Board-Certified Oral Surgeon – Chicago, IL

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Prem Patel, MD, DMD

Chicago Illinois board certified oral surgeon Prem Patel M D D M D

Dr. Prem is able to provide a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including facial trauma repair and reconstruction, dental implant surgery, bone grafting, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, TMJ surgery, and corrective jaw and cosmetic surgery. He deeply enjoys getting to know his patients and working alongside an excellent team that enables him to deliver optimal care every single day. To learn a little more about Dr. Prem, read on below.

Why Did You Decide to Become an Oral Surgeon?

Doctor Patel with dental team at dental office

Dr. Prem was drawn to oral surgery because he liked the precision of dentistry, the science of medicine, and the art of surgery. He knew that becoming an oral surgeon would allow him to blend all these passions and pursue a career where he could make meaningful, long-lasting improvements for his patients, both for their health and appearance.

Where Did You Study Dentistry/ Oral Surgery?

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Dr. Prem received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with high honors. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Dental of Medicine Doctorate degree (DMD). During this time, he was awarded several surgical and scholastic distinctions. He was later accepted into the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. Once admitted, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, eventually earning his MD degree. Dr. Prem went on to receive his two-year General Surgery Certificate while completing rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Today, he is board-certified in both oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as cosmetic surgery.

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
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Outside the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Patel and his family

Most of Dr. Prem’s free time is dedicated to his wife, Sonia, and their young son and daughter, Zayn and Zavia. Currently, he and the children are taking swimming lessons (he never learned when he was younger)! When he’s not in the pool, he enjoys working out, traveling, and trying new adventures.

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