Born in Buffalo, New York (where it can snow 3-feet at a time!) and growing up in Minnesota (where -40° windchills are not that unusual), Dr. Lukis can handle whatever Maine winters can dish out!
Dr. Lukis' journey to becoming a dentist is unique and a little different than the usual path. He graduated in 1994 with a bachelors degree in biology and art from a small college in Minnesota called Gustavus Adolphus where he met his wife Lisa. He then enjoyed a successful career representing manufacturers of several dental technology devices, training dentists in the use of lasers, digital radiography and surgical microscopes. After nearly a dozen years working with them, he decided to become a dentist himself!
It was a big step, to give up his career and go back to school at that stage of life. He did, because he felt a 'higher calling' to provide dental care to patients directly, and knew how much the profession would suit him. He has always been interested in dental technologies and the way that recent advances have improved the quality of patient care. He has an interest and aptitude in both the artistic and scientific aspects of dentistry and enjoys working with patients of all ages, from young to old.
Receiving his dental training at the prestigious University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Dr. Lukis was elected by his peers to serve as Class President, acting as student-faculty liaison to assist with grading policy and curriculum development. He was elected to serve as Vice President of the student-chapter of the American Association of Endodontists as well as serving on the University's digital radiography implementation committee.
Along with his two children Evelyn and Christian, Dr. Lukis and his wife continue their "life's adventure" living in Portland, Maine. He took over the dental practice on 1355 Congress Street in Portland, ME in April of 2014. He is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), MDA (Maine Dental Association) and enjoys playing hockey, skiing, and just about any recreational activity involving the ocean and water!
Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.
- Ann Landers