Meet Dr. Peter O. Cabrera - Periodontics and Dental Implants

Meet Dr. Peter O. Cabrera, DDS


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Illinois Dental School, Chicago, IL – Bachelor of Science in Dentistry
  • University of Illinois Dental School, Chicago, IL – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, IL – Specialist in Periodontics
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL – Department of Surgery – Affiliate Staff
  • Illinois Society of Periodontists – President
  • Midwest Society of Periodontology – President
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL – Adjunct Lecturer

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Cabrera graduated from St. Patrick High School in Chicago; He completed his undergraduate education at Northwestern University in Evanston and received his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois. Dr. Cabrera completed his specialty residency in Periodontics at Northwestern University Dental School.

Since Dr. Cabrera began his practice, he has developed various surgical approaches. His work has been featured in several journals including the Journal of the American Dental Association, The Canadian Dental Journal and The Chicago Dental Society Review. Dr. Cabrera’s article on Connective Tissue Grafting was one of the first gum grafting articles ever written for the general population instead of dental specialists. You can view it online HERE or download it HERE.

Dr. Cabrera lectures both nationally and internationally. His presentations include The American Academy of Periodontology, The Mexican Academy of Periodontics, The Illinois Society of Periodontists, the Minnesota Dental Society (Northeastern Branch, Rochester, MN), The Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentists, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and several universities including The University of Illinois in Chicago, Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio, University of Missouri – Kansas City and the University of Barcelona in Spain. He has been on the staff of The Children’s Memorial Hospital Department of Surgery, division of Dentistry for over 25 years. In order to provide our patients with the best care, Dr. Cabrera is constantly involved in continuing education, both as a participant and an instructor.

In addition to being a member of several state and local societies, Dr. Cabrera’s organization memberships include: American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago Dental Society, The Illinois Society of Periodontists (President 1993-1994) and the Midwest Society of Periodontology (President 2012-2013).

When not helping his patients Dr. Cabrera enjoys his family, nature and photography.