Why Choose Us?

Dr. Wittmus has been in the Jefferson Park/Gladstone Park area for over 28 years, providing quality work to generations of patients. 

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 is former chairman and member of the peer review committee for the Chicago Dental Society for 18 years.

Title Speaker Credit Hours
Mastery Level Esthetics Frank Spear 17
State of the Art Topics, Tricks and Techniques in Implant Overdentures and Implant Retained Partial Dentures Robert Vogel, DDS 4
“IT Best Practices” Bryan Currier 2
Root Form Surgery And Bone C.E. Misch 22
 Topics in Sleep Apnea in Dentistry David Turok, DDS  2
 Risk Management Essentials Ronald R. Zentz  3
 Restorative Protocols for Ultimate Implant Esthetics  Dr. Jeffrey Babushkin  6
 Invisalign Clinical Learn for the RDH    2
 All of 4 Hands-on Conversion Class  Michael Zak, DDS  3
 Digital Dentistry for Dental Implants  Dr. Brahm Miller  
 Socket Grafting for Implant Placement  Dr. John Russo  4
Full-Arch Implant Solutions: Overdentures or Fixed Monolithic Zirconia Drs. Craig Misch and Randolph Resnik 4
Single Tooth Implant Restorative Options: Cement-Retained vs. Screw Retained Dr. John Olsen 1/2
Bone Reconstruction for Dental Implants Dr. John Sisto 2
Proper Identification and Evaluation of the Mandibular Nerve Prior to Implant Placement Dr. Scott Watkins 1/2
Current Techniques for Socket Preservation, Implant Placement, and Root Coverage Dr. Levine, Dr. Towns 3
Preoperative Implant Planning for Optimal Esthetics and Function Dr. John Conness 1/2
Avoiding Sedation Related Complications in an Implant Practice Dr. Cyndi Nguyen 1/2
What is a Straight Forward Case? Check List of Ten Factors Dr. Ali Afshar 1/2
Oral Cancer…What to look for, and how to treat Michael R. Markiewicz 2
Keys to Social Media Marketing Success Grace Rizza 2
Keys to Successful Implant Overdenture Dr. Katherine Misch 1/2
Precision, Productivity and Profitability of Implant Prosthetics in Private Practice Dr. Robert Vogel 2.5
Navigating the Peer Review Process Anne Oldenburg and Linda Hay 3
Reciprocation in Endodontics Dr. Steve Weeks 2
Invisalign Fundamentals Dr. Ben Miraglia 4
New Tools to Treat Primary Teeth Dr. Charles Czerepak 2
Cerec Symposium Dr. David Juliani 6
Anatomy of a Direct and Cross Exam Courtney Boho Marincsin, JD 2
Surgical Phase Therapy I Carl E. Misch, Jon Suzuki 3
Immediate Placement and Temporization of Implants Dr. Russell Baer 2
Dental IT Chad Finn 2
Mediation and Peer Review Process Dionne Haney 3
Surgical Phase Therapy I Carl E. Misch, Jon Suzuki 3
Surgical Phase Therapy II Carl E. Misch, Jon Suzuki 8
Soft Tissue Surgery Carl E. Misch, Jon Suzuki 5
Implant Maintenance Carl E. Misch, Jon Suzuki 2
Incorporating Sleep Apnea Therapy into your Practice; From Getting Started to Medical Billing Microdental Laboratories 2
Treatment Planning for Edentulous Patients: esthetics in the Maxilla for Implant Prosthesis Carl E. Misch 6
Alternative Approach to Early Interceptice Orthodontic/Orthopedic Treatment M. Caroline Scholtz, DDS, MS 2
3D Diagnosis and Treatment for TMD, Restoratives and Orthodontics Dr. Robert Kaspers 2
Considerations: Mediation and Peer Review Dr. Petra Von Heimburg 3
Traveling the Dental Literature Road in the Online Age of Library and Archives on your computer Jeffrey Gartmen 2
Determining When to Extract a Tooth and Place an Implant or Retain a tooth through Root Canal Treatment Dr. Chares Goodacre 1
The Treatment of Peri-Implant Diseases: Advisability and Predictability Dr. Jon Suzuki 1
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office Michael Higgins, DDS 2
Contemporary Implant and Periodontal Therapy–LIVE
Dr. Nolen Levine 1.5
Current Concepts and Techniques in Implant Overdentures and Implant Retainerd Partial Dentures for Private Practice
Dr. Robert Vogel 3
Recent Advances in the Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer
Mark Lingen 2
Clinical Diagnosis
Carl E. Misch, Randolph Resnik 6
