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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Jonathan Yahav is a renowned Chicago cosmetic and reconstruction dentist who graduated from Northwestern University. Dr.Yahav has helped many patients obtain a better and beautiful smile, utilizing veneer, bonding, invisalign and teeth whitening.
From his state-of-the-art Chicago offices, he serves Chicago and Northwest suburban patients for over 25 years. Dr. Yahav is an artist with a smile as well as a canvas. His expertise is also in implant dentistry and reconstruction of your oral health.
License to Practice General Dentistry
All that is good begins with a SMILE!
When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great dentist, explains everything and very considerate staff
Friendly staff, state of the art technology in teeth cleaning, and a great view - what more could you want!? Highly, highly recommend Dr. Yahav.
They were slow to greet me and not very organized in the front office at first. But when I got to the back, the doctor was fantastic/professional/thorough, the hygienist/X-ray tech was very friendly, and my actual time in the chair was enjoyable. Started off a little shaky, but I am glad I chose this doctor, and will be making him my regular dentist.
Dr. Yahav is amazing. Highly recommended.
Great experience. Will definitely be going back.
Great attention very professional and organized.
Great service, great facilities. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
The trip to the doctor's office was a true pleasure. The dental hygienist Connie did a marvelous job prepping my teeth for full cleaning from Dr. Yahav. Dr. Yahav offers great advice and only uses the top technology/equipment.
Dr. Yahav is a wonderful doctor, God bless him.
It was a good informative visit.
Horrible bedside manner
Dr. Yahav and his staff were really great! My wait time was a little long, but I was in and out of the chair in 20 minutes (including x-rays). Great technology and very friendly!
Money seeking bad attitude
Excellent experience! Who says that about going to the dentist??? Dr. Yahav is amazing and Millie at the front desk was terrific too! Definitely recommend!!
Everyone in this office is super sweet and friendly, as well as knowledgeable. Really convenient location downtown, and their appointment availability is great. Glad I found this practice!
I have no doubt in Dr. Yahav's medical capabilities, granted I saw him for minor procedures. However, my 3 stars come from the level of poor admin (calling patients on time, ordering the right things from third party vendors on time, billing accurate amounts as per agreements) and the lack of billing transparency here. If you're looking for a quick fix that costs a few hundred bucks, Dr. Yahav may be the guy as he works fast. But if the procedure costs a few grand, I recommend staying away, as you'll feel rushed / pressured into decisions only to have continuous surprises down the road (e.g., billing higher than agreed upon, appointments made many weeks after what was promised, very little understanding of the process and what to expect after your procedures).
Absolutely terrible in admin and management. I have waited 3+ months to get a simple transfer of documents and called at least 20 times to the office only to be falsely promised things will be taken cRe of "immediately" each time. Each time a promise was made to call me back, I receive zero calls and have to follow up. When I attempt to give some direct feedback over the phone regarding this, receptionist cuts me off and rushes to hang up the phone. Dr Yahav is competent, but the admin at this office has spun out of control and will make your life a living hell.
Very pleased. I had an excruciating impacted wisdom tooth. Doctor took care of it right away. I arrived at 10am and the surgery was complete and I was back home by 11:30. Very pleased.
Enthusiastic, caring, and experienced.
I went to Dr. Yahav for a consult on my fill ins. He tried to get me to get porcelain "onlays." When I said that I can only afford new fill ins he pressured me into getting the more pricey options. Meanwhile, I almost walked out because he was so pushy but stayed because he agreed to go ahead and do the ceramic fill ins. Fast forward 3 months, I'm in pain and seeing a new dentist who is fantastic and had no qualms about re-doing my fill ins. Didn't even understand why I was offered porcelain anyway. If you want to be stressed out at an appointment, go to Dr. Yahav. If you want a stress free experience, I suggest you go elsewhere.
Very friendly and made me feel Comfortable
Dr. Yadav needs to learn to give time to his patients. My experience was pretty bad. He probably spoke to me for 30s before advicing expensive procedures. You can tell that he is jumping between patients and is trying to squeeze in as many patients as he can even if that meant compomising the care he provides. If you want patients to retutn, please take time with each if them and don't rush them. I am not visiting again.
Pushy as a doctor, don't do Invisalign since not licensed for orthodotics, and office doesn't do insurance claims correctly so I never get the payments I was supposed to.
