Meet Dr. Edward Kosakoski
Dr. Kosakoski grew up in Miami, FL, and is the oldest of six children. He attended the University of South Carolina on a Navy ROTC scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1973. He was immediately commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and shipped off to San Diego to attend Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado. Dr. Kosakoski was a Naval Special Warfare Officer/SEAL from 1975 to 1982 and served tours of duty at Underwater Demolition Team Twelve, SEAL Team One, the Naval Amphibious School, Coronado, as a SEAL instructor, and the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC. Dr. Kosakoski resigned his regular commission as a naval officer in August 1982 and entered the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, FL. He graduated with his DMD in 1986 and rejoined the Navy as a Navy Dental Corps Officer. He completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL, in the Chicago area in 1987, then practiced general dentistry for nine years. Dr. Kosakoski completed his Advanced Endodontic Residency training at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, in 1997. While in the Naval Dental Corps, Dr. Kosakoski served tours of duty at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, the Naval Training Center in Orlando, a one-year assignment to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL, and the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Kosakoski retired from the Navy in 1999 and developed a very successful endodontic practice in San Diego. But now, it is time for him to return to family and friends in Florida. He is happy enjoying his new practice on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida and becoming a contributing member of the local dental community and the community at large.
In his free time, Dr. Kosakoski enjoys all things outdoors and on the water, especially fishing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, the occasional winter ski trip, and follows most sports. Go Gators and Miami Heat! He has a love for music, especially “live music” and is an avid concert goer and amateur “concert producer”. He loves observing and photographing sunrises and sunsets. Someday he plans to paint them ! In San Diego it was mostly sunsets. Here on the Treasure Coast it is mostly sunrises. You will see an ever changing collection under “Dr. K’s Sunrises / Sunsets”.