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Louis Karras, DDS

Clinican Assistant Professor



Building & Room:



UIC College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612


Dr. Louis Karras grew up on the northwest side of Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry from 1985 to 1989. He then continued his post-graduate studies in the field of Endodontics and received a Certificate in the specialty of Endodontics in 1991. Dr. Karras entered private practice, limited to Endodontics, while teaching on a part-time basis as Assistant Clinical Professor of Endodontics at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. At present, Dr. Karras maintains a full-time private practice, limited to Endodontics in Lincolnwood, Illinois and teaches Endodontics to the GPR residents at NorthShore University Health Systems at Evanston Hospital.

Dr. Karras is an active member in the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club. He is a past president and current Executive Director of the Hellenic American Dental Society and has conducted numerous seminars to various local organizations and dental study clubs. Dr. Karras enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.

Dr. Louis Karras – Endodontist – Karras Endodontics in Lincolnwood, Illinois: Serving the Chicagoland area (Chicago, Edgebrook, Albany Park, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Lakeview, Uptown, Rogers Park) and local suburbs (Skokie, Niles, Park Ridge, Morton Grove, Glenview, Wilmette, Evanston, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Wheeling, Deerfield).

Selected Publications

Long-term sealing efficacy of four root surface sealing materials used in endodontic leakage studies. Journal of Endodontics, 19-2, December 1993.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Science in Dentistry - 1987
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Dental Surgery - 1989
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Certificate in Endodontics - 1991

Licensures and Certifications

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club