News & Events

October 2023

Hobson Dental and Dr. DeWeirdt were voted best dental office in Woodridge!!


February 2023

Dr. DeWeirdt speaking at Edward Elmhurst Health Primary Care Conference on Thursday February 16, 2023

November 2021

Dr. DeWeirdt has again been named one of Chicago's magazine best dentists, as voted on by a survey of other dentists.

January 12, 2021

Dr. DeWeirdt has been name one of America's best dentists, 
  • Have over 4 years of experience.
  • Care for patients full time.
  • Average over 3 times the continuing education required by most states.
  • Are practice owners-for greater concern for their patients.
  • Use magnification-for greater attention to detail.
  • Have no license suspensions or malpractice issues.
  • Were chosen by other health care providers for treatment.
  • Are highly reviewed online.
  • Rank nationally as America's Best Dentists.

December 12, 2020

Dr. DeWeirdt has been inducted as a fellow of the international college of dentistry. This is one of the highest honors in the dental profession and reflects Dr. DeWeirdt's commitment to clinical excellence, dental education, charitable contributions, and volunteerism. Membership in the International College of Dentistry is by Invitation only and follows an exhaustive background and vetting process. There are less than 10,000 Fellows of the International College of Dentistry in the world and less than 300 in Illinois.

Dr. DeWeirdt is enrolled in a Botox and Dermal Filler continuing education program and will begin offering Botox and Filler services in January.

January 24th, 2019

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured at the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention in Denver

October 2nd, 2018

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

January 28th, 2018

Yankee Dental Congress

Dr. DeWeirdt was part of a panel of distinguished dental experts, including Dr. Ian Grayson, a Endodontics professor at Harvard school of dental medicine.

November 11, 2017
Hobson Dental participates in Illinois Dentist Salute

Dr. DeWeirdt and Hobson Dental participated in the IL State Dental Society program, Illinois Dentists Salute. We were honored to provide free dental care for two deserving Vietnam War Veterans for this wonderful program.

October 2017

Dr. DeWeirdt was nominated to the Chicago Dental Society Foundation(CDSF) Board of Directors!

Dr. DeWeirdt has been nominated to the CDSF Board of Directors with his 7 year term beginning January 2018.

He will serve on the Finance Committee and endeavor to keep his mouth shut and avoid doing anything too stupid.

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the Chicago Dental Society. The CDSF administers over $1 million in aid and support to local organizations to promote dental health.

In 2007, CDS invested $1.5 million to establish the Chicago Dental Society Foundation. Its mission is to support access to care programs and dental education.

Since 2002, CDS and its philanthropic arm, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation, have donated more than $1 million dollars to local clinics and programs that help people get the dental care they need.

Below is a list of those clinics and access to care programs that have received grants from CDS or the CDS Foundation. Some of the recent grantees from CDSF include:
  • Access Community Health Network
  • ADA Foundation for Hurricane Relief
  • Advocate Health Care — Mobile Dental Program
  • Alivio Medical Center
  • American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief
  • Chicago Dental Society Foundation
  • Christina's Smile Children's Dental Clinic
  • The Clopper Memorial Foundation
  • College of DuPage — Dental Hygiene Program
  • College of Lake County-Dental Hygiene Program
  • Community Health (formerly St. Basil's)
  • Community Nurse Health Association
  • CURE Network (Remote Dental Clinic)
  • Dental Lifeline Network Illinois (formerly IFDH — Donated Dental Service Program and Dental/Handicapped Housecalls Program)

September 14, 2017
Newtech Dental Laboratory, Newcastle, PA

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured to a group of dentists on the dental operating microscope. The laboratory was located near Philadelphia, PA so Dr. DeWeirdt had an opportunity to see the Liberty Bell. He also visited the Battleship, New Jersey, anchored across the Delaware River in Cambden, NJ.

August 16, 2017
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Downers Grove, IL

Dr. DeWeirdt presented a lecture to the dental school faculty entitled, "Introduction to the Dental Operating Microscope." The lecture was well-received and no heckling, catcalls or rotten fruit projectiles were noticed.

