Dr. Richard Panek, DDS

Dr. Richard Panek, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Richard Panek, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Marquette University in 1985 and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.

4349 Sawkaw Dr NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Panek "We provide referral-based individualized care to eliminate oral diseases and reconstruct functional defects related to these problems. We are an oral health education resource providing continuing education to hundreds of health care providers via referral and medical resident training."

1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

23  Conditions Treated

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Ameloblastoma
  • Bisphosphonate-Induced Osteonecrosis
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Edentulism
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gum Disease
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Leukoplakia
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Maxillofacial Dysostosis
  • Odontoma
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

23  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All-on-4™ Procedure
  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

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  • Marquette University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Marquette University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Edward Hines VAMC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Loyola University Medical Center/ Stritch School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
    Other Education | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, 2009
  • Recognized by Spectrum Health Board of Trustees for Quality and Safety in patient care., 2010
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Panek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Panek to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Panek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I developed dry socket and an infection after my wisdom tooth extraction which wasn't paneks fault. I do blame him however for the terrible personal interactions i experienced in getting treatment. I was crying from the intense pain when I returned to his office. He attempted to rinse the sockets...more
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I am a very fearful dental patient, but I found Dr. Panek to be kind and knowledgeable. He answered thoroughly every question my husband and I had about the implant treatment. The day of the operation, he put me at ease while completing the work confidently. Afterwards I experienced less discomfort...more
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One of the most arrogant and uncaring doctors I've ever seen in my 75 years. No communication skills in explaining medical terms, prognosis, treatment, etc. I would never recommend anyone treat with this "physician" EVER.
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I am sorry that I did not meet your expectations. Your input is appreciated and will be considered when explaining health issues with patients in the future. Thank you, Dr. Panek

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