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Dr. Tom McCawley

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President Florida Association of Periodontists
  • Member Board of Directors North American Society of Periodontists
  • Past President Broward County Dental Society
  • Fellow American College of Dentists
  • Visiting Lecturer in Microbiology Graduate Periodontics Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine
  • Florida Board of Dentistry

Dr. Mark McCawley

Tom McCawley DDS, FACD — Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists And Member of the Florida State Board of Dentistry

Dr. Tom McCawley has practiced in Fort Lauderdale for over 40 years. A graduate of the University of Illinois College Of Dentistry, Dr. McCawley holds a specialty degree in Periodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and recently appointed to the Florida State Board of Dentistry.

Dr. McCawley lectures frequently to universities and dental groups throughout the country and internationally on “Periodontics for the 21 Century – The Latest Advances in Anti – Infective Therapy,” and on Practice and Life Management.

He has presented new groundbreaking research on laser effects on bacteria to the American Academy of Dental Research, the American Academy of Periodontology and the North American Society of Periodontists. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley recently co-authored four new studies on Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) including a groundbreaking study proving that the laser killed the disease causing bacteria in infected pockets. These studies make them among the leading researchers in the world on minimally invasive laser periodontal treatment an he is Co-editor of the Periodontal Letter 5000 in circulation



In 2009, at the height of the financial crisis, he published a book to help young dentists and others with their life balance and finances that has sold over 2000 copies and he has donated over 1000 copies to dental students at Nova and many others. It’s title is “The 4 Simple Secrets to Avoiding Life’s BIG Financial MESSTAKES-REDISCOVERING the Simple Secrets to a Great Income, Financial Independence and Most Importantly, A GREAT LIFE!”

His most recent book is “A Blueprint for a Highly Successful Life – A Survival Guide for the Aftermath of the COVID 19 Pandemic.”  Both of these books are available on Amazon

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