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. Vladana Babcic.
ï¿½Windy 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 2015.
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 board 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 Chicago Dental Society Westside Branch in March of 2006 on the topic of dental traumatic injuries. Dr. Rick represented the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club in 2008, 2012 and 2015 at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting on the topics of CBCT and dental traumatic injuries.ï¿½ Lastly, Dr. Rick accepted a director position at University of Illinois College of Dentistry Alumni board and will serve from 2014-17.
Education and Training
BS and DDS at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
American Board of Endodontics
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local- Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry -
- 2016 Seatle Study Club Excelence in Study Club Management
- 2015 Top Dentist in West Surburban Living
- Spring 2013-Benedictine University Top 40 under 40
- Fall 2011- Top Dentist under 40 Incisal Edge magazine
- May 2001-Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award for Highest Cumulative GPA in the Class 2001
- May 2001- Delta Sigma Delta Award for Highest Academics
- May 2001- Inducted in Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society
- May 2001- Luz Bondoc Scholarship for highes part l & ll Board scores
- Endodontics, Dental Trauma, Dental Implants,
Professional Society Memberships
- American Board of Endodontics, American Association of Endodontics, Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Club, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, Seatle Study Club, (Windy City Seminars)
Articles and Publications
Spring 2013 - Benedictine University
What do you attribute your success to?
Family values, hard work and dedication to succeed in life.
Areas of research
Clinical outcome studies, microbiology of post-treatment disease, ECIR lesions, dental trauma and periapical microsurgery
Oak Park Infant Welfare Society
Donated services for women
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation, INC
Mentor program with Chicago Dental Society
Teaching and speaking
Associate Professor Loyola University GPR
Associate adjunct Professor UIC College of Dentistry Department of Endodontics
Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Lectures on the topic of Dental Trauma, CBCT and endodontic surgery
Director of Windy City Seminars Study Club
Hobbies / Sports
- Hunting, Fishing, Hockey, Kenpo
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Endodontics (JOE)
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Patient Experience with Dr. Munaretto
Professional, explained everything!
He is very thorough and patiently listens to all questions. Importantly he is very careful about prescribing antibiotics, only when absolutely necessary and for the shortest time possible. Excellent care.
I really thought my root canal was going be horrible but it's was awesome! Dr Munaretto is excellent & also his staff great job!!!
I was extremely happy with Doc Rick and his associates!! Was referred to him by my dentist and I already recommended him to friends. The staff is very friendly and professional. They are the best!!
Fabulous. Very considerate. Did root canal in one sitting.
Best experience! Had a root canal done before at a different place and the pain and time consumption was ridiculous, but not with Dr. Rick. He fit me in without an appointment since I was in so much pain. Had me in and out in no time and my favorite part, I didn't feel a thing!
Went in for a root canal and heard a bunch of horror stories but Dr. Rick was awesome! I didn't even feel the numbing shots or the actual procedure. The dental assistant was great and the ladies at the front were friendly and fun :) I recommend Cameo Dental anytime!
Dr. Rick always pleasant, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Every member of the staff was wonderful. Would definitely recommend him and Cameo Endodontics to anyone.
Excellent care by Dr. Rick and staff. Highly recomend.
If, I knew a month ago, what I know now--I wouldn't have waited, let my tooth abscess and put me in excruciating pain! I would have had my root canal the same day Dr. Rick told me to get it! Dr. Rick is the best! #firsttimepatient ï£¿Ã¼Ã«Ã§ï£¿Ã¼Ã²Ã¢
Dr. Munaretto and his staff were very professional and accommodating. Was sent by my dentist for a unexpected root canal, and they got me in so quickly. The experience was very pleasant and pain free. Had 2 previous root canals, and this by far, was the best one.
Two root canals done within one week. Found this to be pretty easy process. Staff was very nice and professional. I would recommend the Cameo Endodontics office toanyone.
I was nervous about the procedure when I arrived. Everyone in the office was very pleasant. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and painless it was. Dr Munaretto put me at ease and answered all of my questions. I would reccomend him for your dental work.
Excellent treatment. Always made to feel welcome and at ease. Very caring staff. All procedures and treatment carefully and professionally explained and executed. Very pleased in all aspects. Will gladly recommend to others. Very grateful for everything.
Love Cameo and Dr. Rick! Thorough, competent, and excellent communication abiut my treatment. The office staff is friendly and professional. Highly recommended!
Dr Rick was very knowledgeable and has a very friendly staff. This is my second root canal and did not feel a thing. Thanks
Good anesthetic! Painless precedure!
I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Rick Munaretto. I first went to see him on an emergent basis with a dental abscess. He fit me in that day, fixed my problem and put my mind at ease. The root canal was no worse than a filling- it was actually easier. The second time that I saw Dr. Rick Munaretto for another root canal was even easier ( I have bad teeth!). The staff is so friendly too. I highly recommend Dr. Rick Munaretto and Cameo Endontists.
I was treated with the utmost kindness, compassion and professionalism by Dr. Rick and every member of the office staff. I know I will be happy with the final results.
I appreciate what Dr Rick has done for me, and all the help he has given me with all my problems. I would recommend Dr Rick to all my family and friends.
I found the dental staff kind, courteous and thorough in explaining the procedures and patient wxith me. Dr.Munaretto wasxa pleasant, friendly and easy going as well as professional. He explained his procedures and carefully attended to my needs during a root canal. I would recommend him to anyone needing this type of service.
Dr. Munaretto and his assistant were great! His assistant made me feel very comfortable and did an awesome job!
I recommend doctor Rick to all the people that are in of a new tooth
Third I have seen Dr Rick and he makes each visit painless and not scary at all!!! Plus he is funny!!!
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