In Memoriam

Park Ridge, IL Periodontist

Dr. Charles F. DiFranco – In Memoriam

Dr. Chuck was the founder of DiFranco Periodontics. He practiced in Park Ridge for nearly 35 years, treating his patients with respect, dignity, and a gentle blend of humor and his gift for song. Dr. Chuck passed away in July of 2020. He is and will be sorely missed at our practice. His legacy lives on with his sisters and his son who continue to treat patients the way Dr. Chuck always did, like family.

Dr. Chuck DiFranco Sr.’s love for music was a reflection of his vibrant spirit and love for life. Our practice wanted to honor the incredible legacy of Dr. Chuck by sharing with you a few of his favorite songs that were recorded with his band Dinner @8. Let the music he loved be a reminder of the beautiful moments we shared with him!

Enjoy the Sounds of Dr. Chuck’s Legacy

Park Ridge Dental Implants


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Loyola University 1981
  • Masters of Oral Biology – Loyola University 1983


  • Certification in Specialty of Periodontology 1983
  • Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology 1983
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor Loyola University 1983-1993
  • Clinical Instructor – Department of Periodontology University of Illinois Dental
  • School – Chicago


  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Illinois Society of Periodontology
  • Arcolian Dental Arts Society
  • University of Illinois – Chicago, Alumni Board, presenting Loyola University Alumni, accepting presidency in 2010

Lecture History:

  • Dr. DiFranco has authored and published several scientific articles and is committed to presenting continuing education programs to the dental community.


  • Past President – Chicago Dental Society Northwest Side
  • Past President – Arcolian Dental Arts Society
  • Man of the Year – Arcolian Dental Arts Society 1999