Meet the Doctor

Our professionals at Irving Park Periodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue on going education in periodontics.

Thomas Schneider, Jr

Family:
Married to Sarah D. Schneider with two children Peter who is 21 and Margaret who is 17
AYSO coach 97-98, 98-99, 99-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
Member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree 1997-present

Education:

  • College: Loyola University, BS, 1982
  • Dental School: University of Illinois, DDS, 1986
  • Graduate Education: Loyola University, Specialty of Periodontics, 1988

Dental Specialty:

  • Periodontics

Licensure:

  • A licensed dentist in the State of Illinois.
  • Licensed specialist in dentistry, Periodontics, in the State of Illinois.

Professional Practice Experience:
I have been in the private practice of periodontics at:

  • 4949 W. Irving Park Rd. since 1988 when I completed my graduate training.
  • Part-time associate with Norman Newman, DDS in his Periodontal practice on 25 E Washington St. since 2006

Academic Appointments:

  • Loyola University College of dentistry: Part-time Clinical Instructor, Department of Periodontics, 8/87-6/88
  • Loyola University College of Dentistry: Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, 1988-1993
  • Course Director: Dental Hygiene Periodontics
  • Director of Undergraduate Periodontics clinic
  • Graduate Periodontics Surgical literature course
  • Presented lectures on all aspects of Periodontics
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry: Part-time Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, 1993-present
  • Undergraduate Periodontics clinic and lectures
  • Dental Hygiene lectures
  • International Dentist Periodontics clinic and lectures

Lectures and Presentations

  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1989 Table Clinic: Free Gingival Grafts an 'Inlay' Technique
  • CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting, Table Clinic Night 3/90, Mucogingival Surgery Indications and Contraindications
  • CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting, Table Clinic Night 3/91, Asepsis and Infection Control
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1992 Table Clinic: Current Diagnostic Aids in Periodontics
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1994 Table Clinic: Connective Tissue Grafts for Root Coverage
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1996 Table Clinic: Sinus Lifts with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant Placement
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1999 Table Clinic: Sinus Lifts with Osteotomes an Alternative to a Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Wisconsin State Dental Association Annual Meeting 1991, Table Clinic: Mucogingival Surgery
  • CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting Table Clinic Night 3/93, Connective Tissue Grafts for Root Coverage
  • CDS Northwest Branch presentation: PSR Screening 10-7-93
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1991 Limited Attendance Clinic, Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist: Gingival Flap Surgery, Crown Lengthening Surgery, and Distal Wedge
  • CDS Midwinter Meeting 1993 Limited Attendance Clinic, Periodontal Diagnosis: An Update for Dental Hygienists
  • AAP Annual Meeting 1992 Luncheon for Learning, Periodontal Insurance Reporting: Get Maximum Reimbursement with Minimum Difficulty
  • Loyola University College of Dentistry Continuing Education
  • Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part I: Gingival Flap Surgery, Crown Lengthening Surgery, and Distal Wedge, 5/10/88, 5/11/88, 9/22/88, 9/29/88, 5/23/90, 10/3/90, 5/20/92, 10/14/92
  • Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part II: Mucogingival Surgery, Gingival Grafts, and Frenectomy, 9-28-99, 5-24-90, 10-4-90
  • Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part III: Osseous Surgery and Osseous Grafting, 9-30-90, 5-21-92, 10-15-92
  • Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing for the General Dentist and Dental Hygienist, 6-12-91, 6-17-92
  • Infection Control and Asepsis in the Dental Office, 11-11-92
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education
  • Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery and Gingival Augmentation, 4-95, 4-96, 4-97
  • Will County Dental Society
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery, 1-26-99
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dental Continuing Education: Surgical Periodontics
  • Course, two-day lecture/Workshop, 11-12-93, 11-13-93
  • The Northern Illinois Component of the Academy of General Dentistry, Periodontal Surgery for
  • The General Dentist, all day lecture, and participation, 4-26-95
  • Illinois Academy of General Dentistry in conjunction with the ISDS Annual Meeting 9-97:
  • Periodontal Surgery all day course/workshop
  • American Academy of Periodontology luncheon for learning, annual meeting 1997
  • ISOP (Illinois Society of Periodontists) spring '99 meeting presentation on Mucogingival Surgery
  • Lake County Dental Society CE Presentation: Sinus Elevation with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant placement in the Posterior Maxilla, January 2000
  • West Side Branch CDS CE Presentation: Sinus Elevation with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla, December 2000
  • CDS Midwinter meeting 2001, limited attendance presentation: Dental Implant Placement in the Edentulous Posterior Maxilla Using Osteotomes for Sinus Elevation. Sponsored by the Illinois Society of Periodontists.
  • Michigan Avenue Study Club, 10/2002: Dental Implant Osteotomy Site Development Utilizing Osteotomes in the Posterior Maxilla
  • CDS Mid Winter Meeting Windy City Lecture Series 2004 Antimicrobial Therapy in Periodontics
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene lectures 1993- present
  • Periodontal Treatment Planning
  • Limitations of Non-surgical therapy and Indications for Periodontal Surgery
  • Dental Implants

