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WORK HISTORY

2016

Associate Dentist

The Center for Dental Excellence

Flossmoor, IL

  • Clinical Experience:
    • Restorative: Direct Restorations, Crowns, Bridges, Onlays
    • Endodontic: Anterior, Premolar and Molar
    • Oral Surgery: Extractions, Surgical Extractions, Alveoplasty
    • Removable Prosthodontics: Dentures, Immediate Dentures, Partial Dentures
    • Implants: Restoration of Single Tooth Implants, Implant Supported Bridges, All-On-4, Overdenture Conversions
    • Orthodontics: Invisalign
  • Actively collaborates with all specialties to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care.
  • Presented to entire staff on the importance of taking clinically diagnostic radiographs and how to correct errors in taking them (panoramic, bite-wing and periapical radiographs); 2016. 
20062010

Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Chicago, Illinois

  • Actively engage Health Care Providers in two-way dialogue regarding product portfolio and disease state to generate and increase sales.
  • Consistently ranked in top 30% of sales force and top 25% with primary product.
  • Organized and wrote an educational news letter for the Chicago West district on Tekturna and Direct Renin Inhibition; 2007.
  • Per management request, led pre-training session for multiple new hires regarding test taking skills and study preparation for Sales Workshop One; 2006.
  • Product categories: Antihypertensives, bisphosphonates, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
20032006

Intern

Lukas-Cohen Group at Smith Barney

Chicago, Illinois

  • Assisted Financial Consultant(s) in expanding client base and gross production.
  • Cold called and conducted preliminary interviews with potential clients regarding retirement options.
  • Trained new hires and less experienced staff members.
  • Maintained client and product files for Portfolio Managers.
20012002

Dental Assistant

Dental Office of Dr. Rudolph Paolucci

Joliet, Illinois

  • Assisted Dr. Paolucci with all aspects of dental treatment inlcuding: chair setup/ teardown, chairside assisting, instrument sterilization, and radiographs.
  • Proficient in scheduling patients and verifying insurance.

LICENSING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

2016Current

Illinois Dental License

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
2016Current

Indiana Dental Licence

Indiana Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
2016Current

DEA License

United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency

EDUCATION

20122016

Doctor of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.

University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Chicago, Illinois

20102011

Post-Bacculaurate Premedicine Certificate

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

20092010

Post-Bacculaurate Premedicine Certificate

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

20022006

Bachelor of Arts, B.A.

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS

2016                      Delta Dental Scholarship Award

2016                      Dr. Robert Savage Memorial Award

2016                      Illinois State Dental Society Best Basic Science Research Award

2004- 2006          Loyola University Deans List

2002- 2006          Loyola University Trustee Scholarship Recipient

2002- 2006          Chicago Catholic Heritage Award Recipient

2002                     Rotary Scholarship Recipient

SCHOLARSHIP

Textbook Chapters (In Press):

  1. Rojas MD, Oweidi, A. Autophagy. 2015. “Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die.” Ed: Radosevich. Springer Scientific Publishing.
  2. Rojas MD, Gandhi C, Feldman L. Erythropoiesis and Eryptosis. 2015. “Apoptosis and Beyond: The Many Ways Cells Die.” Ed: Radosevich. Springer Scientific Publishing.

Poster presentations:

  1. Rojas MD, Elseth, K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Sayres J, Vesper B, Radosevich J. 2014. Adaptation to High Nitric Oxide (HNO) in Head & Neck Cancer Cell Lines Consistently Up-regulated Lipocalin 2 (LCN2). University of Illinois Cancer Forum, Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Rojas MD, Elseth K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Sayres J, Vesper B, Radosevich J. 2014. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is Consistently Up-regulated in Head & Neck Cancer Cell Lines Adapted to High Nitric Oxide (HNO) Levels. University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.
  3. Radosevich J, Rojas MD, Elseth K, Aqil M, Bassiony M, Vesper B. 2014. Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) is Consistently Up-regulated in Head & Neck High Nitric Oxide Adapted Cells Which Exhibit Tumor Stem Cell Properties. International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Rojas MD. 2014. Xerostomia: Can Smoking Be Linked? University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.
  5. Rojas MD, Tamas T, Radosevich J. 2016. NO Adapted Head & Neck Cancer Cells Have Up-regulated JUN, FOS & AP1. University of Illinois College of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstracts:

  1. Rojas MD, Tamas T, Radosevich J. 2016. NO Adapted Head & Neck Cancer Cells Have Up-regulated c-Jun . International Association of Dental Research. Los Angeles, California.

NOTABLE CONTINUING EDUCATION

2016                The All-On-4 Treatment Concept

INVITED, ELECTED, OR APPOINTED EXTRAMURAL SERVICE

2016                 Periodontal Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2013- 2016     Class Vice President (D2, D3, D4 Years), University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2013- 2016     Dental Student Council Member, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2014- 2016     Peer Mentoring Group Member, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2013-2016      D1 Interview Panel, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2013- 2016     Prosthodontic Implant Club, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2015- 2016     Business Improvement Plan Committee, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2015- 2016     Website Redesign Committee, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2014- 2016     Orthodontic Clinic Liaison D4 Class, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2013                New Dean Election Committee, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

2012- 2013    Curriculum Committee Chair D1 Class, University of Illinois College of Dentistry