The Excellence Difference

Excellence in Dentistry, LTD has been treating patients in Gurnee since 1992. Prior to that, we were located in Waukegan, whereDr. Howard Cooper’sfather, Dr. Lawrence Cooper, started practicing in 1970.

Dental Excellence

All the services that we provide for our patients use the highest quality materials and expertise. We never skimp when it comes to our patients' health. Upon examination, a comprehensive treatment plan is discussed and all the possible treatment options are explained in detail. We work hard to make dentistry affordable and beautiful. We offer a 24-hour live operator answering service and pride ourselves on the ability to get back to patients within 15 minutes of their call. We see emergency patients every day.

Education & Prevention

We believe that education is the key to a successful smile. This includes our education, as well as our patients. We continue our education by attending meetings and lectures to achieve a much higher level of patient treatment. This allows us to not only treat our patients better, but educate them, as well. We find that an informed and educated patient will be able to increase their home care and achieve better results in creating a healthier smile. We are also concerned with your health as a whole, and as such, we will always examine your medical history and overall health. We perform oral cancer screenings in order to try to find lesions early, in the very treatable stages. 

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. In fact, our dental team has a combined attendance of over 3000 hours of continuing dental education!

A Positive Experience

Whether you are bringing your kids to the office or if you are coming for yourself, we always treat you with the utmost care and respect. We pride ourselves on treating the “frightened child” in all of us. Yes, we do cater to cowards! The biggest reward is taking a frightened/phobic patient and transforming them into a patient that truly enjoys coming back to our office. 

Our entire team of assistants, hygienists, and dentists are dedicated to creating a wonderful atmosphere where patients can relax and receive quality dentistry at affordable prices. 

We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you in whatever capacity necessary. Remember, our biggest compliment is your referrals.

Please, make an appointment today… you'll be glad you did.