Mitchell Maczko, DMD
A Love of Dentistry and Personal Connections
My profession means a lot to me. Being a dentist has allowed me to tend to patients’ needs for over 30 years. Every day has been spent building trusting connections within the community, restoring or improving oral health, and sharing in people’s lives.
I was determined, when I started the practice, to establish a comfortable environment where patients felt at home, while also providing the best dental care. Thirty years on, I feel I accomplished this goal, and much more.
Each day at the office brings fresh challenges: every patient is an individual and deserves dental care that reflects their unique situation. It is my responsibility to learn what my patient desires, fully and properly diagnose their clinical needs, and then design a solution for the person. I strive to provide up-to-date, comfortable care that provides lasting, healthy results.
Education and Professional Activities
- Bachelor of Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
One of the most fascinating aspects of dentistry is the ongoing improvement in the field. We are now able to address a wider range of issues, in remarkably innovative and effective ways, then when I completed dental school.
I seek out continuing education (CE) in order to learn of the newest techniques and stay current on the latest research. CE allows me to apply the skills and knowledge-base I already have and to improve it over time. I choose to participate in CE because dentistry continually advances and improve and I, as a dentist, wish to do the same.
I am a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society. These organizations offer a variety of CE opportunities, from meetings and lectures to online courses and classes directed by local oral surgeons and periodontists.
Beyond the Practice
I am a Prospect Heights native. My wife Kristy works here in the office a couple of days a week and has been core to the success of the practice. We have three children: two sons who live in Chicago and our daughter, Dr. Kelsey!
When I’m not work I love to be in the kitchen cooking up a good meal for my family. I also like tending to my saltwater fish tank, which is home to quite a few tropical fish and corals, and being outdoors and working on the lawn.
Of course, I value time with family and friends, too – and love being up north at our lake house, where I can (hopefully) be found fishing from the dock.