Arian Rrushaj, DMD

  • Undergrad Bradley University Bio major, Associates degree in dental lab technology, Masters in Biotechnology Rush University and Dental school at University of Kentucky.
  • Worked in the Dental field and research at Kentucky related to dentistry before dental school. Volunteered at the VA hospital in Lexington as well. Dentistry to me, is a great opportunity to give back to the community given the privilege to be in a great field which can really change someone’s life or self-esteem to be improved.
  • I like to work out especially jogging but also help out at my families restaurant Cobbler Corner. Spending time with my little guy and wife. Taking my wife out for dinner and a movie. We like to go on walks and hikes with our boy. Golf and fish but it’s been awhile for both although living next to a lake the opportunity to go fishing was easy.
  • That I will work hard for my patients and am dedicated to providing the best  dental care.
  • Continuing my education in dentistry because as a dentist you are a student of your craft for life. Especially with the ever evolving improvement to techniques and changes in technology available.
  • People person which really developed over the years working at my parents place. Developing those interpersonal skills.
  • I also have my CDT, certified dental technician in complete dentures which was a separate thing from the associates degree in dental lab technology at BCTC (Bluegrass Community and Technical College). In the lab program we did it all fixed ceramic and gold, partial and complete removable, ortho appliances along with classes on dental material and occlusion. I got to teach at the program for a year before it was shut down unfortunately.

Professional Organizations/ Memberships

American Dental Association

Illinois State Dental Society

Peoria District Dental Society

Academy of General Dentistry

Special Awards/ Honors

Certificate of Merit from the American Academy of Oral Medicine

The American Academy of Women Dentists Dr. Elenaor J. Bushee Senior Student Dental Award

Dean’s Research Scholarship- Tufts University