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Walter Rapacz DDS

A Chicago-area native, Dr. Rapacz attended the Loyola University of Chicago where he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1974 and continued his professional education at Northwestern University in Chicago from which he received his dental degree in 1976. Migrating to Arizona after graduation, he established a practice on the west side of Phoenix and 10 years later established his second office in the Ahwatukee-Foothills area. In 2019, Dr. Rapacz and his team joined the team at Dental By Design, merging two thriving Ahwatukee dental offices into one.

Dr. Rapacz places a strong emphasis on continuing education. His membership in the Academy of General Dentistry is a reflection of this philosophy in that this organization’s mission is the support of the general dentist in their desire to continually stay updated and current in their field. He has served as President of the Academy of General Dentistry for Arizona and also Regional Director Nationally, and has received the honor of becoming a Fellow in the Academy.

Dr. Rapacz is married and has 5 children and 10 grandchildren spread throughout the world. He is a parish member at Corpus Christi Church. He has been a long-time volunteer dentist at the St. Vincent De Paul dental clinic where dental services are provided for the working poor. He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, and, woodworking.

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