Prosthodontist - Hyde Park • Chicago, IL
Get to Know
Dr. Samantha Chou
Dr. Chou has been working in the dental world for over a decade now, and as our dedicated prosthodontist, she does an incredible job at helping patients regain the confidence and peace of mind that a beautiful, new smile can give. If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
It has always thrilled Dr. Chou to see how transformative a smile can be in someone’s life. It’s the quickest way to feel connected to ourselves and others! When that is taken away, it can be truly devastating, which is why she decided to specifically study prosthodontics. She wanted to help patients in a tangible, long-lasting way by restoring teeth and helping them overcome dental damage, constant pain, and deep-seated embarrassment. Once their smiles are revitalized, nothing holds them back anymore!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Chou completed her dental doctorate at Nova Southeastern University. She also received three years of additional residency training at the University of Illinois in Chicago to become a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focused on handling dental/facial problems that involve the restoration of missing tooth and/or jaw structures, which means that she’s highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, TMJ disorder/TMD, and much more. She is currently a member of the following dental organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Society
- American Academy of Prosthodontics
- American College of Prosthodontics
- American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
- Seattle Study Club
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Chou lives with her husband, two daughters, and their dog in Roscoe Village. When she has spare time away from the practice, she enjoys watching suspenseful movies, traveling, spending weekends outside, doing fun activities with the kids, tackling fun interior design projects, and dabbling in photography.