Nothing is more important to me than my family and friends. I live in Manteno and am happily married with 3 great kids. I feel very fortunate to have earned the opportunity to practice dentistry in my hometown. I grew up in the Limestone area and attended Herscher High School. Jenny, my wife, is a graduate of Bishop McNamara Catholic High School, and my kids have all attended Maternity BVM School.

I believe mentors are how we are inspired to do the best work possible. I was very fortunate to have mentors that were not just excellent clinicians, but great leaders in their field: Dr. Dominik Dubravec, Kankakee and Frankfort, Illinois (practice limited to the treatment of periodontal disease and dental implants) and Dr. Kevin Kopp, Elmhurst, Illinois ( board certified prosthodontist, specializing in comprehensive dental reconstruction).

 

These mentors taught me to focus on what is important: #1 The patient is our primary concern, #2 Treat patients like you would your own family, #3 Always strive to deliver the best care possible, from dental cleanings to dental implants.

I took the unique path to dentistry by getting a degree in Dental Hygiene from Parkland College. While working at the periodontal practice, I worked on a number of clinical studies with Dr. Dubravec and researchers from the University of Bern Switzerland, London England, Florence Italy, and University of Texas.

I also attended Olivet Nazarene University and Governor State University prior to obtaining my dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

 
 
Going to visit Dr. Fogel's office is like going to visit friends. The entire staff makes you feel warm and welcomed. He and his staff have a way of making their patients feel special. - - Jeanie L., Actual Patient