Meet The Team

Dr. Joseph Malecki, DDS
Dr. Malecki earned his dental degree in 1981 from Loyola University and has been catering to both the brave and cowardly since he opened his practice in 1982. He's a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society. As many of his patients will tell you, he specializes in painless extractions and root canals.

When he's not at the office, Dr. Malecki is an avid Bears fan and spends much of his time with friends and family. He lives in Downers Grove with his wife Mary and his four adult children. He enjoys salt and fresh water fishing (one of his catches being a 7 foot long tarpon on display in the office), boating, traveling, collecting antique dental artifacts and micro painting (including painting all 32 NFL and 48 NCAA miniature electric football teams with his son Joey). While in college, Dr. Malecki enjoyed casting intricate jewelry for his classmates which enhances his skill level when casting fillings for patients.

The Office Staff
In our clinical area, we are proud to employ only the most experienced and friendly dental hygienists and assistants. We believe in teaching our staff all of the procedures we perform so that they fully understand and appreciate our patient's needs. We have two registered dental hygienists and two dental assistants available to ensure that the time spent in our office is as brief as possible. All of our clinical staff, including Dr. Malecki, maintain their continuing education credits and all of our staff are CPR certified. We also utilize state of the art sterilization techniques and perform regular maintenance on all of our medical equipment to ensure our patients' safety and well-being. We are also presently implementing a state of the art digital imaging system to bring digital X-rays and intraoral cameras into our daily practice to provide our patients with the most accurate diagnosis possible.

In our front office, our dedicated office staff excels at assisting our patients with any dental and financial related issues they may have. Using our state of the art electronic medical records software and new web site, we are able to provide a level of service not often seen at other offices. We are proud to be a fully HIPAA compliant office, ensuring your privacy and dignity.

Dr. Paul Smulson, DDS, OMS
We have also partnered with Dr. Paul Smulson to offer tooth extractions under sedation for our more frightful patients. Dr. Smulson graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1979. He then went on to complete Loyola's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program in 1982. Dr. Smulson is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Dental Anesthesiology. We're proud to be able to work with Dr. Smulson and are very excited about adding his skill set and years of experience to our already great team.