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As an orthodontist and pediatric dentist in South Loop, Chicago, we strive to create a FUN, UPBEAT environment where we can provide quality, comfortable dental care for Chicago area families.”

Dr. Justin's signature Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. Dale's signature Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
Our Vision

You and your children deserve personalized and friendly dental care that always goes the extra mile to inspire smiles. Thankfully, that approach is Dr. Dale and Dr. Justin’s specialty! Just like the city of Chicago, we offer a little bit of everything for every age in one convenient location. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care in a fun and welcoming environment that values service, cleanliness, efficiency, punctuality, and professionalism to create a place where you would happily send all of your friends and family.

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We’re Board-Certified, highly trained, and very talented at making little patients laugh.

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Our gorgeous dental office has plenty of amenities and advanced technology.

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Free On-Site
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No frustrating, expensive garages here – parking is a headache-free experience.

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We offer a flexible schedule in order to make juggling your family’s needs easier.

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Dental Insurance

Our dental office is in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans for your convenience.

Who We Help Smile

Whether your adorable baby has a brand-new tooth poking through the gums or Mom is interested in finally achieving the straighter smile of her dreams, Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has got your family covered. We enjoy providing a wide variety of services to children of all ages, helping their developing smiles grow and thrive. Our orthodontic services are also a great fit for adults too!


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South Loop Chicago pediatric dentist Dr. Justin
Justin Welke, DDS Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Your Pediatric Dentist Meet Dr. Justin

Dr. Justin is a born-and-raised Chicago native, and as a Board-Certified pediatric dentist (the highest level of distinction a pediatric dentist can achieve), he has clearly proven his dedication and clinical skill regarding this important work. He has extensive experience with caring for kids of all ages, including those with special needs, and he regularly spends his free time volunteering with at-risk children throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods as well. His kind and gentle nature will be sure to help your loved one feel right at home throughout each appointment!

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South Loop Chicago orthodontist Dr. Dale
Dale Benjamin, DMD Board-Certified Orthodontist

Your Orthodontist Meet Dr. Dale

Over the course of his career, Dr. Dale has transformed thousands of smiles through quality orthodontic treatment for children and adults alike. He loves the artistic and scientific elements of this dental specialty, as well as developing close, friendly relationships with each patient and family. His warm, judgment-free attitude will be sure to help patients of all ages feel at ease in the treatment chair! Plus, his Board-Certified status means that he’s also demonstrated a strong commitment to continuing education and high standards of clinical skill you can rely on.

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My family and I are so happy we found this place. The staff was amazing. My husband and I instantly felt relieved when we met Dr. Bindi. She did an excellent job cleaning our son’s teeth. She was super calm and professional. The facility was clean and state of the art. I would recommend all parents, especially of toddlers to check this place out.”

Brandi W. Chicago, IL
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I LOVE Dr Dale and the entire staff at Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontist!!! I am an adult and this is my first experience with braces. I saw the office while in the are and scheduled a consultation, received a comprehensive dental plan and began my journey. The entire team is phenomenal!! The level of service, the atmosphere and care are truly superb! I am so glad I choose this amazing team!”

Paula C. Chicago, IL
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And today Apr/10/24 was the big day. Dr. Amy, my dentist, welcomed me with open arms, as did my beloved dentists: Viviana and Fabian, who took care of me to complete our journey towards perfect teeth. Like I said, I don't want to get old like this, I want my teeth straight, there's always time, and that's what this wonderful team at Orthodontist, Chicago Pediatric Dentistry did for me. I'm happy to have achieved my goal, this team was perfect. I didn't even imagine they would be so beautiful. Thank you all and I will miss your attention for all the treatment time and for your patience with my poor English. Hugs and success always.”

