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Qualifications and Experience
If you're looking for a doctor that cares about more than your mouth and specializes in "pain free" dental work, look no further! We practice conservative Dentistry and only give the patients what's in their best interest. Dr. Urkov has been winning the hearts of Chicagoans for over 30 years now. He also specializes in "Snap-On Smile" and "Lumineers." We do accept patients with Aetna, Guardian, Cigna, Metlife, Allied Benefit, Assurant, BlueCrossBlueShield, United Healthcare and other insurances. Please fill out the registration form so that I can check for frequencies and limitations before your appointment. Thank you in advance.
Verified Patient Reviews
HE IS THE BEST ! I WAS REFERRED TO HIM BY A FRIEND OF MINE WHO TOLD ME HE WAS THE BEST AND SHE WAS DEFINITELY TELLING THE TRUTH. I HAVE BEEN LAZY IN TAKING CARE OF MY TEETH AND HE DIDN'T LECTURE OR SCOLD. JUST RECOMMENDED THAT I COME BACK IN TO START MAINTAINING GOOD DENTAL HABITS. LOVE HIM ! ! ! ! !
Dr. Urkov is the best dentist I have seen to date. I told him I had anxiety going to the dentist and he made me feel very comfortable by making sure to explain every procedure ahead of time and describing exactly what he was looking for. He even showed me my x-rays and pointed out any issues in detail and was very sensitive to whether or not I was in pain. I actually arrived half an hour early and he was able to see me almost right away. Can't beat the view of the lake either! I will definitely be back and recommend him to my friends.
Very pleasant , and informative . Bonnie and Dr Urkov allways give great service.
I had such a pleasant visit with Dr. Urkov! I'm so thrilled I found a great dentist!!! Highly recommend him
Dr. Urkov is the best. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Urkov is thorough, has a great "bedside manner" and explains everything he's doing. It's a very professional and friendly office and I highly recommend him as well as Bonnie!
Great dentist office. The office manager, Bonnie, is a great help dealing with the difficult insurance world. Dr. Urkov is patient, gives thorough explanations of what he's doing and what he recommends. He is always positive and encouraging but gives specific helpful feedback. I have a small mouth and really don't like going to the dentist. Ok. who does? But Dr. Urkov really works hard to make it as painless and pleasant as possible while giving you the care you need. Oh, yes, and there's a killer view from the dentist's chair.
As far as visits to the dentist go, my experience couldn't have been better!
If you want the most meticulous and incredibly knowledgeable dentist with an amazing calm, informational, and caring dentist then you need to see Dr. Urkov. I had broken my tooth and I had never met him before. He came highly recommended and I called. The office was closed for Veterans Day, but he opened it for me to help me! He is a dream!
Very professional and friendly. Did a great job knowing and explaining my insurance coverage ahead of time!
The Doctor and his assistant greeted me warmly. I felt very much at home. The service was excellent and the price for my needed repair was discussed with me.
Wonderful,as always. Very professional and efficient.Excellent dentist.
Dr. Urkov is the best! The best dentist I have ever had! I would highly recommend seeing him.
Grest, as usual
Informative. I appreciate him letting me know all the details and being very straight forward.
Very professional! Excellent service and everything is described first. Polite and friendly.
Great experience for being a new patient! I've previously only had one specific dentist I went to but I moved. I was very nervous but Dr. Urkov made me feel very comfortable. I was late and he took it very graciously! He is friendly and has excellent bedside manner. Receptionist Bonnie was lovely and friendly. Overall amazing experience. Can't wait to go back!
Dr. Urkov is fantastic. He is extremely talented, friendly, and positive. I recently became a patient of his, and I firmly believe that I finally have a dentist for life.
Dr. Urkov is extremely personable, knowledgable and professional. He answered all my questions, made me confident in his abilities and we also had great conversation.
Bonnie and Dr. Urkov made sure everything with my visit went smoothly and comfortably as possible. I highly recommend. Great choice for a dentist.
I am always confident that whatever the situation is, the situation will be well resolved.
Dr. Urkov was super professional and very courteous! I have already recommended him to my friends. He was very careful not to hurt my teeth and was very gently.
It was the First Time ever I had an Appointment with a Dentist and I'm so glad that was with Dr. James Urkov. He is simple incredible and amazing doctor. He is very friendly and so good in treating his patients. I would love to visit him again....
Excellent dentist!!! Dr. Urkov was professional, extremely kind, and very knowledgable. Definitely a dentist you can trust. I have already recommended him to my colleagues. Truly the best dental experience I have ever had.
Dr. Urkov was excellent! Very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and caring.
He's the kindest, most understanding dentist I've ever known!
Dr. Urkov is the absolute best! I have been seeing the same dentist for my entire life until I recently moved to downtown Chicago and needed to find a new dentist. He was incredibly thorough and explained what he was doing each step of the way. He showed me not only why my teeth looked healthy but what signs would be present if they were unhealthy. I will be going back to see him very soon for a consultation on a cosmetic procedure.
