John A. Kivus

Dr. Kivus grew up in Maine, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1979. Following graduation from dental school, he taught in the Oral Health Services Department at Tufts while he prepared for private practice. Dr. Kivus purchased a practice in Auburn, ME in the Fall of 1979 where he treated patients for 25 years. In 2004, he transitioned his office to South Portland, where he now has an active general practice.

Dr. Kivus and his wife, Linda, have two children, John (a practicing attorney in Raleigh, NC) and Elizabeth (a periodontist practicing in Vestavia Hills, AL).



Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


College of the Holy Cross


Board Certifications and Licenses

Maine Dental License #DEN2776


John A. Kivus



Assistant Clinical Professor

Portland Campus

Oral Health Center
On Campus