It is our goal to keep your mouth healthy, your teeth fully functional, and your smile bright — and we are proud of all the services we offer to do exactly that. At the same time, we want you to understand all that modern dentistry in general has to offer you. To that end, we have assembled a first-rate dental library in which you can find a wealth of information on various dental topics, including:
From a thorough professional cleaning to a full smile makeover, there is an amazing array of services that cosmetic and general dentists offer to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. If your smile is not all you want it to be, this is the place to start. Read more about Cosmetic & General Dentistry.
When you have a dental emergency — whether it's caused by a sudden accident or chronic disease — your teeth and/or the tissues of the mouth that surround them need to receive proper care right away. It's also important to be aware, before you're actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome. Read more about Emergency Dental Care.
This is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the inside of the tooth — specifically the root canals and sensitive, inner pulp (nerve) tissue. When this tissue becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal procedure may become necessary. But contrary to the popular myth, a root canal doesn't cause pain, it relives it. Read more about Endodontics.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the comfort and security of a permanent replacement that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone in your jaw that naturally deteriorates when even one tooth is lost. Read more about Implant Dentistry.
Oral health is an essential component of general health and well-being. Good oral health means a mouth that's free of disease; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Read more about Oral Health.
A major goal of modern dentistry is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. By following a conscientious program of oral hygiene at home, and coming to the dental office for routine cleanings and exams, you have the best chance of making this goal a reality. Read more about Oral Hygiene.
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Some common oral surgery procedures include: tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and biopsies of suspicious oral lesions. Read more about Oral Surgery.
Adults and kids alike can benefit from the boost in self-confidence that comes from having a great-looking smile with beautifully aligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment can even improve chewing, speaking and oral hygiene in certain cases. And with today's virtually invisible orthodontic appliances, it's possible to keep your treatment a private matter… until your new smile is unveiled, of course! Read more about Orthodontics.
It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health, and there are many services to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development, and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way, is the primary focus of pediatric dentistry. Read more about Pediatric Dentistry.
If you want to keep your teeth for life — a completely reasonable goal in this day and age — you need to make sure the tissues that surround them are also healthy. Should gum problems arise, you may need periodontal therapy to restore diseased tissues to health. Read more about Periodontal Therapy.
In the field of dentistry, new technology is constantly changing the way diseases are diagnosed, routine procedures are performed, and illnesses are prevented. Although they may seem unfamiliar at first, new and improved dental technologies offer plenty of real benefits for patients. Read more about Technology.
...since 2006 Academic Appointments: Loyola University College of dentistry: Part-time Clinical Instructor, Department of Periodontics, 8/87-6/88 Loyola University College of Dentistry: Full-time Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, 1988-1993 Course Director: Dental Hygiene Periodontics Director of Undergraduate Periodontics clinic Graduate Periodontics Surgical literature course Presented lectures on all aspects of Periodontics University of Illinois College of Dentistry: Part-time Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, 1993-present Undergraduate Periodontics clinic and lectures Dental Hygiene lectures International Dentist Periodontics clinic and lectures Lectures and Presentations CDS Midwinter Meeting 1989 Table Clinic: Free Gingival Grafts an 'Inlay' Technique CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting, Table Clinic Night 3/90, Mucogingival Surgery Indications and Contraindications CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting, Table Clinic Night 3/91, Asepsis and Infection Control CDS Midwinter Meeting 1992 Table Clinic: Current Diagnostic Aids in Periodontics CDS Midwinter Meeting 1994 Table Clinic: Connective Tissue Grafts for Root Coverage CDS Midwinter Meeting 1996 Table Clinic: Sinus Lifts with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant Placement CDS Midwinter Meeting 1999 Table Clinic: Sinus Lifts with Osteotomes an Alternative to a Caldwell-Luc Procedure Wisconsin State Dental Association Annual Meeting 1991, Table Clinic: Mucogingival Surgery CDS West Suburban Branch Meeting Table Clinic Night 3/93, Connective Tissue Grafts for Root Coverage CDS Northwest Branch presentation: PSR Screening 10-7-93 CDS Midwinter Meeting 1991 Limited Attendance Clinic, Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist: Gingival Flap Surgery, Crown Lengthening Surgery, and Distal Wedge CDS Midwinter Meeting 1993 Limited Attendance Clinic, Periodontal Diagnosis: An Update for Dental Hygienists AAP Annual Meeting 1992 Luncheon for Learning, Periodontal Insurance Reporting: Get Maximum Reimbursement with Minimum Difficulty Loyola University College of Dentistry Continuing Education Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part I: Gingival Flap Surgery, Crown Lengthening Surgery, and Distal Wedge, 5/10/88, 5/11/88, 9/22/88, 9/29/88, 5/23/90, 10/3/90, 5/20/92, 10/14/92 Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part II: Mucogingival Surgery, Gingival Grafts, and Frenectomy, 9-28-99, 5-24-90, 10-4-90 Periodontal Surgery for the General Dentist Part III: Osseous Surgery and Osseous Grafting, 9-30-90, 5-21-92, 10-15-92 Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing for the General Dentist and Dental Hygienist, 6-12-91, 6-17-92 Infection Control and Asepsis in the Dental Office, 11-11-92 University of Illinois College of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery and Gingival Augmentation, 4-95, 4-96, 4-97 Will County Dental Society Periodontal Plastic Surgery, 1-26-99 Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dental Continuing Education: Surgical Periodontics Course, two-day lecture/Workshop, 11-12-93, 11-13-93 The Northern Illinois Component of the Academy of General Dentistry, Periodontal Surgery for The General Dentist, all day lecture, and participation, 4-26-95 Illinois Academy of General Dentistry in conjunction with the ISDS Annual Meeting 9-97: Periodontal Surgery all day course/workshop American Academy of Periodontology luncheon for learning, annual meeting 1997 ISOP (Illinois Society of Periodontists) spring '99 meeting presentation on Mucogingival Surgery Lake County Dental Society CE Presentation: Sinus Elevation with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant placement in the Posterior Maxilla, January 2000 West Side Branch CDS CE Presentation: Sinus Elevation with Osteotomes and Concurrent Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla, December 2000 CDS Midwinter meeting 2001, limited attendance presentation: Dental Implant Placement in the Edentulous Posterior Maxilla Using Osteotomes for Sinus Elevation...