Robert A. Rein, DDS
Every day, I love coming to work and helping my friends and neighbors live healthy, happy lives. Being a dentist is truly a dream come true, and I want to make every visit a wonderful experience for my patients. The best part of my day is when a patient looks up and smiles at me after a treatment or visit and says, "That was so easy!" Coming to see the dentist should be a great part of your day, and I work hard to make sure that happens at every visit.
Before I became a dentist, I enlisted in the US Air Force, and was trained as a Weather Observer at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL. I was then stationed at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, MT. During my stay, I qualified for rawinsonde with the US Weather Service, and was then accepted as an Airborne Weather Recon dropsonde operator, crewing in WC-135B and WC-130 aircraft for long-range weather and hurricane tracking. I was stationed in Japan and Sacramento, CA, and my duties took me all over the Pacific, Caribbean and Europe.
After my discharge, I returned to school in California, and earned my Bachelor degree in Biology in 1978 from Humboldt State University, with additional training in Transmission Electron Microscopy. I then attended Northwestern University Dental School, graduating in 1984. During dental school I was elected Fellow in the Academy of Dental Materials. After graduation, I completed a one-year Hospital Residency at the VA Lakeside Hospital in Chicago.
Since becoming a dentist, I have continued my professional studies, and I am certified in laser soft tissue treatments. I know that in order to always provide my patients with the best treatments possible, I must always stay abreast with the most efficient and advanced dental methods.
In my family, I am blessed with a wonderful son, Nathan, as well as three beautiful step-daughters named Lauren, Elyse, and Dawn. My wife and I have nine grandchildren whom we love to spoil! My hobbies include photography, remodeling, gardening and golf. I am active in my church, Holy Family Parish Community in Inverness.