About Dr. Duda

Richard J. Duda, D.D.S.

Dr. Duda was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. Upon graduating from Proviso West High School, Dr. Duda accepted an athletic scholarship to play football for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers under head coach Bob Devaney, and, later, Tom Osborne. While attaining a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in the classroom, Dr. Duda received three varsity letters for football and played on two national championship teams.

Dr. Duda chose to forego opportunities in the National Football League and instead remained in Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska's College of Dentistry, graduating in 1979. Following graduation, Dr. Duda, his wife Dianne, and their two children, Lara and Brian, returned to Illinois. Dr. Duda completed Northwestern University's Dental Residency Program at Evanston Hospital in 1980.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Duda worked as an associate in the Skokie office of Dr. Jeffery Brock. In 1981, Dr. Duda assumed the practice of Dr. Russell H. Johnson in Winnetka, and, in 1991, Dr. Duda was fortunate to procure the office space of Dr. Douglas Cook at the 1625 Sheridan Road location in Wilmette.

Dr. Duda has been active in the north shore community as a past member and former president of the Winnetka Rotary Club, as well as a former associate clinical professor at Evanston Hospital which is affiliated with Northwestern University Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Duda has volunteered as the dentist on-call for the Northwestern University Football team and is a member of the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce.

To stay apprised of the latest technological advances in Dentistry, Dr. Duda participates in numerous dental seminars and is a member of the Conley Study Group. Dr. Duda is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Duda and his wife reside in the northern suburbs. Dr. Duda is an instrument-rated private aircraft pilot and enjoys flying his Cessna 182 in his free time. As an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Duda also endeavors, when time permits, to escape to his family's cabin in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.

— George Bernard Shaw