Dr. Cindy R. Rauschenberger
Cindy earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1987. Her residency training in Endodontics was completed and she received a Master of Science (MS) degree from Northwestern University in 1989. She completed the Board certification process, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1993. From 1994-1996, she was employed as the Post-graduate Director of the Residency program in Endodontics at the University of Maryland. In addition to teaching and training dentists pursuing Endodontic specialty certification at the University of Maryland Dental School, she also treated Endodontic patients in the Faculty practice, conducted research activities in guided tissue regeneration techniques, and the identification pulpal inflammatory mediators. She left teaching in 1996 to enter full-time private practice in Endodontics and spend more time with her family, husband Keith and children, Kacy and Karl. She lives in Elgin, IL, volunteers at Elgin Academy (a private independent pre-school – 12th grade school located in Elgin, IL), at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church (where she has served on the vestry), and for other community organizations.
She has been actively involved in organized dentistry since she was a dental student at the University of Iowa and has most recently has been selected as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics (2011-2014). She has also served the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) as a member of their Board of Directors from 2006-2009. Currently (2010-2014), she is the Chair, of the Master Clinician Series of the AAE Annual Session Planning Committee and recently served on the special committee for defining educational standards in endodontics. Other positions she has held in the AAE include: Director, American Board of Endodontics College of Diplomates, Trustee, AAE Foundation (including holding the office of Secretary of the AAE Foundation); President of the Maryland Association of Endodontists, President of the Illinois Association of Endodontists and several other committee positions.
On three separate occasions and as recently as April 2012, Cindy has volunteered as a community service dentist in the Dominican Republic establishing a remote mobile clinic and providing dental care to the children served by the Orphanage Outreach Organization and to the general community in the village of Jaibon and Monti Christi, Dominican Republic. She also has donated supplies and services to a variety of local charitable programs such as “Dentists with a Heart”, Donated Dental Services of Illinois, the Larkin Center, the Greater Family Healthcare Center of Elgin, and the Elgin Junior Service Board Dental Program.
Dr. Rauschenberger believes strongly in providing the very best possible dental care to her patients and educating her patients to understand their treatment needs. She also makes every effort to make her patients as comfortable as possible during their treatment procedures.