Robert S. Kiken, DDS
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Robert S. Kiken is a graduate of NYC College of Dentistry. He trained in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, New York, the busiest surgical emergency hospital in New York City. Dr. Kiken’s training in oral and facial reconstruction was extensive. Following his internship and residency, he remained at Lincoln as a teaching attending surgeon instructing students. At this same time, he was an instructor for residents at Nassau County Medical Center on Long Island, New York.
In 1983 Dr. Kiken and his family moved to Santa Barbara, California where he started his private practice. He became a staff member at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. He has continued to maintain a strong presence at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, performing maxillofacial procedures, instructing residents and giving lectures. Dr. Kiken is an expert in his specialty with vast experience in facial reconstruction and dentistry, especially with surgical placement of dental implants and bone grafting procedures. Dr. Kiken is the Chair of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Cottage Hospital.
Dr. Kiken’s practice is expanded in scope. He loves to learn and grow his knowledge base as new technologies emerge. He keeps up with the ever-changing technologies and continues to challenge himself with new surgical protocols and strategies.
Dr. Kiken became Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1990 and recertified in 1997 and 2008. He is also Board Certified by the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS), California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CALAOMS), Santa Barbara/Ventura counties Dental Society, and California Dental Association (CDA). He is an onsite anesthesia examiner for California Dental Board and an instructor in basic and advanced cardiac life support which he heads for the SBVCDS. Dr. Kiken serves on the Trauma Team at Cottage Hospital administering to medically compromised patients in a hospital setting.
In his free time Dr. Kiken takes advantage of Santa Barbara‘s accessible local activities including cycling, running, shooting hoops, and golf, and he often ventures out on scuba diving and heli-skiing excursions, time-permitting. With his children grown, he and his wife Susan enjoy adventure travel and time with friends and their extended family.
Dr. Kiken is down to earth, empathetic, and makes his patients feel comfortable about surgery. Known for his spot-on sense of humor, he has most all patients at ease with a great story or anecdote. With his confidence and experience, you are always in the best of hands.
To make an appointment with Dr. Kiken, please use our Appointment Request form below or call our office: Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Office Phone Number 805-682-0933 or Lompoc: Lompoc Office Phone Number 805-735-3665