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Experienced Colorado Springs, CO Periodontist

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Karl Lackler,

Colorado Springs periodontist Karl Lackler D D S

Dr. Lackler has been helping patients discover healthier smiles here at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists for nearly 20 years, and his overall dental career spans over three full decades so far! Through it all, his top priority has always been getting to know people on a personal level. The ability to help them feel comfortable and reduce stress is an amazing feeling, and he’s established countless meaningful relationships throughout his career. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below.

Why Did You Want to Become a Periodontist?

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Dr. Lackler’s older brother was the first member of his immediate family to attend university, and seeing that compelled him to go as well. However, he had no idea what direction to pursue for his education. He knew that he enjoyed being helpful to people in general and also felt comfortable working directly in his hands. After spending some time at the local WMCA teaching swimming and lifeguarding, he observed his family dentist – and right away, it became clear that oral healthcare was the best path. All these years later, he can’t imagine doing anything else!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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Dr. Lackler completed his dental doctorate at the University of Illinois. From there, he spent several years practicing general dentistry and completing a GPR in the Air Force. He then, returned to the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, where he earned not only his Master of Science in Periodontics, but was nationally acknowledged for his original research! Subsequently, he was selected as the Chief of Periodontics at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. While there, he created a dental residency and personally taught graduated dental students the periodontal curriculum.

Today, Dr. Lackler is proud to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, as well as a Board Member of the Colorado Springs Dental Association and the Director of the Southern Colorado Seattle Study Club for dental hygienists. He is additionally a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, and the Colorado Dental Association.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Lackler and his wife have three grown children. When he has free time, you can often find him fixing various things that break around the home, as well as gardening, traveling, playing softball, skiing, and restoring classic cars. He also regularly lectures and participates as a guest speaker among his dental peers and the greater oral healthcare community.

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