Brothers, Richard and Raymond Munaretto started Cameo Endodontics in 1979 in Elmwood Park, IL. Our initial vision was high quality specialty care for patients. At that time, we had one location and 2 doctors treating patients. Since then, we continued to grow and our company flourished. We now have 3 locations and in the fall we will be opening a fourth location in downtown Chicago. We now have multiple specialists, both Endodontists and Oral Surgeons. This allows us to provide interdisciplinary care to patients all in one location. We have grown to 10 specialist doctors and over 40 employees. Our vision remains the same, high quality care with most up to date technology and evidence based treatment.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Most specialists practice with one type of specialty in each office location. We wanted to have a broader approach to treatment. Often times a patient is referred to an Endodontist, a Periodontist and an Oral Surgeon all for consultations to develop a treatment plan. This could take months to schedule and the doctors often communicate through reports or emails. Our vision is to have all those specialists in one place so that the patient can get a diagnosis and plan in one place and allows the doctors to collaborate. This is not something that is commonly seen in dentistry but is very common in medicine. We had some initial challenges making this change, however it has allowed for substantial improvement in patient care and benefits both patients and doctors.