Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Servicing Northwest Chicago
Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus, owner of Grateful Dental, practices comprehensive cosmetic and implant dentistry at affordable prices in a convenient Chicago location.
Dr. Wittmus is a Northwestern University Dental School alumni ’91. He is a Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Fellow. He is also an International College of Oral Implantologists Fellow, as well as a Gordon Christiansen 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 18 years and Cerec one visit dentistry for 14 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 are in-network with the following insurance companies including Guardian, Assurant, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Principal, Cigna, and Aetna.
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
Every time I come in, the standard worry of coming to a dentist just simply doesn’t exist. Dr. Wittmus is always clear and concise with what he is going to do and the staff always make sure that you feel comfortable before going at it. His humanitarian work is also a reason why I always choose to come back here for anything related to my teeth. Glad I found them!
Dr. Wittmus and staff are the best! Great team if you suffer from dental anxiety, very patient and calming. Highly recommended!
I have found my Chicago Dentist and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Wittmus is genuine, extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel really comfortable in the chair. With a great support staff and his expertise, it makes going to the dentist an actual pleasure! Can’t recommend them high enough.
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.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Everyone at Grateful Dental was fantastic. In no time, I was sitting in the dentists chair and getting the process started. It was painless and my mouth feels like a million dollar smile. I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I even go myself a goodie bag!
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.
I’ve been in the dental field for over 29 years. I started as an oral surgery assistant at St. Mary’s Hospital. I graduated from Loyola University in 1990. I am soft tissue laser trained, and CPR certified. I am exceptional with working with anxious adults and children, and helping them cope in a dental office.
My passion is to give back to the community and local dog rescues. I enjoy watching the Chicago Cubs. In my free time, I could be found hanging out with my son and two Beagles.
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!