Meet Our Skilled Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and defects of the teeth, oral cavity, facial bones and supporting facial structures. After completing four years of dental school and receiving a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS), oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete an additional four to six years of surgical training. This surgical training includes extensive in-hospital experience in anesthesia, medicine, oral pathology, general surgery, trauma/trauma surgery, plastic surgery and head/neck surgery.
Dr. Allan Libunao
Dr. Allan Libunao is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Libunao received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1996. After dental school, Dr. Libunao completed a dental internship (with a focus on surgery and anesthesia)at the San Francisco V.A. Medical Center. He then returned to Chicago and in 2002, completed a 5 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine. He has been in private practice since 2002.
Dr. Libunao is a fellow with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a also a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Society of Anesthesia.
Dr. Libunao is available to see patients in the office Monday - Saturday and is on staff at Bolingbrook Hospital.
Dr. Richard Kim
Dr. Kim is a native Chicagoan who grew up in the Lakeview Area and graduated from Lincoln Park High School International Baccalaureate Program, The University of Chicago undergraduate College in Hyde Park, and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from Northwestern University Dental School.
He then went on to attain a medical degree (M.D.) from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota and trained at a six-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program from Mayo Clinic plus a year of General Surgery from the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Kim is also a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
After graduating Dr. Kim partnered with a group practice in Minnesota and practicing there for over 10 years in all scopes of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a keen interest and expertise in dental implants and minimally invasive cosmetic services. Dr. Kim decided to come back to his hometown of Chicago because he wanted to be closer to his family.
He is fluent in both English and Korean and proficient in Japanese and French.