Surgical Phase Therapy
Carl E. Misch, Randolph Resnik 8
Sixth Month Smiles Seminar
Dr. Tony Feck 15
Current Trends in Endodontics
Dr. Martin Rogers 2
Soft Tissue Diode Laser Training Hands-On
Dr. John Graeber 2
Narrow Diameter Implants with Emphasis on Treatment of the Adolescent Patient
Patrick Fitzgerald, DDS 2
The Emergency Implant: Protocol from Extraction to Completion
Dr. Peter Troyan 2
Dental-Legal Issues
John M. Green, DDS 2
Bonegrafting in preparation for Implant Placement, controversies in biphosphonate treatment, and the elective removal of 3rd molars
Dr. Michael Zak, Dr. Russell Spinazze, Dr. Anthony Spina 3
Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure
Diane Sharp, RDH 2
Importance of Overall Mediation and Clinical Peer Review Dr. Greg Johnson and Ms. Helen Spetly 3
Caution & Control: Reducing Employment Liability
Guiding the Developing Dentition: Common Sense Orthodontics
Ralph Robbins
Dental Jurisprudence Dr. John Green Jr. 4
Recent Advancements in Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Ian Marion 2
Invisalign GP Summit Various Instructors 11
Ultratooth Training
Sargon Lazarof, DDS 8
An Introduction to TMJ Surgery
Brian Shah MD DDS 2
Endodontic Access Design: What’s New and Why Dr. Brett Gilbert 1
Literature-Based Socket Grafting Protocol
Randolph Resnik DMD MDS 1
Everyday TMJ Disorders & Sleep Apnea Therapy Concepts
Kevin Bargamian 3
Dental Implant Complications: Prosthetic
Dr. Demetri Sarantopoulos 2
Interim Therapy for Primary Teeth
Victoria Ursitti, DMD 2
8 Steps to Successful Bone Augmentation
Randolph Resnik DMD MDS 1
3d Printing and Digital Dentistry
Peter Tofovic, DMD 1
Complications and Management
Bob Gray CPA 2
Endo and Life: A Candid Conversation
Dr. Clifford Ruddle and Dr. Brett Gilbert  
Opioid and Diversion Awareness
Level 3: Provisionalizing and Restoring Implants with Cerec
Meena Barsoum, Mike Skramstad, and Mark Fleming 13
Endodontic options for resorption and the resorptive defect
Dr. Joseph Baldassano, DDS, MSD 2
Insurance Trends in Dentistry and the Impact of the COVID Virus
Mr. Steve Corbo and Mr. Mark Buczko 2
Locators and Beyond
Dr. Daniel Domagala 2
Tackling Big Problems in Little Teeth
Victoria Ursitti, DMD  
Ful Arch Implant Restorations: Digital versus Analog
Nolen Levine 1.5
Pathways for Predictable Esthetic Implant Restorative Treatment   3
Have You Ever Had A Posterior Open Bite During Invisalign Treatment?
Gordon Christensen 3
Retention, Relapse and Retreatment
Dr. Vincent Arpino 2
Utilization of 3D modeling to treatment plan the dentoalveolar complex
Eliza Drobny  
Techiniques & Materials for 2020: Most Important, Useful Concepts
Strategies to Protect Today’s Dental Professionals
Benjamin Dyches 2
Periodontal & Implant Surgery in 21st Century
Nolen Levine, Stephen Towns, Marmar Modaressi 3
Lasers for Periodontal & Peri-Implant Therapy
Donald Coluzzi 3
Maintaining Healthy Functioning Masticatory System with Orthodontics
Jeffery Okeson 3
Immediate Implant PLacement for Esthetics: Utilizing Provisionals & Custom Abutment
Michael Pruett DMD 3
Implant Placement & Bone Augmentation into Compromised Sites
Saving the Compromised Tooth
Dr. Chuck DiFranco, Jr. 2
Cerec Study Club- Cerec Connect Lecture
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt 3
Incorporating Sleep Apnea Therapy into your Practice
Dr. Mark Murphy 2
Current Challenges Facing Restorative Dentistry in Our Community
Dr. Lyndon Cooper, DDS. PhD  
Incorporating Sleep Apnea Therapy into your Practice
Dr. Mark Murphy 2
Update and Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Elise Adley, DDS 2
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Ales Obrez, M.D. 2
Strategies for Successful Mediation and Peer Review
Michael Vold, DDS. JD 3
Digital Future of Removable Prosthodontics: Are We There Yet?
Krell-Reuben Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ltd. 3
Mediation/Peer Review
Prof. Katheryn Dutenhaver 4
CEREC Education Event
Dr. Alex Touchstone 4


