Ascend- adj. to rise; to move, climb, or go upward; to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree.
We are passionate about our patients being proud of their beautiful, healthy smiles. Our team includes a General Dentist with over 30 years of clinical experience, as well as a Board-Certified Prosthodontist who specializes in restoring missing, heavily damaged, and unaesthetic teeth. Our extensive experience includes work with dental implants, crowns, veneers, permanent-fitting implant dentures, and all other dental prostheses to best restore any dental condition. It is important that your dental team is comfortable with all aspects of dentistry in order to provide the best personalized smile for you.
If you are unhappy with your smile, have broken teeth, or are missing one or all of your teeth, we have a comfortable and highly aesthetic solution for you. Please see our smile gallery for examples of how we restored some of the most compromised smiles in the Chicagoland area.
We love to talk about teeth, so please do not hesitate to call us about any concerns you have. We would be happy to personally answer any and all of your questions.
~Drs. Alec and John Zurek
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Alec D Zurek
DDS, MS, FACP
Dr. Alec Zurek has lived in Naperville for the majority of his life. It has always been his goal to join his father’s dental practice, which has proudly served the Naperville community over 25 years. When Dr. Zurek is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, travelling, and reading a great book outside when the Chicago weather permits.
Dr. John W Zurek
Dr. John Zurek is a Chicago native and has practiced in Naperville for most of his career. He decided to raise his family in Naperville many years ago. He is pleased his son is following in his footsteps by taking care of the oral health of this community. When Dr. Zurek is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys going on walks with his wife, fishing, and gardening.
Here are before and after pictures of our patients.
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We Put A Smile On People's Faces
We're rated ★★★★★ 5.0 from 100+ reviews on Google!
‘Dr. Alec Zurek is my hero! I had a disaster going on with my teeth, and he fixed everything! My new teeth are absolutely beautiful, and everyone remarks on how great they look. I went to him with little hope that anything could be done, but he proved me wrong. During the process, he explained everything in detail, and answered all my questions. Not only that, but his manner of dealing with me was kind and positive. When I look at my before-and-after photos, I’m amazed and so happy. And his staff is great – it was a pleasure to deal with them, and they always made me feel comfortable. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Zurek to anybody, especially people who are “complicated” cases like me. You guys all rock!!!’
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★★★★★ 5 Stars
‘I’ve been seeing Dr. Zurek (Sr) for over a decade, and Dr. Zurek (Jr) for the last few years since he joined the practice. They’ve taken excellent care of both myself and our whole family. They always discuss anything that’s going on in-depth and keep you informed about your dental care. The office has also been quite flexible with life’s last-minute changes, and very much maintains the feel of a family practice in the best ways, as opposed to a larger, more corporate healthcare system. Highly recommended!’
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‘I am so glad I was referred to Prosthodontist, Dr Alec at Ascend dental! He was the coolest dentist I’ve ever had for sure. He was extremely patient and kind, and made sure I understood everything before and during my appointments. I first met Kristi over the phone and she was so helpful and friendly which really helped motivate me to take the hour + drive out to Naperville for the consultation! I’m extremely happy with the work I had done here. Very long procedure but it was done right and I was made to feel very comfortable. It was well worth the drives to see him! Thank you again Dr Zurek!! ‘
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1001 N Washington St
Naperville, IL 60563