At Oak Dental Associates, we are committed to giving your family the safe, gentle, quality care that can give you a great smile. Dr. Chris Pallotto, Dr. Duyen Tran, Dr. Patrick Carroll and our team understand that some patients experience dental anxiety and may even avoid visiting a dentist for this reason. We work to reverse dental anxiety by helping our patients feel happy and relaxed at our dental office in Oak Lawn, Illinois. We make it our goal to give you one of the best dental experiences possible by providing comfortable care.

During your first visit, we will review your medical and dental history in addition to taking X-rays of your mouth for our records. We will meet with you in order to discuss your X-rays, answer your questions and plan your treatment. If there is time remaining, one of our dental hygienists will clean your teeth, polish their surfaces and then check your mouth for signs of tooth decay and gum disease.

If you are visiting Oak Dental Associates for the first time, please remember to bring the following items with you:

  • Completed patient forms, which can be found on our site
  • Your insurance card or information about your provider

We may ask that you return to our office for second and third visits if you need complicated restorative work. Our dentists may recommend mounted diagnostic study casts in this case, the cost of which will be included in a treatment presentation given by our dentists and treatment coordinator.

Always remember that regular dental check-ups are essential to maintaining the health of your smile for life. The American Dental Association® recommends that everyone visit a dentist every six months for routine checkups that allow our dentists to professionally clean your teeth and gums and make sure no oral health problems are present. We understand that many of our patients are busy, so please remember to plan accordingly for a 45-90 minute appointment.

For more information about Oak Dental Associates, you may contact our office at 708-422-1900.