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National organization awards Romeoville dentist scholarship

Carmen V. Graves
Carmen V. Graves

Romeoville periodontist Carmen V. Graves was selected as a recipient of the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting Scholarship.

Straumann sponsored the scholarship, which was presented at the 2018 AAP annual meeting in late October in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to a news release. The meeting was in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology and the Japanese Society of Periodontology.

“I love to learn, share and network with the best and the brightest in the field of periodontology and am very honored to accept this scholarship,” Graves, who works at Valley View Dental, said in the release. “I feel very blessed for doing what I love every day, which is caring for my patients in Romeoville and helping them achieve comprehensive oral health.”

Graves said she is passionate about periodontics and implant dentistry. She has extensive experience in gum grafting, bone regeneration, dental implants, aesthetic periodontal surgery and oral medicine.

She successfully completed her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree and master’s in periodontics in Peru. Her top qualifications and commitment for excellence provided her with the foundation to pursue further training in periodontics at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where she completed her second graduate periodontics program and her Master of Science in oral biology degree.

During her training, she was a recipient of the “Bettye M. Whiteaker” scholarship and later received her board certification in periodontics.

Graves also serves as a part-time clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Graves is a published author of numerous research papers in the field of periodontics and dental implantology. She is an active member of the Midwest Society of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology and is licensed to practice dentistry in Texas and Illinois. She also holds a Periodontics Specialist license in Illinois.

In her free time, Graves and her husband, Peter, enjoy traveling, exploring new restaurants, watching movies and spending time outdoors, the release said.

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