Dr. Richard Panek, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Richard Panek, DDS
Dr. Richard Panek, DDS is a dentist who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Panek is affiliated with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus, Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital.

4349 Sawkaw Dr NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Dr. Richard Panek, DDS

Dr. Richard Panek, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • 7 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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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
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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Dr. Panek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Panek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Panek to family and friends
2.6
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Panek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Sparta, MI |
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 but then sprayed my throat a little leaving me sobbing and choking (no water was offered) then he started forcing my mouth open telling me it should feel like my cheeks are ripping (not scary at all)
in Grand Rapids, MI |
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 than with some lesser procedures done elsewhere in my 65 years. Dr. Panek has a well-deserved reputation as a superior professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him whole-heartedly.
Kent City, MI |
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.
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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Dr. Panek accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Priority Health
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Panek has admitting privileges

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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