No complaints - great dentist!
This is the best dental experience I've ever had! Bonnie was extremely helpful and friendly. Dr. Urkov was excellent and clearly passionate about what he does. The best part is that he thoroughly explains everything before he does it so there are no surprises. A thoroughly professional and seemless experience. I will recommend this office to everyone I know. Thank you!
Dr. Urkov is a great dentist with a fantastic, easy going demeanor. He explains what he's going to do before he does it and causes no pain. Highly recommended.
Once again a great visit with an awesome dentist. I feel that I can really trust Dr. Urkov!
I am always confident that I am getting good service from a dedicated professional. I look forward to seeing Dr. Urkov and Bonnie his Assistant.
Skilled, gentle, good humored. Actually look forward to going to the dentist.
Dr. Urkov and Bonnie are the best! He's conservative with his dental work and will work with you to preserve your teeth. I have needed several crowns in the past 4 years and every one was done by Dr. Urkov and they fit perfectly every time with very few adjustments needed. He's also mastered giving a dental injection with minimal pain!
Very skilled and professional.
This was a great visit. Nice lake views from the dentist chair. Bonnie (Dr. Urkov's receiptionist) went above and beyond to help me with my insurance and Dr. Urkov has a great 'bedside' manner. Everything was on-time and I felt that I could really trust Dr. Urkov as well. Thank you!
I look forward to these visits. Dr. Urkov is really good and Bonnie is always hospitable and welcoming. Thank you.
He is excellent at making sure you are clear on whatever your treatment he is doing on you and why you need it.
He is very through in his care with patients.
Because we were able to plan for upcoming treatment I felt more at ease. I'll be more at ease in future appointment.
Great dentist. Awesome view outside the window. Very professional. Always lets you know what is happening. Highly recommend.
Great guy and great dentist!!
Excellent, always a pleasure to visit my dentist.
Fabulous, as usual
The time and patience he spends with his patients is GENUINE!
Very professional and extremely competent. Has latest professional equipment. The view from the chair (overlooking Lake Michigan) is very calming.
Terrific dentist. You can't do any better than Dr. Urkov.
Fantastic! Very professional and friendly. I have sensitive teeth and he was very nice and warned me when things might be a little tender. Location is very accessible and office is nice.
Quick, Fast, and informative. He told me everything I needed to know and I got in and got out. I recommend him for anyone. He will be my regular dentist when I move back to Chicago.
The appointment went very smoothly, even though I was in a hurry. He detailed the dental cleaning step by step, and I plan on returning to him next time.
He is a very caring, kind dentist and does everything he can to make you feel comfortable. His assistant, Bonnie, is also delightful.
Dr Urkov is a great person to have as a dentist. He explains everything in an easy to understand manner before he starts any work. He uses digital xrays and up to date technology. Very friendly!
He was wonderful...I'm just sorry I haven't been going to him from the beginning. He's wonderful
His is a good dentist.
The most caring doctor I have ever met. He made visiting the dentist pleasant and something I want to do often.
Everything was great except sometimes his hands were trying to go into mouth when my mouth was closed. I haven't been to a dentist in a while but I'm used to being prompted to open more.
The office staff and DR. were above and beyond nice!!! Unfortunately I did not end up going through with the cleaning since this doctor is not, in fact, in network for Aetna Dental PPO as listed in the ZOC DOC search. I was disappointed because this seems like a great office!
He is the best
The only issue I have with this doctor is he is not a provider of any insurance company. He accepts all insurances, but is not associatied with any company. I didn't know this until after he had started a procedure even after I completed paperwork and presented his assistance with my insurance information, nothing was said to me. As a result of him not being a provider of any major insurance company, you can expect to pay more out of your pocket for his services, which I was not happy about at all. If you don't have a concern for this, I would highly recommend him.
He is fantastic!
Dr Urkov is a gem. Professional and gentle. He is never condescending. Awesome!
Dr. Urkov is a very kind person and extremely knowledgeable dentist. He listens well and likewise communicates in an easy manner. His treatment plans are always include options, with much collaboration with the patient. He offers very creative solutions to difficult situations. He also is true to his intent to have painfree, or at worst, minimal pain with any procedures. A most pleasant experience. Imagine that: going to the dentist being pleasant!!!
I have been seeing Dr. Urkov for 2 years. He is the most painless dentist I've ever seen. He is all about maintaining the integrity of the tooth and your dental health.
a skilled artist!
Dr. Urkov was the best dentist I have ever used. He is friendly, thorough and explains every procedure. His assistant Bonnie is wonderful. If you want a great experience at the dentist, this is your guy!
He and his office secretary were friendly and professional. They explained all procedures thoroughly. I am moving my family dental needs to this practice.
Dr. Urkov absolutely wonderful! He's the only dentist I've been to who is genuinely warm, caring and funny, and does his best to make his patients feel at ease at every moment of the process. I recommend Dr. Urkov highly.