Dr. Steven Koos, MD

Dr. Steven Koos, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

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Dr. Steven Koos, MD is a dentist who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.Read his story

ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio

1827 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60616
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • DenteMax
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Preferred Medical Plan
  • Principal Financial Group

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Dr. Koos' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Koos "Dr. Steven Koos specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and treats a wide variety of patients of all ages. He has also been placing dental implants for over a decade now, has extensive experience in implantology, and has successfully treated thousands of Chicago dental implant patients. Dr. Koos is one of only a handful of dual-degreed oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country, and as both a physician and dental surgeon he has the special expertise to comprehensively treat complex oral conditions. He graduated from Northwestern University Dental School and also obtained a Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Koos furthered his training and education through a six year intensive residency program focused in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Mt Sinai Hospital, and MetroHealth Hospital of Cleveland. Dr. Koos prides himself on giving focused attention to his patients' needs, empowering patients with a thorough understanding of treatment options and extending compassionate care. He has been fortunate to even receive the Patient's Choice Award due to his consistent exceptional care. Dr. Koos is a member of the International Congress of oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Computer Aided Implantology Academy, the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the International Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the Illinois Society of oral and Maxiilofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. All patients that come to see Dr. Koos, with his extensive training in anesthesia, are afforded the ability to have either sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of their treatment and their desired level of comfort."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koos "We deliver comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery surgical services in a compassionate, attentive and caring manner. As some of only a handful of dual-degree maxillofacial surgeons with both medical and dental degrees, Dr. Koos and Dr. Schrotenboer utilize their extensive training in both medicine, dentistry and surgery to offer the most skilled and technologically advanced treatment available. All procedures are carried out with comfortable sedation for a relaxed and pain-free dental surgery experience."

Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Dental Bone Loss
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dislocated Jaw
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresthesia
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fear of Teeth
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Laceration
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loose Teeth
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Hairy Leukoplakia
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Mucous Membrane Disease
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Phobia
  • Plicated Tongue
  • Receded Lower Jaw
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Lesion
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smokers' Tongue
  • Snoring
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Teeth Noneruption With Maxillary Hypoplasia and Genu Valgum
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tender Gums
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Injuries


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laser Surgery
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Examination
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Root Canal
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Stitches
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Venipuncture
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • X-Ray


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland, Metrohealth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern University Dental School
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Koos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koos to family and friends
based on 540 total reviews (32 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (541)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Koos' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Koos Says:

My team and I have been very fortunate to have received such strong, outspoken, and positive feedback from patients.  This can be seen in over 1000 cumulative 5 star reviews from all around the web - both here on Healthgrades and on Google, Yelp, Demandforce, Vitals, Dr. Oogle, Rate MDs, Yahoo Local, Dex Knows, etc.

We are 100% committed to providing the very best and most attentive care, which does not end with your surgery


Patient Comments (32)

Oak Forest |
Dr. Koos was that he was fully attentive and understanding of my needs and concerns bout tooth exposure and bracketing surgery. He answered and explained almost every question I had in mind. Dr. Koos has made me feel complete trust and comfort during my tooth exposure and bracketing surgery. His...more
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Chicago, IL |
I had a great experience getting my wisdom teeth removed by Dr.Koos. All of the staff is friendly and make the stay as comfortable as possible. The procedure was quick and I experienced barely any gum swelling. I even received a follow-up phone call after the appointment to see how I was feeling. I...more
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Chicago |
Great customer service
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in Chicago, IL |
Koos and the entire team that he has assembled at Ora are outstanding. You can tell by his professionalism, leadership and attentiveness to his patients has trickled down to his entire staff who represent the same demeanor.
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in Chicago, Illinois |
Dr. Koos removed a tooth that had broken off. He was very attentive as long as the staff. They took good care of me throughout the whole process. He called me later in the evening to be sure I was okay. I use to go to another dental facility and it can't compare to the level of service I...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Koos accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Choice PPO
    Dental DPPO
    Dental PDO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
    Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
    Cigna PPO
    Dental PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Select Network PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • DenteMax
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
    Guardian PPO
  • Humana
    Dental HMO
    Dental PPO
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
    MetLife PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
    Mutual of Omaha PPO
  • Preferred Medical Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
    Principal Financial Group PPO
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus
    Advantage Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Dental PPO
    UHC Illinois
  • WellPoint
    WellPoint PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Koos has admitting privileges

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
1 Kish Hospital Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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