Dentistry Practitioners in Illinois

Chicago (2550)Rockford (213)Naperville (201)Schaumburg (176)Arlington Heights (172)Peoria (165)Springfield (164)Aurora (161)Downers Grove (130)Skokie (129)Orland Park (127)Joliet (113)Elgin (113)Great Lakes (112)Glenview (109)Park Ridge (105)Champaign (104)Bloomington (102)Oak Lawn (97)Evanston (93)North Chicago (93)Wheaton (87)Alton (86)Palatine (82)Buffalo Grove (78)Oak Park (78)Des Plaines (77)Crystal Lake (76)Gurnee (76)Elmhurst (71)Bloomingdale (69)Waukegan (68)Palos Heights (68)Northbrook (67)Lombard (64)Moline (63)Niles (63)Mount Prospect (62)Saint Charles (60)Libertyville (58)Tinley Park (57)Highland Park (55)Hoffman Estates (55)Belleville (53)Plainfield (53)Glen Ellyn (52)Westmont (52)Decatur (52)Bolingbrook (52)Barrington (49)Frankfort (48)Berwyn (47)Hinsdale (46)Quincy (45)Melrose Park (44)Vernon Hills (43)Geneva (40)O Fallon (40)Marion (39)Chicago Heights (39)Cicero (38)Elmwood Park (38)Woodridge (37)Addison (36)Carbondale (36)Deerfield (35)McHenry (35)Oak Brook (35)Bourbonnais (35)Scott Air Force Base (34)New Lenox (34)Lisle (34)Grayslake (34)Homewood (34)Mundelein (33)River Forest (33)Morton Grove (33)Oswego (33)Glen Carbon (33)Lake Forest (32)Flossmoor (32)Loves Park (32)Westchester (32)Elk Grove Village (31)Wheeling (31)Maywood (31)Lake Zurich (30)Dekalb (30)Oakbrook Terrace (30)Wilmette (30)Sycamore (30)Pekin (29)La Grange (29)Bartlett (28)Crest Hill (28)Burbank (28)Carol Stream (28)Algonquin (27)East Peoria (27)Danville (27)Homer Glen (27)Hanover Park (26)Roselle (26)South Holland (26)Rock Island (25)Granite City (25)Streamwood (25)Lockport (25)Palos Hills (25)South Elgin (24)Edwardsville (24)Evergreen Park (23)Lansing (23)Mount Vernon (23)Lake In the Hills (23)Columbia (23)Freeport (23)Riverside (23)Blue Island (23)Romeoville (22)Effingham (22)Batavia (22)Mattoon (21)Oak Forest (21)Belvidere (21)Lemont (21)Galesburg (20)Mokena (20)Morris (20)Darien (20)Willowbrook (20)Jacksonville (20)Western Springs (19)Lincolnwood (19)Yorkville (19)Ottawa (19)Normal (19)East Saint Louis (19)Huntley (18)Warrenville (18)Morton (18)Antioch (18)Villa Park (18)North Aurora (18)Shorewood (17)Godfrey (17)East Alton (17)Winnetka (17)Brookfield (17)Winfield (17)Collinsville (16)Swansea (16)Woodstock (16)Calumet City (16)Countryside (16)La Grange Park (16)Harwood Heights (16)South Barrington (15)Sterling (15)Olympia Fields (15)Glendale Heights (15)Kankakee (15)Wood Dale (15)Dixon (15)Rolling Meadows (15)Peru (14)Round Lake Beach (14)Franklin Park (14)West Chicago (13)Lincoln (13)Carlinville (13)Cary (13)Machesney Park (13)Roscoe (13)Canton (13)Charleston (13)Norridge (13)Urbana (13)Highland (12)Carpentersville (12)Bridgeview (12)Kenilworth (12)Fairview Heights (12)Palos Park (12)Rock Falls (12)Macomb (12)Clarendon Hills (11)Waterloo (11)Troy (11)Long Grove (11)Maryville (11)Lincolnshire (11)Jerseyville (11)Burr Ridge (11)East Moline (11)Vandalia (10)Taylorville (10)Flora (10)Rantoul (10)Montgomery (10)Geneseo (10)Pontiac (10)Hickory Hills (10)Northfield (10)Robinson (9)Rochelle (9)Washington (9)Zion (9)Tuscola (9)Princeton (9)Bensenville (9)Paris (9)Harrisburg (9)Hazel Crest (9)St Charles (9)Wauconda (9)Forest Park (8)Glencoe (8)Savoy (8)Sandwich (8)Anna (8)Salem (8)Northlake (8)Wood River (8)Alsip (8)Benton (8)Fox Lake (8)Dolton (8)Crete (8)Crestwood (8)Centralia (8)Streator (8)Richmond (8)Mt Zion (7)Highwood (7)Lake Villa (7)Breese (7)Forsyth (7)North Barrington (7)Arlington Hts (7)Watseka (7)Dupo (7)Itasca (7)Mt Prospect (7)Round Lake (7)Channahon (7)Pittsfield (7)Riverdale (7)River Grove (7)La Salle (7)Red Bud (7)Lindenhurst (7)Carmi (6)Clinton (6)Chicago Ridge (6)Galena (6)Park City (6)Lyons (6)Harvard (6)Du Quoin (6)Fox River Grove (6)Mahomet (6)Mount Carmel (6)Dunlap (6)Hines (6)Mendota (6)North Riverside (6)Kewanee (6)Worth (6)Murphysboro (6)Shiloh (6)Hillsboro (5)Litchfield (5)Summit Argo (5)Carterville (5)Metropolis (5)Willow Springs (5)Nashville (5)Greenville (5)Lake Bluff (5)Staunton (5)West Frankfort (5)Gillespie (5)Virginia (5)West Dundee (5)Oregon (5)Chester (5)Utica (5)Marengo (5)Matteson (5)Millstadt (5)Justice (5)Prospect Heights (5)Harvey (5)East Dundee (5)Monmouth (5)Shelbyville (5)Genoa (4)Elburn (4)Lakemoor (4)Schiller Park (4)Johnsburg (4)Fairfield (4)Forreston (4)Inverness (4)Winthrop Harbor (4)Berkeley (4)Spring Grove (4)Creve Coeur (4)Cairo (4)Manteno (4)Mascoutah (4)Herrin (4)Galva (4)Oquawka (4)Sugar Grove (4)Havana (4)Richton Park (4)Carrollton (4)Monticello (4)Morrison (4)Christopher (4)Gridley (4)Peoria Heights (4)Gibson City (4)Pinckneyville (4)Sesser (4)Polo (4)Mount Pulaski (4)Plano (3)Milan (3)Chillicothe (3)Virden (3)Trenton (3)Tremont (3)Toluca (3)Hainesville (3)Aledo (3)Metamora (3)Coal City (3)Sullivan (3)Stronghurst (3)Riverwoods (3)Carlyle (3)Minooka (3)Midlothian (3)Sparta (3)Oglesby (3)Mount Olive (3)Hometown (3)Beecher (3)Wilmington (3)Beardstown (3)Winnebago (3)Bartonville (3)Fulton (3)Auburn (3)Freeburg (3)Eureka (3)La Grange Highlands (3)Newton (3)Scott Afb (3)Olney (3)
Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 9828 specialists practicing Dentistry in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 86 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Northwest Community Hospital, Edward Hospital - Main Campus and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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