Doctors and Staff: Why you should choose Hobson Dental for your dental care.
"Perfecting the Art of Dentistry"
Our General Dentist, Dr. Glenn DeWeirdt
Dr. Glenn Deweirdt founded Hobson Dental Associates in 1984 following graduation from Northwestern University Dental School.
"Hobson Dental Associates was conceived and founded on the basic principle of quality care at reasonable fees. It is our goal and objective to serve our patients in a clean, friendly, relaxed, and comfortable environment."
Dr. DeWeirdt is one of a handful (less than 2%) of general dentists who routinely use the dental operating microscope for procedures. He is an active lecturer on this topic and is a frequent speaker at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting and dental study clubs in the area. He has also lectured at the University of Iowa Dental School. He is a consultant to Zeiss Meditec, an international leader in advanced optics, and a key opinion leader and speaker for Dentsply Midwest and Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties. The world's largest manufacturer of dental equipment and supplies.
Dr. DeWeirdt is a testing office for Clinical Research Associates, the most prestigious dental research organization in the United States and one of the premier organizations in the world.
Dr. DeWeirdt is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Fewer than 200 dentists in Illinois have this honor. www.icd.org
Dr. DeWeirdt and his wife Laurie, a Regional Sales Director for a Fortune 500 Internet Security company, enjoy family, cooking and wine, and motorsports. They have two Golden Retrievers, Willow and Zeke, and two cats, Thunder and Diamond.
Dr. DeWeirdt is also committed to education. He was a part-time faculty member at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in the pre-doctoral clinic. He taught general dentistry in the Multi-Disciplinary Clinic located in Downers Grove.
Dr. DeWeirdt relaxes with high-speed racetrack driving. He is a high performance driver's education instructor for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and a National Instructor for Porsche Club of America (PCA).
DOCTORS & STAFF
Patrick M. O’Flaherty, D.D.S.
Dr. Pat O’Flaherty graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry, Summa Cum Laude, as class valedictorian and completed a General Dentistry residency at the University of Chicago. He taught at Loyola for many years while practicing dentistry in his hometown of Downers Grove.
His dedication to continuing education earned him a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and membership as an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute of Advanced Dental Education. He is currently a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Institute and the Dental Director of Alliance for Smiles. He recently returned from his tenth medical mission with Alliance for Smiles to help children with cleft lips and palates.
Dr. O’Flaherty is a member of many professional organizations, a member and past president of the Downers Grove Rotary Club, and a member of St. Joseph Parish. He is the father of Kevin and Kent, grandfather of Paige and Owen, and lives with his wife, Lorie, in Downers Grove.
Dr. Pat’s favorite hobby is photography, which inspires him to travel wherever he can capture images of interesting wildlife and beautiful landscapes.
Our Implant Specialist, Dr. Irbad Chowdhury, DMD,AFAAID,FICOI
Dr. Chowdhury received his dental degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Chowdhury continued his education at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency and following his AEGD completed a one-year dental implant fellowship. Dr. Chowdhury has developed an interest in advanced implant dentistry which is the focus of his practice and his continuing education efforts.
Dr. Chowdhury is a former Clinical instructor at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and has served as Adjunct Faculty and mentor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Illinois. He is an esteemed fellow of the Academy of General Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantology, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Chowdhury is an accomplished lecturer on the subject of oral implantology.?
Dr. Steven Stempora
Dr. Stempora is a Chicago area native who was raised in Norridge, IL . Dr. Stempora is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has also completed post graduate orthodontic training through Mid America Orthodontic Society and is certified with Align Technology (Invisalign) for use of Invisalign. He also has been trained in the use of the Nobel Biocare implant system, one of the most trusted names in dental implants. The doctor has also trained with and used Luminescence veneers, which require little or no tooth preparation. He recently received a 2011 award from Top Doc Chicago. Dr. Stempora has been resident of Woodridge for over fifteen years and is an active member in the Woodridge Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Stempora and his wife Louise have four children and eight grandchildren. The doctor's interests include golf, tennis and keeping up with the grandkids.
Carey S.Dental Hygienist30 years experience in the dental field“I love dental hygiene!”Carey is a graduate of SIU Dental Hygiene program in Carbondale.Carey has a wide range of experience in dental hygiene and has worked in periodontal specialty offices and in a University environment.
Heidi B.Dental Hygienist
6 Years experience in the dental field.
“I have always loved helping people and am thankful to work with Dr. DeWeirdt and the dental team at Hobson Dental Associates.” “Dr. DeWeirdt’s conservative approach to treatment planning helps even our most hesitant patients achieve better oral health.”
Heidi moved to the Chicago area in 2011 and completed her dental hygiene degree locally at College of DuPage. She is committed to helping patients restore and maintain their oral health and prides herself on having a thorough yet gentle approach to cleaning. Heidi enjoys conversation and does all she can to
create a friendly and relaxing office environment. She truly enjoys her work but during her free &me Heidi likes reading, dining out, wine tasting and traveling with her husband and three teenage sons
June S.Business Manager
Over 20 years in the dental field
I am June Johnson, the Business Manager for Hobson Dental. I have an extensive background in the medical field and was asked to become a dental manager in 2001. After an extensive training program with M.G.E. (The Markus Group) in Virginia & Florida, I was able to apply what I learned and help the practice be more productive. I love to help patients make decisions that guide them into being more confident, healthy or just make them smile. I am dedicated to Hobson Dental's vision for its patients and look forward to working with the staff and becoming a part of a successful team. I have been married for 32 years and have 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I'm blessed to still have my dad - 83 years old - and in the best of health. I love to read, travel and provide food catering services whenever possible. My best times are spent with my family.
Nancy T.Dental Assistant
20 years of experience in the dental field
“I love getting to know the patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental office.”
In her free time she loves family time at the cabin, boating, and enjoying family.
Angie L.Dental Assistant
24 year s experience in the dental field
Hi my name is Angie, and I have been a dental assistant for 24 years. I enjoy working with patients to help them feel comfortable about their dental experience. Working at Hobson Dental, has been a great experience for me and I enjoy working side by side with Dr. DeWeirdt.
Bio coming soon!