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Welcome to
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A beautiful smile plays an integral role in how you look and feel about yourself. Dr. Polly Reese truly understands this fact. Most dentists are trained to fix things and view each case from a functional perspective. A cosmetic dentist takes a much different approach.

Not only does Dr. Reese care about giving you the healthiest smile possible, but she is also passionate about creating beauty. Her love for aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail are what sets her apart. Whether you are interested in a complete smile makeover with porcelain veneers, want to whiten your smile, or are interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, Dr. Reese can give you a smile that looks stunning and exudes confidence.

Dentistry Done Differently

A Caring Atmosphere

Every single person on our dental team near Kenilworth is a kind individual and contributes to a culture of caring. This continuity naturally translates into a sense of trust that can only be built over time. Many patients have told us, “It just feels like family.” We genuinely care about our patients and take a personal interest in what is going on in their lives.

Whether you are coming in for a routine cleaning, to renew your smile with dental implants, or because you need the help of an emergency dentist close by, when you are in Dr. Reese’s chair, it’s all about you. During your visit you can expect her to be extremely attentive to your needs, and always attuned to your comfort level.

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MeetDr. Polly Reese

Dr. Polly Reese is uniquely qualified and trained in the areas of family, restorative, holistic, and cosmetic dentistry. She loves creating healthy, beautiful smiles that transform the lives of her patients. She also loves seeing children, making their visits fun, and starting them on a lifelong positive attitude toward good dental care.

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Committed
To Our Values

Every member of our team is united behind five core values. First is accountability. We make it our mission to be accountable to our patients, our community, and our fellow team members. Next is honesty in all our transactions, allowing you to have full confidence trusting our team. The third core value is quality work and service, which we strive to provide each of our patients every single day. To keep the first three values in check, we must prioritize teamwork. Last, but certainly not least, is fun. We want our environment to be fun for our patients, team, and, of course, our office dog, Tucker. Every decision, activity, donation, and service we provide is centered around these five core values.

We promise all our patients the same thing: exceptional comfort, a caring and attentive staff, and state of the art dental treatment delivered in a friendly and professional environment.

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Committed to
Our Community

Winning Smile isn’t just about excellent dentistry – we also care deeply about our nearby patients and the Evanston community. We regularly participate in local, regional, and global initiatives to help spread smiles, and our dental office near Skokie has received several accolades for our work inside and outside the practice. Recognition includes the Spectrum Award for Service & Excellence in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and sponsored Race Against Hate 2006-2019. We are a proud to be a Northwestern Wildcard Advantage Partner.

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Thank you
for the Honors

Winning Smile Dental Group & Dr. Polly S. Reese received the Spectrum Award for service and excellence, the National Consumer Advisory Board, America's Best Dentist, Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite and America’s Top Dentist! Let us show you what makes our practice award winning!

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a dental patient, we understand if you have questions about your care, financing your future treatments, or other aspects about our practice, especially if you’re learning about Winning Smile for the first time. Below, we’ve taken note of some of the most common questions we receive, so feel free to peruse them ahead of your next appointment! We are happy to inform and educate you to the fullest extent so you can feel comfortable and confident about your care with us.

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we strongly recommend that you call the practice directly. From there, a team member will be able to speak with you and provide guidance. In many cases, you should be able to get a same-day appointment scheduled. We also offer Friday and Saturday hours, so feel free to get in touch even if your issue occurs on the weekend. Since most hospitals are not equipped to handle dental emergencies, you’re unlikely to be treated for the source of your symptoms. Dental emergencies also tend to be part of a larger underlying problem that only a dentist can resolve, so calling us directly ensures you can begin that process as soon as possible. If you believe your issue is life-threatening, however, go to the emergency room or dial 911.

How much does a dental checkup & cleaning cost in Evanston?

Costs for preventive services like checkups and cleanings will vary based on your oral health and the regions of the country you receive them. During a routine checkup, Dr. Reese will go over your oral health history, ask about any concerns you may have, and capture X-rays if you are due for them. Following the review of your X-rays, oral exam, and oral cancer screening, a hygienist will then complete a cleaning to remove any plaque deposits that could not be removed with at-home brushing. On average, checkups and cleanings range from $200 to $350, but you can save significantly when you have dental insurance. All fees for these services, including out-of-pocket co-pays, are negotiated by the insurance company with the dentist.

What is the best way to find a cosmetic dentist?

Since there is no specific degree or certification to receive in order for a professional to call themselves a “cosmetic dentist,” you’ll want to look for specific training or credentials the doctor has completed. This can generally be found in their online doctor bio on their website if they have one. Dr. Reese has completed extensive courses through Spear Education and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies on subjects such as aesthetic dentistry, restorative design, and CEREC same-day crown technology. If your dental concerns are cosmetic in nature, she’s more than capable of meeting your needs!

How can I find a female dentist?

Online search engines make it relatively easy to find a dentist that not only is specialized in certain aspects of dentistry, but is also a specific gender. Today, about one-third of dentists in the U.S. are female and more than 50% of current dental school students are women as well. When searching for a dentist, visit their website to confirm if they have a doctor bio. There, you can learn exactly who will be providing your care as well as their background and expertise in the field.

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DENTAL INSURANCE & FLEXIBLE FINANCING

Making World-Class Dental Care Affordable

Time for your biannual visit? Interested in addressing advanced tooth loss with dentures? Ready to pursue your dream smile with cosmetic dentistry? Whatever the case may be, we want your experience with our team to be absolutely phenomenal – even when it comes to handling the financial component! Not only do we welcome your dental insurance, but we are in-network with Cigna, Aetna, and Humana. No insurance? Flexible financing is available through CareCredit, which ensures even the most extensive treatment plans can fit into your monthly budget.

LOCATING OUR DENTAL OFFICE NEAR YOU

We Look Forward to Seeing You Soon!

When it comes time for your appointment, you can head on over to 2500 Ridge Ave #102 in Evanston. Our dental practice is just a short drive from Northwestern University, allowing us to welcome patients looking for a dentist near Wilmette, the North Shore, and other surrounding communities. Even closer to our office, you will find Canal Shores Golf Course and Evanston Hospital. We are also conveniently located one block away from Central Station on the Purple Line of the CTA "L". Prefer step-by-step instructions on locating our dental office near you? Give us a call!