James Ricker, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor

UICollaboratory Profile

Education & Career

  • Northwestern University, DDS, 1973
  • Northwestern University, Master's degree in Dental Materials, 1982
  • Faculty member, Northwestern University, 1973 - 2001 (Division Director of Operative Dentistry, 1990-2001)
  • Member, Academy of Operative Dentistry and the American Dental Education Association

Clinical Activities

Dr. Ricker is the Managing Partner of the Rembrandt Clinic. In addition to teaching, in the clinic he has administrative responsibilities for the educational, financial, and business components related to student clinical education and patient care in the undergraduate program.

Dr. Ricker practiced in the Northwestern faculty practice throughout the 1970's until he started his graduate program. More recently he practiced general dentistry in the Graduate Assistants Dental Plan program in the faculty practice from 2003 until 2011.


J.B. Ricker; E.H. Greener. Early observations and three-year clinical evaluation of four amalgam alloys. Operative dentistry. 1988;13(3):119-127.

J.B. Ricker; E.P. Lautenschlager; E.H. Greener. Mechanical properties of post and core systems. Dental Materials. 1986;2(2):63-66.

David H. Thomson; J.B. Moser; J.B. Ricker; E.H. Greener; G.I. Brinsden. Use of high-copper casting alloys: Marginal fit of cast copings. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 1983;50(5):654-656.

S.G. Jepson; J.B. Ricker. Amalgam matrices misused and abused. Illinois dental journal. 1975;44(5):278-281.