• January 29, 2016

SHOREWOOD, IL – Shorewood Family Dental Care, a leading provider of dental implants, hired a new front office worker to assist patients with scheduling and dental insurance.

The new team member, Janile, joined the team following the retirement of a long-time employee. Janile will help new and existing patients schedule appointments and will greet patients as they come into the office. She has more than 20 years of dental experience.

“Janile understands how dental patients think and what they expect from their oral health care,” said Dr. Robert Funk, who operates Shorewood Family Dental Care alongside Dr. Henry Vicioso, and Dr. Gina Bruck. “She has already become a fixture of our dental team, and she knows how to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease.”

Outside of the dental office, Janile has a husband and three children and lives in Plainfield. She enjoys reading, crafts and camping with her family.

Dr. Funk said the key to providing affordable dental care starts with having dedicated employees in the front office who work with patients to manage scheduling, payments, and dental insurance.

“We take pride in hiring workers who are experienced and bring their passion and energy to our office,” Dr. Funk said.

Shorewood Family Dental Care offers preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, children’s dentistry, laser gum disease treatment, dental implants and IV sedation. The practice provides orthodontic services like Six Month Smiles and can stabilize dentures or replace missing teeth with dental implants.

The practice has eight operatories, digital X-rays, a CT scanner and digital impressions. The office is open for 12 hours every weekday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dr. Funk earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1991. During his General Practice Residency, he completed training in trauma dentistry from Loyola University Medical Center. He also completes numerous hours in continuing education every year.

Dr. Funk holds certificates in IV sedation, dental implants and prosthetic implant restoration, mini-dental implants, Six Month Smiles, cosmetic dentistry and laser periodontal treatment. He holds memberships with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Will County Dental Society. Dr. Funk also serves the community as a volunteer with the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic and as a member of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the board of directors for the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Henry Vicioso has been a dentist for more than 20 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and his undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago. Before entering dentistry, Dr. Vicioso earned a degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology in 1979.

Dr. Vicioso has training in full-mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry and periodontal surgery. He is also certified in dental implants, mini dental implants, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, laser dentistry and general orthodontics. He is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society and Will County Dental Society. Dr. Vicioso is active in the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, Holly Club, United Cerebral Palsy, Joliet Boys and Girls Club, Joliet Junior Woman’s Club, Shorewood Hugs, Will Buy Local, Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living and the C.W. Avery Family YMCA. Dr. Vicioso also volunteers dental services at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

Dr. Gina Bruck completed her undergraduate studies with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2001. She has completed several hours of continuing education to implement new technology into her procedures.

Dr. Bruck has completed training in pediatric dentistry, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. She is certified in laser dentistry, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Dr. Bruck holds memberships with the International Association for Orthodontics, Illinois Dental Society, Will County Dental Society and American Dental Association. She also supports the C.W. Avery Family YMCA and the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

Shorewood Family Dental Care is declaring 2016 as “The Year of Your Best You.” Patients can always call the office at 815-725-5991.