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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Paul took time to explain and didn't rush as my previous dentist. Definitely great experience.
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.
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.
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.
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 ensuring I 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!
Dr. Poncza is great, in and out quick, early hours so I could get to work, and did perfect work.
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 replacing my 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!
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 that work 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.
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 and it'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.
Excellent as always
Dr Poncza and his staff are absolutely excellent - from routine checkups to emergencies they do an amazing job.
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.
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-
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 hand and 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.
I couldn't imagine it going better
Excellent service. Would definitely recommend. Highly proffesional and extremely friendly.
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.
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.
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.
Quickly. Efficient. Thorough. Efficient
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.
Very good. Recommend
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.
Everyone including the doc was very friendly and helped put me at ease. Definitely going back!
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 :)
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.
Awesome staff and service!
Staff was very friendly!
Dr Poncza was friendly and felt he put me at ease.
Great dentist and great staff. Never pushy about recommending additional work or procedures -- REFRESHING!
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.
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 friends who are equally happy with this office and continue to visit him, as well!
Dr. Paul is the best!!!
Great overall experience. Felt very attended to and the care that I received for my dental issues was great. Would highly recommend.
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!
He was great - staff were very friendly!
More concerned about selling his Sleep Apnea treatments than being a dentist.
Nice place, friendly staff
Always a pleasure with the staff and Dr. Poncza.
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.
Dr. Paul is wonderful. Truly the best dental experience I've ever had. Thanks so much
Great first visit!
The staff was very professional, my appointment started on time and I was out in around 40 minutes.
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!
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.
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. Poncza was 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.
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 treated like a valued customer. I have been to many dentists in the Chicago area and Dr. Poncza is by far the best.
Very happy....great staff, office is clean, modern and high tech.
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!
Fantastic visit, would recommend to people in the area!
Great tooth cleaning - my teeth haven't looked this good in awhile!
Everyone in the office was very professional and friendly. I greeted promptly and was taken back as soon as I arrived. Some general suggestions were made for the overall care and appearance of my teeth, however I did not feel like any expensive procedures were being pushed on me. This was a very positive experience at the dentist and I would highly recommend this office to others.
I don't enjoy going to the dentisit, but it wasn't all that bad. Everyone was friendly.
Everyone was very helpful and extremely friendly!
Dr. Poncza is amazing! His entire office staff is absolutely first class. He has the best bedside manner. He remembers personal things about me, my family, and friends. He really listens to my dental concerns, and he is terrific at explaining anything that may be a concern. I have already recommended Smile On Chicago to many people in my office at work, and I would recommend then to you, too!
It was great I was in terrible pain and they called back 2x to get me in earlier than my original appointment and earlier again still when they had a cancellation. Very efficient support staff too. Never spent so much time with an actual dentist at the dentist.
A great, modern office where you feel welcome and your questions are answered. Dr. Poncza is a friendly and attentive doctor, professional, knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. A thorough dental exam, digital x-rays, up-to-date technology and a very efficient office.
Very pleasant visit. He explained what he was doing and offered insight into my oral health. His recommendations were very helpful and never demeaning. The office staff and dental assistants were very friendly.
Dr Poncza came highly recommended by a friend/coworker. He spent time listening to my dental concerns and he allowed me to give a verbal history which I really appreciated. His staff is just as amazing as him, too! Definitely excited about my new dentist!
Warm and welcoming office. All electronic records requiring no papers. Book appointments online. Procedure quotes ready when leaving. What's not to love?
Dr. Poncza and the staff at Smile On were just great. From Jessica, the office manager, to Martha the dental assistant to Dr. Poncza, everyone was super friendly and very helpful. Also, the office itself is beautiful. I will definitely be going back.
I am usually afraid of the dentist, but my visit with Dr. Ponzca was wonderful. The receptionist Jessica was very friendly and helped me right away. I was in and out in under an hour with a great cleaning and check-up. Best part- no cavities! Dr. Poncza was so friendly and nice, he kept telling me exactly what he was doing throughout the whole procedure. Very friendly and a great dentist. Would recommend him with high regard.
As opposed to my last dentist, there was absolutely no wait time. The entire staff was very friendly and communicative about what was going on. Had a check up & cleaning and was done in less than an hour. Clean, modern office and paperless!
Dr. Poncza was very professional and knowledgeable. The technology in his office allowed for him and his assistant to take x-rays and pictures, and show them on a screen right in front of me. He was able to explain and show what was wrong, what needed to be done, and how long it would take. Additionally, I was able to fill out all my paperwork online before my appointment, which allowed me to walk in and be seen right away. I will recommend Dr. Poncza to everyone.
Extremely nice & personable!
This was my second visit with Dr.Poncza, I was very pleased with the service and the friendly staff. Everyone made me feel comfortable during my procedures. I have found my new dentist for all my dental needs!
This practice is great. The staff are friendly and very helpful. His office is very new/modern and comfortable. His staff takes care of billing claims so I don't have to. I'm able to use ZocDocs to easily book appointments in my busy work schedule. Dr. Poncza is very personable and talented. What I appreciate most is that he takes the time to explain what he is seeing/doing and makes me feel educated in my own care. I would have no hesitation recommending his practice if friends asked me for a new dentist in the area.
I've found a new dentist. Very Satisfied.
Dr. Poncza was great! As someone who is afraid of going to the dentist, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
I've been to so many dentists over the past 15 years...and I've never found one that I loved as much as my childhood dentist. UNTIL NOW!! Dr. Poncza and his staff are wonderful! So attentive, gentle, explained everything so well, and were just pleasant to be around. I had a serious cleaning done, and he was so gentle and patient with me...fabulous! I highly recommend him!
Dr. Poncza is great - always helpful, whether you just need a cleaning or if you have an emergency issue.
So glad I found this dentist. Wonderful!
I saw Dr. Poncza because of an inflamed and painful tooth. Dr. Poncza established the diagnosis (poorly adjusted crown allowed food to get under the crown), recommended treatment plan, and spent over an hour treating the tooth. I will see him in a week to continue treatment; there is already a strong feeling of trust, which I hope will continue to grow.
Very friendly and personable. Made me right at ease ,and I am not when it comes to a dental chair. He showed a lot of concern and profesional charm . He was super! !
Dr. Poncza is not only very professional and personable, he is also and extremely thorough dentist. His office is exceptionally clean and everything in there is state of the art technology, right down to the IPAD which you use to fill out new patient forms. I highly recommend Dr. Poncza.
Great experience. Very tech savvy. Zocdoc appt went smoothly. I loved that he didn't try to sell un-needed stuff that most dentists do.
Very professional, did a great job of explaining what was going on every step of the way.
Very friendly and the office is brand new and up-to-date with technology. Would have appreciated some updates about how much longer I was going to wait since I was the only other person there.
Very impressive office with a very welcoming staff and all the latest technology! The checkup and cleaning went as smooth as can be and my teeth look and feel great, thanks!
great work done and great advice
I have been in between dentists for several months. This was my first time seeing Dr. Poncza, and I am confident that I am looking no further.
Dr. Paul was great, I even scheduled my next check-up before leaving!