with honors in Oral Surgery and received his Doctorate
of Dental surgery from Loyola University in Chicago,
Illinois in 1984.
in the family tradition, as his father had graduated from
Loyola in 1950, he then joined his father’s restorative
dental practice that had been providing dental care to the
North Shore of Chicago since 1950.
Dr. Padgett began furthering his clinical skills by frequently
attending the L.D. Pankey Institute, acknowledged as one of
the world’s foremost centers of advanced dental education,
dedicated to furthering professional skills and enhancing
the dentist-patient relationship.
also began providing care and teaching internationally. He
continues at present to do this on a part time basis in Thailand.