Lawal Garuba, DMD, MPH

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Dr. Lawal Garuba is a General Dentist in Chicago, IL. He practices clinical dentistry at a Community Health Center where he takes great pride in providing dental care to underserved and diverse populations in his community.

Dr. Garuba is well adept at performing complex restorative procedures such as crowns and bridges and treating complex oral infections in both adult and pediatric patients.

He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Missouri State University. His research interests include minimally invasive dentistry and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Lawal Garuba is very passionate about learning and has a broad range of interests which include language learning, world history, and economics. He also enjoys sports, especially basketball.


Areas of Expertise

Dentistry, Dental, Oral Surgery, Extractions, Dental Rehabilitation in Pediatric Patients


Professional Highlights

  • General Dentist at Dental Dreams – Chicago, IL
  • General Dentist at Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness – Chicago, IL
  • General Dentist at Jordan Valley Community Health Center – Springfield, MO
  • Graduate Assistant at Ozarks Public Health Institute – Springfield, MO
  • Dental officer at 45 Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Makurdi – NG
  • Dental Intern at Benin City, NG



  • Donald W. Rice Scholarship – the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation at the 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum – Missouri State University



  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Dental Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry – Chicago, IL
  • Master of Public Health in Public Health Missouri State University – Springfield, MO
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Dental Surgery University of Benin, School of Dentistry
Last modified on: 03-08-2022