May 11, 2017
Baran Dental Lab, Chantilly, VA

Dr. DeWeirdt spoke to a group of dentists and laboratory technicians on the benefits of the dental operating microscope. Dr. DeWeirdt and Gigi took a side trip to Charlottesville, VA to visit his Uncle.

March 21, 2017
Wheaton Dental Society

Dr. DeWeirdt spoke to the Wheaton Dental Society. This was a great group and a lot of fun!

February 24, 2017
Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured at the CDS Midwinter Meeting for the fifth time.
His lecture was well attended and received recognition from the American Dental Association.

Dentistry Today Article
February 2017

Dr. DeWeirdt was featured in an article in "Dentistry Today" magazine recognizing him as a pioneer and national leader in the area of the dental operating microscope and micro dentistry. "Dentistry Today" has the largest circulation in the U.S. for non-peer-reviewed dental journals.

February 5, 2017
Give Kids a Smile (GKAS)

Dr. DeWeirdt volunteered at the second GKAS event hosted at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic in Wheaton. GKAS is a nationally recognized chritable organization provideing needed dental care for underserved children. Pictured with Dr. DeWeirdt are (L to R) Dr. Keith Suchy, CDSF President, Ms. Kristen Webber, CDSF Executive Director, Mr. Micheal Gresh, Mayor of Wheaton, Dr. Anthony Sperlazzo, CDSF Board Member, Dr. DeWeirdt, and Mrs. Robyn Gathman, CDSF Board member.

January 26, 2017
Yankee Dental Congress, Boston,MA

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured on the dental operating microscope in Boston. The lecture was a success and Dr. DeWeirdt ate a lot of lobster and enjoyed Italian food in the North End.

November 25, 2016
Greater New York Dental Meetin

Lecture and Hands-on demonstration

Dr. DeWeirdt lectured and moderated a hands-on demonstration for a group of dentists at the prestigious GNYDM. This course introduced the dental operating microscope and principals of microdentistry to the course participants.

February 5, 2016
Give Kids a Smile (GKAS)

Dr. DeWeirdt participated as a volunteer dentist at the most recent GKAS event held at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic. There was a great turnout of volunteer dentists and hygienists. Over 40 needy children were helped at this event.

November 17, 2015
Lecture and Live patient demonstration for fifteen dentists.

Dr. DeWeirdt and Dr. William Nudera, and internationally recognized endodontist and lecturer did a live root canal procedure for the members of a local dental study club. The program was co-sponsored by Zeiss and Dentsply.

January 7, 2015

Dr. DeWeirdt hosts webinar for Zeiss staff and field representatives on patient positioning. Dr. DeWeirdt was assisted by long-suffering employee, Darlene.

Chicago Magazine Top Dentists!!!!

Dr. DeWeirdt and Dr. Banakis were listed in the top 270 dentists in the Chicago area in the January 2016 issue of Chicago Magazine! This list was compiled from a survey of area dentists who they would trust to treat their family and friends. What an honor for both doctors!

December 10, 2015

Congratulations to our Dental Hygienist, Nancy, on completing a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. Way to go, Nancy!

Dr. DeWeirdt has been named a Presiding Chair for the 2016 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting February 26-28. This is a prestigious position at the Midwinter Meeting. Dr. DeWeirdt will be introducing speakers and eating the free food provided for meeting officials!

Dr. DeWeirdt has been named a Presiding Chair for the 2016 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting February 26-28. This is a prestigious position at the Midwinter Meeting. Dr. DeWeirdt will be introducing speakers and eating the free food provided for meeting officials!

November 17, 2015

Live patient clinical demonstration. Dr. DeWeirdt and Dr. William Nudera, an endodontist and international speaker, did a lecture and live-patient root canal demonstration for a group of 15 dentists with Seattle Study Club. The patient survived!

Dr. DeWeirdt in the "Chicago Dental Society Review" in attendance at the 2015 CDS Midwinter Meeting.

Dr. DeWeirdt was a speaker at the meeting to a sold out audience!

