Dr. Bastacky was born and raised in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. referred to as Little Washington, or Washington, PA. After graduating from Trinity High School in his hometown, he attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA., completing his undergraduate education in 1981. Dr. Bastacky then returned to the Pittsburgh area to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in 1985. He then went on to complete a one year general practice dental residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. The next three years were spent at Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, DC where he completed his oral and maxillofacial training.
Having completed his academic requirements, Dr. Bastacky made it his mission to keep abreast of the newest research and technology in his field. One of the first things he did was to establish the Greater Catonsville Dental Study Club. As the president, he coordinates speakers to present timely information, enabling him and his colleagues to continue their education locally and meet with each other on a regular basis. Following on the heels of success from his first study club, he later established the GBMC OMFS Study Club. He attends professional conferences in other parts of the U.S. and abroad and has made contacts with dentists from all over the world. Some of his more memorable conferences were in Barcelona, Spain and Banff, Canada.
Since 2004, Dr. Bastacky has been on the faculty in the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a part-time clinical instructor. He remembers the hard work and perseverance it took to be successful in his career and now wants to help others who are pursuing similar careers. He supervises and teaches the dental and oral surgery residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Sharing knowledge and clinical experiences with the residents is very fulfilling for him and has rounded out his professional life.
Dr. Bastacky is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He recently served as president of the Maryland Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Bastacky has presented lectures on various topics associated with oral and maxillofacial surgery to dental study clubs, dental students and dental residents.
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