Board of Dentistry

Dentists were one of the first professions regulated by the Department upon its creation in 1917.

Dental hygienists were added in 1945 and dental specialists in 1947. The practice of dentistry

means the healing art which is concerned with the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning,

and care of conditions within the human oral cavity and adjacent tissues and structures. The

Board is made up of eleven members appointed by the Secretary, consisting of eight licensed

dentists, two licensed dental hygienists, and one public member. The Board is charged with

making recommendations to the Secretary in establishing guidelines for professional conduct,

conducting of formal disciplinary proceedings brought under the Act, and establishing guidelines

for qualifications of applicants. The Board may also make recommendations regarding rule

Peter D. Chemello DDS Palatine

William G. Flick DDS, MPH Chicago

Rand F. Harlow D.D.S. Oak Park

Kathy Heiar R.D.H. Milan

* Dennis E. Manning D.D.S. Ivanhoe

Nicholas E. Panomitros DDS, JD Chicago

Alpa T. Patel D.D.S. Lisle

Timmothy J. Schwartz D.D.S. Pekin

Vicki L. Snell RDH, EdM Edwardsville

Mary A. Starsiak D.D.S. Chicago

* Chairperson

Last Updated: July 15, 2014

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