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Why Patients in Hyde Park Trust Us

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Dentistry for All Ages
Affordability Is Our Goal
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Total Body Approach
Skilled and Experienced Dental Team

Say Hello to Our World-Class Dentists Near Hyde Park

Decades of Combined Experience in Dentistry
Advanced Training in Multiple Services
Dedicated to Continuing Education
Members of Several Professional Organizations, like the American Dental Association
Each Brings a Unique Type of Expertise
Shared Passion for Making People Smile

Dr. Lou Graham

With an impressive 35+ years of experience in the world of dentistry, Dr. Graham is a dentist near Hyde Park that has helped countless patients achieve healthy, happy smiles. He earned both his undergraduate degree and dental doctorate at Emory University before pursuing a one-year General Practice Residency at the University of Chicago. To stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Rauf Yousuf

Highly-trained and compassionate, Dr. Yousuf is our in-house periodontist. His journey to University Dental Professionals began at the University of Louisville Dental School, which is where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. From there, he went to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to complete a hospital-based residency and the Indian University School of Dentistry to earn his certificate in periodontics. To this day, he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Chicago Dental Society and the Midwest Society of Periodontists.

Dr. Gargi Bhagavatula

One of Dr. Bhagavatula’s favorite parts of her job is making a positive difference in people’s lives while making them feel more confident. Before joining our team, she earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India. After working as a dentist in a government hospital in Mumbai, she came to the United States. Then, she attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2013. If that wasn’t impressive enough, she also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry and is a member of the Illinois Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and more!

Dr. Tony Tomaro

A widely renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Tomaro is particularly famous for his gorgeous smile transformations with veneers. In addition to having 25+ years of experience at a private practice, he was the Director of Clinics at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, he is an Awarded Lifetime Member of the ADA, and he is a sought-after lecturer on aesthetic dentistry. Plus, he earned his dental doctorate from The University of Michigan as well as a master’s degree in Biology/Histology. So, if you want to enhance your smile, you can trust it’s in good hands with Dr. Tomaro!

Dr. Sheetal Kalokhe

A tooth-saving specialist, Dr. Kalokhe will change the way you think about root canals! Her training began in India, at Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital. The next step was to earn her master's in endodontics at Case Western Reserve University. Today, she stays abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry through regional endodontic conferences, continuing education programs, and memberships with professional organizations, like the American Academy of Endodontists.

Dr. Laura Ruof

For Dr. Ruof, dental care is about combining personalized treatments with uncompromising standards of excellence. More than 14 years ago now, she attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, which is where she earned her dental degree. From there, she underwent a General Practice Residency, where she served as Chief Resident. To hone her skill and expand her knowledge, she continues to take courses through SPEAR education.

Dr. Naana Mensah

Dr. Mensah was drawn to dentistry because it combined science, the field of healthcare, and the ability to form long-lasting relationships with her patients. She chose to pursue her studies at Marquette University, which is where she earned her undergraduate and dental degrees. Now, she is a certified Invisalign provider and a member of SPEAR Education, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and more.

Kind Words from Other Patients Near Hyde Park

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Both my husband and I started going to University Dental Professionals this year. Thus far, we've had a great experience. They did a stellar job on my cleaning and were super friendly, and were equally great with my husband's cleaning and cavity filling. I even got some good tips on improving my flossing technique from the dental technician. Looking forward to having them as our dentist while we are in Hyde Park!

Leigh G.

Why Are You Looking for a Dentist Near Hyde Park?

Our dentists near Hyde Park are here to deliver first-rate care to patients looking to improve their oral health. Whether it is through preventive, restorative, cosmetic, or even emergency dentistry, we combine state-of-the-art technology with safe and proven solutions to transform smiles that will last for years to come. View the list of available services below and call us if you have any questions.

How We Make Dentistry Affordable

At University Dental Professionals, we strive to provide families near Hyde Park with high-quality and affordable dental care. From routine checkups to complex restorative treatments, we don’t want cost to get in your way of a healthy smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer our patients three different ways to make their treatment more affordable. If you’d like to learn more about your financing options, simply click on the icons below!

Finding Our Dental Office Near Hyde Park

Is it time for your six-month checkup? Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? Do you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry near Hyde Park? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions, head on over to our office at 5549 S Cornell Ave. in Chicago! You’ll find our dental practice near The University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. Plus, there is a Walgreens, Trader Joe’s, and FedEx Office Print and Ship Center nearby, making us convenient for patients on the go. If you need any additional assistance locating our office, give us a call!

Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

Our team at University Dental Professionals wants your entire experience to be seamless and enjoyable, from your first call to when you walk out the door at the end of your visit. In fact, we start that goal even sooner: the moment you visit our website. That’s why we’ve taken the time to respond to a few frequently asked questions we get from patients right here! Of course, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for or would simply prefer to speak directly with our team, you can always give us a call too.

What do you do if you can't afford a dentist?

Many patients are worried that taking care of their smile will leave them with a hefty bill. In reality, it’s neglect that’s expensive, not routine dental care. So, if you want to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum, the best thing to do is visit your dentist every six months and get the restorative care you need as quickly as possible.

Fortunately, we offer several financial solutions to help along the way. If you are currently insured, then we can help you maximize your coverage and utilize your available benefits. If you aren’t insured, that’s okay too! We have an in-house membership plan and happily accept flexible financing. To learn more about your financial options, get in touch with our team so we can help.

How can I make a same-day appointment with a dentist?

From last-minute openings in your schedule to sudden dental injuries, there are several reasons why you might want to schedule a same-day appointment with our dentist near Hyde Park. The good news is that we offer convenient hours, including 7:00 am appointments so you can come in before work and lunchtime visits so you can see us on your break. So, if you would like to schedule a same-day appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call! From there, a talented member of our team can take a look at our schedule, learn more about your situation, and pencil you in for the soonest appointment.

How much does a dental checkup & cleaning cost in Hyde Park?

While dental checkups and cleanings are one of the most “routine” dental services, there isn’t a flat fee. That’s because there are still several factors that need to be considered, including if you have dental insurance. All that said, the average cost in the United States is between $200 and $350. This may sound expensive at first, but it’s important to keep in mind that many dental insurance providers and in-house membership plans cover preventive care entirely. Plus, there is a lot of ground that’s covered during these appointments, from checking for cavities to screening for oral cancer.

How many dentists are in Hyde Park?

The general rule of thumb is 1 dentist for every 2,000 people. Since there are roughly 27,000 people in Hyde Park, that means there are probably 13 dentists in the area. Of course, that doesn’t include specialists, like periodontists and endodontists. Plus, not every dental practice is going to be the right fit for you. The good news is that our top-rated team at University Dental Professionals has talented general dentists as well as several specialists on-staff!