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Russell J. Cecala, DDS, MS

Dr. Russell J. Cecala was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from Holy Cross High School. He attended Loyola University at Chicago where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Dr. Cecala then earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Cecala’s postgraduate education began with a one year General Dentistry Residency in the U.S. Army at Reynolds Army Hospital Fort Sill, OK. He served 11 years total in the U.S. Army including active duty during Operation Desert Storm. He was stationed in Vicenza, Italy for three years where he attended to the dental needs of U.S. airmen, soldiers, and their families. Dr. Cecala earned his masters degree in Oral Biology and his specialty certificate in Periodontology at the University of Iowa. His thesis research was in the area of complex bone grafting and regeneration therapy. Dr. Cecala is published in the professional journals and continues to lecture and is a member of both the American Academy of Periodontics and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Cecala has lectured nationally for the W.L. Gore Company on the subject of complex bone grafting. He has been with our practice since 1997. Dr. Cecala was president of the Illinois Society of Periodontists 2003-4 and is serving as president of the Chicago Dental Society Northwest Side Branch.


Elliott T. DeWeese, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. DeWeese was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.  He attended the University of Kentucky, Louisville and received a Bachelors Degree in Biology and graduated with Magna cum laude honors.  Dr. DeWeese received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Louisville in 2015 and then went on to receive his periodontal certificate and Masters Degree in Dental Science also from University of Louisville.

Dr. DeWeese is the recipient of the following awards; Professor Len Waite Pharmacology and Toxicology award, 2015, American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Award for outstanding achievements in Periodontics.  Dr. DeWeese was inducted as a member of the prestigious Delphi Honor Society during his residency in Periodontology.

Dr. DeWeese’s research focused on soft tissue grafting with an allograft donor material. His research was recognized by the Southern Academy of Periodontics where he received the Pennel award for clinical research.

Dr. DeWeese is a member of American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. In his free time, Dr. DeWeese enjoys cooking, exercising and golfing.  



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