Dr. Lugakingira a.k.a "The Implant Doctor", a.k.a "Dr. Luga" is originally from Tanzania, East Africa. His undergraduate majors were Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Advanced Mathematics. He earned his DDS degree from the University of Dar-es-salaam in 1999, and his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, both with honors. His academic career was distinguished by numerous awards and honors. He earned his M.S degree and Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. In addition to maxillofacial surgery his surgical training included rotations in anesthesia, internal medicine, trauma, plastic surgery, and a general surgery internship. Dr. Lugakingira prides himself on giving focused attention to all his patient’s needs, and as he would say; “I will never recommend a surgical procedure to any patient that I wouldn’t perform on myself or a close family member.”
Dr. Lugakingira is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).
Dr. Lugakingira is also a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
He is an active member of numerous state, national, and international professional organizations including the IKDDS, IDA, ADA, AAOMS, IAOMS, ICOI, and ADSA (please see full resume for details). He has authored and co-authored in several publications. He has participated and presented at annual conferences including the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting, and the Isaac Knap District Dental Society (IKDDS) in Fort Wayne.
Dr. Lugakingira brings current, cutting edge surgical techniques with unsurpassed care to all of our patients. He is a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgeon with special interests in virtual surgical planning (VSP) CT guided Orthognathic surgery, CT guided implants placement, teeth extractions with immediate implants placement and immediate or early loading, Bone grafting and ridge augmentation with ridge splits, mesh & screws, sinus lifts, benign pathology resections and reconstruction, and some facial cosmetic surgeries. He also enjoys performing routine oral surgery procedures including teeth extractions, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, exposure and bonding, and biopsies, all these under general anesthesia / IV sedation. He maintains full admitting hospital privileges and covers facial trauma and infection calls with all the major hospitals in Fort Wayne; Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC), Lutheran, Dupont, and St. Joseph hospitals.
Mulokozi and his wife, Kos, have a home in Fort Wayne, and are proud parents of two sons, Sean and Eric, and daughter Mya. He enjoys working out, soccer, movies, and world news. In fulfilling their long awaited dream and goal, in 2015 Mulokozi and wife Kos finally began a non for profit organization, "Kagera Advancement Inc". It is a 501 (c)(3) public charity that has been organized under the Indiana state law. Its main purpose is to help advance education and healthcare in Katare Village in Tanzania. To learn more you can visit the website; www.kageraadvancementinc.org
Dr. Lugakingira's Full Curriculum Vitae