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.
Dr. Siegel loves what he does... and it shows
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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.
Michelle Salimbene, RDH
Michelle started in dentistry as an assistant. Realizing her joy in helping others through the dental profession, she furthered her education and became a Dental Hygienist. Michelle graduated from Kennedy King College in 2015 where she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She finds the most important aspect of her job in educating patients not only on dental care, but maintaining overall health. She is certified to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Michelle lives on the northwest side of Chicago. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and is currently continuing her education.
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.
Always a great experience at Big Smile. Their staff is so friendly and warm. The hygeniests and dentists are very good and super informative. Probably the first time in my life that I actually look forward to my dental checkups!
Great office staff. Very personable and efficient. Seems like everyone is hand-chosen for their positions as they all seem to shine within them.
They are excellent. I take both of my children here as well. They are 7 and 4 and the staff treats them with exceptional care.
Had an emergency visit and didn't think I was going to be given much time because they were booked and I may have to wait because they had to squeeze me in. I was completely floored when they not only examined me but treated me right away. I didn't even sit down in the lobby, when they called me in. Great service and people!
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