I was the most patient person when it came to Dr. Yahav, but enough is enough. It was more than three strikes that he got. First, my first ever appointment, he was late to show up the office - and I'm talking I was waiting nearly an hour - then, when he got there, he was rushing and it was not comfortable. He didn't explain things clearly and then was patronizing about "Its okay its okay I got you." Later, when treatments were booked, I showed up to the office to find it closed at my scheduled appointment time. Then, later, another time, I got a bill which I believed to be in error. Come to find out, not only did they BILL me wrong, (and I didn't owe anything), but THEY owed me money because they overcharged their own service. Lastly, Dr. Yahav requested that I come in and see him as a follow up to a procedure, and he even suggested the date and time. I went, and he didn't show up. I called multiple times, asking for a call back from him. To this day, all I've gotten is a lackluster apology from a secretary. To say that he doesn't care is an understatement. AVOID THIS DOCTOR AND THIS PRACTICE.
Felt pressured into getting procedure. Told me insurance would cover it. It did not.
To say that Dr. Yahav and his team are amazing is an understatement! Millie greets you with the warmest smile; you feel welcomed immediately. Connie, dental hygienist , is very energetic , warm, and friendly. She smiles from the time you come into the patient chair. She is extremely sweet! Dr. Yahav is very attentive, warm, knowledgeable, and caring. You can tell that he is genuinely vested in the comfort and overall well-being of his patients. He made me feel so comfortable and assured me from beginning to end that they would take care of me. I was terrified of getting fill-ins! Dr. Yahav did 4 fill-ins in under 15 minutes, and completely pain free! The office is state-of -the -art and he uses tools with the latest, advanced technology. I am very satisfied and I recommend Chicago Smile Center to anyone that is nervous about going to the dentist. At Chicago Smile Center, you are treated like a friend! Thank you so much to the CSC team!
Very professional and thorough. Dr. Yahav Certainly knows what he's doing.
He was excellent and took great care in educating me about gum health. Cleaning was the best I've had!
Dr. Yahav was an excellent doctor. Cleaning was amazing. Staff is very friendly! A very good experience.
Overall excellent dentist with excellent skill except for long waiting time.
He was so comforting. I hate getting dental work done, hadn't gone for 4 years and he said I was all good. The technology was pain free, for my mouth at least. Well, it hurt a bit- but that was just uncomfortable! The cleaning was so quick and efficient and he wanted me to let him know how I felt every step of the way :P .
Dr. Yahav is very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr. Yahav saw me on little to no notice, determined I had an impacted wisdom tooth ready to erupt and pulled it all in less than half an hour. He informed me that I needed to get my mouth deep cleaned and schedule a surgery to get the rest of my wisdom teeth out. Thanks!
Amazing. It's my first time visiting dentist in US. The stuff and the front desk and the nurse were super friendly. Dr. Yahav is a real professional. Thoughtful, nice and fast. He explained me everything very clear. I definitely recommend him.
I came in and gave the front desk my insurance information (waited 45min). Dr. Yahav seemed intelligent and helpful, recommended a longer lasting filling than the one that had previously fallen out. I was asked to cover the expenses out of pocket and deal with the insurance company on my own because "they didn't trust students to be on time," or something obscure along those lines. Then, the insurance company said their policy is to reimburse dentists, not patients. So we had to haggle Dr. Yahav's assistant/spose for the insurance reimbursement. Several months later and after many frustrating phone calls, I got a check for about one third of the original procedure amount. I'm not sure how much of this is the fault of their administration vs. the insurance plan, but they certainly weren't helpful in solving my issue! (not to mention their lack of trust in me from the beginning)
Very pleasant and knowledgeable. I'd recommend this practice to anyone
First time visit and I loved it. Very professional and friendly staff. I called a friend and recommended the place right after my visit. 5 stars
I have visited a few times and for the most part my experience was pleasant as far as procedures are concerned. When it comes to billing, that was a different issue. I am still on my mothers insurance so she takes care of all payment arrangements and for my invisalign things got a but shady. He was supposed to bill the insurance and flex pay for a portion and then we financed the rest. He financed the entire fee and we now have to go though the insurance to get reimbursed. That is not what my mother agreed too. They have been on the phone several times trying to straighten things out and I don't know all the details but its a mess. He will rushes you to make decisions. I'm not one to be rushed into things and I am pretty stern with my opinion and not easily swayed but for other who are not, Yahav can be a bit of a bully for lack of a better term. He is not a mean person, but he can be very pushy. Over all, he has done a great job with my teeth. I have had them cleaned 2 times, 4 wisdom teeth pulled all at once which went very well and he is doing my invisalign. No complaints about his work, but he can be very pushy. Be aware!
He was very upfront with me about my health and my treatment.
Dr Jonathan is a capable dentist but I felt very rushed during my visit. He was attending different patients at the same time and running around from room to room. He came in my room and started cleaning my teeth right away. I had questions for him but I didnt even get a chance to talk. Overall I would not recommend him. There are many capable dentists who will be courteous and take time to explain the procedures.