Leda F. Chicago, IL
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Finding the right dentist for my son proved a long and difficult journey. But my son was instantly at ease the first time we walked through Chicago Pediatric Dentistry. Super kid friendly with the game and book options right near the doors. The front desk staff here are always welcoming and quick to answer any questions you have. Shelly (Sherry?) is amazing!! They take the time to prepare you for your upcoming appointment and make sure you understand postcare thoroughly. Dr. Erika is who worked on my son today, she was amazing! I could go on and on. Thank you for being so awesome with my kid and me. 💙 will recommend you guys to everyone!”

Abigial A. Chicago, IL
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Drove in from the suburbs for my daughters first visit to the dentist. Dr. Justin Welke met us in the waiting room to help my daughter get comfortable. After he explained what he would be doing he had my daughter sit in my wife’s lap to keep her calm. Within a few minutes he was done and she was excited to get a toy from the treasure chest. Parking was easy and they validate. We were in and out within 45 minutes and had the rest of the day to enjoy the city. Highly recommend”

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Dental Insurance & In-House Financing

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Managing the cost of your family’s care here in South Loop shouldn’t have to be a stressful experience. Our knowledgeable and friendly team members will help you make any proposed treatment budget-friendly! We’re in-network with most PPO dental insurances and offer affordable payment plans as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you contact our office and officially schedule an appointment for you or your child, you may have questions about our practice. We understand and support this desire to make an informed decision. Our team is here to answer your questions and put any fears to rest. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions we’ve received from patients and their families, and we hope our responses will be beneficial for you too! If you have other concerns that aren’t discussed here, feel free to reach out to our team. We’ll be happy to address your questions and help however we can.

How Can I Find a Dentist near Me?

If you’ve ever done a Google search for “dentist near me,” you’ve seen seemingly limitless pages of dental office results. However, if you are looking for a practice in the South Loop area that specializes in children’s dental care, creates a warm and welcoming environment, treats orthodontic issues, and makes the dental experience more enjoyable for everyone in the family, you don’t have to look any further than Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. You can trust our experts to treat the ones you love most with the utmost care.

How Can I Determine the Best Pediatric Dentist for My Family?

When it comes to your child’s care, you want nothing but the best, but it can be difficult to tell whether a certain practice will be a good fit by only looking at their website. Fortunately, we have many reviews online from satisfied patients or their parents sharing the experiences they’ve had with us. We invite you to look at these reviews to get a sense of what you can expect when you come to us. Our pediatric dentists excel at providing a positive experience for your little one, and it shows in our reviews!

How Can I Determine the Best Orthodontist for My Family?

For something as important as aligning your teeth, you need to work with an orthodontist you trust. At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we take pride in the quality of our work and each patient’s satisfaction. From the initial consultation to the final orthodontic appointment, you can expect personalized one-on-one attention and experienced care that will leave you with a more confident smile, but you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out our reviews and see for yourself!

Do All Dentists See Kids?

No. There are general dentists who will accept children as patients, but these practitioners rarely have the specialized training in order to address this age group’s unique needs. A board-certified pediatric dentist, on the other hand, undergoes years of advanced clinical coursework and proves their skills and knowledge in children’s dental care. In fact, as part of their certification, they receive training specifically to help patients with special needs. In addition, our pediatric dentists love working with children and know plenty of techniques to help even the most anxious child feel relaxed and at ease.

Do You Offer Same-Day Appointments?

Yes, we do! If your child experiences a dental emergency like a toothache or a knocked-out tooth, we can accommodate urgent appointments, often on the same day as your call. We will do our best to help as quickly as we can so that your child can get back to smiling and enjoying life. We also provide a lot of information for parents on our website to help you establish healthy dental habits at home with your child and potentially avoid dental emergencies in the future.

Giving Back to Our Amazing Community We Love

Dr. Dale and Dr. Justin really enjoy being a part of this diverse, down-to-earth neighborhood, and our team is always looking for new ways to create smiles outside of the treatment chair too. In the past, we’ve supported Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, St. Jude’s Hospital, the Evans Scholar Foundation, and other amazing organizations.

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