40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

  • RICK MUNARETTO

RICK MUNARETTO

  • Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • Cameo Endodontics

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

Cameo Endodontics

Specialty:

Endodontist

Education:

DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago; Diplomate, ABE


Why He Was Nominated

He’s a leader in his specialty and a mentor for students and colleagues as assistant professor at the University of Illinois and at Loyola University. He’s also director of a local Seattle Study Club.

Inspiration

His father and uncle are endodontists.

Favorite Part of the Profession

Technically difficult procedures. “I like retreatments where people have been told they have to have teeth extracted but I’m able to save them,” Dr. Munaretto says.

Tools He Can't Live Wirhout

His microscope, and cone beam. “We do extractions and place dental implants, which is unique in endodontics practices.”