Dr. Rick Munaretto is very passionate about the profession of dentistry and the specialty of endodontics. He followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle when he entered the field of endodontics and has made his own mark in the profession. He has brought the Seattle Study Club to the western suburbs with Windy City Seminars and is co-director with Dr. Keith Sommers.Windy City Seminars is the first Seattle Study Club internationally that is directed by endodontists. Dr. Rick strives for perfection in every case and uses only current evidence-based techniques to accomplish that level of success.After receiving his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with honors from Benedictine University in 1997, Dr. Rick attended UIC College of Dentistry receiving both a second BS degree in Dentistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001. While at UIC, he received many awards including the Luz Bondoc Scholarship for the highest Part I & II National Board scores, the Alpha Omega award for highest cumulative GPA in the Class of 2001, and he was inducted into the OKU National Dental Honors Society. CV is attached (PDF) and updated as of 2009. Dr. Rick is a member and past representative of many dental societies including the Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois Endodontic Society, American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He is a member of the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic study club and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE). He completed his ABE Diplomate certification in 2008 and feels this achievement has brought him to the pinnacle of the profession.Dr. Rick is currently an associate professor at UIC College of Dentistry and lectures on dental traumatic injuries, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), bone grafting, dental implants and endodontic surgery. He was asked to speak to the Westside Chicago Dental Society in March of 2006 on the topic of dental traumatic injuries. Dr. Rick represented the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club in 2008 at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter meeting on Current Guidelines for Treating Traumatic Dental Injuries. Lastly, Dr. Rick accepted a position at Loyola University Hospital GPR department in 2009 where he will lecture on clinical topics in endodontics for the resident program from 2009-2011.Dr. Rick will again be representing the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club in 2012 at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. The topic of this half day seminar is Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Cone Beam Computed Tomography.
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