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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Mata is a graduate of UIC dental school, one of the best in the country. She has been a dentist for years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry and learned from the best since receiving her D.D.S. degree in 1996. Her gentleness and emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable her to provide her patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Mata has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry - from preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to orthopedic, orthodontic, ClearCorrect, Invisalign, TMJ, and sleep apnea, Chao Surgical Pinhole Technique, and root canal treatment. She is focused on preventive and has an extensive knowledge with myofunctional appliances that can help prevent malocclusion, improve airway, and balance the jaw on kids from age 3 and ways to treat malocclusion even on adults. She is also a certified provider of Invisalign and also offers ClearCorrect... She listens to her patient's concern. After a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options so her patient can make the best decision for their oral health. A philosophy in which Dr. Mata goes by is, "To save my patients teeth for the rest of their lives..." She is trained to use laser to do fillings that don't require shots in a number of cases. She saves broken teeth before it turns into an implant case...
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Mata is excellent! She is professional, but also very warm and treats you like family. She is the most gentle dentist I've ever had and her work is superb! I went in for what others told me was going to be a very painful procedure, but with Dr. Mata, I didn't feel a thing (and no needles!). She takes a holistic view of dental health and stresses preventative treatment. She always takes the time after work is finished to talk and teach you about your teeth. I'm so glad I found her when I did.
Dr Mata was incredibly friendly and gave more insight on the condition of my teeth and gums than any other dentist I've visited before. She also did not push me to go through with any particular treatment, but gave her recommendations in an extremely helpful way that allows me to plan for the health of my teeth in years to come.
Dr. Mata has excellent bedside manner. She really took the time to explain the procedure/s to me and patiently answered my questions.
Dr. Mata is wonderful! I have been a patient of hers for two years, and in that time we have addressed a number of significant issues -- she was even able to save a tooth that would have otherwise required a root canal. She has also provided ClearCorrect (invisible braces) treatment, which was very successful and I am thrilled with my smile. She clearly deeply cares about her patients!
Absolutely loved her upbeat and outgoing personality plus her sincere desire to make me look ten years younger was so refreshing! I am committed to her for the life of my teeth!
untrustworthy and focused on money
First off, the actual office is a bit run-down and old. However, the location is very convenient to the Red Line and if you work in the Loop. At the appointment, I had scheduled a teeth cleaning, but no cleaning took place. Dr. Mata started with an exam of my teeth, and she immediately started acting like I was in critical condition. She said my gums were in bad shape and would require an extra "deep cleaning" to fix (mostly not covered by insurance). Then she proceeded to tell me what was wrong with practically every single one of my teeth. She ended up saying I had 10+ cavities and needed sealants on several other teeth (All without viewing any x-rays). The appointment ended with me scheduling an appointment for a pricey "deep cleaning" (which I later canceled) and I never got the cleaning I had scheduled and expected. I was very skeptical of her claims because I had been to the dentist regularly every 6 months my entire life and have never once been told I have had a cavity or any gum problems. However, not wanting to ignore the "critical" situation, I booked a cleaning/exam with a different Chicago dentist a week later to get a 2nd opinion. As I expected, the new dentist said my teeth and gums were in good shape. At the end of the day, I'm not sure if Dr. Mata was just trying to up-sell me or she is just a little too over-zealous about "saving teeth." Either way, I don't plan on returning to this office.
I really loved the texpierence from the moment went through the door. Everyone was very nice and professional. This is the ideal way to treat patients. Dr Mata was knowledgable and explained each step in the process. My 97 year old mother was the reason we went in the first place. She was very kind and patient making my mom feel at ease with the process. Her staff are also very kind and made sure we were comfortable. Thank you everyone.
Great quick and efficient service. Took car of an extensive deep cleaning with no pain and an expected amount of discomfort.
I've never been to a more thorough dentist in my life. I moved to Chicago a couple months ago and stumbled upon her. She took the time to do through every single tooth, gum, proper brushing and flossing technique (which i didn't realizing I was doing wrong my entire life). She truly cares about her patients so there aren't 20 people in the waiting room, it's a very intimate experience. I would highly recommend her if you want to make your dental health a priority!
Excellent care and time taken to get it right.
Dr. Mata and Angie are the best! Great bedside manner, efficiently run office, and they made my root canal as easy as possible. I avoided the dentist before seeing Dr. Mata because of dentist anxiety, but now I feel much more comfortable. I'm very, very happy with my experience.
I would not recommend her!
Had a great experience here! She took me at the time of my appointment and was very comprehensive. I like that she was able to explain to me very clearly the condition of my teeth and the treatment options I needed to consider.
Very informative and felt well cared for.
I have been a long time patient of Dr. Mata. She is always very friendly and considerate. She is knowledgeable and skilled.
I came in for a cleaning. She did not clean my teeth and all and refused when I asked her to. Instead, she engaged in what I would consider the dental equivalent of a used car salesman hard sell. First, scare tactics telling everything that is wrong with me. Then trying to up-sell me to expensive procedure. When all I asked for was a simple cleaning. Which I did not get.
Great doctor! Highly recommended. She really cares for her patients and takes great care to explain everything she's doing.
Excellent care and bedside manner! Very personable!
This was the best dentist experience I have ever had. Dr. Mata takes her time with her patients, and is so informative. A previous dentist of mine told me I didn't have wisdom teeth (WRONG)! Dr. Mata carefully reviewed my x-rays with me, and explained to me in great detail what was going on in my mouth. I'm excited for my next appointment!
She is AWESOM! I've already referred her to my counterpart.
She is awesome!! She made me feel very comfortable and it was a learning experience as she showed me diagrams to explain what's going on with my teeth. She also showed me the XRays of my teeth while explaining each one. Also she was very polite and nice. During her examination of my teeth she gave me a mirror to see exactly what she was doing. I highly recommend Felicia Mata DMD!
Dr. Mata is a great dentist! Very thorough and kind. The staff is also very professional helpful.
Good first visit, would for sure recommend. Very thorough exam
The online scheduling on ZocDoc is very helpful and convenient . Angie from the downtown office is very sweet, professional and prompt with confirmations. Dr Felicia Mata is awesome! Professional and experienced. The office is clean and conveniently open on Saturdays.
I searched for a long time to find a dentist in Chicago. I finally found Dr. Mata. So grateful. She is super informative. She is very concerned about you as a patient. Her office staff is incredible.
I didn't feel like I could believe what she was telling me and everything she said was in a very lecturing voice.
I wish I would have found out about her sooner; she is wonderful
She was a very good me and my husband we are very happy
Very thorough and explains information from a wholistic view; makes you understand how much your dental health impacts your overall health emotionally and physically. Promotes proactive/preventative dentistry and root cause of problems not just treating the symptoms.
Very thorough and informative. I learned more about my teeth in 30 minutes than I learned in 40 years.
She is incredibly friendly and well informed on all procedures.
Dr. Mata isn't like other dentists. She sat down with me for an hour, and discussed her concerns about my dental health. At first, I was resistant - I kept thinking, 'I just want a cleaning'. But then, I realized that she was the first dentist that actually cared enough to sit down with me, explain her concerns and create a plan to move forward. Although I walked out without a cleaning (but with an appointment to get another), this was one of the best dentist experiences I've ever had.
Both Dr. Mata and the hygienist were the nicest people. Very helpful and knowledgeable as well. Explained everything thoroughly.