Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Servicing Northwest Chicago
Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus, owner of Grateful Dental, practices comprehensive implant and cosmetic dentistry at affordable prices in a convenient Chicago location.
Dr. Wittmus received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in 1991. He worked as the housestaff surgical resident at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin from 1991 to 1993. Dr. Wittmus is a Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Fellow. He is also an International College of Oral Implantologists Fellow, as well as a Gordon Christensen Fellow. Dr. Wittmus has been an Academy of Dentistry International Fellow since 1995. Dr. Wittmus has maintained a dental clinic in Armenia for 20 years to care for remote mountain villages. Dr. Wittmus has served on Chicago Dental Society Peer Review for 20 years and is the former chairman. Dr. Wittmus is a Spear Education mentor since 2008. He has been a high tech dentist utilizing Schick 33 digital x-ray sensors for 19 years and Cerec one visit dentistry for 15 years. Dr. Wittmus provides a full range of dental services including non-surgical periodontal therapy using diode lasers. He is also an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
We accept all PPO dental insurance plans. We are in-network with the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO in DNoA Network and Cigna.
We are furnished with state of the art equipment and maintained at the highest standards.
Most of our treatments are covered by a long term guarantee which will be discussed with you before beginning treatment.
With over 20 years of dental experience, we are experts in all facets of dentistry.
Our Happy Clients
I have been going to Grateful Dental since I was a kid. Even though I live in the suburbs now, I still make the commute to the city because he is the nicest, most professional dentist around.
I’ve traveled 100 miles round trip to see Dr Wittmus for 20 years. He knows his craft and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. He makes it his job to see that most of my visits are for check ups. I’ve had every imaginable type of work done, always with great results and manageable costs. One more thing. Does your dentist call you at home to check in on you? Dr Wittmus does it regularly. I’ll keep driving 2 hours to see someone who looks out for my teeth and my general health…every day of the week!
Modern day medical care as somehow morphed into to an amalgamation of competing interests: the insurance company, the dentist’s office, your employer and yourself. This inefficient Chimera has the ability to not only make your life more complicated but also, and more importantly, hate going to the dentist. And you should never hate going to the dentist, especially if you have merely OK dental health. In walks the hero of our story, Grateful Dental, like a modern day Bellerophon, slaying this ugly Chimera so that your teeth and gums have a fighting chance. Extended hours so you don’t have to take a vacation day to go to the dentist, check. Accepting of almost all PPO plans, check. Nice and friendly people that will not make you feel super guilty about your flossing habits, check. Free parking, check. Excellent level of dental care, check. Recently, while traveling, I considered moving out of the country. However, my first thought was, I will still have to come back twice a year and go to Grateful Dental for my cleanings. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that strongly about a place, ever. Lest this review seem one-sided, I will say there is only one con about this place: the left turn on Central Ave. during rush hour is a bear. That’s not their fault, but a worthy mention if you appreciate a stable heart rate while driving here. Summary: Grateful Dental= A hero for your teeth, Your dental health = at its peak or they will work on it until it is there.
Doctor Wittmus is a man of integrity, great professional and an awesome guy! He has the right values, the skills and the bedside manner that will make any patient instantly comfortable with him. If you are looking for a new dentist, look no further – Grateful Dental forever!!
Going to the dentist during a global pandemic was not my favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning. I was worried about exposure to Covid19. I have taken my precaution to this virus very serious and was extremely happy to see that Dr. Wittmus was as well. The new procedures in the office put me at ease right away and I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that. Thank you Dr. Wittmus and team for providing a safe office/procedures!
Just wanted to post feedback on today’s visit – GD staff are taking AWESOME precautions with COVID, by far leaps and bounds better than any other establishment and it made us feel very safe for our dental work today. Appreciate the UV cleaning of our phones – and love the mask!
Dr. Wittmus and staff are the best! Great team if you suffer from dental anxiety, very patient and calming. Highly recommended!
Dr. Wittmus has been my dentist since Day One of his current office location of 20 years. He is one of the most caring people I have ever encountered, and the most considerate and gentle dentist I’ve ever had! Dr. Wittmus returns calls, and accommodates emergencies. I highly recommend him and his equally gentle staff to anyone looking for a professional, up-to-the-minute trained and cheerful dentist!
Absolutely phenomenal! LOVE the entire staff at Grateful Dental. Which, coming from someone who used to have to be dragged to the dentist, is no small feat. The staff is friendly, welcoming and kind. I even make my own appointments which I am told is something adults do. Knowing I used to fear (note the past tense) dentist’s visits, they always ensure I am aware of what is happening and what the next steps are. Dr. Wittmus is just as informative and straightforward. No one is trying to push anything on you at all. Everyone is efficient yet immeasurably kind. I never feel like Dr. Wittmus or the staff are rushing to get to the next appointment and yet, I am in and out with everything taken care of, all my questions answered and a warm, moist towel.