Doctor DeWeirdt ran hands-on microscope courses in Indianapolis, Indiana and Boston Massachusetts. The courses were sponsored by Zeiss and the Henry Schein, the world's largest dental supply company.

September 21, 2014 Dr. DeWeirdt spoke to the Chicago Dental Study Club on the subject of dental practice management.

Also pictured is Dr. Dorothy Anasinki and representatives of sponsors Nobel Biocare and Kettenbach Dental Products.

Dr. DeWeirdt wrote this article for the summer 2014 Edition of "Sidekick" magazine.

May 2014s

Dr. DeWeirdt ran a hands-on endodontic class sponsored jointly by Zeiss and Dentsply/Tulsa Dental Specialties at Hobson Dental. The several attendees said it was the best continuing education day that had experienced!

CDS Foundation clinic helps uninsured dental patients

By Donna Domino, Features Editor

March 27, 2013 - The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Foundation has opened a free dental clinic in Wheaton, IL, using volunteer dentists and hygienists to provide free basic dental care to uninsured patients.

Previously, the DuPage Community Clinic had offered dental care, but when the facility stopped providing oral care about two years ago, the dentists volunteers looked for another location to serve the growing number of people with no access to dental care. About 24 dentists volunteer at the clinic, including pediatric dentists and oral surgeons. It features three operatories and provides oral care to residents of Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties.

Keith Suchy, DDS, who has a general practice in Westchester, had volunteered at DuPage clinic since 1995.
"Volunteers from the previous clinic asked the Chicago Dental Society to shepherd us to help find a new place, and they stepped up to the plate," he told "It's pretty much a fledgling operation, but we're all excited it's open."

The patients who come to the clinic are symbolic of the majority of American adults facing the effects of ongoing economic recession: working class people with now dental insurance who can't afford a private dentist, he added.

"Regrettably, poverty levels have risen in all three counties, especially in DuPage," Dr. Suchy said.
The CDS released a report in February detailing the poor state of access to care in Illinios. Lake, Cook, and DuPage counties lost 12 of 44 public health dental clinics in recent years, and several areas now lack a dentist.
Diverse patient base

Glen DeWeirdt Jr., DDS, a general practitioner in Woodridge, has volunteered his services for 12 years. He's treated a broad cross section of patients, mostly people who've fallen on hard times in the last few years.
"A lot of them are formally well-employed people who've lost their jobs," he told "They had good dental care for years, but because of economic conditions, they can't afford quality care."
Many are immigrants from Eastern Europe, Mexico, Asia, and Russia who've had poor oral care their whole lives, he noted.

Both dentists, who were instrumental in getting the new clinic organized and open, said it's gratifying to provide care for undeserved people.

"I've seen some incredibly rewarding cases," Dr. DeWeirdt said. "I've had patients with such gross decay I had to remove every tooth in their mouth."

Since the clinic doesn't provide dentures, Dr. DeWeirdt did them himself at his own expense and had his lab do the work. He also did a root canal in his own office to save the tooth of one patient. "The alternative was removing a tooth from a 19-year-old," he explained.

Dr. DeWeirdt has also seen some interesting pathologies, such as pyogenic granuloma and lichen planus. "These are the things you tend to see more in lower socioeconomic classes where oral hygiene and access to care are compromised," he noted.

Dr. Suchy said he's seen a "frightful" amount of caries in young adults. "We're trying to save as many teeth as we can with simple restorations and dental education," he said. "There's no question there's a lot more chronic disease like untreated decay and periodontal disease; in some cases, entire mouths have been ravaged. The economic downturn has really exacerbated the problem."

At the Cook County public health clinics, patients routinely wait up to three months for an appointment, according to the CDS Foundation. Last year, Illinois cut $1.6 billion cut from its Medicaid program, restricting adult benefits to emergency tooth extractions only.

More and more people are turning to hospital emergency tooth extractions only.

More and more people are turning to hospital emergency rooms from dental problems, Dr. Suchy noted.

"It's pretty frightening," he said. "It would be interesting to see what would happen if we rerouted the money being spent on emergency room care to community clinics."

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