Dentistry at Millennium Park is a family owned and operated Dental Practice located on South Michigan Avenue at the corner of Madison Street. We are directly across the street from Millennium Park.
This dental practice was started in 1941 by Dr. Wilbert Gordon, the uncle of Dr. Stephen Gordon. Dr. Theodore Gordon, Dr. Stephen Gordon's father, expanded and developed the Dental Practice for 50 years. The original office was in the Garland Building and at that time was considered the State-of-the-Art and was the template for many future dental office designs. It was the first Dental Office west of New York City to have reclining dental chairs and High-Speed Air-Driven handpieces (dental drills), which prior to the high speed handpiece were belt-driven slow speed models. Dr. Wilbert Gordon worked on the early development of the Air-Dent Machine ->Dental Air Abrasion (dental treatment without a drill!), which we use today in an improved technique with 21st century equipment. He also used "white noise" to block out the sound of the dental drills. Today our Electric Handpieces (drills) are MUCH quieter than the Air-driven drills of the past. Dr. Theodore Gordon worked on the early development of the Dental High Speed Air Driven handpiece and was an innovator and originator in the development of Full Mouth Telescopic Reconstruction (which today is known as an Aesthetic Dental Makeover or Smile Makeover). Dr. Theodore Gordon was the first Dentist to also become a Certified Laboratory Technician, his knowledge of dental materials was second-to-none. They were both innovators as well as dental educators and national and international lecturers.
Dr. Stephen J. Gordon has been in dental practice since 1978. He computerized the dental office back in 1981, one of the first dental offices in the country to utilize this technology, at a very early stage. He expanded the use of Technology in the Dental Office with the early usage of Intraoral Dental Cameras which allowed the patient to finally see their dental problems at high magnification on a Television Monitor. Dr. Gordon designed and built the new dental office across Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park, which we moved to in November 2006. Today, we have a considerable amount of Technology. This includes: a CMU3 Dental Ozone Device, 2 Dental Lasers, a New Design Intraoral camera that is Computer Based, Digital Intraoral Radiography (x-rays without film, which has a much lower exposure to the patient), Digital Panoramic Radiography (a comfortable, patient-friendly, outside the mouth, full mouth x-ray and Bite-Wing [checkup x-rays]), Digital Shade Taking Devices (to more precisely determine the color of the patient's teeth), Computer Based record system (no paper records, HIPAA compliant), the ability to computer-generate dental insurance claims and, through the internet on secure connections, immediately deliver them to the Insurance Carrier for faster review and payment.
Kyle, our Certified Dental Hygienist, has many years experience in OUR office! She started with us in 1977. She has developed a computerized dental recall system, which accurately tracks patient teeth cleaning appointments. She is Nitrous Oxide certified. Kyle's knowledge is up-to-date in oral hygiene and home care products. She is Certified in the PerioProtect Method.
Sheri, our Office Manager, has many years of dental office management experience. She has many years experience in OUR office. She started with us in 1996. She knows all phases of dental and medical insurance handling and operates our computerized record system.
Veronica, our newest Dental Assistant, is also our Sterilization Manager and Teeth Whitening Expert! She has extensive experience in dental office sterilization, monitoring and disinfection of the dental treatment room. She knows the newest techniques in successful teeth whitening procedures and is well versed in new, innovative dental techniques. She knows every aspect of Dentistry and she brings a fresh perspective to our Dental Practice!
Their understanding of dental problems, patient concerns and patient apprehension over dental procedures has made Dentistry at Millennium Park, Chicago a unique place for dental treatment. They have learned that helping others improve their dental health, leads to an improvement of one's overall health and well-being.
We, at Dentistry at Millennium Park, Chicago, believe that beauty of body and spirit comes from healing and relaxation, therefore, we built a very comfortable, relaxing dental office. We have Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) for apprehensive patients. We use LCD Television in each Dental Treatment Room with wireless headphones to allow the patient to completely find their point of relaxation.
We are friendly and welcome you to come in for a tour anytime.
We are proud to receive the following honors:
Invisalign Certified - Aligntech Institute
Lumineer Certified Dental Office
Oral CDx Certified Dental Office
Scientific Intake Certified Dental Office
Member, in good standing, of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Member, in good standing, of the American Dental Association
Member, in good standing, of the Chicago Dental Society
Member, in good standing, of the Illinois State Dental Society
2008 Member of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago