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Robert Funk, DDS

Dr. Rob Funk has been practicing dentistry in Shorewood since 1992. He greatly values the relationships with patients that he’s developed over the years and finds it a privilege to be able to have a positive impact on the lives of so many people.

As a premier family dentist near Joliet IL, Dr. Funk has created an environment with a personal touch and a welcoming atmosphere. As a proponent of changing the attitudes surrounding dentistry, Dr. Funk has worked hard to show patients that caring for their teeth can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience. Creating a friendly and fun atmosphere, he says, helps patients feel good about coming to our practice.

Dr. Funk attended the University of Iowa, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1991. He did his residency, which he completed in 1992, in hospital and trauma dentistry at Loyola University Medical Center. Being a lifelong resident of the Joliet area, he then returned home to become a practicing dentist in Shorewood. Soon after, he became an owner of Shorewood Family Dental Care, and him and his family remain Shorewood residents.

When not in the office providing outstanding and caring family dental services, Dr. Funk enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and activities. He is an avid runner and a fisherman, and he enjoys traveling with his family.

Organizations & Certifications

Dr. Funk has earned a variety of continuing education certifications and has joined a number of prestigious professional organizations since he started practicing.

  • Certificate in IV Sedation, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, 2004
  • Certificate in Dental Implants and Prosthetic Implant Restoration, Misch Implant Institute at Temple University, 2005
  • Certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2007
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2005
  • Cosmetic Dentistry training for Advanced Dental Studies, Las Vegas Institute
  • Invisalign® Premier Provider
  • Six Month Smiles Orthodontics
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
  • Mini Implant Certification, Temple University, 2004
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Will County Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Dawson Academy Certification

Dr. Funk believes in being engaged in his community. He has served:

  • On the boards of directors for the Will County Dental Society.
  • Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Joliet Noon Lions Club.
  • The United Way Boys & Girls Club and is a volunteer with the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

Henry Vicioso, DDS

Dr. Vicioso’s unwavering passion for quality patient care started in dental school. He believes in building a relationship of trust between dentist and patient. This is a bond that he feels proud to watch grow as his patients experience a new sense of confidence and happiness with their dental work. He sees dentistry as one more way to better your overall health and works hard to help patients understand the bond between their teeth and the rest of their body.

Dr. Vicioso also believes in the quality of dentistry that comes along with having an outstanding team. He believes that an office with a family-like atmosphere will be better for patients, who are cared for like people and not numbers.

Starting off studying Electronics Engineering Technology at DeVry, Dr. Vicioso later attended Loyola University of Chicago, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1986. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in 1990 and finished his postdoctoral training in 1991. With his engineering background and advanced dental training, you can be sure his eye for precision will greatly benefit your smile.

Dr. Vicioso resides in Joliet. When he isn’t busy changing our patients’ lives, he is a dog lover, likes to spend his time traveling, enjoys outdoor activities and still “plays with cars.”

Organizations & Certifications

Dr. Vicioso has a profound commitment to continuing his education through training and additional certification, as well as membership in various professional organizations.

  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Training, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, 2004
  • IMTEC Mini Implant Certificate, Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 2004
  • Invisalign® Premier Provider, 2006
  • Periodontal Surgery Training, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 2007
  • Postdoctorate Training, Illinois Society of Orthodontists, 2008
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry, Certified, 2009
  • Pride Institute Continuing Education
  • Nobel Implant Practicum, 2011-2012
  • Rondeau Seminars on Orthodontics for the General Practitioner, 2010-2012
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • Will County Dental Society
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

Recognizing that many patients of Shorewood Family Dental Care are his neighbors, Dr. Vicioso loves giving back to our community. As a dentist in Shorewood, Dr. Vicioso is active in the following:

  • Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Will Buy Local.
  • The C.W. Avery Family YMCA.
  • Joliet Junior Woman’s Club.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Joliet.
  • Holly Club.
  • Centers for Disability Services.
  • Shorewood HUGS.
  • The Disability Resource Center.
  • He is also proud to have served on the executive board of, and volunteer his expert dental services at, the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

Gina Bruck, DDS

Dr. Bruck is the kind of dentist in Shorewood that you want in your corner. She never stops pushing herself to be the best dentist she can be. Improving a patient’s quality of life through dentistry is Dr. Bruck’s number one goal. She strives to bring her passion for dentistry to everyone she has the pleasure to treat.

Dr. Bruck brings her drive and energy to everything she does at Shorewood Family Dental Care. She loves seeing the great results she creates and enjoys working with our talented staff to meet and exceed every patient’s needs.

Dr. Bruck attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1997 for her undergraduate education and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2001.

When not bringing perfect smiles to our patients, Dr. Bruck still doesn’t slow down. She enjoys running and has done several half marathons! Dr. Bruck also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

She lives in Ottawa, where her family has deep roots in dentistry as the founders of Ottawa Dental Laboratory. Dr. Bruck is proud to be a third-generation legacy in dentistry, as her father was the porcelain technician for 40 years at ODL. Started as a one-man operation in 1937 by her grandfather, it has evolved into one of the Midwest’s most formidable leaders in the advancement of dental technology. Some of the ways Dr. Bruck has been able to adapt these innovations into her daily practice include digital scanning and 3-D printing, both of which are revolutionizing dentistry.

Organizations & Certifications

Knowing that technology in the dental industry is constantly evolving, Dr. Bruck has committed herself to a diverse and thorough amount of continuing education. She continues to attend courses and stays active in several professional organizations.

  • The Las Vegas Institute Clinical Curriculum on Lasers, 2009
  • The Frank Spear Institute at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry on Occlusion, 2009
  • Postdoctorate Training, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2007
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry, Certified, 2009
  • Pride Institute Continuing Education, 2010
  • Nobel Implant Practicum, 2011-2012
  • Rondeau Seminars on Orthodontics for the General Practitioner, 2010-2012
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Will County Dental Society
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

With a community as close as ours, Dr. Bruck knows that giving back is important to everyone. She is proud to be part of a team that contributes to so many local charities.