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We value a long-term relationship with our patients and their families. We strive to provide a positive dental experience and the highest quality dental care possible in a nurturing environment. Working together, we hope to ensure you and your family enjoy good oral health and a smile that last a lifetime.

You can play a part in preparing your family for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your family of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your family may sense any anxiety on your part. Explain to your family that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your family and not through you. Your family may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

After the initial visit, we ask that you allow your family to accompany our staff through the dental experience. Our goal is to establish a relationship with your family and gain their confidence. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in family, so please try not to be concerned if your family exhibits this behavior. It is best if you refrain from using words around your family that may cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt”. The office makes a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the family. Before any procedures are started, we show and explain to your family what we are going to do as to not surprise them. We anticipate age appropriate behavior. Studies and experience have shown that most family over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for family.

  • Please make sure any necessary paperwork is filled out prior to coming to our office.
  • Bring your current insurance information to the appointment.
  • Try not to schedule appointments at nap time.
  • If you know your family is not feeling well or is running a fever, please call to reschedule.

We strive to make each and every visit a positive experience

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What Our Patients Say

I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.
Susan W.

Susan W.

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Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!
Chuck K.

Chuck K.

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I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!
Laurie

Laurie

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I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.
Nicki F

Nicki F

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I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.
Andrew J

Andrew J

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The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.
Terri L

Terri L

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I love coming to this clinic because they always greet you when you come in and make you feel welcome. They are always running on time, which is great because I have to get to work as soon as possible. My daughter likes coming here too and she used to be afraid of going to the dentist.

Susan W.

Our family has enjoyed visiting Oak Lawn Smiles since we moved to the area. We all agree it is great having a perfectionist for a dentist. Thanks for all your care!

Chuck K.

I would have to say that I highly recommend the friendly staff at the office Oak Lawn Smiles. The staff is Awesome!

Laurie

I've always hated the dentist, but this place is awesome! First off, the staff is so great and welcoming. They made me feel 100% comfortable even though I was in a lot of pain and was honestly really nervous since it's been a while that I've seen the dentist. Dr. Theresa is by far the most personable and non judgmental dentist I've ever seen. She kept me informed the entire time during the visit and kept me calm. Love this place, maybe going to the dentist from now on won't be so stressful after all.

Nicki F

I had my best experience I've ever had at a dentist here at Oak Lawn Smiles. The whole office is modern and the staff is very friendly! My dentist was very conservative with her approach on what to do with my situation. 10/10 would recommend to other people to check this place out.

Andrew J

The team at Oak Lawn Smiles is the best! Amazing experience and great dentistry. Root canals are painless here! Place is exactly what you want when searching for healthcare.

Terri L