Grateful Dental has been phenomenal. My husband and I are new to the area and needed to find a dentist. Through Yelp, we decided to give them a try! The five star ratings our true and I would rate higher if there were a higher rating. The staff is efficient, kind, caring, compassionate and competent! The office is welcoming and clean. Most importantly, it is excellent dental care with no pain. I can honestly say it is the first filling I have had done in years with no pain. They understand the most modern techniques including digital X-rays Sensors which was neat to be able to understand my specific teeth. Thank you Grateful Dental!
Dr. Wittmus is by far the best dentist I have ever had in my life! He is very caring and knowledgeable and always does what is best for his patients’ well-being. He lets you know exactly what is going on and thoroughly explains all options. And to top it off, he is very timely and compassionate as well. The office staff are extremely professional and skilled, and all together they make a 5 star team. Grateful Dental rocks!!!
AMAZING experience. Grateful Dental is hands down the best dentistry I have encountered. The staff there really accommodate to your needs and the atmosphere is relaxed. I have learned so much about oral health and I now look forward to cleanings! Since going to Grateful Dental, one of my personal goals is to be cavity-free in 2017 and I take pride in my teeth.
Grateful Dental Team
Dr. Wittmus received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in 1991. He also received a Bachelors degree in Zoology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1987. Prior to opening his general practice in 1993, Dr. Wittmus served as the Oral Surgery resident at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1995 Dr. Wittmus received a Fellowship with the Academy of Dentistry International. In 2007 he received the Gordon Christensen Fellowship. Dr. Wittmus was former chairman of the peer review committee for the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Calderon graduated with Dr. Wittmus from Northwestern University Dental school, class of 1991. Dr Calderon lives with her family and dog, Brandon, in Lincolnshire.
My name is Lauren. I have worked with Dr. Wittmus for over 20 years. Our experience working together makes us unique in the way that we perform dental procedures efficiently and of course without pain. I sympathize greatly with patients who have dental anxiety since I myself suffer from general anxiety. I do all that I can to make our patients feel comfortable before and during their dental appointments. I am very aware of infection control procedures and each procedure I set up for as if I am setting up to be the patient treated. I live in Edison Park with my husband of 19 years and my three wonderful daughters. I am grateful for the years I’ve spent with Dr. Wittmus and our staff and look forward to many more.
Hi everyone! My name is Annie! I live in Norwood Park with my husband Tim, our daughter Willow, and our beta fish Charlie. I started in dentistry in 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia, as a cross trained dental assistant/front office personnel. I worked part-time while attending Northern Virginia Community College, where I graduated with my associate’s degree. In 2013, I moved back to Chicago to attend the University of Illinois, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology.
I couldn’t stay away from dentistry, and luckily, I found that Dr. Wittmus was hiring! I have been with this office since 2014! I am extremely passionate and am here to help you with any questions or concerns about dentistry, billing, insurance, or your treatment.
My favorite part about dentistry is when we can convert patients with dental anxiety (that haven’t been to the dentist in years) to patients that we see routinely! Additionally, I love when patients can “spit back” (no pun intended) dental information that we try so hard to teach!
My most used dental products are the Oral-B Genius electric toothbrush, Sensodyne toothpaste (the fresh mint flavor is the best, nice and minty!), Listerine Ultraclean floss, and my Waterpik. I definitely practice what we preach!
Hello, everyone! My name is Natalia, and I live in Jefferson Park with my Boston Terrier, Jackson. I’ve been working with Dr. Wittmus and the Grateful Dental team since 2014, which is when I first joined the dental field! I was previously working in the beauty industry as a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. When I was studying anatomy of the face, head and neck muscles, etc. in esthetics school, I never thought I would be applying my knowledge in a completely different setting, but it worked out perfectly! Dr. Wittmus trained me to be his dental assistant, and I’m cross-trained to help out at the front desk as well, so you may catch me answering the phone if you call our office.
My favorite part of dentistry is definitely getting to know all of our amazing patients. I’ve gotten to meet some really great people over the years! I also love learning all the new technology in dentistry and applying it in our office, which ensures that we are giving our patients the highest level of care available.
My favorite dental products are definitely my Sonicare toothbrush (even though the rest of the team prefers the Oral-B), and my Invisalign aligners!
Chris received a Bachelor in biology in 1998 from Saint Xavier University and her dental hygiene certificate from Prairie State College in 2001. Before becoming a dental hygienist, she worked as a dental assistant and held the position of territory manager for Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals. Chris’ post-graduate certifications include dental anesthesia, nitrous oxide delivery and proficiency in laser therapy. She is passionate about her profession and strives for excellence by keeping herself current with all dental innovations and medical-dental research.
Chris likes to bake and spoils the office with her yummy baked goodies!