I went in for a cleaning and had a pleasant experience. I haven't gone for a cleaning in a few years and this was my first time with Dr Yahav. I felt the hygienist and Dr Yahav were very thorough. I did not require any additional services so I cannot speak for services beyond a simple cleaning.
Very good emergency care.
It's a pleasant experience.
I have seen Dr. Yahav three times in the past year. First of all, his office has spectacular views! It is in the Hancock Center and definitely makes the routine dentist visit more pleasurable. His staff was extremely professional and friendly, and the teeth cleaning (which I usually hate!) was fast and efficient. Dr. Yahav had to do some extra work on my back molars, because I had a cavity on one of my upper molars as well as a deep cavity on a bottom molar. I had to get a regular filling on the upper tooth cavity which Dr. Yahav took care of very quickly. I then found out that I was going to need a porcelain cap for the bottom molar, because of the depth and severity of the cavity. Dr. Yahav's bedside manner was excellent and he (almost) completely alleviated any of my concerns. He took the mold for my tooth and put in a semi-permanent filling in my tooth and told me to wait a week and come back in to put the porcelain cover in. Putting the porcelain cover back in took NO TIME at all! It fits perfectly and I can't even feel that it is there. He is an excellent dentist and extremely kind. I recommend him for anyone in the Chicago area!
I haven't been to the dentist in some time because I didn't have one I could trust. This experience DID NOT help! I was pressured to have additional work done (beyond a typical cleaning) that I could not afford at the time, but the doctor and staff kept insisting. I eventually just cancelled my follow up appointment because they were stressing me out!
I was a little disappointed . The computer system for the X-ray machine was down so I have to come back for that part of the cleaning/checkup. The dental hygienist was very rough with whole cleaning and the constant suctioning of my tongue was uncomfortable. There was no sink in any of the rooms so they had to use suction . I had to request to use the bathroom to rinse the blood out of my mouth because there was no sink . I am used to my dentist doing the cleaning and talking to me . The dentist came in for 5 minutes so its hard to really rate the dentist since the young hygienist was the one who was with me most of the visit.
Wonder doctor and educator!!!
He was really nice. he explained everything. Connie was great too!
An expert who works fast and very experienced.
It was a great experience, his entire office is friendly, helpful, and welcoming.
Everything about this office is top notch. The office itself is meticulously clean and beautifully designed. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and most importantly Dr Yahav was great. Answered all my questions, was thorough and gave me all the needed steps to start me getting a better smile.
The long wait time was almost a deal breaker. Still not sure if I will return to him. He seems too busy for new patients and maybe too much of a big shot. I want a good dentist, but one who is customer service oriented.
GREAT GREAT DOC! SO TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AND BEYOND READY FOR THE DENTAL FUTURE.
Dr Yahav is efficient, professional and putting patient's need at the 1st place. I have scheduled the appointment only 4 hours prior to being accepted with an emergency need. He went through a comprehensive check-up with all state-of the art technology to make sure the issue is addressed. Highly recommended.
Shalom, I was very pleased to meet the good doctor and his staff and my concern about my dental issue was addressed and I was reassured by Dr. Yahav that all would be well. I am confident in his professional approach to my issue. Thanks (Todah), Nehemiyah.
He was very professional and very sweet.
Staff was friendly, the office was busy but efficient and my teeth have never been so clean. The visit and cleaning definitely exceeded my expectations. My only criticism is that the Dr. asked too many questions while my mouth was numb and it was hard to keep up.
I felt like he was trying to sell me something rather than care about my needs and do the best thing for the health of my teeth.
Very friendly staff. He explained what he was doing every step of the way. I'll be going back for future check ups and cleanings.
very nice office, friendly staff, dr yahav very nice and professional. will recommend him to many people
no complaints. I got a standard cleaning done witht he Dr. and was satisfied.
Everything was great. The service was so profesional and I love my dental cleaning. Everybody was so nice and pleasant... I definitely will back soon
The staff was very friendly especially the lady that checked me in and the one that performed my cleaning (Kimberly). Dr. Yahav addressed my concerns and I am very satisfied with my visit. Also, the beautiful view doesn't hurt while getting your cleaning.
My experience at the Chicago Smile Center was great! The staff is super friendly, and Dr Yahav was nice and informative about what I was having done. I love how my teeth feel & look after my cleaning an will be returning back to the office for another visit!
Wonderful experience-- everyone at the office was very friendly, the office is beautiful, and I was seen right away. I really appreciated how all of the staff made an effort to explain exactly what they were doing and why. Would definitely recommend!