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Dr. Paul Poncza, DDS

Dentist

Professional statement

We are proud to provide our patients the most state-of-the-art dentistry with unparalleled skill in a modern, relaxing environment. We are a highly personal dental spa and sleep apnea center offering comprehensive, gentle dental services —from simple cleanings and fillings to the most sophisticated crown, bridge, denture and implant restorations. We provide cosmetic dental treatment including veneers, in-office dental whitening, and Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Dr. Poncza also specializes in treatment of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.

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Specialties

  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Detroit Mercy, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois Sleep Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Preferred Invisalign provider

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1679652382

Office locations

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center

1350 W Belmont Avenue, Suite 1

Chicago, IL 60657

Smile On Dental Salon and Sleep Apnea Center

1350 W. Belmont Avenue, Suite 1

Chicago, IL 60657

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Dr. Paul took time to explain and didn't rush as my previous dentist. Definitely great experience.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone in the office is friendly and enjoyable to talk to. Dr. Poncza is kind and puts you at ease. He takes time to explain the procedures, options, and why things need to be done. The office is bright, clean and modern too.
Less than 1 year ago
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Love this office and everyone who works there. You won't be disappointed. They make it easy to schedule appointments, eady to deal with insurance, and they truly respect your time.
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The staff and Dr. Poncza were professional and courteous. They listened and answered all my questions. The office services also explained all my fees and broke everything down in advance which I really appreciate.
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Went in to have a crown placed on front tooth. Been there before for a cleaning so I knew what to expect but was still nervous since this was a major appointment. He is extremely personable and is committed to ensuringI knew what was going to happen when it was happening. He was adamant in checking to see if I was comfortable and aware of what he was doing throughout the process. Very thorough and I could tell he didn't see me as 'just another patient' in that I did not feel like he was rushing to move on to his next appointment or anything. Going back next week to have the finishing product put on - surprisingly, looking forward to going to the dentist!
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Dr. Poncza is great, in and out quick, early hours so I could get to work, and did perfect work.
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absolutely awesome. I was referred in by my boyfriend, after mortifying experience with my previous dentist. I was seen right away after finishing the paper work. Staff was very professional. Dr. Poncza was very nice, did an excellent job replacingmy fallen out filing, and recommended another dentist for my future brace. I scheduled another appointment for further check-up and cleaning right away. 5 stars!
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Dr. Poncza is incredibly knowledgeable, informative, kind, and does an extremely thorough job when examining my jaw and teeth structure before prescribing me a sleep apnea mouth guard. He has several different designs of mouth guards thatwork in different ways to address the apneas, and I LOVE the one he fit for me-- I can't sleep without it! The office staff does a STELLAR job of working with your schedule, insurance company, and payment options. I have zero complaints and only 1,000 compliments to the effectiveness of this office.
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Love Dr Poncza & his staff. Very thorough dentistry. He is honest and fair about dental procedures, expected cost & whether you need to have the work done. I've had quite a bit of experience with oral surgeons, dentists, orthodontists andit's usually an unpleasant experience, but not with Dr. Poncza. I've recommended him to quite a few friends, all of whom now use Smile On dentist.
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Excellent as always
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Poncza and his staff are absolutely excellent - from routine checkups to emergencies they do an amazing job.
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I appreciate going there especially given that I am quite afraid of going to the dentist. Dr Poncza is very good and careful, which is much appreciated.
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Am having an issue with sleep apnea and the improper fit of my current device-the doctor made some adjustments & took the time to answer all of my questions-he gave me other options to consider if continue to be unhappy w/the fit-he is certified & professional-
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My visit was very quick, but slightly uncomfortable when getting my fillings done, and to this day my teeth are still really sensitive in those areas when they were not before the procedure. I didn't even have cavity pain before handand brushed and flossed regularly. I have not changed my dental care practice my entire life and only have had a filling once before. It seemed very strange that all of a sudden I had two that I was showing no pain from.
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I couldn't imagine it going better
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Excellent service. Would definitely recommend. Highly proffesional and extremely friendly.
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Great office - everyone is extremely friendly and I was not in the waiting room for more than 3 minutes. Great job on the cleaning, no issues at all.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Poncza has been rehabbing my mouth after years with a sub-par dentist. I can't believe how much better my teeth look already.
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A most pleasant initial experience. Most informative re my options and staff most efficient and knowledgeable in explanation of provider benefits, my responsibility and payment options.
