Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry Servicing Northwest Chicago
Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus is the owner of Grateful Dental LLC. He practices bioesthetic comprehensive implant and cosmetic dentistry at affordable prices.
Dr. Wittmus received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in 1991. He worked as the house staff 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 22 years and is the current chairman. Dr. Wittmus has been 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 17 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 30 years of dental experience, we are experts in all facets of dentistry.
Our Happy Clients
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!
Have to give Dr. Wittmus 5 stars. On my first visit, he came out into the waiting room and introduced himself. I got a follow up letter after my first visit, which was a nice touch. All of his staff was friendly and accommodating. A good friend of mine recommended Grateful Dental to me, as I have some apprehension about going to the dentist. I had a great one growing up, which set the bar really high. However, I had some not-so-great dentist experiences since then. I have a follow up appointment to have a filling replaced, and I feel absolutely no anxiety or trepidation about this upcoming appointment whatsoever. I am confident that I am in good hands.
I didn’t know a dentist office like this existed. My first time going here was actually accompanying my best friend for her consultation. After seeing the way the staff treated her, I walked out with an appointment for the following month.
Grateful Dental is the kind of place you can look forward to visiting twice a year.
Engaged and competent dental care. Great explanations of their processes. Very thorough. Very careful , excellent hygiene practices. My teeth are in good hands.
This Dental Office is the best ! I would never go anywhere else after coming here ! This Gentleman guarantees his work ! Very reasonably priced also !
Let me just start by saying, Iam the biggest chicken when it comes to Dr’s and Dentist’s!!! This Dentist is by far the best I’ve ever come across. When I say he knows his stuff, HE KNOWS HIS STUFF!!! He makes you feel comfortable,at ease, he explains EVERYTHING to where i can understand what he’s saying, and he’s very sweet, knowing how scared I was. I don’t have insurance so he’s very helpful with working things out with me. Not to mention he’s Eye Candy!! Lol….The Staff as well are all very nice and accommodating. I highly recommend him to EVERYONE!!!
I used to go to many different dentist because I never found one that I really liked. But my boyfriend suggested I go to his family dentist (his family has been going there for over 7 years) and I couldn’t be more happy. The staff are all very pleasant and welcoming. Dr. Wittmus made me feel comfortable and was able to understand my concerns and answer all of my questions. He takes great care of every patient that comes in. Once he was working on someone and it went longer so I had to wait a few extra minutes and he gave me free samples of the new 3D whitening tooth paste, it might not seem like a lot but the fact that he went out of his way to make up for the wait made a huge difference. I highly recommend Grateful Dental you will love the staff and Dr. Wittmus. Out of every dentist I’ve ever been to this is the best and I will be going here for a long time.
LOVE This place, awesome dental care!!!!
Based off other yelp reviews I decided to give Dr. Wittmus and his office the opportunity to earn my business and he did just that. I sent him an email at about midnight after I saw what appeared to be a small brown spot (cavity). They called at about 8 am and scheduled me the same day. Definitely did not expect such a quick turn around. Had a thorough cleaning, x-rays, and a few cavities that needed to be looked at, one being on my front tooth at the gum line. I was impressed, the color matched my teeth perfectly and you couldn’t tell any work had been done. Dr Wittmus has a very friendly and likable personality and he’s very positive. Prices are reasonable for a practitioner with a degree from Northwestern University. I have already recommended him to my friends and family and encourage you to make an appointment. Thank you to the other yelpers who recommended him, easily 5 stars.
I just want to thank you tremendously for getting me in, for your patience, caring ways/kindness, great personality/sense of humor and knowledge that goes even beyond the 3D way of life. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful, patient staff- val and Julie (such angels)! It’s unfortunate I didn’t see/meet you earlier, but needless to say, I’m grateful (no pun intended) for having manifested you into my life at the present moment and will spread the love of your practice to others I know! Truly thank you- I have never experienced a dentist like you and I’m glad you created a benchmark as to what to look for in a dentist/in people overall. Thank you for your guidance! I thoroughly enjoyed the short 2 visits I had.
Dr Wittmus is extremely knowledgeable about his profession. You can ask him any question and he can answer it with confidence and explain it simple terms so you can walk away with an understanding. They make sure to give you friendly reminders of your appointments and answer questions you need answered.. Overall, Dr Jeff is like an extended part of our family and treat us like one in return. You can tell he loves his job and it shows in his work. My family and I completely trust him with our dental care. I highly recommend him!
First I must say very friendly when I called about an appointment. Next very accommodating since my time is limited. When I arrived there was very wait time. The Dentist was very helpful in discussing my immediate needs as well as future possible issues but not pushy to have the work done. I must admit very nervous about seeing a Dentist however felt very comfortable with my time there
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!