Meet The Dr.

Joseph V. Baldassano, D.D.S., M.S.D., L.L.C.

Dr. Joseph Baldassano is a native of the Chicagoland area.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago.  Immediately upon graduation, he was accepted to study at Loyola University School of Dentistry and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors in 1988.  He was also awarded the Award of Merit from the American College of Dentist during his final year of training at Loyola University School of Dentistry. 

Dr. Baldassano, following dental school graduation, participated in a one year General Practice Dental Residency at Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, Illinois.  This training allowed Dr. Baldassano to treat medically compromised and complex dental patients in a hospital setting.   He maintained a staff position at Hines Veterans Hospital until entering Indiana University.

Dr. Baldassano continued his professional educational training, as one of only four residents accepted nationwide to a two year Endodontic Specialty Residency Program, at Indiana University School of Dentistry.   He earned a specialty certificate in Endodontics. Additionally, Dr. Baldassano conducted research at Indiana University in pursuit of a Master of Science Degree. He earned his MSD upon completion of his research project while in his Endodontic Specialty Residency.  He also earned a minor in Oral Pathology from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Baldassano had the opportunity to train under the watchful guidance of Chairman Dr. Carl Newton, a contributing author of an Endodontic text book, Pathways of the Pulp.  Another significant influence on Dr. Baldassano’s surgical training came from Dr. Don Arens and Dr. Bill Adams two published authorities on Endodontic Surgery, a classic text book used to train residents in surgical care.  Each of these doctors served as mentors during Dr. Baldassano’s Endodontic residency and provided the extensive training necessary to prepare Dr. Baldassano to treat many complex Endodontic surgical cases.

Dr. Baldassano has maintained a private practice in Inverness, Illinois since completing his specialty residency.  He is skilled in all aspects of Endodontic Therapy including: Root Canal Therapy, Re-Treatment Root Canal Therapy and every aspect of Surgical Endodontic Therapy.  Additionally, Dr. Baldassano treats minor oral trauma including fractured teeth and knocked out teeth.  All procedures are carried out utilizing a Global Surgical Operating Microscope equipped with video camera and fiber optic lighting.  This specialized equipment allows for precise high power visualization and treatment of all patients.  He employs digital x-ray imaging on computer flat screens to allow for state of the art imaging of patient’s endodontic problems.

Dr. Baldassano maintains a staff position at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society,  American Association of Endodontics, Illinois Association of Endodontics , Arcolian Dental Arts Society, Edgar Coolidge Endodontic Study Club, Member of the peer review committee of the Chicago Dental Society  and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics.  He is proud of the fact that he has achieved Board Certified status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a Fellow of The American College of Dentisits. 
Dr. Baldassano is also the Staff Endodontist at Hines Veterans Hospital Clinic in Hines, Illinois. He cares for US Military Veterans and also helps train General Dental Residents in the Hospital Clinic once a week. 

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