Dr. Hicham Riba is a leading pediatric dentist with 16 years of experience in dentistry. Before opening his own practice in 1997, Dr. Hicham Riba had gained acclaim as a clinical researcher, writer and instructor. He showed his tremendous commitment to the profession by earning certification as a pediatric dentistry in 2002. By helping adolescents, children and infant with their dentistry needs, Dr. Hicham Riba has achieved his dream of improving the lives of the next generation.
The professional journey of Dr. Hicham Riba began in 1989 when he graduated from Syrian Institute Tishreen University. After moving to the United States, Dr. Hicham Riba enrolled in New York University’s College of Dentistry, later assuming the role of clinical instructor for pediatric dentistry students. Dr. Riba eventually accepted an additional position as a researcher within the department of basic science.
In 1994, Dr. Hicham Riba earned his pediatric dentistry certification and continued his education in NYU’s department of oral microbiology. There, he received a Master’s degree in 1997. Along the way, Dr. Hicham Riba was heralded as a top researcher and presenter after sharing his research on orthodontic models during the Greater New York Dental Meeting in both 1993 and 1994. Additionally, the master’s thesis of Dr. Hicham Riba was showcased at an international scientific conference in Scotland shortly after his graduation.
Currently, Dr. Hicham Riba shares his insight by serving as an assistant professor in health sciences. He is also a valued contributor for such dental and nutritional publications as the European Organization for Caries Research (EOCR) and the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism.
Certifications from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), the United States Dental Institute (USDI) and Invisalign, Inc. verify the standing of Dr. Hicham Riba as one of the most respected practitioners of pediatric dentistry in the United States.
Dr. Hicham Riba remains heavily invested in the technological advancements of his profession. He regularly seeks out guidance and inspiration from his colleagues by participating in a broad range of dental organizations on a local and national level. Dr. Hicham Riba is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), which works to enhance the dental profession across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Dr. Hicham Riba relishes the opportunity to collaborate with the organization’s House of Delegates and Board of Trustees.
Adding onto his impressive docket of activities, Dr. Hicham Riba maintains membership with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Motivated to learn more about dental practices in his region, Dr. Hicham Riba is also a member of the Illinois State Dental Society, which consists of more than 6,300 professionals who serve Illinois residents as dentists, dental lab technicians, dental hygienists and dental students. He continues that mission as a member of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) as well. Dr. Hicham Riba is currently working on a project with urban development researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.