Dominik Dubravec, DDS, MMSc

Dr. Dubravec grew up in Herscher, IL along with his five brothers and one sister. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelors degree in biology. He then went on to the Loyola School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. From there he was awarded a National Institute of Health scholarship to attend the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Immunology at Harvard Medical School and received a Master of Medical Science degree. He completed his residency in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This program focused on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, all aspects of oral and plastic surgery as well as intense training in implants.

After graduation he was recruited by the University of Chicago for a teaching position in the Department of Surgery. After teaching and practicing at the University he purchased his current practice in Kankakee. He began practicing in Kankakee in 1990 and left his position at the University in order to give his full attention to his private practice. He purchased his second practice in Chicago Heights in 1997, later moving this practice to Frankfort in December 2008.  In 2015, Dr. Dubravec merged his Frankfort and Kankakee offices with Dr. Francis’ Oak Brook office, allowing Dr. Dubravec the opportunity to more effectively serve patients.

For more information about our periodontal office or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dubravec, call our office in Kankakee, IL at Kankakee Phone Number 815-932-0554.

Dr. Dubravec has served as President of the Illinois Society of PeriodontistsKankakee District Dental Society, and South Suburban Chicago Dental Society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Midwest Society of Periodontists, and a number of other professional organizations. Dr. Dubravec was awarded the partners in Clinical Research Grant by the American Academy of Periodontology. He is currently working with researchers from a number of Universities including the Universities of Bern Switzerland and London England. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on implants and periodontology, and he has published numerous articles on these subjects as well.

His warm nature and comforting personality compliment his great chairside manner. When he is not busy working, he can be found spending time with his wife Denise, Principal at New Trier High School, and his 4 children and 2 grandchildren, or mastering the ski slopes with his snowboard. 

Education, Experience and Honors:

● University of Illinois B.S.

● Loyola School of Dentistry D.D.S.

● Harvard School of Dental Medicine Fellowship in Surgical Immunology

● Harvard School of Dental Medicine M.M.S.c.

● University of Chicago adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery

● National and international lecturer on implants and periodontology

● Awarded the Partners in Clinical Research Grant by the American Academy of Periodontology

Associations:

● American Dental Society

● American Academy of Periodontology and Dental Implantology

● American Academy of Osseointegration

● International Congress of Oral Implantolgists

● Illinois State Dental Society

● Midwest Society of Periodontists

● Illinois Society of Periodontists

● Kankakee District Dental Society

● South Suburban Chicago Dental Society

● The Paragon Program

Publications:

2004: Clinical outcomes following treatment of human intrabony defects with GTR/bone replacement material or access flap alone. A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trail

2002: Enamel matrix proteins in the regenerative therapy of deep intrabony defects

2001: The simplified papilla preservation flap in the regenerative treatment of deep intrabony defects: clinical outcomes and postoperative morbidity

1998: Generalizability of the added benefits of guided tissue regeneration in the treatment of deep intrabony defects. Evaluation in a multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial

1998: Interleukin 1 production by polymorphonuclear neutrophils is regulated by the endogenous cyclooxygenase pathway

1992: Effects of in vivo endotoxin infusions on in vitro cellular immune responses in humans

1990: Circulating human peripheral blood granulocytes synthesize and secrete tumor necrosis factor alpha

1990: Effect of low dose recombinant interleukin 2 plus indomethacin on mortality after sepsis in a murine burn model

1990: Polymorphonuclear Neutrophils (PMN) – Potential role in cytokine response to injury and infection

Professional Development:

February 24 – 26, 2017 – Midwest Society of Periodontology

  • Essentials in Piezosurgery
  • Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment
  • The Oral-Systemic Periodontal Practice

January 31 – February 4, 2017 – Meisinger’s 7th Annual High Altitude Comprehensive Implant Symposium

  • Surgical Techniques to Enhance Orthodontic and Other Advanced Surgical Therapies
  • Bone Augmentation and Soft Tissue Management in Oral Implantology
  • Principles of Hard Tissue Regeneration and Long-term Results
  • Full Arch Solutions for Maxillary Rehabilitation
  • Principles on Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation
  • Grafting with Autogenous Bone
  • Preserving Soft and Hard Tissue in the Aesthetic Zone
  • Bone Grafting and Reconstructive Surgery Protocols Using Three-Dimensional Technologies

December 3, 2016 – American Academy of Periodontology

  • Periodontal Regeneration: What can be Achieved

June 16 – 19, 2016 – The 12th International Symposium on Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation of the Atrophic Alveolar Ridge
  • Ridge Preservation: Emerging Concepts and Clinical Indications
  • Biology Versus Technology: Which Prevails at the Extraction Site
  • Minimally Invasive Esthetic Site Development with Growth Factors
  • Successful Management of Thin Soft Tissue Biotype
  • Augmentation: The Solution for Long-Term Soft Tissue and Bone Preservation for Compromised Extraction Sites in the Esthetic Zone
  • Autotransplantation of Premolars to Replace Traumatized Maxillary Incisors in the Growing Patient
  • Perio-Implantitis – Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Treatment
  • Regenerative Strategies for Alveolar Ridge Deficiencies