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Dr. Basel Hajjar

Diplomat of American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Basel Hajjar received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry 1998.  He completed advanced education in General Dentistry at Columbia University, in New York. In 2005, Dr. Hajjar completed a Residency in Periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry and The Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Hajjar researched Implant bone types in Human Mandible at Indiana University from 2002-2005 and earned his Master Degree in Dental Science. He is on staff at Methodist Hospitals, Southlake and Northlake Campuses. Dr. Hajjar is an Assistant Professor for IUNW. He is Diplomat of The American Board of Periodontology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Midwest Society of Periodontology, The Indiana Dental Society, and The Northwest Indiana Dental Society. He is licensed to practice dentistry in Indiana and Illinois.

Dr. Basel Hajjar has two children and lives in Crown Point, Indiana.


Dr. Gene M. Ranieri

Dr. Gene M. Ranieri received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loyola University in 1975. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He returned to Loyola University for his Specialty Residency in Periodontics, which he completed in 1979. Dr. Ranieri has been in the Private Specialty Practice since that time and over thirty years in Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Gene Ranieri has served Dentistry in many capacities. He is the past President of Northwest Indiana Dental Society. He continues to serve that society for the past thirty years as a member of The Board of Directors,  Delegate to Indiana Dental Society, and Founder of Northwest Indiana Foundation for Dental Education. Dr. Ranieri is a member of the American Dental Association where he served as a National delegate for NW Indiana, American Academy of Periodontology, Indiana Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Midwest Society of Periodontics. He has been inducted into The American College of Dentists and International College of Dentistry.

Dr. Ranieri is extensively involved in Dental Education. He has been a professor at Loyola University School of Dentistry, University of Oregon Health Science Center, Indiana University Northwest, and currently Adjunct Professor at Indiana School of Dentistry, where he has lectured in the Doctorate and Post-Doctorate Programs for the last fifteen years. Locally he is the Founder and Director of Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana. This Club provides ongoing continuing education for its 50 members. He also directs two Affiliate Study Clubs which provides continuing Education for New Dental Graduates and over one hundred Dental Hygienist in Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Gene Ranieri and his wife Maureen have two children and have been married for over 30 years.

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