At Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists, we strive to make a meaningful difference in your dental health. Our periodontists in Chicago, Oak Brook, and Park Ridge, IL start with personalized attention and service, getting to know you, your concerns, and your current state of dental health, then collaborating with you to determine the best course of treatment. This means not only addressing any issues you may already be experiencing, but providing proactive, preventive care that will help you avoid more serious ones in the long term. To this aim, we use techniques, procedures, and technology that offer the most predictable, positive outcomes for you. Our proven results—in the form of an extensive series of case studies and countless gratified patients—speak for themselves. With a staff made up of board-certified periodontists and dental implant surgeons with numerous years of additional training beyond dental school, we are highly qualified to place your dental implants, and a variety of other surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve the quality of your life.
Dr. DeGroot completed his residency program in Periodontology and Dental Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. While there, he earned his specialty certification and his Master of Science in Dentistry. His clinical research focused on improving treatment protocols for immediate implants placed in the esthetic (“smile”) zone. He’s an active member of leading dental organizations and is part of the attending medical staff in the Department of Surgery, Division of Dentistry, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.Read More
Dr. Mandelaris is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His work on a variety of dental and periodontal subjects has been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals as well as in textbooks worldwide. He is a nationally recognized expert in periodontology and has garnered numerous awards for his pioneering research. Dr. Mandelaris is a Past President of the Illinois Society of Periodontists and is one of the American Academy of Periodontology’s recommended speakers on topics related to periodontics-orthodontics and imaging/implant surgery.Read More
Dr. Antonella Botto grew up in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degrees from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Dr. Botto then completed her dental education at the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio. During dental school, Dr. Botto was active in the American Student Dental Association and served as the San Antonio Chapter President. Dr. Botto graduated from dental school with a Distinction in Research and a Distinction in Education.Read More
Reclaim your health, your beautiful smile, and your confidence with replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth—and have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care. As board-certified specialists in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, we have in-depth training and experience with dental implants.
We offer several revolutionary and innovative tissue regeneration treatments that use your body’s own natural healing abilities in order to put your oral health in excellent condition and make you a candidate for life-transforming dental implants. We also use stem cell therapy to recapitulate de-novo bone formation to not just repair, but truly regenerate, bone and periodontal tissues back to health.
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy, or SFOT, uses a modern and safe way to straighten teeth and restore complete oral health. It begins with imaging diagnostics and tooth movement simulation software to understand where teeth need to be positioned for the patients face/smile, bite, and airway. This approach provides novel risk assessment of the available bone around the teeth and highly personalizes an individuals orthodontic plan. When needed, fortifying the jawbone (the foundation of the smile) by SFOT can help transform a vulnerable periodontium away from future gum recession problems and may also help avoid tooth extraction as apart of the orthodontic plan. It can even restore receding gums and gain oral cavity volume for the tongue as apart of the interdisciplinary process.