The Start Smiling Experience
Featured Patient Stories

Peg had her first dental procedure done 3 years and 8 months ago. She endured a lot of unfortunate experiences at a previous larger clinic within the Chicagoland area. When Dr. Petrungaro was contracted to do Peg’s revision case, she was having a significant problem with both of her jaws. Her previous surgeon had cut through her sinuses, which left Peg with pain, discomfort and sinus issues.

Now, Peg can partake in the dinners she organizes for her Church, as well as enjoy foods like she hadn’t been able to for years: salads, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, etc! Watch Peg’s story below to hear how she started smiling again, and just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Branko had implants placed previously by a different clinician and this conventional process took him over a year in total. Branko was having issues losing his front 9 teeth, and he was shocked to hear that we could remove the teeth, place the implants, restore his bone and then immediately put on a very aesthetic temporary so he could get back to his daily activities THAT DAY!

Watch the video below to see how Branko started smiling again in less than two hours!

Elaine had dentures ever since she was 15, and now she is 72. 25 years ago, Elaine saw a dentist that placed plugs into her dentures which sat into the tissue of her palate. The doctor told her she would only have to have this for 1-5 years. 25 years later, bringing us to this past summer, Elaine was on vacation and was suffering with a big bubbled abscess on the top of her mouth. She knew she needed to do something, so she traveled to Start Smiling Chicago and saw Dr. Paul.

Watch the video below to experience Elaine’s journey and find out how she started smiling again!

Service areas include: Chicago, Northfield, Lombard, Lemont, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Cicero & Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Dr. Petrungaro is worth the short drive and has many patients from Wheaton, Naperville, Schaumburg, Aurora, Arlington Heights, Evanston & Highland Park, Illinois.