding, most under deep anesthesia IV sedation. He maintains full admitting hospital privileges at Dupont and Lutheran hospitals in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Dr. Luga and his wife, Kos, have a home in Fort Wayne and are proud parents of two sons and a daughter. He enjoys working out, soccer, movies, and world news. Fulfilling their long-awaited dream and goal, in 2015 he and Kos finally began a not-for-profit organization, “Kagera Advancement Inc.”  It is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to help advance education and healthcare in Katale Village in Tanzania.

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