Richard W. Panek, DDS

Dr. Panek – Grand Rapids & Rockford MI

Meet Dr. Panek

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Dr. Panek  practices  oral and maxillofacial surgery with a particular interest in oral implantology*.  He earned his DDS degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1985.  He completed a four-year surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and he has practiced in Grand Rapids since 1989.  He is married and has two children. 

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Panek is appointed to the Active Staff in the Department of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Mary’s Health Care.  Spectrum Health, Attending Surgeon, courtesy staff.

Professional Societies & Associations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry*
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists*
  • Fellow, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology*
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, Michigan Dental Association
  • Member, West Michigan District Dental Society

*Oral Implantology, Implant Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology are not American Dental Association or Michigan Board of Dentistry recognized specialties.

 

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5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Dr. Richard Panek reviews.

Patient Review By Diana B

Dr. Panek is definitely a man doing what God created him to be. His knowledge in oral and maxillofacial surgery is exceptional; in addition, very rare in Michigan. By the time I heard of Dr. Panek, I had already exhausted many specialists. A sinus lift with 4 implants already failed from another dentist. I had no bone in my mouth and my arch of my mouth was little to none. No matter how my dentures fit, I could not keep them from falling out. I was without teeth for a year before I was informed of Dr. Panek. He was very patient, compassionate, and understanding. He listened to my story and then tried to explain my predicament. I did not know anything at the time of zygoma implants, however he stated that it would be the best way and actually the only way of guaranteeing me to have teeth. He would do 4 zygoma implants. All the way through surgery, as well as the six months of healing, Dr. Panek and his assistants were nothing short of courteous, considerate and caring, going above and beyond the call of duty. It was as if they were traveling with me on this new journey. Dr. Panek is truly gifted. I can honestly say that a day doesn’t go by without my utmost gratitude for Dr. Panek and his assistants. I would still be toothless today if he would’ve been like all the rest stating, ‘There is nothing more we can do for you.’ But instead, he did an extremely difficult surgery, flawless and with brilliance. Dr. Panek, without a doubt, is # 1 in my book!

- Diana B

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Patient Review By Diana B

Dr. Panek is definitely a man doing what God created him to be. His knowledge in oral and maxillofacial surgery is exceptional; in addition, very rare in Michigan. By the time I heard of Dr. Panek, I had already exhausted many specialists. A sinus lift with 4 implants already failed from another dentist. I had no bone in my mouth and my arch of my mouth was little to none. No matter how my dentures fit, I could not keep them from falling out. I was without teeth for a year before I was informed of Dr. Panek. He was very patient, compassionate, and understanding. He listened to my story and then tried to explain my predicament. I did not know anything at the time of zygoma implants, however he stated that it would be the best way and actually the only way of guaranteeing me to have teeth. He would do 4 zygoma implants. All the way through surgery, as well as the six months of healing, Dr. Panek and his assistants were nothing short of courteous, considerate and caring, going above and beyond the call of duty. It was as if they were traveling with me on this new journey. Dr. Panek is truly gifted. I can honestly say that a day doesn’t go by without my utmost gratitude for Dr. Panek and his assistants. I would still be toothless today if he would’ve been like all the rest stating, ‘There is nothing more we can do for you.’ But instead, he did an extremely difficult surgery, flawless and with brilliance. Dr. Panek, without a doubt, is # 1 in my book!

- Diana B

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Patient Review By Lori W

There is no way to thank Dr Panek and his staff for all the work, that was done for me. I hope sometime in the future I can pay it forward, to some one else. Thank you so very much. And to the girl who handled that huge camera, that took the finished pictures, great job!!!

- Lori W

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Patient Review By Chadwick B

This is my second extraction and implant with Dr. Panek. Both procedures were quick and pain-free. Dr. Panek has had a lot of experience with these procedures, and it shows! I highly recommend him and his courteous staff.

- Chadwick B

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