Dr. Prieto is originally from the small city of Midland, Michigan. He received his Bachelor’s degree in cellular molecular biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor – home of the Wolverines; and to this day Dr. Prieto is a die-hard Wolverines fan. From Ann Arbor, Dr. Prieto moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Prieto was greatly involved in research related to periodontal disease and implant dentistry being published in the Journal of Dental Education and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
After finishing dental school at UPenn, Dr. Prieto continued his dental education by completing a three-year specialty training in prosthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prosthodontics is a specialty focused on restorative, esthetic, and implant procedures. His training at the University of Illinois at Chicago allowed him to treat complex cases involving both restorative and surgical needs. After receiving his certification in prosthodontics, Dr. Prieto continues to be active in his dental education. He has done so by being an active member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois State Dental Society; as well as attending annual conferences and seminars to stay informed in the ever-changing field of dentistry. Dr. Prieto is passionate about providing the highest quality of care for his patients and enjoys the challenge of developing the best treatment options to fit a patient’s specific needs.
While his attention to detail help provide the best outcomes both functionally and esthetically for his patients, Dr. Prieto believes building a strong relationship with his patients is of the greatest importance in care. Every patient’s experience is unique and it is his goal to have every patient feel comfortable during a procedure; and for his patients to trust that they are receiving the best treatment available. Dr. Prieto loves working with patients; educating them about their dental health and improving their quality of life.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Prieto enjoys staying active by playing in numerous Chicago soccer leagues all year long and aspires to become involved in coaching sometime in the near future. Also in his spare time Dr. Prieto taps into his more creative side by creating and mixing various genres of music.