Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. John K. Pontikes received his doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, he received specialized, advanced training in general and hospital dentistry during his residency at Northwestern University Medical School and Evanston Hospital. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Pontikes completed a mini-MBA program from Harvard Business School where he received additional tools and knowledge to become a better leader. Moreover, he is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor held by less than 10 percent of dentists nationwide. He is a long-standing, certified member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr. Pontikes is a leading Invisalign® provider in the country. In a recent competition, he was chosen by his peers to have the best Invisalign® treatment outcome in North America. Dr. Pontikes constantly keeps current in the art and science of dental medicine, further underscoring his commitment of being a master dentist. Patients have described his work as “meticulous and approaching perfection.” As it pertains to his bedside manner, he has the unique ability of putting the most apprehensive patients at ease even when performing the most complicated procedures. His patients consistently comment on his gentle touch, professionalism, and sincere concern for their well-being.
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Pontikes understands the importance of mutual trust and cultivation of the patient-doctor relationship and has an outstanding alliance of specialists in place to address your unique dental needs. He has performed thousands of complicated dental procedures and leverages the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology to yield the best possible outcomes. Dr. Pontikes and his staff are committed to the highest standards in quality care in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Our office is appointed with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and hospital-grade sterilization systems.
Areas of Expertise:
Invisalign® Top Provider
Crown and Bridge
Implant, Surgical, and Reconstructive Dentistry
Plastic Surgery of the Gums
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Smile Makeover