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Associate Pediatric Dentist – Grayslake, IL

Meet
Dr. Dave Rutcosky

Dr. Dave, as our patients call him, loves providing gentle, thorough care to little smiles from throughout the Grayslake and Lake County communities. As a father himself, he knows how a kid’s mind works, which makes it easy for him to connect with them on a fun, personal level! If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

What Do You Like
Most About Being a
Pediatric Dentist?

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Dr. Dave really enjoys taking the time to explain treatments and procedures to his patients in kid-friendly language. This way, they understand what’s going to happen and why it needs to be done in the first place! He also goes the extra mile to help children open up to him and ask questions so that they feel more at ease. Their natural curiosity is the perfect opportunity to educate them about oral health and why it’s so important over the course of one’s life.

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

Dr. Dave received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, followed by his dental doctorate at Northwestern University. He then went back to the University of Illinois and completed a pediatric dental residency. Today, he is passionate about providing the best care available, which is why he actively pursues continuing education opportunities. He is particularly interested in learning behavior management techniques, with an emphasis on caring for children with special needs.

What Do You Like
to Do Outside of
the Dental Office?

When he isn’t busy at work, Dr. Dave loves spending quality time with his wife Helen and their two kids Caroline and Matthew. His personal hobbies include fishing, cooking, and cheering on all of the Chicago sports teams, of course!