Dental Staff

All professionals at The Tooth Shop on 46 maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

About Dr. Syska

Dr. Syska received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the Ohio State University in 2000.  He started his undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Architectural Engineering.  Dr. Syska only attended UC for the 93-94 school year and then transferred to OSU.  While transferring his classes, he tested out of much of the course curriculum necessary for entry into dental school.  He entered the College of Dentistry in the fall of 1995, making him the youngest person in the country to enter dental school that year.  For this accomplishment, Dr. Syska was recognized before the House of Representatives in the state capitol building in Columbus.  This award is proudly displayed in his office.

During his time in dental school, Dr. Syska would spend much of his time outside the clinic in geriatric nursing homes.  He was instrumental in helping to set up the geriatric dental program at OSU.  On graduating, Dr. Syska received an award from Proctor and Gamble, the makers of Crest toothpaste, entitled the “Crest Award for the Elderly.”  This too is proudly displayed in the office.

Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Syska has continued to further his education in dentistry.  In 2006, Dr. Syska became a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute in Detroit, MI.  He completed over 100 hrs. of lecture and hands-on training in the art of placing and restoring dental implants.  Then for the 2006-2007 school year, Dr. Syska returned to OSU for an Implant Fellowship.  His responsibilities included treatment planning and restoring dental implants as well as educating the predoctoral students.

In the fall of 2007, Dr. Syska took extensive training in the use of CEREC.  CEREC is a computer design and milling machine that allows crowns to be made in the office.  In 2008, Dr. Syska received the necessary training to administer oral and IV sedation from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr. Syska is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the Central Florida District Dental Association.

Dr. Syska moved to Florida in early 2010.  His mother was a Florida native and grew up in Punta Gorda.  As a child, Dr. Syska spent much time visiting family and family friends all over the state.  Dr Syska settled in Lake County to be outside the city of Orlando but remain centrally located. He enjoys working in Lake County and living the lifestyle Lake County has to offer.

Dr. Syska enjoys many outdoor activities including boating, waterskiing, and riding ATVs and waverunners.  He is an avid auto enthusiast, and he can often be found at local auto shows.  Dr. Syska tries to stay in shape by landscaping.  He enjoys planting shrubbery and flowers with his wife and kids.  Dr. Syska also obtained his pilot’s license in 2010, but he doesn’t get to fly as often as he would like.