What Do Our Patients Have to Say?
We’ve been providing dental service to Shorewood and Joliet for over 40 years, and in that time we’ve earned a reputation for being trustworthy, reliable, and exceptional in the care we provide. But why take it from us when you can hear it right from our patients?
We’ve provided these testimonials so you can put a face to the smiles coming out of Shorewood Family Dental Care. We’re proud of the results we’ve given to each and every patient!
Juliana FinneganRead Transcript
Dr. Henry is really fun and he is funny. He dances because when I got my tooth pulled, he dances and he sings and he’s just really fun and he takes really good care of me. They do it very gently and when they tell me it’s not going to hurt, it won’t hurt and if they tell me it’s going to hurt a little bit and I’m just going to feel a little pinch, I just feel a little pinch.
Tristan OngenaeRead Transcript
I didn’t like my teeth in the first place so that’s when I came here. I wanted to improve my smile so that’s what I did. I smile a lot more often, I always smiled a lot in the first place, now I smile with a wider smile so I actually smile with a natural smile now instead of covering your mouth and things like that when you laugh. Dr. Funk is a good guy, he’s bubbly and a pretty well balanced person. The staff is actually really, really good. They pretty much all get along very well and you can tell they get along with each other also like when you are in the doctor’s seat or the hygienist’s seat, you can tell they actually have a good rapport with each other. It’s nice to be around.
Susan FunkRead Transcript
From the moment I walked into here I felt welcomed and he created a beautiful place to come to. The first time I came to Dr. Funk he changed all my fillings out and actually he made porcelain crowns for me. And I would say “oh I don’t think I need those” and he would say “no, no, you do” and I was surprised at how painless it was, and fast. Dr. Funk, he is a very caring person and he is concerned about people and I think he strives to do the best dentistry he can and it’s virtually pain free. I always feel that I’m in the best possible care with Dr. Funk.
Robert C FunkRead Transcript
Robert C Funk
We keep coming back, mostly because of the care and I think the biggest feature with the care is the cutting edge that they seem to maintain in this office in terms of what’s new in dentistry, what’s new in medicine. They are much more advanced here with the training; I know it takes money to send these people and have them trained properly to a certain standard or a certain level, even communication with patients and that seems to come off very well. The practice is thriving and that just doesn’t happen. In the old days where you just hung your shingle up and success was guaranteed, it’s not done that way and as the medical field changes and more and more become hospital based, dentistry seems to be almost untouched with some of these other features that affected pharmacies, home medical equipment and the medical field itself.
Roy RobbRead Transcript
Honest to God, you don’t feel like you are going into a doctor’s office, not at all. Well for God’s sake, they give you flowers when you leave. You know how cold and impersonal a hospital can be, well this is so far away from a hospital but the quality of care is equal to any hospital in the world. He has got a staff here that is unbelievable. These people are great. I tell you, you are only a stranger here one time and you’re not a stranger any more, you’re just happy here. You feel like the people are going to do right and they do, they do, they never disappoint you. They are friendly, they are very outgoing. Yes, you are a stranger here once, when you first walk in and then you are no more a stranger. You will never find better dental care, never, I don’t care where you go but in addition to dental care, I can’t keep but referring back to a hospital, how impersonal the hospital is, this place is not impersonal. This is like walking in the front room of your own house. Everybody is friendly and they immediately turn around and say “hey, how are you, how are things going”. It’s a fun place. They even make you feel like you are a person who counts.
Nina FunkRead Transcript
They really know like how to do stuff here and they do it well. If you are being like really good, your dentist will bring out this little box and you get to pick something. Prizes are sometime like bouncy balls, stamps or fun stuff like that. They are different than other dentists because they are more nice and gentle and stuff.
Jill JonesRead Transcript
He is so good, I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. They are very nice, very personal. They always know me by my first name. They have a lot of availability, six days a week you can come in. You usually don’t see that in a dental office. Basically it is painless and very, very friendly.
Janet RobbRead Transcript
For one year I went with an HMO dentist because I had changed jobs and I hated it. It was impersonal, the guy was like rough almost. The hygienist hurt me. I like it here and Dr. Henry, he will do what he can for you and if you don’t like that he will give you different options instead of “you need to do this and it’s like the most expensive thing”. It’s like family. Everytime you come in, it’s like a Cheers when everybody goes “Norm” and that’s kind of how it is here. When you come in, all the girls and the hygienists come up and say hi. If it’s me they ask how my husband is doing and if it’s my husband, they ask how is Janet doing. That, the friendliness and they have always done a good job. I have had friends that were afraid of dentists and I said “if you go there, if you need treatment, they can give you laughing gas or whatever, they will make you comfortable before they do any procedure at all”.
Elsa ClausenRead Transcript
We knew Dr. Bruck before the dentist a little bit so we knew she worked here. She is super nice. She is really outgoing and she is awesome. The prize box has a whole bunch of toys and stuff and I don’t really use it that much anymore but it’s a fun thing for kids to know not to be scared or anything. It doesn’t scare me because the dentists are really nice and I can trust them. They are like your teacher or a parent and they will ask you “how is school going, how are the holidays going” and it’s just fun. It’s just a fun place, it’s almost like school but better.
