Dr. Larry Kawa earned his degree from New York University in 1991 and his specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics from New York University in 1993. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Brooklyn College in 1987. He is a dual Board Certified Orthodontist, having been Board Certified by the National Board of Orthodontics. He did a thesis on cleft palates and craniofacial anomalies and their respective treatments. An emphasis in his training in his post-graduate studies was placed upon orthognathic surgery and complex interdisciplinary cases. He also spent a year in implant training and placement at New York University as well.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Palm Beach County Dental Association (where he has served on the board of trustees), Broward County Dental Association and Southern Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Kawa has also been a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Dentistry since 1994 and has contributed to the dental community by sponsoring a complimentary study club for both dentists and their staff. He is also closely involved with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts and the Haven (a home for abused and neglected children). The Florida Panthers (where he has served as the official team orthodontist since 1997), Bartons Boosters (program of underprivileged children), and the National Children’s Dental Health month project.
Dr. Kawa is a second generation orthodontist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Brooklyn College and graduated with honors in 1987. He has a working knowledge of both Spanish and Portuguese. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in West Boca Raton. He adores both his son, Michael, and daughter, Niki, and hopes they one day share his passion for orthodontics.