- DDS, West Virginia University
About Lester Bakos
Dr. Les Bakos grew up in California, Pennsylvania where he graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 1968 with a chemistry degree.
He graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1972 and completed his residency in 1975. Bakos served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, which included Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and attained the rank of Colonel with veteran status.
He is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who's been in practice and a professor in West Virginia University's School of Dentistry for more than 40 years.
Since 1993, Bakos has been the chair of the Department of Dentistry at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He has spent more than 25 years as the dental doctor for WVU's athletic teams.
A resident of Morgantown, West Virginia, he has three grown children: Jeffery, Ashley and Lauren, as well as five grandchildren. He was inducted into Cal U's 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.
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