In his own words:

I chose to be a dentist because it is a profession that uniquely integrates science and art. I derive great pleasure from using my dexterity and passion to improve my patients’ quality of life, whether it be as simple as your smile or as important as your dental health. I feel the same way today as I did 30 years ago when I opened my own practice: I love my work, and I simply cannot imagine doing anything else. My greatest source of pride is not only continuing to serve my earliest patients, many of whom I have been privileged to treat for more than a quarter century, but also to be entrusted with the honor and responsibility of treating their children . . . and, in some cases, their grandchildren!

I believe that it is particularly critical for a dentist to keep up with evolving science and developing new treatment methodologies, and I utilize the latest technology and instruments available. Though I am very conservative in my approach, I offer alternative treatment options whenever possible and I am dedicated to taking all the time necessary to communicate with my patients, to answer all their questions, and to make certain that they always understand all their options. I strive to make my patients comfortable and relaxed while providing world-class dental care. In addition, I never forget that my patients’ time is valuable and, as such, I work hard to minimize waiting time by, among other things, scheduling sufficient time for each patient. I am also available on “off hours” to see to my patients’ emergency needs, as necessary.


Dr. Calvin Finkel has lived almost his entire life in Skokie. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in biology, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Northwestern University. He maintains an Illinois dental license and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

When not in the office, Dr. Finkel enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His hobbies include sports, biking, and gardening.