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We are passionate about our patients being proud of their beautiful, healthy smiles. Our team includes two Board-Certified Prosthodontists and a General Dentist with over 30 years of clinical experience. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist with an extra three years of training to restore 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.

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Alec D Zurek

Dr. Alec Zurek has lived in Naperville for the majority of his life.  It has always been his goal to join and take over his father’s dental practice, which has proudly served the Naperville community over 30 years.  When Dr. Zurek is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family, 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.

Dr. Craig Sikora

Dr. Craig Sikora lives with his family in Glen Ellyn, and has been practicing in downtown Chicago since completion of his specialty training. He is excited to join Dr. Zurek in Naperville, and begin treating smiles closer to home. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his boys' sports, and playing golf and paddle.

Our Services

Routine Exams & Cleaning

Comprehensive exams and thorough dental cleanings to diagnose any problems and maintain an ideal oral health


Aesthetic, tooth-colored fillings for the replacement of simple cavities

Crowns & Veneers

Individually designed crowns and veneers to repair any functional or aesthetic damage to your teeth

Dental Implants

We are experts in replacing a single missing tooth up to ‘All-on-4’ or ‘Teeth in a day’ - In general, the 'Teeth in a day' concept can be very misleading for patients. As a specialist in this procedure, please call to schedule a consult with Dr. Zurek so he can best explain what the process is and if you are a good candidate for this type of therapy.

Smile Makeover

As a prosthodontist, my work provides the highest level of aesthetics dentistry can offer. Prosthodontics is considered the pinnacle of aesthetic training in dentistry, and is very different than what is simply known as ‘cosmetic dentistry’

Preventative Care

In addition to fixing just about any dental problems, we also are very involved with preventative treatment to help avoid any potential dental issues.

Smile Gallery

Here are before and after pictures of our patients.
Use the slider or interact with the image by sliding over it to see the before and after transformation. 

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We Put A Smile On People's Faces

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Contact Us

1001 N Washington St 
Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 355-5017