Getting To Know “Dr. K”

The Smile Designer and New York Magazine’s Best Cosmetic Dentist in 2003

Dr. Walter Kostrzewski, is a cosmetic dentist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Stony Hill Dental Care in Connecticut.

Also known as “Dr. K”, he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. In 1993, he completed a general practice residency at University Hospital in Stony Brook, which placed an emphasis on medically compromised patients, dental trauma, sedation and treating the fearful patients.

Dr. K has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and also earned a BS degree from Villanova University. His eye for creating passionate teams earned him the moniker “Coach K”. In 2000, he founded “The Winning Dentist” a team of consultants who aids in developing passionate teams, functional work systems, provide motivation and come up with congruent marketing.  Along with his numerous published articles, Dr. Kostrzewski authored a resource manual “Creating Passionate Aesthetic Dental Teams.” This publication is designed to help dentists, office managers and their counterparts on how to create their own winning team.  

Dr. Kostrzewski was a Clinical Instructor at the renowned Hornbrook Group in Chicago, where he trained other dentists in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. He also published numerous articles that were featured in dental journals such as Dental Town, The Crown Council, and the dental leader. Due to his extensive knowledge of the dental industry, Dr. K also serves as a consultant to major dental manufacturers and dental laboratories. 

Dr. Kostrzewski is happily married to his wife Kristin. They have three boys – Luke, Alex, and Aiden. The couple plays golf on a regular basis and during the winter months, they ski and work out together. They are also learning ballroom dancing.