Fan Favorites: Pediatric Dentists in Lake County

Pediatric Dentists in Lake County ILWith back to school season in full force its time to make  those dentist appointments you have been putting off. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is now even recommending kids have their first dental checkup by their first birthday, so there is a good chance that everyone in your house needs a checkup.  Who knew finding a pediatric dentist that you like would be so hard? We went to the experts, you to find the best! We polled our Facebook Fans and this is who they recommend for the best pediatric dentists in Lake County.

My son getting his teeth cleaned at Affiliated Dental Specialists in 2014 before we switched to Dr.Ted’s Smile Island© T. Rubel | Little Lake | 2015


  • Affiliated Dental Specialists  (Dr. Orbon & Dr. Maddox)
    1 E. Phillip Rd #102 Vernon Hills, IL | (847) 367-6055
    36100 N. Brookside Dr #207 Gurnee, IL |  (847) 263-1801

Dr Orbon at affiliated dental is a great pediatric dentist.” ~ Our writer Maureen

Dr Maddox with Affiliated Dental is great! And, I have a child with special needs, they are very patient and understanding!” ~ Janice on Facebook

  • Children’s Dentistry Group     (Dr. Herer) 
    195 South Rand Road, Suite 110 Lake Zurich | 847-726-0300″

    Dr. Herer at Childrens Dentistry Group in Lake Zurich. Great staff! Kind patient dentist who really cares. They also do an annual candy buy back over Halloween.” ~ Our writer Loralie.

“Children’s dentistry in Lake Zurich! They are awesome!!” ~ Allison from facebook

For more about this office, read Loralie’s recent review of Children’s Dentistry Group.

We go to Children’s Dentistry in Gurnee, too. Both kids LOVE her. I really like her approaches, explanations, and information. Oh, and all the girls in the office are all so sweet!” ~ Pam on Facebook 

Dr. Christine Lee in Gurnee is amazing! I figured she would have already been mentioned since she’s usually the first one mentioned in threads like this. Seriously. Bring your kids to her. You’ll wish you were a kid too.” ~ Jamie from Facebook

  • Dental Dreams 
    2821 Grand Avenue Waukegan | (847) 662-4400

    I use Dental Dreams…they’re awesome with my kids, have a playground inside their bldg and have great hours.” ~ Jaime on Facebook

  • Dr Ted’s Smile Island  (Dr. Ted Loiben)
    123 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove | 847-459-9100

Dr. Ted’s Smile Island. Hokey name, great care. When my son was 6, Dr. Ted painlessly removed a tooth before my son even had a chance to get scared.” ~ Maureen on Facebook

Dr. Ted has taken care of my kids for 7+ years. Both have special needs and they actually look forward to going every time.” ~ Jennifer on Facebook

Kids Dentist for sure. If you have a child with special needs, autism, this is hands down the best place.” ~ Brienne on Facebook

  • Lake Forest Pediatric Dentistry ( Dr. Joe Gordon)
    500 North Western Avenue,Lake Forest | (847) 482-1900
  • Pediatric & Family Dental  (Dr. Scott)
    719 Barron Blvd. Grayslake |(847) 986-6724
    15 S. Dryden Pl. Arlington Heights | (847) 392-5842

    We loved Dr Scott when we took both our boys for their checkups. He’s at Pediatric & Children’s Dental in Grayslake plus they have a couple other locations.” ~ Our writer Rosemary


Who will be cleaning your kid’s teeth? Tell us in the comments!




Disclosure: Fan Favorite listings are not an endorsement of a particular office or doctor but are provided to give the community more in-depth information about options available.





About Tracy Rubel 60 Articles
Tracy dreams of someday being considered a “cool” mom and she can still remember the days when she had time to put on makeup in the morning. She is a young, single, stay-at-home mom to an awesome little boy named Jayden. She recently graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has lived in various parts of Lake County her whole life. Every day, she and her son set off in her Jeep, rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses, in search of a new and exciting adventure to go on. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, and pinning kid’s activities on Pinterest. She truly believes that if she was given enough Starbucks that she could rule the world.

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