Dr. Novak was born and raised in Broomfield, CO, where his father practiced general dentistry for 60 years. Right out of high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves serving 9 years. During that time Dr. Novak attended Creighton University, in Omaha, NE and received his Baccalaureate in Biology in 1984 then obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University Boyne School of Dental Science in 1988, the same dental school his father attended. He continued at Creighton and completed a General Dental Practice Residency, graduating in 1989. Dr. Novak then went into private practice in Broomfield, CO, with is father until 1991 when he joined the United States Air Force to train as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He spent 4 years as a general dentist before entering the 6 year oral and maxillofacial residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1995. He obtained his medical degree and completed a general surgery internship as part of his residency, and graduated in 2001.
After graduating he was transferred to Barksdale AFB, LA, where he served as the chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as training general dentistry residents and serving on the staff oral surgery staff at Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) at Shreveport, LA. From there he was transferred to Ramstein AB, Germany in 2004 and spent 3 years treating maxillofacial trauma at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, deploying for a brief time to Afghanistan. In 2007 he was transferred to Keesler AFB, MS, performing full scope oral surgery and training general dentistry resident. In 2009 he was deployed to Balad AB, Iraq serving as a member of the Craniofacial Trauma Team, caring for the best servicemen and women in the world!
Dr. Novak was then transferred back to Wilford Hall Medical Center in 2010 as part of the oral and maxillofacial surgery teaching staff at Wilford Hall and San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). In 2015 Dr. Novak retired from the U.S. Air Force, after 24 years of military service and resident education and has spent the last 3 years in private practice in San Antonio. He returned to Colorado to join Mile High Dental & Implants Centers in Denver, CO. He enjoys traveling, bicycling and spending time with his wife and 5 children, when they are home from college.