Richard Guerra, DDS

Meet Dr. Guerra

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the Historic Pullman community. For High school, I attended Thornwood High school where I played baseball and excelled as a student. I am proud to be an Illini as I received my undergraduate education at The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

I attended The University of Illinois at Chicago for my dental education and graduated in 2008. Shortly thereafter I began investigating implant dentistry and on the advice of several specialists placed my first implant on my father in 2009. I admire his courage for being my first implant patient. I worked to master the placement and restoration of implants and begin taking courses involving implant dentistry along with making a big investment in instruments and supplies pertaining to implants. I will be the first to admit I had zero takers when I offered my implants at $1,700. I quickly realized that at $500 I can place implants at a profit and gain valuable experience. 10 years later, thousands of implants later and I have not changed my price. Visit our office and I can show you my hundreds of implants via my implant log Binder. Be certain that whomever you choose to place your implant has experience as I worked for a dentist who charged $1800 for an implant and had placed only six. Courses teach only so much and its the experience that counts.

In my spare time, I am an avid 12-inch softball player for two teams. I pitch and can easily be distinguished by my catchers mask. I also snowboard, surf the ocean when I get the opportunity.

dr and softball team

I am also an avid fisherman, though unfortunately do not get the opportunity to fish often these days. I am also a pet lover and provide a great home to the cat Eddy.

eddy the cat on dental chairAnother loyal dental customer.
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eddy making friends with the fishEddy making friends with The Fish.

Petrol head

I am the proud owner of a BMW 1999 E36 M3 race car. Its a bargain budget race car that allows me to participate in driving events throughout the Midwest. Inside the car has a roll cage, recaro seats with racing harness, interior gutted, coilovers up front and stage 4+ N/A which includes cams, headers, exhaust, manifold swap and underdrive pulleys. I also participate in various car groups including Chitown-M, Rad rides and Chicago Auto Club West.