Dr. Theodore Siegel's extraordinary skills have decorated him with many awards and honors. Dr. Siegel has been recognized for the welfare and advancement of human values with the 2007 Heroes of Humanity award. He has been named a top cosmetic dentist by the Consumers' Research Council of America for seven years in a row since 2003. He has been featured on Fox in the Morning, NBC 2 News, ABC 7 News, WGN 9 news, the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune. WGN Channel 9 has also named him "Chicago's Very Own." Most recently, he has appeared on the cover of "Doctors of Dentistry" and has been named the official dentist of both the Miss Chicago Pageant and the Miss Illinois Pageant. It's no secret why people come from all over the world to see renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Siegel to get the smile they've always dreamed of.
A 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois, Dr. Siegel has consistently stayed up-to date on the latest technologies and techniques by completing more than 2000 hours of continuing education.
An active participant of the dental community, Dr. Siegel is a member of the Dentist in Chicago Society, Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the prestigious Academy of Gp Orthodontics. He is also past president and vice president of the Milwaukee Diversity Chamber of Commerce and a former staff member of the Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Siegel shares his expertise with other dentists, appearing as a featured columnist in numerous publications.
In an effort to say thank you and to give back to the Chicago community that has supported him, Dr. Siegel founded the "Dentists with Heart" charity event. Every Valentine's Day, Big Smile Dental opens its doors to the less fortunate and offers them free dentistry on a first come first served basis. As of 2009 Big Smile Dental has given away over a million dollars in free dentistry.
First of all, I have been a dental patient of Dr. Siegel for close to 25yrs, and I have been a very satisfied patient of his ever since. I have always had a positive experience with this office, the Doctor and his wonderful staff. I have referred many patients to this practice, because I believe that they would get the same treatment and respect that I have gotten throughout the years being a patient here. Dr. Siegel is a wonderful, caring individual that has reap many blessings for helping those unfortunate. I do come from far, but am a firm believer that when you get good service, it's worth the trip, time or day to keep going to a place that you appreciate.- By ChristopherPonce7
Dr. Gina Kim
Dr. Gina Kim hails from Toronto, Ontario where she graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology. She earned her dental degree from Case Western School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2003 and then went on to complete a General Practice Residency program at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lakeview, Illinois. In her spare time, Dr. Kim loves to travel and explore all of what the beautiful and exciting city of Chicago has to offer. Her warm and gentle approach combined with excellent clinical skills will make your dental experience pleasant and positive.
Dr. Kim is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society and Dentist in Chicago Society.
April Itami, RDH
April Itami received her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2008 where she was a 4 year presidential scholar. April has loved dentistry since she was very young. As a child, she admired her dental hygienist and would pretend to clean her parent’s and stuffed animal’s teeth. April loves her job, and enjoys taking great care of her patients. Since graduation, April has participated in several dental humanitarian trips to South America. She has also been part of the organization and fundraising for these expeditions and hopes to continue with similar efforts. April enjoys many outdoor activities especially running, and has run several half marathons. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her small dog named Skittles.
Veronica Pawlowski, RDH
Veronica Pawlowski attended Saint Xavier University on the south side of Chicago, where she was born and raised. During this, she worked as a dental assistant, which inspired her to pursue a career in the dental field. Veronica completed her Bachelors Degree at Saint Xavier University in 2005 and was honored as a member of Phi Theta Kappa, The International Honor Society, for her scholastic achievements. From there, she went on to Dental Hygiene School at Prairie State College. In 2007, she graduated in the top of her class with an Associate in Applied Sciences and Dental Hygiene License. Veronica was also inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha, The Dental Hygiene Honor Society. As a dental hygienist, Veronica is passionate about making her patients feel comfortable by allowing open communication and providing gentle care. She values education and enjoys sharing current information and tips which promote oral and overall health. In her free time, Veronica enjoys staying active by running, cycling, kickboxing, spending time at the dance studio, and traveling.
Dr. Chad Abed
Dr Abed recently relocated to Chicago from New York City. He trained at the University of Michigan & the University of Detroit for dental school. Dr Abed also underwent advanced surgical training at the University of Florida and West Virginia University. Outside of work, his other interests include hang gliding & non-fiction reading.