Chicago | Dr. Gary Alder

Best Family Dentist in Chicago | Dr. Gary Alder | (708) 366-8909

For more than 30 years, Dr. Gary F. Alder has been dedicated to providing quality dental care to those searching general, family, implant, and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Serving River Forest, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas in Brooke County, Dr. Alder specializes in a vast variety of dentistry procedures including porcelain veneers, crowns, Empress Restorations, teeth whitening, oral surgery, dental implants, TMJ/TMD treatment, and much more. Dr. Alder, along with Dr. Skirius and their staff, is eager to help our patients achieve the smile they have always wished for.

River Forest Dental
404 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

p: (708) 366-8909
f: (708) 377-4158

EMERGENCY: (708) 415-7577

p: (708) 366-8909

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! Your smile is the focus of facial beauty.

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We maintain an in-house dental laboratory and utilize CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/computer assisted manufacture) to produce beautiful all porcelain restorations.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Dental implants and bone grafting has become part of the standard of care for modern dentistry. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Our highly experienced staff include our in-house dental laboratory technician, dental hygienist, certified dental assistants and business staff to assist with those insurance issues and facilitate management.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We also utilize digital X-rays to allow for reduced radiation exposure and digitally store your images.

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.