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Dr. Lawrence Velano, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Lawrence Velano

Dr. Lawrence Velano graduated from Buffalo University School of Dental Medicine in 1999, after which he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Dental Corps. Dr. Velano served full-time in the U.S. Navy until 2003, when he was honorably discharged with medals for service. During his time in the Navy, Dr. Velano received advanced training in fixed Prosthondontics, Endodontics, Periodontal Surgery, and Exodontia at Naval Dental Center San Diego, CA, Naval Dental Center at Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, and Naval Dental Center, Great Lakes, IL. Dr. Velano has been a member of the 1st Family Dental team since 2005. Dr. Lawrence Velano has also completed continuing education and training in the areas of Implant Dentistry, Laser dental procedures and treatment, as well as cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Velano serves patients at our Chicago dental offices and he values the long-lasting relationships he has built with his patients and their families. He has seen his young patients grow into adults with healthy smiles and visit the office with children of their own. In his spare time, Dr. Velano enjoys spending time with his family including his young son, as well as hiking, travel, golf and performance driving and club racing.

In-network insurances

  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Careington

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - State University of New York, Buffalo, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Naval Dental Center, San Diego (Exodontia)
  • Naval Dental Center, Bethesda (Prosthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Filipino

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1487642823

Dr. Lawrence Velano's office locations

1st Family Dental

4901 N Kedzie Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

1st Family Dental

4049 W 26th St

Chicago, IL 60623

1st Family Dental

5333 N Clark St

Chicago, IL 60640

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Dr. Velano is the best!! He's very professional. I usually don't like going to dentists but he makes it easy.
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excellent, very nice, explained well
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The upside is that you've got a true dentist doing the cleaning. The downside is that he established that I had zero cavities within 20 seconds. I'm used to a hygienist doing the cleaning and then a dentist doing a morethorough review. That said, getting an appointment is easy, and the process is quick.
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He is a great doctor
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As someone who is terrified of dentists (I haven't been to a dentist in 5 years), Dr. Velano and his team made the visit very comfortable and quick. I went in to get a wisdom tooth removed and not only wasit painless, but it only took him 10 minutes! The team made me feel like it was family looking after me. I will be recommending Dr. Velano and his amazing team to everyone I know!
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Did not like the way they cleaned my son's teeth. It was just a polish and then was told they could not scrape the plaque and tartar because his gums would bleed. I will not be going back.
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Very good, friendly.
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I usually don't write reviews, but I felt like this dr and his staff went out of their way for me. My daughter and I both had appointments. The staff had difficulty verifying our insurance and I thought we were goingto get turned away. They finally got verification for my daughter, but not me, so I told my mom (who was going to babysit during my appointment) to head home. During her appointment they got verification for my coverage. Not only did they see me, but they were very accommodating to my active energetic 5 year old. That means so much to me.....
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Clean place. Very good service. Friendly people.
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I live 45 minutes away from this office and will always go here because I like Dr. Velano. He's great. Highly recommend!
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I.ve been following Dr. Velano for over 15 year! I.ve seen atleast 4 other dentist in between which I regret eveytime I come back to 1st family dental!
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He is an awesome dentist. He is quick and easy!!
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Very nice staff and office.
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Went in for a cosmetic consultation. He answered all my questions and gave me all the info I needed.
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Very nice
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Awesome Dr nice people
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Great overall experience!
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Warm and Welcoming.
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He was respectful and thoroughly explained what he saw in my x-rays. He did a great job cleaning my teeth. Everything was done in a well respected professional manner.
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Lots of people working there but just all flirting with each other. This is what my daughter said to me.
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He is personable, explains well and offers well informed options and recommendations. I am extremely happy with him
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Excellent!
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Very friendly, fast and professional!
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was professional and very friendly! It was a great experience. I think I found my new dentist and team!
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Professional, smiling and warm staff with a wonderful first impression. I am a first impression and that is a key factor as to whether this is a good fit. I enjoyed all the staff and the Doctor and he also knewand recommended a wonderful treatment plan for me. I will recommend to others.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Velano was very good but the reception is were very bad they left me waiting for almost 2 hoursand they never even make knowledge that I was sitting there for that one one of the receptionist forgot to register me in the computer
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Amazing and friendly staff!!
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It was my first visit so it took a few minutes to get my insurance situated, which is understandable. When I saw the Dr. Velano he was awesome! His assistant was very kind as well. The Dr. gave great advise andwas excellent. He should have berated me for not going to the dentist for some (read: a long, long) time but instead he was easy to talk to and work with and very pleasant and nice. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
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My visit to Dr. Velano's office went very smoothly. I was greeted immediately and quickly filled out new patient forms. The receptionist went over my dental coverage with me, so that there wouldn't be any surprises with regards to billing. Injust a couple of minutes, the hygienist brought me back to the exam room and took my X-rays. Despite some construction taking place on site, the office was impeccably clean and tidy. The hygienist asked me if I would like to watch TV while I waited to see the doctor, and gave me the remote. Dr. Velano greeted me a few minutes later. My cleaning was quick but thorough, and Dr. Velano was happy to discuss any concerns I had. A few minutes later, I was out the door. All around, a great experience!
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Great service, clean clinic, professional job.
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Dr. Velano has been my dentist for several years, and I've always been incredibly happy and confident with his care. He explains things in a simple and thorough manner, and his "bedside manner" is warm, patient, but also to the point.I had an extraction several months ago and I was more anxious than I've been in a while. [I'd never had one before.] Dr. Velano was so reassuring, and also so sure-handed and efficient, that the procedure was over -- painlessly! -- before I knew it.
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I would recommend Dr. Velano, he made me feel very comfortable even under the circumstances.
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Excellent! Great Doc and staff, no complaints!
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Great visit, it was fast and peaceful
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He is always kind and cares about his patients. I never worry when I see Dr. Velano because he's so nice.
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I love Dr. Velano.
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THe rpice was right and they were very helpful and accomodating.
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Great! Saved me money and gave the best advice!
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Great Dentist Would Recommend Him To Anyone!
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prompt and professional
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I am a long-time returning patient. I can't say enough about the friendliness of Dr. Velano and his staff. I showed up quite a bit early for my appointment, and they didn't skip a beat - they treated me wonderfully asalways and just worked on getting me seen sooner. Dr. Velano was kind, patient, thorough and efficient, which I have come to both expect and appreciate.
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Great staff, great doc.
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very professional and friendly definitly going to request him again for future appointments :)
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I was nervous but it went good.He had patience and didn't rush.
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Friendly, professional and explained everything! Had excellent recommendations for future treatments and I felt I have plenty of time to get the treatments needed-at my own pace. The dental assistant was fabulous! Kudos for excellent bedside manner! Highly recommended!
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I love this dental office, I was referred and will refer this dentist to other people.
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My husband and I see Dr. Velano and we highly recommend him. Dr. Velano and his staff make you feel right at home. I went yesterday for a checkup and cleaning and had the most pleasant visit at a dentist's office that I have had in my life so far.
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Dr. Velano and his staff were very friendly and skilled. They're a huge improvement over my former dentist.
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