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Here at Hickory Dental, our practice is dedicated to providing the finest dental care to the members of the Hickory Hills community and the surrounding area for over 30 years! Compassion and integrity are the cornerstones of our dental practice. Incorporating the latest technology, our practice specializes in preventive, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry.

The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. We will take the time to speak to you about your treatment goals and we will make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated oral health care decisions.



Routine Exams

We will begin by carefully reviewing your medical and dental histories and taking special note of all of your dental concerns, as well as any symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will be followed by a thorough clinical examination, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) plus a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and the complete orofacial area.

Dental Hygiene


Good oral hygiene is essential not only for your dental health, it is important to your overall health and well-being. Our comprehensive dental hygiene service is designed to preserve your teeth and the supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental disease.

It is also important to keep in mind that in conjunction with dental professional cleanings, a good dental home care regimen is necessary.

Dental Fillings


Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available. Some of the newest state-of-the-art filling materials including ceramic and the latest composite materials, are not only strong and durable, they offer the most aesthetically pleasing and natural looking results.

Dentures & Veneers


Partial or full dentures can be fabricated to restore an attractive smile, provide needed support for normal facial contours and reestablish a highly functional occlusion. A denture consists of natural looking artificial teeth set in a supportive base. It may be fabricated to replace either a small group of teeth, an entire upper arch, an entire lower arch, or used to restore both dental arches.

Porcelain veneers are thin facings custom-made of the highest quality ceramic materials that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. One of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available

Implant Dentistry


One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone, provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.

Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.



Years of Experience


Smiling  Clients


Master Certifications


Happy Staff


Dr. Jovita Kerelis


Dr. Gajendrareddy Praveen

Periodontist, B.D.S.,PhD



“Such a great staff at Hickory Dental. I always receive the best thorough cleaning and recommendations on how to take care of my teeth the best I can. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful there. I highly recommend Hickory Dental”

Tammy McAuliffe

“The best dental team I’ve ever met! I enjoy going for my routine cleaning. I highly recommend. Trust me you will not be disappointed.”

Julissa Ochoa-Ruiz

“Lisa, my dental hygienists gave me the best cleaning I have ever received , in all my years of getting my teeth cleaned! I would highly recommend this office to everyone looking to get it done right, they are very thorough and you can tell they take a lot of pride in their job! I’m looking forward to my next cleaning!”

Frank Bricker



Our Address

9525 S 79th Ave

Hickory Hills, Il 60457 \\ Tel: 708-598-8101

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday 1PM - 7PM

Wednesday 10AM - 2PM

(To take calls and answer any questions)

Thursday   9AM – 2PM

Friday 10AM - 2PM
(To take calls and answer any questions

Saturday    9AM – 2PM

(Every other Saturday)