Dennis ButeRead Transcript
The first time I came here, I filled out a form and one of the questions was, How Do You Like To Be Addressed and I put in AS YOUR MAJESTY and I was sitting there, my wife was with me and pretty soon the girl came out and said “Your Majesty” and the other people in the waiting room were kind of looking like who is this guy so that’s what I mean, it’s very relaxing. They make you feel very comfortable. I had full dentures and a dental implant and my comfort level was extremely very comfortable. I was never in any pain and that was always a big concern of the staff; are you okay, are you feeling okay, are we hurting you, blah blah blah. I think it is first class. I think they are up to date here on all the newest and latest and I think they keep themselves up to date; you have to now. They are just nice people who take good care of you and treat you as you like to be treated and it is just a comfortable place to come.
Dan ClausenRead Transcript
Well I have been coming here for years. Dr. Bruck asked if she could do some work to reconstruct my mouth. It needed a lot of work. My teeth were out of line and she wanted the opportunity to see if she could do it and I put my trust in her and I let her work on it and it has completely changed my smile, my facial features and I am really happy with the outcome of it. I never have to worry that the job isn’t going to be done right, along with the hygienists, they are wonderful people. It is very much like a family atmosphere here. They just want you to be comfortable. They want you to relax. They have the tv’s up above that distract and they have friendly conversations. You know you think about going to the dentist and you dread it but not when you come here, it is very nice. Dr. Bruck is wonderful and like I said, I know her as a friend, she is a friend here, not just my dentist, along with all the hygienists, even today I was greeted before I walked in the door, the door was open and very welcoming and that I find unique. There is a smile everywhere you look. People are smiling, asking you how you are doing. They remember conversations you had on prior visits. I recommend this place to a lot of friends and I drive a great distance to come here and I won’t change that.
Angela JohnsonRead Transcript
As far as my oral health is concerned, having some bad experiences in the past, I basically neglected coming to the dentist for a long time. I was a referral from a co-worker of mine and she raved about this place. She said that if I’ve ever had any bad experiences anywhere else, this will be your last place to come. So I decided to come, it was time for my annual check-up and they blew me away at the beginning with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Henry explained everything that needed to be done and I felt very at ease. He has a very direct, but very humorous type of personality. We got along very well at the beginning but very, very nice. He explains everything, lets you know what you need to do, what not to do going forward but a very, very nice man. The staff is fantastic. You get warmed neck pillows, you get a flower at the end of your visit. There is no other place like that so I’ve been blown away. My children, who also come here, they all say the same thing, they can’t wait to come back, I can’t wait for my six month visit or I can’t wait to come back because I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing. It has been a fantastic experience.
Alli SchwiesowRead Transcript
Everyone is so friendly. I have been coming here, I believe since I was three and I am now 25 and I really can’t get enough of how nice the people are. When I was younger, I remember he always made me laugh. His one line, he would always ask if I was married yet and I had to have been like 7 or 8 and he would always make me blush and I would laugh so hard. Even now though, it seems like he actually generally cares because he has virtually seen me grow up, not just my teeth but myself too. And so it is really just kind of cool that everybody has seen me grow up. I know most of the hygienists, it almost seems like they fight over me to see who can have me because I usually try to make them all laugh and they all make me laugh. I really think though that they have done such a good job at trying to, maybe if I have five things that need to be done, they try to cluster as many things into two different appointments as opposed to five appointments altogether and that’s a really good thing because you get that built up fear every single time coming into the dentist because you wonder, what if it’s going to hurt this time, what if it’s going to hurt this time but if you have as little time to come and I guess have it done, to me that really just takes the cake. I have recommended many people. I recommended my boyfriend, his entire family, my whole family comes here. If I’m at work and they ask if I know a good dentist in the area, it is automatically over here. If you want to go to a place where you feel welcomed, warm and comfortable, and there is no scary doctor, they always try to make it as smooth, relaxed and calm as possible and that’s pretty much what every person looks for in a dentist. That’s definitely what I recommend.
Carlie FarrarRead Transcript
My sister likes going here and she used to hate going to the dentist at one point but she likes going to the dentist. It’s not scary or anything. They are very funny. Like when they are cleaning my teeth and tightening my bracket they are always talking and like singing a song that’s on the radio. They are funny. If they are doing something like getting my braces tightened, you get to pick out a prize from the prize box if you don’t cry or anything.
Lyn FunkRead Transcript
Since I have a bridge in the front of my mouth, the quality of the work and the education behind it are what make me feel most comfortable. From the front desk to assistants to hygienists, everyone is top notch, top quality, I can’t find anything better. Aside from the staff the visual of their office is wonderful. The technology that they offer is top notch and cutting edge. I don’t know of a lot of offices that allow you to watch tv and have your dental work done. They offer many things to make you comfortable; neck pillows and blankets. The staff is wonderful. They have hours to accommodate any schedule. Those are the types of things I say to people, “just go check it out, I’m sure you will be very happy when you walk in”.