Below is a list of the top and leading Pediatric Dentists in Chicago. To help you find the best Pediatric Dentists located near you in Chicago, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Pediatric Dentists:
The top rated Pediatric Dentists in Chicago are:
- Dr. Kristin McCullough Elliot – Growing Smiles Chicago
- Dr. Johnny Kuttab – Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
- Dr. Joanne Oppenheim – Pediatric Dental Health Associates
- Dr. Melissa Connell – Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
- Dr. Mital Spatz – Tooth Buds Pediatric Dentistry
Growing Smiles Chicago
Dr. Kristin McCullough Elliot , a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is originally from rural Watseka, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in three years before moving to Chicago, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in dental school, she enjoyed participating in service opportunities to promote oral health for children in the Chicagoland area. She also traveled to both Fort Lupton, Colorado, and a remote village in the Yucatan Peninsula for dental service trips to treat multiple families in need. Receiving acknowledgements for her service and academic accomplishments, she graduated with honors from UIC Dental School. Given the love she has for children and teaching, pediatric dentistry was the natural choice for Dr. Kristin. She feels very fortunate to have found a job that she thoroughly enjoys.
Dr. Kristin completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Memorial Medical Center through Northwestern University, where she served as the Chief Pediatric Dental Resident. She was trained extensively in treating medically compromised children at this hospital-based residency program. One of Dr. Kristin’s passions in pediatric dentistry is management of dental trauma, and she has given various lectures on this topic. Dr. Kristin is currently on staff at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in the department of surgery, performing full mouth rehabilitations under general anesthesia.
Preventive Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia, Advanced Technology, Dental Sealants, Tooth Decay Prevention, Tooth-Colored Fillings, Emergency Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry
“As always, Dr. Kristin and her team were amazing at our latest visit! My oldest son actually looks forward to going to the dentist now because Growing Smiles staff make it so fun and are so friendly and supportive! The team also did a great job of supporting my youngest son in his first dental visit. Dr. Kristin and all of the Growing Smiles staff we have interacted with are so knowledgeable, kind, and welcoming. We feel so grateful to have found them for our little guys!” -Lauren Henry
Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Johnny Kuttab grew up in Hoffman Estates and received his Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and Dental Science from UIC in 2004, continued on and received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2008, and completed his post doctorate education in Pediatric Dentistry at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University in July of 2010.
His goal is to provide the best dental experience for your child, while also providing quality dentistry. He provides in office behavior management treatment, nitrous oxide sedation, and general anesthesia at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He remains an active attending at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and train residents in pediatric dentistry. He served on the board of the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists.
He prides himself in his behavior management techniques, so children have memorable appointments. A happy patient is a happy parent.
Behavior management treatment, nitrous oxide sedation, and general anesthesia
“My 2 year old daughter came in for her first dental appointment. From the moment we walked in, our experience was great! The staff was friendly, the waiting area was clean and engaging for children; the light-up wall and magnetic wall were a huge hit! The. exam was thorough and quick!! The hygienist and doctor were both so accommodating and patient. My daughter loved her exit token and had a wonderful first experience. We can’t wait to come back.” -Meghan Halkias
Pediatric Dental Health Associates
Dr. Joanne Oppenheim has been practicing pediatric dentistry since 1994. Dr. Oppenheim has donated many hours volunteering for children’s needs nationally and internationally. She has been on mission trips, involved with educating pediatricians, groups of parents, preschool and elementary students about dental health. She is involved with the Special Olympics, dentistry on mobile dental vans, school fairs, and class room education for teachers, caregivers and children. Dr. Oppenheim had fundraisers Dental Lifeline and Smile Train. As a delegate for the Illinois State Dental Society and with the Illinois Chapter of the American A
Early Infant Oral Care, Prevention, Adolescent Dentistry, General Pediatric Dentistry
“Love this office! It is the perfect dental office for kids. Lots of fun toys in the waiting room, friendly and helpful staff, and a super kid-friendly exam area. Even when my kids are scared, they do a great job of making them feel comfortable!” -Payal Adhikari
Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Dr. Melissa Connell – Because her father was a dentist, Dr. Melissa Connell has been involved in dentistry since age 15! She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry in 1997.
One of Dr. Melissa’s greatest personal accomplishments includes working on the Navajo reservation as a dentist for a few years. She also traveled around Australia, Asia and Africa on her own. After she returned to the United States, Dr. Melissa completed a residency to specialize in pediatric dentistry because she gained so much experience working with the children on the reservation. She has been providing pediatric patients with exceptional dental care ever since! Dr. Melissa has been in practice for 2 years.
Early Dental Care, Pediatric Dentistry, Teething, Thumb Sucking and Your Child’s Teeth, Fluoride and Your Child, Pregnancy and Your Child’s Developing Teeth, Nitrous Oxide for Children, Space Maintainers, Sleep Apnea and Behavior Problems in Children, The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later than Age 7
“A great visit today! The doctor and staff are patient and caring. My son was so scared at first but he came out smiling and promised to be back soon. He can’t stop talking about his doctor. So very happy!” -Aura Sabadus
Tooth Buds Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Mital Spatz moved to Chicago in 2002 after getting a degree in biology from Indiana University and his doctorate in pharmacy from Purdue University. After working as a medical science liaison for a biotech startup, she decided to study Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. While in dental school, she enjoyed pediatrics and in her final year, she was a teaching assistant for the pediatric classes. She also had two daughters while in dental school–starting her “education” of being a mother. After completing her dental education and a one-year residency in general practice dentistry, she worked as the Director of the Stephenson County Health Department’s dental clinic, primarily treating children. In this position, she had the opportunity to help children become cavity free and provide dental education and care to children at schools and in the health department.
Cleanings, Digital X-Rays, New Patient Exam, Recall Exam, Habit Appliances, Space Maintainers, Simple Extraction, Dental Emergencies, Flouride Treatments, Nerve Treatment, Mouthguards, Special Health Care Needs, Pediatric Sedation Dentistry, Crowns, White Fillings, Sealants
“Perfect for kids, from the waiting area to the room to the treats after the appointment. What kid doesn’t love a balloon for being good? The staff was great with my son and made him feel at ease for his first appointment and gave us as parents helpful info for teeth care. Street parking is easy & free, too!” -Laura Trengove
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