Vincent E. Biank, DDS attended grammar school and high school in the Chicago area. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois - Chicago. He entered Loyola University Dental School in 1970 and Graduated with Special Honors in 1974. He has been at his Oak Lawn location since 1978. He moved into the current location in 1986. Currently Dr. Biank is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, American Dental Association, American Association of Dental Anesthesiology-.Dr. Biank is a licensed dentist in the State of Illinois with an additional license in Light Sedation. He holds a certificate of Orthodontics from the United States Dental Institute, completing a five year program in Orthodontics. Dr. Biank is also certified in Invisalign, a form of invisible braces.
Dr. Biank has been married for 37 years to his wife Nancee, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Together they have valued care giving in the health professions. They have two married sons, Vincent F. Biank, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Ross Biank, a Psychologist and Public Policy Candidate at the University of Chicago. They both enjoy spending time with the grandchildren Olivia 4, Cecilia 1, and Nicholas 6 months.
Darlene Christensen, RDH grew up in the Oak Lawn area. She has been a member of the staff since 1992. Darlene (Dee) is a graduate of Loyola Dental School with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is well informed and continues to update her skills and information base by attending continuing education classes. Her knowledge of the field is remarkable. She has proven her ability with the successful treatment of difficult periodontal cases. She combines her skills and ability with kindness and concern that has patients returning regularly. She balances a career and the care of her family, including twin boys.
Karen Platt, RDH, has been a member of the staff for a few years. She graduated from Prairie State College as a Dental Hygienist in 2002. Prior to this she was a dental assistant for several years. Karen has proven her expertise in periodontal care. She has helped many patients recognize the importance of good dental health by her ability to communicate and educate in a caring and professional manner.
Our Front Desk Personnel : Elaine Wantroba and Karen Huffman. Both have been with Dr. Biank for over ten years. They have many years of experience working with insurance companies and finding out your eligibility. They are familiar with all procedures and treat all patients courteously and professionally. Elaine and Karen go out of their way to accommodate and comfort your concerns.
Our Dental Assistants have a combined 18 years of experience. Shelly Hanacek, Elizabeth Wisniewski, and Christine Damhesel are caring, friendly, and efficient. They work diligently to provide comfortable and safe dental care. The assistants make sure that each dental operatory is disinfected after each patient, that all handpieces, drills and instruments are clean and sterilized after each use and that each patient leaves with their questions answered and instructions on post appointment care.