Meet The Doctor

Ricardo Raschkovsky, DDS, MS

Dr. Raschkovsky “Dr.R” is a dental specialist who has a distinct passion for assisting patients in restoring the health and beauty of their mouth and providing dental implants when necessary. Dr. Raschkovsky takes pride in being a periodontist, a specialist in controlling the spread of gum disease, performing periodontal surgery, and creating customized dental implants.

Education and Experience

Dr. Raschkovsky has practiced periodontics exclusively since 1991. He spent 2 years at the University of California, Los Angeles doing advanced studies, internship and cutting edge research in the fields of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. He has received extensive training in Implantology . He has been successfully placing implants since 1991 and through continuing education; stays abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry .
Dr. Raschkovsky has received a certificate in Advanced Periodontics at University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, where he learned advanced and all current techniques in Periodontology, Plastic Periodontal Surgery, Microsurgery and Implant Dentistry.
In addition, to express his passion for the profession and love for teaching, Dr. Raschkovsky obtained an extra degree in Craniofacial Biology from University of Southern California, during which he taught dental students the beauty of periodontology.

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Dr. Raschkovsky has lectured internationally and nationally in several meetings, has published papers as well as conducted and participated in several research projects of vital importance in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry . Besides, he has attended several continuing education courses, as to keep him updated with the most recent techniques available.

Professional Affiliations

JOEL J. PIEHL 1940-2017

Dr. Joel Piehl“Practicing periodontics has been a true blessing in my life. It is extremely gratifying to know that, through the work that I do, my patients are able to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”  

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Sadly, Dr. Piehl unexpectedly passed away a few days before Thanksgiving. The Piehl family – his wife Sarah, son Zach and daughter Leah, felt it was very important to preserve his legacy.  He loved caring for his patients and he valued their support over many years.  The family searched for several months to find a Periodontist he would have chosen himself. 

Their priority was to find a doctor who values a caring relationship where patients are also friends, has excellent clinical skills, is a good listener and approaches your dental needs in a conservative manner. 

Dr. Raschkovsky answered their wishes because above all, he cares about his patients.  That is his bottom line. 

Like Joel, Ricardo is a perfectionist, open to new discoveries, and excited to find new treatments for his patients. Again, similar to Joel, his humble nature belies Ricardo’s expert delivery of care.

Now for the personal side of things that seemed uncannily similar. Ricardo is an avid skier, also an AYSO soccer ref, doting dad, and like Joel, has a lifelong dream of traveling to space! He also two dogs, and like the  Piehl’s, one is named Roxy!

“I know Joel would be so happy that his incredible legacy is continuing.” Sarah 

Dr. Piehl with family skiing