Dentistry Practitioners in Illinois

Chicago (2526)Naperville (205)Rockford (194)Arlington Heights (165)Springfield (162)
Aurora (155)Peoria (152)Schaumburg (140)Downers Grove (135)Skokie (129)Orland Park (120)Elgin (118)Joliet (109)Glenview (107)Champaign (104)Great Lakes (102)Oak Lawn (101)Park Ridge (100)North Chicago (94)Bloomington (87)Evanston (87)Palatine (82)Des Plaines (80)Gurnee (79)Wheaton (79)Buffalo Grove (77)Crystal Lake (74)Oak Park (73)Alton (72)Waukegan (71)Moline (70)Northbrook (66)Palos Heights (65)Elmhurst (65)Bloomingdale (64)Libertyville (63)Niles (60)Lombard (58)Bolingbrook (58)Mount Prospect (57)Decatur (56)Hoffman Estates (55)Tinley Park (54)Highland Park (52)Berwyn (50)Quincy (50)Glen Ellyn (48)Westmont (47)Saint Charles (47)Hinsdale (46)Cicero (45)Belleville (44)Barrington (43)O Fallon (43)Frankfort (42)Plainfield (42)Addison (41)Marion (40)Vernon Hills (40)Elmwood Park (38)Scott Air Force Base (38)Melrose Park (38)McHenry (38)Homewood (37)Carbondale (36)Algonquin (36)Oswego (35)Geneva (35)Oakbrook Terrace (35)Wheeling (35)Chicago Heights (35)Oak Brook (35)River Forest (34)Grayslake (33)Flossmoor (33)Mundelein (33)Lisle (33)La Grange (32)Maywood (32)Morton Grove (32)Elk Grove Village (31)Deerfield (31)Dekalb (30)Edwardsville (30)Loves Park (30)Bourbonnais (30)Lake Zurich (30)Glen Carbon (29)Pekin (29)Danville (28)Woodridge (28)Carol Stream (28)Westchester (28)Bartlett (27)Wilmette (27)Lake Forest (27)East Saint Louis (27)Palos Hills (27)Sycamore (27)Effingham (26)Burbank (25)Lincolnwood (25)Granite City (25)South Holland (25)Galesburg (24)South Elgin (24)Blue Island (24)New Lenox (24)Willowbrook (24)Hanover Park (24)Freeport (23)Homer Glen (23)Rock Island (23)Lemont (22)Mattoon (22)Batavia (22)Riverside (22)Jacksonville (22)Streamwood (22)Crest Hill (22)Romeoville (22)Oak Forest (22)Mount Vernon (22)Roselle (21)Evergreen Park (21)Normal (21)Belvidere (21)Mokena (20)Darien (20)Lake In the Hills (20)Columbia (20)Lockport (20)Yorkville (19)Lansing (19)Morton (19)East Peoria (19)Swansea (19)North Aurora (19)Olympia Fields (18)Antioch (18)Huntley (18)Ottawa (18)Shorewood (18)Collinsville (18)South Barrington (18)Winfield (18)East Alton (18)Villa Park (17)Western Springs (17)Dixon (16)Calumet City (16)Woodstock (16)Norridge (16)Round Lake Beach (16)Godfrey (15)Winnetka (15)Countryside (15)Sterling (15)St Charles (15)Morris (15)Roscoe (15)Wood Dale (15)Glendale Heights (14)Warrenville (14)Charleston (14)Peru (14)Harwood Heights (13)Brookfield (13)Crestwood (13)Rolling Meadows (13)Franklin Park (13)Burr Ridge (13)Carpentersville (13)La Grange Park (13)Fairview Heights (13)Rock Falls (12)Taylorville (12)Machesney Park (12)Macomb (12)Highland (12)West Chicago (12)Bridgeview (12)Maryville (12)East Moline (12)Carlinville (12)Cary (12)Urbana (12)Montgomery (12)Jerseyville (11)Palos Park (11)Alsip (11)Long Grove (11)Lindenhurst (11)Hickory Hills (11)Lincoln (11)Vandalia (11)Waterloo (11)Geneseo (10)Forest Park (10)Canton (10)Dolton (10)Benton (10)Clarendon Hills (10)Northlake (10)Gillespie (9)Watseka (9)Wauconda (9)Northfield (9)Centralia (9)Murphysboro (9)Harrisburg (9)Bensenville (9)Pontiac (9)Rochelle (9)Rantoul (9)Princeton (8)Troy (8)Mendota (8)Robinson (8)Flora (8)Crete (8)Dupo (8)Pittsfield (8)Wood River (8)Riverdale (8)Hazel Crest (8)Kenilworth (8)Lincolnshire (8)Carmi (8)Sandwich (8)Zion (8)Streator (8)North Barrington (7)Anna (7)Mt Zion (7)Washington (7)Salem (7)Paris (7)Hines (7)Itasca (7)Kankakee (7)Prospect Heights (7)Clinton (6)Utica (6)Tuscola (6)Dunlap (6)Forsyth (6)Fox Lake (6)Galena (6)Sesser (6)Savoy (6)Metropolis (6)Worth (6)Matteson (6)Harvard (6)Round Lake (6)Mt Prospect (6)Park City (6)Highwood (6)Mahomet (6)Chester (6)Mount Carmel (6)Justice (6)River Grove (6)Chicago Ridge (6)Kewanee (6)Glencoe (6)Lake Bluff (6)La Salle (6)West Frankfort (5)Olney (5)Richmond (5)Richton Park (5)Pinckneyville (5)Nashville (5)Arlington Hts (5)Bartonville (5)Breese (5)Marengo (5)Lake Villa (5)Greenville (5)Schiller Park (5)West Dundee (5)Millstadt (5)Carterville (5)Oregon (5)Channahon (5)Virginia (5)Monmouth (5)Polo (4)Lakemoor (4)Carrollton (4)Litchfield (4)Gridley (4)Milan (4)Lyons (4)Beardstown (4)Beecher (4)Peoria Heights (4)Berkeley (4)Shiloh (4)Gibson City (4)Genoa (4)Galva (4)South Chicago Heights (4)Hillsboro (4)Manteno (4)Mount Pulaski (4)Morrison (4)Monticello (4)Willow Springs (4)Christopher (4)Staunton (4)Orangeville (4)Oquawka (4)Fairfield (4)Red Bud (4)Havana (4)Summit Argo (4)Du Quoin (4)Elburn (4)East Dundee (4)North Riverside (3)Minooka (3)Tremont (3)Trenton (3)Eureka (3)Sugar Grove (3)Creve Coeur (3)Oglesby (3)Coal City (3)La Grange Highlands (3)Fox River Grove (3)Freeburg (3)Warren (3)Chillicothe (3)Spring Valley (3)Spring Grove (3)Sparta (3)Fulton (3)Casey (3)Shelbyville (3)Toluca (3)Metamora (3)Mascoutah (3)Carlyle (3)Cairo (3)Broadview (3)Hawthorn Woods (3)Herrin (3)Hillside (3)Bellwood (3)Wilmington (3)Hometown (3)Inverness (3)Winthrop Harbor (3)Riverwoods (3)Auburn (3)Johnsburg (3)Aledo (3)New Baden (3)Amboy (3)Stronghurst (3)

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 10129 specialists practicing Dentistry in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 94 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Northwest Community Hospital, Edward Hospital - Main Campus and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.