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What To Expect When Our Office Reopens

On May 6th, 2020, posted in: Featured by

In the midst of this great challenge, we are all looking forward to returning to something that resembles the “normalcy” in our lives as it existed before COVID. Stores, salons, clubs, and healthcare providers are beginning to welcome clients back. Previously we were asked by the State of Illinois to limit our operations to emergency care only, preserving precious PPE resources for frontline medical providers and limiting potential person-to-person contacts in an effort to “flatten the curve” of viral spread. Now, we are being given permission to resume care, although there will be some changes. As everyone has had to adjust to life in COVID-World, we too will be adapting the way we deliver care. This is absolutely necessary to provide the high quality care you expect, in the safest manner possible. We will be reaching out to you soon to schedule visits for everyone who was originally appointed from the time our office was idled on 3/16/20, and for everyone anticipating a visit soon. In the meanwhile, look over this article from the American Dental Association explaining how a visit to the dentist might be different…

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COVID-19 Update

On March 17th, 2020, posted in: Featured by 2 Comments

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic is creating global and local challenges across all businesses, industries and communities. Our highest priority is the safety of our patients and their families, as well as our staff, doctors, and their families. We are following the recommendations of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Illinois State Dental Society, as well as reviewing guidance from CDC to ensure the needs of our community are being met. The latest statements recommend that children in need of urgent/emergency care should be treated, while all elective care should be postponed. Urgent/emergency care means treatment of pain, swelling, trauma, and infection. Regular exam, hygiene and prophylaxis visits, cosmetic, and elective operative procedures should be considered non-urgent/non-emergency. We will therefore continue to be available for emergency care during this very dynamic situation – just call our office (847-869-5417) and you will be directed to our staff directly.

Like you, we are adapting to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We are committed to supporting public health and the government response to this outbreak and will continue to be there for you as we all navigate this situation.

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A Message About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

On March 13th, 2020, posted in: Featured by 1 Comment

We appreciate the trust you have in our practice, and take the health of our patients and their families very seriously. Please know that we are following the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, and taking guidance from the CDC, ILDoPH, AAP and AAPD regarding best practices and managing patient care in this rapidly changing situation. We intend to continue to remain open unless there is a shift in guidance.

As a profession, dentistry has always confronted the new realities of infectious diseases head on, and developed guidelines to keep the public and our providers and staff safe. All dental patients are treated with ‘standard precautions,’ the assumption that everyone is infected with one of the many possible infectious diseases we fear contracting or spreading. The good news is nothing has to change for us to mitigate the risk of contamination with COVID-19 in a dental setting.

One significant factor is out of our control, however – the novel coronavirus has demonstrated a need for personal responsibility in controlling its spread. This means attention to the risk status, current health, and the health of your entire family – not just the patient who has an appointment. If you or anyone in your family is or has recently been ill, traveled to any of the affected countries or spent time with anyone who has, you are considered at-risk and must re-schedule your appointment. We consider this to be common-sense behavior and a demonstration of your consideration for the needs of others. It is especially important for those in our community who are at greater risk of infection, such as the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. It should also be noted that this no different than our expectations throughout the year, but given the gravity of our current challenge, we will be strictly enforcing guidelines. Taking recommended steps to minimize spread of infection while ensuring that you seek and receive the appropriate care is the best advice. Your personal physician and local health authorities remain reliable sources of information should you have questions about or require care for suspected infection.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Welcome, Dr. Michael Rabinowitz!

On September 23rd, 2019, posted in: Featured by

North Shore Dentistry for Children is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Rabinowitz to Evanston! Dr. Michael is Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry originally from Deerfield, Illinois.

Dr. Michael first began working with kids during his teen years, when he tutored for children with special needs and learning disabilities. After high school, he attended the University of Michigan and received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Then it was back to his home state to earn his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon graduation, Dr. Michael was recognized as one of the top students in his class – he received the Delta Dental Outstanding Dental Student Award and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.

It seemed only natural for Dr. Michael to pursue specialty training in pediatrics. He spent two years at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he focused his research on dental emergencies, including trauma and dental infections. In his senior year, Dr. Michael was selected to be chief resident, serving as a mentor for medical and dental residents alike.