State of Illinois, General Dentistry 1991 – Present
State of Wisconsin, General Dentistry 1991 – 1995
Misch International Implant Institute Fifteen Day Surgical Course 2012 – 2013
Misch International Implant Institute Complications, Medical Emergency Training 2013
Instructor Facially Generated Treatment Planning Workshop 2011-2012
Spear Education Fellowship 2010 – 2012
Gordon Christensen Fellowship 2005 – 2012
Spear Education Mentorship Program 2008 – 2011
Scottsdale Center for Dentistry Sirona / Cerec Training 2005 – 2008
Endodontic Training with Cliff Ruddle 2007
Invisalign Training 2001
Six Month Smiles Training 2010
Ivoclar / Vivadent Diode Laser Training 2008
Meriter Hospital Madison, Wisconsin
General Practice / Oral Surgery Residency Residency 1991 – 1992
Northwestern University Dental School Chicago, Illinois
Doctorate of Dental Surgery 1987 – 1991
Miami University Oxford, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology 1983 – 1987

Private Practice – 5315 N. Central Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60630, 773-631-6060
Team Leader of Dentists to Yegheknadzor, Armenia 2001-2009 providing dental care for orphans
Grateful Dental Inc. founder and CEO, non-profit charitable organization

2020 Arcolian of the Year Award 2020
Fellowship Academy of Dentistry International 1995 – Present
Quintessence Top Researcher Award 1991
Dentsply Student Clinician of the Year 1990
National Student Clinician Table Clinic Competition – Honorable Mention 1990
Peer Review Chairman Illinois State Dental Society 2013 – Present
American Dental Association 1991 – Present
Presiding Room Chairman Scientific Program ADA Annual Session 2000
Chicago Dental Society 1987 – Present
• Northwest Side Branch Peer Review Chairman 2009 – 2012
• Northwest Side Branch President 2009
• Northwest Side Branch Vice President 2008
• Northwest Side Branch Secretary 2007
• Northwest Side Branch Treasurer 2006
• Northwest Side Branch Member 1993 – Present
• Northwest Side Branch Correspondent 2000 – 2001
• Northwest Side Branch Program Chairman 1999 – 2000
• Dental Benefits Committee 1998 – 2006
• Mediation Committee 1998 – 2008
• Course Division Midwinter Meeting 2002-2005, 2007
• Table Clinic Committee – Midwinter Meeting 1996 – 2001, 2007-2009
• Presiding Room Chairman Limited Attendance Clinics – Midwinter Meeting 1995 – 2001, 2005 – 2009
• New Dentist Committee Chairman 2001
• New Dentist Committee Vice Chairman 2000
• New Dentist Committee Secretary 1999
Illinois State Dental Society 1987 – Present
• Northwest Side Delegate to the ISDS House of Delegates 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009
• Progressive Club 1997 – Present
• Progressive Club Membership Chairman 2000 – 2001
• Student Clinicians American Dental Association – Alumni 1990 – 1995
• American Student Dental Association 1987 – 1991
Arcolians Dental Arts Club 1994 – Present
• President of Arcolians 2008
• President elect 2007
• Vice President 2006
• Treasurer 2005
• Secretary 2004
• Program Chair 2003
• Dinner Chair 2002
Four Part Series Facially Generated Treatment Planning 2009
Instructor at Dr. Frank Spear Mentorship at Spear Education 2009 – 2011
Northwestern Alumni Speakers Bureau Member 1999 – 2005
Leadership Conference Illinois State Dental Society 1997 – 2000
“Buying a practice: a guide for the new dentist” – Chicago Dental Society Review April 1996, pp.40-41
“American Dentists Reach Out to Armenia” – Chicago Dental Society Review April 2003, pp.42-43


University of Illinois School of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois 1998 – 2000
“Acquisition and Transition of a Dental Practice”


Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, Illinois 1994, 1996 – 1999
“Acquisition and Transition of a Dental Practice”


Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 1991 – 1993
“Splinting Therapies for General Dentist following Dentoalveolar Trauma”


Wisconsin State Dental Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1991
“Splinting Therapies for General Dentist following Dentoalveolar Trauma”


ADA Student Clinician Table Clinic Competition, Boston, Massachusetts 1990
“The Cellular Response to Different Viscosities of Polydimethylsiloxane in the Rat Peritoneal Cavity”


Illinois State Dental Society Table Clinic Competition, Springfield, Illinois 1990
“The Cellular Response to Different Viscosities of Polydimethylsiloxane in the Rat Peritoneal Cavity”