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Quickly. Efficient. Thorough. Efficient
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The office staff was helpful when I was completing the information packet. The dentist himself is equally freindly and reassuring. Since this is my initial visit, I expect to return to the clinic until my treatment is complete.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good. Recommend
More than 1 year ago
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Just visited for my initial exams. Warm staff, reasonable pricing. Glad to find a dentist that sets my at ease and is close to my house.
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Everyone including the doc was very friendly and helped put me at ease. Definitely going back!
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The service was great! The staff was very friendly and I would recommend this office to anyone in the area. I will definitely be going back. Already booked my next appointment :)
More than 1 year ago
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I have been a patient of Dr. Poncza for two years. I’ve always had very good experiences, but felt compelled to write a review after my last appointment. I had neglected scheduling follow-up appointments and in the process cracked a tooth,which lead to a cavity. The cavity spread to another tooth that had a recent crown placed on it. I began to have tooth discomfort and was able to book a next day appointment with no problem. Dr. Poncza addressed the cracked tooth and we discussed the cavity forming around the tooth with the crown. Because the crown was done less than a year ago Dr. Poncza advised that he would take care of the tooth at no charge. Dr. Poncza always taken the time to thoroughly discuss dental plans with me, and I appreciate his prioritizing care while being mindful of insurance and budget constraints. I have also been impressed with the Dr. Poncza’s painless delivery of Novocain injections. The office is state of the art and the rest of the staff are warm and friendly. I would strongly recommend Dr. Poncza.
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Awesome staff and service!
More than 1 year ago
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Staff was very friendly!
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Knowledgeable doctor
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Dr Poncza was friendly and felt he put me at ease.
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Great dentist and great staff. Never pushy about recommending additional work or procedures -- REFRESHING!
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I usually hate going to the dentist but I did not have an issue. The woman who worked with me at the beginning was very nice and talked me through everything.
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Excellent dentist! Dr. Poncza is very friendly and has great a "chair-side" manner. The hygienists are also excellent and courteous. I never felt that I left the office satisfied with the service I received. I've recommended him to two friendswho are equally happy with this office and continue to visit him, as well!
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Dr. Paul is the best!!!
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Great overall experience. Felt very attended to and the care that I received for my dental issues was great. Would highly recommend.
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BEST dentist ever!! I'm terrified of the dentist due to brain surgeries and daily migraines. Him and his staff are super gentle and understanding!
More than 1 year ago
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He was great - staff were very friendly!
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More concerned about selling his Sleep Apnea treatments than being a dentist.
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Nice place, friendly staff
More than 1 year ago
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Always a pleasure with the staff and Dr. Poncza.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and accommodating! The girl who helped me was awesome, I believe her name was Jessica! Dr. Paul was very friendly and listened to concerns.
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Dr. Paul is wonderful. Truly the best dental experience I've ever had. Thanks so much
More than 1 year ago
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Great first visit!
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was very professional, my appointment started on time and I was out in around 40 minutes.
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Best dental visit I have ever had. Took time to work with me on my fear of needles and explained what he was going to be doing. Made sure that I was comfortable during my whole visit. I will be recommending him to everyone I know!
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Dr. Poncza and his staff are super friendly and accommodating. They answered all my questions and were willing to discuss different treatment options when I was concerned about the finances needed. Dr. Poncza himself is professional, thorough and a great conversationalist.
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This was my first time here and it was a good experience. The office is modern and comfortable. The staff is extremely pleasant an helpful. Their diagnostic equipment is excellent and very helpful in understanding the treatment plans. Dr. Ponczawas very personable and I was most impressed by the time he spent with me and the detail in which he was able to explain everything.
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The whole staff are very friendly and professional. I have had a few fillings replaced here and the experience totally pain free and very quick. Each time I have been at this office I have been taken back immediately and treatedlike a valued customer. I have been to many dentists in the Chicago area and Dr. Poncza is by far the best.
More than 1 year ago
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Very happy....great staff, office is clean, modern and high tech.
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I used to go to Lakeview Smiles, but got fed up with scheduling and billing issues. Dr. Poncza was wonderful. I'm glad I made the switch!
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