Justin J. Villanueva DMD, MSD, DHL

Dr. Villanueva

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Get to Know Dr. Justin Villanueva

I grew up in a dental family in the west suburbs of Chicago. I knew as a child that I was either going to be a dentist or join the army. In my first semester of college, 9/11 happened, so I put my school aside and enlisted into the US. Army. I spent three years in the army and was honorably medically discharged due to injuries I sustained while in combat.

My father unexpectedly passed away in my final years of dental school and I inherited his private practice office. I came to Indiana University School of Dentistry to complete my residency in periodontics. I’ve had the privilege and honor to travel and work with the greatest and most world-renowned dental implant surgeons and restorative specialists from Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Brazil and of course the U.S.

I married my Junior High School sweetheart, Jaime, and we have four energetic and fascinating children. We never thought we would leave our hometown and Chicago family, but the Indiana community has given us such a home feel that we decided to make our lives here. Jaime was a grade school teacher prior to having children and she often says, “this is what a community is supposed to be like”.

I don’t really have “free time” but if I did, I imagine I would spend it with family, traveling and napping on the nicest beaches on earth. I’m an avid football fan. I do like the Colts, but I’m a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and that will not fade with time!

EDUCATION:
2019 Indiana University School of Dentistry, M.S.D.
2019 Indiana University School of Dentistry, Specialty Certificate in Periodontics
2016 Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Illinois, D.M.D.
2012 Benedictine University, B.S. in Health Sciences
2005 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, D.H.L.
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society – West Suburban Branch
Indiana Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
Midwest Society of Periodontology
Indiana Society of Periodontology
International Team for Implantology