Dr. Pagni was born and raised in Ireland. He went to St. Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon for high school and graduated in 1983. After this, he attended the Queen’s University of Belfast where he gained a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following further study and postgraduate training in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Dr. Pagni was admitted by examination as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London in the Specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At this time, Dr. Pagni returned to study medicine as an undergraduate at his Alma Mater in Belfast and graduated as a physician in 1997. He then emigrated to the United States of America with his wife Eilis. In the United States, he pursued further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago and subsequently at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Pagni is now a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon practicing in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Pagni is an active member of the American Dental Association and has served in various executive levels of the local branch of the Chicago Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Pagni is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Through these societies, Dr. Pagni maintains his education and remains current on research within his field of practice.
Dr. Pagni provides a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical services ranging from the simple removal of teeth to more advanced corrective jaw surgery for the treatment of growth deformities of the face and jaws which can lead to pain and loss of normal function and even to sleep apnea in certain cases. He is particularly interested in the reconstruction of the jaws to allow implant placement so that a functional dentition can be created. Dr. Pagni has extensive experience in treating facial trauma and pathology of the face and jaws.
Dr. Pagni is married with five children. His wife, Eilis, is native of Palos Park and is a board-certified internist. When out of the office, Dr. Pagni is a keen motorcyclist, runner, cyclist and child transport expert.