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Dr. Joseph Akhikar graduated from Boston university school of dental medicine with High Honors. Dr. Akhikar completed the post graduate study and residency program in advanced education in general dentistry earning the Best Clinical Performance Award. He was awarded Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association, and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. He is the recipient of several awards and distinctions. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and many more. He is the recipient of American Top Dentist award 2009, 2010, and 2011. Dr. Joseph Akhikar has lived in the Chicago area since 2007. He feels strongly that there is no greater reward than improving the quality of someone’s life, and helping them to feel confident and happy with their healthy smile. In his spare time, Dr. Akhikar enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer, and traveling.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great visit with Dr. Akhikar. It was super easy to schedule with him ... Was able to get an appointment the next day as a new patient. I didn't have to wait when I got to his office ... Everyone was super nice and the dental hygienist did a great job with the cleaning. Dr. A was very professional and knowledgable. I'd highly recommend his practice!
The office had technical difficulties that day, so there was trouble with confirmation, but all was resolved. This is a busy office that won't waste your time; they get you in and out in a professional, friendly manner. I was very pleased
He is super super nice! Makes sure that you're comfortable and painless through out any procedure. He has a great sense of humor and his staff is very nice all of them! It was a great visit!
The office is very clean and modern. There are Televisions in the rooms, which I appreciated. The staff was friendly and efficient. My hygienist was very gentle and did an excellent job with my cleaning. Dr. Akhikar is friendly and knowledgeable! Great experience overall.
Great dentist. Did my difficult crown which other dentists did not want to do.
From the little we saw the doctor / dentist - he seemed good. BUT as a family dentistry and with such a long wait (almost 45 minutes) - why aren't there ANY toys or things to do for the little ones? A couple of books, a drawing table in a corner, some lego - SOMETHING! Please see to this if you also want younger patients. Other than that, the staff was great.
It had been a long time since I'd been to the dentist, and Dr. Akhikar and the rest of the staff were very patient and calming. I had
Promptly received an excellent cleaning upon arrival and was on my way back home, after scheduling my next six months cleaning.
He is extremely personable, kind and knowledgeable!
Nice and friendly, busy office
Perfecto, the best dentist in the world.
Terrible service...they promised to fix a broken crown that was within the stipulated timeframe for free coverage but kept pushing it off as "its not necessary to get it done now" until after the timeframe and now want me to pay out of pocket! There is a constant rotation of doctors at this place so the one you meet next time doesn't have to accept what the previous doctor offered.
Great, nice guy, no wait
He is the best dentist ever!!! Appointments is always fast and professional, no pain, no fair.. Doctor treats his patients as his family. Highly recommended.
Great and nice staff
The best. Do yourself a favor and visit Dr. Akhikar.
He is one of the best doctors I Have ever met and I met many of them since I have many problems with my teeth... He is fast, accurate and gentle doctor.I highly recommend him to my friends and family. i can guaranty that nobody will be left disappointed after appointment with him.
Absolutely terrific with my 5 year old daughter. She loves going to the Dentist!
very pleased, looking foward to seeing him again.
Hands down... this is THE best dentist (and dentist office) that I've ever experienced. The staff is super-friendly and professional. They make the entire experience worthwhile.
He was great! Very friendly and helpful--explained some things about my teeth that I've wondered about, without my having to ask. He was very professional and I felt like he cares about giving quality service. He's great!
GREAT dentist! Made sure I was comfortable, very knowledgeable and informative, made sure I understood what was going on. He's also very cost efficient and flexible. The receptionists were great with questions, competent to answer, and very patient focused. I didn't know I could enjoy the dentist's office, but now I do! DEFINITELY going back!
I saw Dr. Akhikar with a groupon. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommended.
Very professional and personable. Explained procedures before beginning, which was nice.
Extremely clean facility! No wait time to come and just a bit in between patients. Great staff! Love the professional who cleaned my teeth too - she was great, and interviewing only at the time!
very professional and friendly in the meantime. i'll definitely come back.
Joseph Akhikar is be far the BEST DENTIST I have ever meet! He cares about his patient and their pain level. He seen me and my two children! Their not another dentist I will see! His the best!
Very clean and courteous office! Everyone asked if I was comfortable and assisted with any questions. A++
Pleasant, they have massage in the chair which was calming, considering I came with a toothache. Dr. Akhikar gave me no pain in checking the tooth. Made his recommendations, notified the front desk and my prescriptions etc were ready when I was read to check out.
Very pleasant! Friendly staff and doctor. Efficient and thorough.
I'm a "fraidy cat" when it comes to dentists, however, Dr Akhikar and his staff were very warm & professional, and put my fears at ease.
He was very attentive, professional and nice.
Very warm and professional place. Exceptionally pleasant and proficient doctor.
but no one called me back
pretty good bueno
Best dentist visit I've ever had.
My experience was positive. I made another appointment. The doctor & staff were all very pleasant and quite professional.Office is very new & clean.