Dr. Ralph Shepstone, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Dr. Ralph Shepstone, DDS
Dr. Ralph Shepstone graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1986. Based on academic and clincal performance as well as character, faculty members elected him to the honorary dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. In addition to a dental degree, he has Bachelor's Degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois. Dr. Shepstone is committed to excellence. He and his staff attend extensive continuing education, and his techniques and equipment are state of the art. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Glenview is Dr. Shepstone's home, both now and while growing up. He has two sons and is active with Scouts. He enjoys the outdoors, music, and scuba diving.

3633 W Lake Ave # 304

Glenview, IL 60026

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Dr. Ralph Shepstone, DDS

Dr. Ralph Shepstone, DDS

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Care Philosophy

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide "dental health care" vs. "disease care".  That's why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we're also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we'll give you a reason to smile!

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Edentulism
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Exostoses
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gingival Fibrosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Hypodontia
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Motor Problems
  • Oral Pharyngeal Disorders
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries


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  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Mouthguards
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

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Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

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Dr. Shepstone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shepstone to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Shepstone's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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Patient Comments (18)
in Glenview IL |
I've been going to Dr. Shepstone for over 20 years. He is a great dentist. He and his staff are very competent, professional, truthful, friendly and reliable. If you have a problem, he is there to fix it. or to recommend the right professional who can. I hate going to the dentist but I love my dentist!
in Palatine, IL |
I've been a patient of Dr. Shepstone's for almost 11 years now. Dr. Shepstone and his staff have always been very courteous and professional in all the years I've been a patient. I'm always recommending him to folks I know. He's a great dentist. He's also very personable and just an all around nice person who makes you feel at home even if being at the dentist isn't the most comfortable place to be in your mind.
Mount Prospect, IL |
Been with Doctor Shepstone for many years and have found him to be the best of the best. A true professional and excellent in his working with patients. A true master of his craft.
Northbrook, IL |
Dr. Shepstone is a skilled dentist and I would highly recommend him to anyone for their dental care. He makes sure to provide the highest quality of dental treatment and in a gentle, efficient, and knowledgeable manner. Dr. Shepstone gave the best comprehensive new patient exam I ever had; it was a wonderful experience to find such a dentist. And, the staff works well together to provide you a great experience.
Share Your Experience Hello Bill, We want to thank you for your review. It feels great to have a fan. We would appreciate if you can also share your review so others can benefit. I just had a chipped tooth fixed and it looks identical to my surrounding teeth- that's why I travel 25 miles to see Ralph Shepstone DDS instead of another dentist
Prospect Heights, IL |
Great device from a very professional staff.
Glenview IL |
It is always a wonderful experience Everyone is so nice and the office is bright. I have recommended many friends.
in Des Plaines, IL |
Our entire family of 6 people have been patients of Dr. Shepstone for well over 25 years now, and we have utmost confidence in his ability and professionalism. We feel he is consistently top-notch in all his procedures and recommendations, and, in addition, he is always honest, friendly, and shows genuine concern about us and our dental health and well-being. We believe we could never find another dentist as competent and caring as Dr. Shepstone is! He truly is "The Best"!!
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
I had not been to the dentist in a while. Dr. Shepstone was very informative of what needed to be done in order to get my teeth and gums back on track. At my one-month follow up the dental hygienist commented that things were looking great! Everyone that works here is friendly and has a great sense of humor, which I really appreciate. I would recommend Dr. Shepstone to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, competent, down to earth dentist.
Evanston, IL |
Dr. Shepstone and his entire staff are professional, highly skilled and treat patients with warmth and concern. Many members of my extended family use this dental practice.
in Lincolnshire, IL |
Good visit. Hygienist is very good. Ralph is extremely knowledgeable and has great chair-side manner.
Friendly staff and great dentist. Very thorough cleaning and analysis for each patient. Highly recommend.
Evanston, IL |
Dr. Shepstone is an excellent dentist. He is extremely professional, thorough, kind and friendly. But probably most important, he is a great dental craftsman!
in Mount Prospect, IL |
He was very knowledgeable, explained all procedures,made sure patient was comfortable and performed procedures with skill and upon completion all issues were taken care of completely. Would highly .
in Glenview, IL |
Always a good experience. Dr. Shepstone is very knowledgeable and has a great rapport with his patients. His staff is very friendly and efficient.
I have been a patient of Dr. Shepstone's for several years and have had extensive work done. While going to the dentist might not always be a pleasant experience Dr. Shepstone and his staff do everything possible to make it so. From scheduling an appointment to the final rinse I have always felt well cared for and in competent hands.
Awesome experience
Can't say enough good about this practice! Excellent dentist and amazing staff!
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