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Dr. Russell Pollina, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Mt Prospect, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. He practices orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Pollina "Russell S. Pollina, D.D.S is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He started a successful practice in Mt. Prospect, IL in 1993, and subsequently an office in Barrington in 1996. Dr. Pollina's office provides Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Pollina earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He also earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from Loyola. In addition, he completed a two year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at The Mott Children's Health Center in Michigan; in conjunction with Hurley Medical Center and Loyola University. Dr. Pollina holds Diplomat status at the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry College of Diplomats. He is a member of numerous organizations in his field including: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists; President 2011 The American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society Chicago Dental Society The Arcolian Dental Arts Society; President 2012 Pediatric Dentist on staff at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Hts. Dr. Pollina has served as a role model, Mentor, and tireless volunteer in his own community and beyond. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce in both Barrington and Mount Prospect. Since 2010, He has volunteered for the Illinois Mission of Mercy; providing a day of free dental services to the under served children of Illinois. Since 2011, one week each year, Dr. Pollina travels to Guatemala with the "Faith in Practice" organization; a mission that is both rewarding, and close to his heart. The children and parents travel (mostly on foot) for miles to seek much needed medical and dental care. "It is so gratifying to see the look of happiness on the both the faces of parents and children alike, it just warms the soul" he said. Dr. Pollina donates supplies, instruments, and equipment for this mission, and encourages staff members and colleagues alike to volunteer for this much needed cause. Locally, Dr. Pollina has served as a judge in the Mt. Prospect Park district Scholarship Program.Throughout the year, he is frequently asked to speak to Elementary and Pre-School programs educating children about oral hygiene, the importance of dental health, and having positive dental experiences. Dr. Pollina lives in the Barrington area with his wife and three children. You will often see him attending equestrian events, as his daughters compete in the hunter and jumper divisions. His son is attending college out of state, after completing 3 successful years of Military Academy and is an award winning baseball and bagpipe player. When free time allows, Dr. Pollina is an avid gardener and accomplished cook. Traveling is also a welcome reprieve from his busy schedule. "I feel blessed to have been given the privilege to help children of all ages. I owe much gratitude to my family, mentors, colleagues, staff, patients and friends for all of their support and encouragement that has allowed me to learn, explore and share my passion in this profession.""
This content was provided by Dr. Pollina "Providing specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, we focus on preventive care to help each child have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Serving infants, children, teens and special needs patients in Mt. Prospect and Barrington, Illinois including the surrounding cities of Arlington Heights and Palatine, IL."