Derek Holecek

Derek Holecek, DDS

House Officer 4, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency


Dr. Derek Holecek attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where he received both his undergraduate degree in Biology (‘15), and Doctor of Dental Surgery (‘18) as part of the 7 yr. accelerated B.S./D.D.S. program. During his time at UDM, Dr. Holecek received the Detroit District Dental Society’s “Recognition of Excellence in Patient Care” award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Student award, and upon graduation he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society in 2018.

He maintains a passion for mentorship, education, and outreach which he plans to continue throughout his career. His clinical interests include head and neck oncology, craniofacial surgery, and maxillofacial reconstruction. Outside of the academic setting, Dr. Holecek enjoys many outdoor activities including golf, sailing, and skiing, as well as spending time with his family.


  • Undergraduate: University of Detroit Mercy
  • Dental School: University of Detroit Mercy