Periodontist - Chicago, IL
Get to Know
Dr. Rauf Yousuf
As our in-house periodontist, Dr. Yousuf works hard to help patients maintain an excellent support system for their smiles through dedicated periodontal therapy, crown lengthening, gum grafting, and likeminded services. Overtime he has developed several surgical approaches for dental implants. He manages medically complex patients and has amazing success rate with his bone stablizers. He loves working alongside such talented people, as well as caring for wonderful patients each day. Keep reading below to learn more about him.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
While he was attending the University of Cincinnati as an undergrad, Dr. Yousuf worked in a dental office as an assistant for some extra money, making just $5 an hour. Over time, he realized that he genuinely enjoyed the work and even though he could become a dentist in his own right. The rest, they say, is history!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Yousuf completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Louisville Dental School, followed by a hospital-based residency at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He then achieved his certificate in periodontics from the Indian University School of Dentistry. Today, he is a member of the following dental organizations:
- Midwest Society of Periodontists
- Chicago Dental Society
- Illinois Dental Society
- American Dental Association
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Yousuf has an awesome wife named Amena and three kids at home. When he has free time, his favorite hobbies are riding his bike with friends, running, and working out. Gardening is also one of his biggest passions!