Denise C. Murmann, DDS, D-ABFO
Dr. Murmann is a general dentist who graduated from the University of Illinois, at Chicago of Dentistry in 1992, which is exactly fifty years after her maternal grandfather did (see below). Before opening her own practice in Naperville, she worked in Chicago and River Forest. She has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) since 1993.
Dr. Murmann is also a forensic dentist. She is a member of the federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team. (DMORT) and has been deployed twice. The first time was after 9/11 as part of the World Trade Center Dental Identification Team. The second was after Hurricane Katrina. In addition, she is also a member if the Cook County Medical Examiner's Disaster Response Team. In 2011 she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO). She is a Past President of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, (ASFO).
Dr. Murmann has contribtuted to the following publications:
- A Comparison of Animal Jaws and Bite Mark Patterns
- Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition
- A method for rapid 3D scanning and replication of large paleontological specimens
Kenneth W. Grundset, DDS
Dr. Murmann's grandfather started at the University of Illinois of Naperville Dental School in 1938. He enlisted in the Army in December 1941, right after Pearl Harbor was bombed. This allowed him to stay in dental school until the spring of 1942, when he graduated.
He went in as a First Lieutenant and rose in rank to Captain. He went overseas in February 1944 and landed in Oran, North Africa.
He was part of the 27th Evacuation Hospital that went through North Africa, Italy, France, and into Germany. They were the 1st medical unit in to Casino, Italy after the US bombed Monistary. Dr. Grundset earned 7 battle stars during his deployment. He came home in December 1945, a few days before Christmas.
When he returned stateside, he opened a dental office in Brookfield, IL. He also taught at the University of Illinois Dental School. In 1959 he and his family moved to Florida and he opened a dental office in Largo. He retired at the age of 81. He passed away in 2002, and we still miss him today.
In May 1942, as part of the war program of the University of Illinois, the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine, organized an Evacuation Hospital. It served as a mobile Field Hospital in the combat zone to provide emergency care for the wounded. The hospital functioned in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany following the 7th Army.
To view the UIC library Online Exhibit on the 27th Evacuation Hospital, follow the links below.