Dr. Derek A. Wolkowicz, born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, has been serving his community as an orthodontist since 2000. Upon graduating in 1987 from Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island in 1991. Dr. Wolkowicz received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 1997 and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and Dental-Facial Orthopedics in 2000 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an Invisalign® certified provider since 2000.
In addition to his memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Southeastern District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists. In 2011, Dr. Wolkowicz was inducted into the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Wolkowicz is actively involved at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a member of the Tufts University Dental M Club Executive Committee. He also served on the dental school committee for the University's Beyond Boundaries Capital Campaign. In 2006, he was elected as a director on the Executive Council of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. He served as President of the Tufts Dental Board of Directors in 2015 and currently is it's Treasurer. Dr. Wolkowicz is a past President of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists and serves on the Admissions Committee for the Tufts University Orthodontic Residency Program.
Dr. Wolkowicz has volunteered his time through the Massachusetts Dental Society's Give Kids a Smile program and has lectured at local schools on the importance of oral hygiene. In 2007, he was a recipient of the Southeastern District Dental Society's Volunteer Hero Award.
Dr. Wolkowicz lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, with his wife, Candace, their daughter, Brooke, and their son, Drew.