About Our Doctor

Dr. Gregory D. Rickard  has dedicated his career to maintaining the highest quality of care for his patients and helping to educate the next generation of periodontists and general dentists. The office has continually added new technology with the most modern techniques, materials and equipment that have proven themselves through research to be effective. A graduate from Northwestern University Dental School, Dr. Rickard  has received both Doctor of Dental Medicine and Specialty Residency Certificate in Periodontics. Since graduation, he has been teaching at Loyola as a Professor of Periodontology, a Masters in Oral Pathology from Northwestern University, as well as numerous hours each year in continuing education in Dentistry. Dr. Rickard  is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Educational Background:
George Washington High School, Denver 1986
BA University of Colorado at Boulder 1990
DDS Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago 1994
MS Oral Pathology, Northwestern University Graduate Dental School, 1996
Certification of Residency in Periodontics, IV Sedation Certification:
Northwestern University Graduate Dental School, Chicago 1996
Implant Certification, 1985
State Boards:
Colorado: 1994-present, California: 2013-present, and Illinois: 1994-2013 (including I.V. Sedation Certification)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, 1984
Re-certified in July 2018
Hospital Affiliations:
Lake Forest Hospital Medical Staff / Lake Forest, Illinois: Hawthorne Place Surgical center Staff / Libertyville, Illinois, 22 years before moving to Colorado Springs July 2008
Practice History:
1996-2098 Lake Forest and Libertyville, Illinois – private practice
2008-present San Diego – San Diego Dental Implant Center
Present Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Periodontology
American Board of Periodontology
American Dental Association
Colorado Dental Association
Colorado Springs Dental Society
Denver Implant Study Club
Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists
Mast Cells of the Human Gingiva on Periodontal Disease-Thesis Abst. J of the American Academy of Oral Pathology-April 1976.
Numerous articles and papers for the Journal of the Chicago Dental Society and Journal of the Midwestern Society of Periodontics over the last twenty-two years.
Clinic and Lectures:
Numerous Clinics and Lectures presented to various Dental Schools and professional organizations, including Chicago Dental Society Mid-Winter meeting, American Academy of Periodontology annual meetings, Midwest Society of Periodontics meetings and American Academy of Oral Pathology meetings.
Television appearance on Issues Unlimited, National Cable Panel Discussion show.
Past Teaching Positions:
Northwestern University Dental School
Loyola University Dental School
Paragon Implant (Dentsply in 2005-2006)
Zimmer and Nobel Biocare Implant – Many 2-3 hour study club lectures Denver and Colorado Springs