Dr.. Philip Cannizzaro

Dr.. Phil (as he likes to be called) grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and pursued undergraduate collegiate studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Chemistry.

Attending University of Illinois Chicago for his dental education, Dr.. Phil immersed himself in American Student Dental Association and served in several positions including Leadership development chair and UIC Chapter President. He also participated in American Dental Education Association as a peer mentor in endodontics and class representative. Finding a passion in the field of endodontics, Dr.. Phil was accepted into the Endodontics Enhanced Specialization Track and also assisted in teaching of pre-clinical endodontics. He received a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) en 2020 with the following achievements: American Association of Endodontics Student Achievement Award, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Sigma Chapter Inductee, OKU Sigma Chapter William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, Dr.. Harry Saxon Scholarship, Samuel J. Cascio Scholarship, and Amy J. Cummins Scholarship.

Continuing his education at the University of Illinois Chicago Postgraduate Endodontics Department, Dr.. Phil completed residency in 2022. During this time, he strengthened skills in nonsurgical root canal therapy, nonsurgical retreatments, and surgical apicoectomies. He began to aid dental students in urgent care triage as well as clinical endodontics. Along with his specialization certificate in endodontics, Dr.. Phil received a Master of Science in Oral Sciences for his research regarding inflammatory proteins of dental pulp tissue. Throughout his career, patient communication and comfortable quality care have and continue to be his top priorities. Dr.. Phil has limited working proficiency in Spanish (habla Español).