Publications:

  • Weissman and Schneider, Illinois Dental Journal; 1991: A Removable Fixed Bridge
  • Schneider and Weissman, CDS Review; June 1992: Treating Periodontal Pockets

Professional Memberships:

ADA
ISDS

  • Delegate to the House of Delegates, 1996, 1997 and 2001
  • Alternate Delegate, 1998, 2000
  • Public relations committee, 1999-2004

CDS

  • Table Clinic Committee, 1995-1999
  • Information Committee, 1999-2004
  • General Arrangements Committee 2005-present
  • Mediation Committee, 1995-2012
  • Special Events Committee, 2004-2010
  • Membership Committee, 2006-2012
  • NW branch member
  • Program chairman 1992-1993
  • Dinner chairman 1995-1996
  • Treasurer, 1998-1999
  • Secretary, 1999-2000
  • Vice President, 2000-2001
  • President-Elect, 2001-2002
  • President, 2002-2003
  • CDS Board member 2013 - present

Progressive Club of the Chicago Dental Society

  • Treasurer 2010-2012
  • Secretary 2012-present

AAP (American Academy of Periodontology)
ISOP (IL Society of Periodontists)

  • Junior Board Member, 2000-2001
  • Treasurer, 2001-2003
  • Vice President 2003-2004
  • President 2004-2005
  • Board Member 2005-2007

Midwest Society of Periodontology

  • Luncheon for Learning Chair 2006 -2009

Odontographic Society (Affiliate of the Illinois Institute of Medicine)

  • President, 2006-2008
  • Secretary, 1998-2004
  • Vice President 2004-2006
  • Member of the Board of Directors, 1996-present
  • Hospitality Committee, 1994-1996
  • Publicity Committee, 1993-1996
  • Fellowship Committee, 2008-present
  • Chairman 2009- present
  • International College of Dentists: 2001 - Present
  • American College of Dentists: 2002 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Voted Faculty Member of the Year by The Loyola University Dental Student Congress of 1991. The 1991 Student Congress Dinner Dance dedicated to my name.

Inducted as an honorary member and named faculty member-of-the-year by Delta Sigma Delta, Beta Chapter, at year-end banquet, May 22, 1933.

Inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at the ADA annual meeting in 2001

Inducted as a fellow of the American College of Dentists at the ADA annual meeting in 2002

Inducted into OKU Dental Honor Society 2003

Other Service:
Member of The Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped as a participating dentist in the Donated Dental Service program since 1996

Participated in Loyola's Dental Externship Program and in the CDS's Externship for dental students.

Served on numerous University and Dental School committees, al Loyola.

Audio/Visual Teaching Aids:

  • Osseous Surgery and Osseous Grafting Video to Demonstrate surgical techniques using pig mandibles
  • OHI Instructional Video
  • Gingival Flap Surgery, Crown Lengthening Surgery, and Distal Wedge video to demonstrate surgical techniques using pig mandibles
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