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Meet Our Pediatric Dentist – Chicago, IL

Get to Know Dr. Deric Truskoski

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With a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Deric Truskoski is more than just qualified to treat young patients—he strives to make each dental visit fun and educational. He enjoys bringing a happy smile to children’s faces and looks forward to helping your loved one develop the skills needed for lifelong oral health.

Why Did You Become a Pediatric Dentist?

Positively impacting children’s lives is his true passion! Dr. Deric was born and raised in Peru, IL. During high school, after volunteering at a pediatric dental office, he developed his love for working with children, especially within the scope of dentistry. This experience guided the academic path he chose to follow.

What Is Your Training Background?

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Dr. Deric achieved his Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee followed by his Dental Medical Doctor (DMD) Degree at Midwestern University. He then followed his dream and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he completed his residency earning a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

What Do You Like to Do Outside the Office?

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During his free time, Dr. Deric enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves traveling, going to as many concerts as he can, running and exercising, and of course exploring his favorite city, Chicago! Dr. Deric places the utmost importance on creating a healthy, safe, and encouraging environment for all children. He strives to make the dental office an exciting and welcoming place.