Dr. Richard Steffens, DDS

Dr. Richard Steffens, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Dr. Richard Steffens, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois in 1978 and practices dentistry, endodontics, and more.Read his story

360 W Butterfield Rd Ste 330

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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  • Delta Dental

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This content was provided by Dr. Steffens "Dr. Steffens is committed to providing his patients with both the cutting edge of dental technology and excellence in comfort and care. He attended Indiana University where he was awarded an Evans Scholarship and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biological Sciences. He earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois College Of Dentistry. Since starting his dental practice in Elmhurst, he has accrued thousands of hours of post-graduate training. Dr. Steffens has completed advanced training under world-renowned leaders in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. This higher-level training and his many years of experience offer his patients the most comprehensive level of expertise and excellence of care that they expect and deserve. Dr. Steffens is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The Consumers Research Council of America has named him one of the America's Top Dentists 2009 through 2015. He was also named in 2011 and 2014 to "Top Docs in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Steffens is married to Joann and lives in the northwest suburbs. Joann is the office Practice Manager. Together they have six children. He lived in Elmhurst for 26 years where he and his late wife, Mary, raised 3 daughters. His oldest daughter, Karolyn, is married and is a college English professor. Kathryn, his second oldest, is a graduate of DePaul University and is a working actress in Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous television commercials and feature films. His youngest, Kendall, is married and is a dental hygienist. He is also blessed to have three grandsons, Samuel, Simeon and Julian. Dr. Steffens is very active in the American Cancer Society, the Elmhurst Relay for Life, and the Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer. He volunteers on several committees, contributing both time and money to these and many other charitable organizations. He is president of the Mary K. Steffens Foundation, a non-profit foundation that awards college scholarships to Elmhurst high school seniors who volunteer for the American Cancer Society. In his free time, Dr. Steffens enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, and exercising. "My wonderful staff and I look forward to getting to know you when you visit our office. You will notice that we are not like other dental offices that you may have encountered. I am lucky to be surrounded by a team of nurturing, compassionate, and enthusiastic dental professionals who are dedicated to excellence! Our Mission is to provide our patients with the very finest care possible in a friendly, personal atmosphere.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Steffens "Dr. Richard A. Steffens, and his experienced, caring team pride themselves in giving you the highest quality and most comfortable dental care. Our office has state-of-the-art technology in a modern and safe environment. You will notice that we are unique from the minute you call our office. You will be greeted by a friendly team of trained and experienced professionals who will take a sincere interest in you and treat you as family. We want you to feel at home while you are with us."

5  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Family Dentistry

8  Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Illinois
    Medical School | Graduated 1978

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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