Dr. Dubravec grew up in Herscher, IL along with his five brothers and one sister. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelors degree in biology. He then went on to the Loyola School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. From there he was awarded a National Institute of Health scholarship to attend the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Immunology at Harvard Medical School and received a Master of Medical Science degree. He completed his residency in periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This program focused on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, all aspects of oral and plastic surgery as well as intense training in implants. After graduation he was recruited by the University of Chicago for a teaching position in the Department of Surgery. After teaching and practicing at the University he purchased his current practice in Kankakee. He began practicing in Kankakee in 1990 and left his position at the University in order to give his full attention to his private practice. He purchased his second practice in Chicago Heights in 1997, later moving this practice to Frankfort in December 2008. In 2015, Dr. Dubravec merged his Frankfort and Kankakeeoffices with Dr. Francis' Oak Brook office, allowing Dr. Dubravec the opportunity to more effectively serve patients. Dr. Dubravec has served as President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists, Kankakee District Dental Society, and South Suburban Chicago Dental Society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Midwest Society of Periodontists, and a number of other professional organizations. Dr. Dubravec was awarded the partners in Clinical Research Grant by the American Academy of Periodontology. He is currently working with researchers from a number of Universities including the Universities of Bern Switzerland and London England. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on implants and periodontology, and he has published numerous articles on these subjects as well. His warm nature and comforting personality compliment his great chairside manner. When he is not busy working, he can be found spending time with his wife Denise, Principal at New Trier High School, and his 4 children and 2 grandchildren, or mastering the ski slopes with his snowboard.
We specialize in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth. Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient's comfort is an important part of quality dental care. We believes that your right to choose a dentist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We also welcome referrals from patients and friends of the practice. We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient's surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Illinois
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Harvard Medical School
Medical School | Graduated
Loyola University Of Chicago / School Of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated
Harvard School Of Dental Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed
Harvard School Of Dental Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Bringham and Womens Hosp/Harvard Med
Other Education | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Dubravec has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Dubravec has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Dr. Dubravec does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Dubravec and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.
Dr. Dubravec's Reviews
Help millions of people find the right doctor. Share your experience today!
Are you Dr. Dubravec?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!