Dr. Michael then moved back to Chicago to begin his career as a pediatric dentist. We are all super excited for Michael to join the NSDC family! He is a big kid at heart and loves to sing along to any tune – from radio hits to Disney classics. He also loves animals and is an avid fan of music, theater, and other performing arts.

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Welcome Dr. Haitao Li!

On January 3rd, 2019, posted in: Featured by

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Haitao Li to North Shore Dentistry for Children.  She was an orthodontic classmate of Dr. Emily Williams, who recently relocated with her family after twelve years of building healthy smiles in our office.

Dr. Li has vast experience working with children and families in a private practice setting.  She also previously held a professorship at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and is currently a part-time orthodontic faculty member at UIC’s Orthodontic Program.  Dr. Li is a highly capable dental professional with numerous credentials, and we all have confidence in her ability to provide the most compassionate, most innovative and most excellent quality care you have come to expect from us.

Thank you for trusting our office for all these years, as it is truly our honor to serve your family’s oral health needs!

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Be Aware of Mouth Monsters This Halloween!

On October 23rd, 2017, posted in: Featured by

Halloween is nearly upon us, and so North Shore Dentistry for Children, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD),  is urging parents and caregivers to be aware of the treats their children consume on October 31st and throughout the Halloween season.

Don’t be tricked, choosing the right treats may help your children steer clear of Mouth Monsters (aka tooth decay).  Dark chocolates and sugar-free gum are relatively better for teeth compared to gummies, caramel, sour candy or bubble gum, because they are less likely to get stuck in the grooves and crevices of the teeth.  If chocolate is the treat of choice, try to steer your kids toward dark chocolate – it contains antioxidants that can stop bacteria from sticking to teeth, helping to fight gum infections and tooth decay.

The AAPD suggests the following tips:

    • Moderation is the primary goal.  Treats are called treats for a reason.  They should not be consumed on a daily basis.
    • Treats that are not sticky or quickly leave the mouth (i.e., chocolates) are more tooth-friendly.
    • Treats that are sticky (i.e., caramels, fruit snacks) are more likely to stay attached to the teeth and provide fuel to the harmful bacteria in your child’s mouth.
    • Screen the Halloween treats that your child collects and help them make more tooth-healthy choices to keep.
    • Allow your child to eat the screened treats after returning from trick-or-treating and then consider sending the remaining candy to  to remove the candy from the house.
    • Make sure that you brush your child’s teeth after eating their treats and before they head to bed.
    • Suggested tooth-healthy treats include microwave popcorn and cheese sticks.
    • Remember, non-candy options like stickers, pencils and small trinkets, temporary tattoos and glow-sticks are great alternatives.
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NSDC Sponsors Foundation 65’s annual My 65 Benefit

On April 6th, 2016, posted in: Featured by

NSDC was a proud sponsor of Foundation 65’s 2016 My 65 Benefit. Along with other members of the Evanston-Skokie community, we helped raise more than $110k in support of literacy and arts programming for our students and our schools!

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NSDC to Sponsor the Race Against Hate

On May 21st, 2015, posted in: Featured by

North Shore Dentistry for Children is a proud sponsor of the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate!  Join our staff and your community as we unite to run, walk, celebrate and support the YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s racial justice and violence prevention programs.  On June 21, 2015 more than 5,500 people – families and athletes from all walks of life – are expected to gather at Long Field in Evanston.  Sherialyn Byrdsong will be there reminding everyone why we remember Ricky and why we must stand against hatred in all of its forms.

Register now at

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NSDC Celebrates Ten Years in the Rotary Center!

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: Featured by

Happy Ten Years to us! NSDC is celebrating our first decade in the Rotary building, adding to an already impressive legacy of more than 40 years in the Carlson building. As a community resource, we value the trust our families have placed in us for more than a half century, and look forward to providing compassion, innovation and excellence for another half century!

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Launch of New Site!

On September 28th, 2011, posted in: Featured by

We have launched our new site to welcome in the new year. This site will contain information pertaining to services, procedures, frequently asked questions, and general information. Please let us know your thoughts.

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