John Poczatek, DMD
Dr. John grew up with his brother, Ted, in the Birmingham area. He graduated summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in computer science before receiving a DMD with honors from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, where he met and married fellow graduate, Dr. Wendy. He received a Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2005.
In 2005, Dr. John moved to the McCalla area and started Luma Dentistry with his brother, Ted. Once their schooling was over, they knew it was time to start the passion that would consume their future years. Their vision was to create a dental practice that would benefit the community as well as the patients. They were able to shape the direction of the office by putting up their own shingles and using their experience from the other dentistry jobs they had worked.
Dr. John and his wife, Dr. Wendy, both work at Luma Dentistry. As a family business, dentistry weaves its way into every conversation. They can take a vacation to the other side of the world, see something that relates to dentistry, and always have someone to share it with.
Dr. John is a member of the Birmingham District Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys participating in Luma Dentistry’s annual free dental day in the community, which has allowed the team to donate approximately $250,000 in dental services to the community in just three years.
Seeing the positive impact that Luma Dentistry makes on the community is what makes Dr. John’s job rewarding. He appreciates the patients placing their trust in Luma Dentistry, and in turn, Luma Dentistry strives to give them a dental experience like none other in the state.
Dr. John’s professional interests in dentistry include blending technology with patient care and comfort. He continually seeks advances in dental technology to make sure he is providing his patients the best in care for services such as digital radiography, dental anesthesia and digital impressions. Additionally, Dr. John is one of only a few General Practitioners who has achieved Preferred Status with Invisalign.
Dr. John and Dr. Wendy have two beautiful daughters. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, usually in the backyard, either gardening or landscaping.