Dr. Franklin Awah joins our practice from Hanover Park, IL. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he majored in Information Technology. His passion for healthcare and service made him return to dental school at UIC. During dental school, he developed a love for oral surgery. His hard work and dedication was rewarded with the AAOMS Student of the Year award. He was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), one of the top oral surgery programs in the country.
During his training, he earned his Medical Degree (MD) at UAB School of Medicine, and completed a year of general surgery and anesthesia.
His interests include managing medically complex patients, extensive bone grafting and ridge augmentation, sinus lifts, dental implants, and trauma.
He returned to the Midwest after his training to be closer to family and friends. He is an avid biker and soccer player. He has found a soccer home at The Plex and is looking forward to exploring the 80+ miles of bike trails in The Summit City!