Luke Antonos Jr. DMD
Meet Dr. Antonos
When first introduced to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Antonos was immediately inspired to make it his career path. In fact, it was love at first sight because it combined the best of the professions of dentistry, medicine and surgery, all of which he had considered as careers. He knew that the profession would challenge him both intellectually and technically while giving him the opportunity to care for patients in ways that could make a difference in their lives.
From a technical stand point he is a perfectionist. He always strives to first take time to educate his patients fully and then to achieve the best possible results with the most conservative treatments available first. His most important goal is to treat his patients with compassion and a full understanding for his patients’ treatment needs and wants. As he had his fair share of dental problems as a young adult, he can easily place himself in his patient’s shoes, which constantly reminds him that the surgeries he performs are not routine from his patients’ perspectives. He can easily relate to some of the apprehensions and psychological concerns patients sometimes experience which allow him to always listen and address them with his patients. He believes that these skills allow him to provide better and more comfortable care.
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Always approachable and personable, it may be Dr. Antonos’ humble beginnings that enable him to relate so easily with patients from all different backgrounds. He feels that most of the time he can be direct with his patients and discuss their health issues and treatments in terms that are comfortable to them. It allows his patients to take charge of their care and make informed decisions.
Upon meeting him you will immediately pick up on his accent and be surprised to learn that he is actually from Belgium where he was born and raised up until his early teens. He moved to Florida with his family over twenty years ago and now considers himself a Floridian. He loves all things Florida has to offer and finds the state gives him great ways to spend time with his young family, wife Lucia, daughter Alexandra and son Luke. They love visiting the nearby beaches, spending time at the pool, enjoying Orlando’s many attractions as well as playing tennis and golf. They are also all big Florida Gators, Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer Fans.
Although originally from Belgium, Dr. Antonos’ educational journey started right here in Orlando by attending Bishop Moore High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Micro & Molecular Biology with Honors from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Antonos then spent four years in Gainesville earning his Degree of Dental Medicine (Cum Laude) at the University of Florida (UF). He later obtained extensive training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implants, Anesthesia and Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia aka Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond Virginia, a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the oldest, best known and most reputable training program in the country.
During the four years Dr. Antonos spent in residency, he obtained extensive training in all facets of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery and bone grafting, pathology, corrective jaw surgery, TMJ surgery, facial trauma and facial reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Antonos was also trained extensively by the VCU Department of Anesthesia in the administration of both inpatient and outpatient general anesthesia, deep and moderate intravenous sedation for both adults and children. An essential component of that training included advanced airway and emergency management for the complex and diverse population he is serving.
Dr. Antonos is also currently on staff at Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospitals, our own Level 1 Trauma Centers here in Orlando where takes call for both facial trauma and oral & maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Antonos is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Central Florida District Dental Association, Dental Society of Greater Orlando, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and subscribes to their codes of ethics.