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Dr. Peter Hammes, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Peter Hammes

Dr. Hammes is a native to the Chicago area, having grown up in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry in 2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Hammes began his dental career with the U.S. Navy, completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Great Lakes Naval Health Center. From there, Dr. Hammes served as the dental officer aboard two ships, the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42), and the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD-49), homeported in San Diego, California. He then served as division officer of Oral Diagnosis at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. From 2013-2014, Dr. Hammes completed a one-year Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. Dr. Hammes is dedicated to excellent patient care in a comfortable environment, oral health, and staying up to date in the advances in dentistry through continuing education. Dr. Hammes enjoys sports, volunteering, the outdoors, staying in shape, travel, and pulling for teams to break 100-plus-year championship droughts.

In-network insurances

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

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Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Southern Illinois University, Fellowship in Implant Dentistry
  • Great Lakes Naval Health Center, Residency in General Dentistry

Professional memberships

  • Illinois State Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1841453750

Dr. Peter Hammes's office location

Washington Dental Care

1229 West Washington Blvd, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60607

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Dr. Hammes is very thorough when explaining what he is doing. Also holds good conversation while your in the chair. Great staff and nice facilities!!
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I highly recommend Peter Hammes; he's professional, honest, considerate, and an all around great dentist!
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I absolutely love this place. Everyone here is so polite, and it’s a cozy space! I highly recommend making an appointment here! I got some bonding done to my teeth and Hammes was very patient and precise with getting my teeth exactly how I wanted!
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Dr. Peter Hammes was informative and super nice! Made this whole experience comfortable and quick.
Less than 6 months ago
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Always pleasant & always friendly! Dr. Hammes never disappoints
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My entire life I have been afraid of the dentist. I've always had awful teeth. A mixture of genetics and bad habits. I usually manage to avoid the dentist for 2 years at a time, even if something is noticably wrongthat warrants going in asap. It took a really bad emergency root canal(of you've ever needed one,you understand the urgency) to get me to look for a new one. Thanks to ZocDoc I stumbled upon Dr. Hammes. Of course I was nervous...1. For what I KNEW I needed done 2. For what would be discovered that I needed done from my own neglect of visiting the dentist regularly. Once o got there and started talking with him, he was very transparent. Obviously being me, I knew it wasn't going to be great news. The way he talked me through what's happening and what we would need to do, I felt not only confident about moving forward with the treatment plan but also coming back to make sure I never put myself in this situation again. And that was before work was even done. Before, during, and after, Dr. Hammes gave me his genuine professional consultation with recommendations on what would happen before during and after. I I'm general am a lot of work in terms of teeth. He worked with me in a plan that would easily coincide with my dental insurance but also didn't leave me paying an oral car payment. He is so fairly proceed from what I've seen and compared over the years. I still have a bit more work to go, because I have put so much neglect into my teeth over the years that I require more visitations than a small town funeral home BUT I am no longer afraid. I look forward to the appointments because I do not feel shamed. I can't say that what I need done is better than I expected, but I understand it and finally have a dentist that partners and consults with me. After each procedure he makes himself 100% available. If I'm nervous about side effects or something that feels not quite right, I can get ahold of him no matter the day or time and get helpful advice or reassurance.It feels productive getting it done, and I'm excited for the completion of my tune-up. No one else will ever touch my teeth.
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Dr. Hammes explained everything expertly, and alsp in terms that were easy for me to understand. As always he and his team were warm and welcoming. I am happy that I found a Dentist office in my community.
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Great dentist, great staff! Dr. Hammes was kind, upfront and respectful. He and his staff make going to the dentist a little more enjoyable!
Less than 6 months ago
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My experience is 5 stars he listen to what I got to say and what he think what’s best for me not just do what he want to do. He make me feel comfortable and he seem like he care aboutme I so happy to find this dentist. I had a bad experience with the last dentist I went to she did what she wanted to so from the bottom of my heart I’m so happy to find him and the dentist office clean and comfortable they respect from front desk people to his assistant know I give 10????????????????????
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Very nice and responsible for patient. Doctor Peter even emailed me to ask my situation during my root canal treatment. More important, Doctor Peter always try his best to protect my teeth from over treatment to keep it natual as muchas possible. Also, the price of my treatment plan is very competitive by asking my colleagues who get treatment of their teeth from some other dental clinics.
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Dr. Peter Hammes DDS always provide excellent customer service with great professionalism. The entire team are very friendly and they make you feel very welcomed. The astomphere is very relaxing and if you have any questions they will do theirbest to give you a answer. They also accept many different kinds of issuance but it is always recommended to go to their website to check and see if they accept your dental insurance provider. Plus this is a child friendly environment. Overall you will leave with a great :) smile. Enjoy ??????
Less than 1 year ago
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This was the most positive experience I have ever had at a dental visit. Dr. Hammes was incredibly thorough in his consultation, came up with actionable things for me to do to improve my teeth and made me feel SO comfortable.The dental hygienist was also incredible and kind. I think I've found my dentist for life!
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I had a great initial first time patient visit with Dr. Peter Hammes. He did dental cleaning for me. I have follow-up appointments for three fillings. The happy part is the price I have to pay out of pocket is notastronomical like the classic story with anything dental / medical in the US.
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Excellent service and compassionate demeanor of all involved. Never thought I would say this about a dentist's office, but I am looking forward to my next visit!
Less than 1 year ago
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My first appointment with Peter Hammes, DDS definitely exceeded my expectations. He was open, honest, and gentle during the exam and I will definitely be back. I highly recommend this dental office!
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Very thorough and very transparent.
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I REALLY dont like the dentist, however Dr. Hammes is awesome! He has the best bedside manner I have EVER encountered from a dentist. He specializes in makeing you feel comfortable!
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Dr. Hammes explained each step along and made sure I was comfortable. The staff was very courteous and helpful.
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Peter and his staff were amazing! Very caring and compassionate. I’m terrified of dentists and doctors. He made me feel really comfortable!
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One of the best medical/dental offices I have ever visited! Staff is genuinely friendly and caring.
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It was great.. he was thorough and was a very gentle person who didn't rush and invested a good deal time with me..
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Highly recommend Dr. Hammes. He’s personable, very thorough, and makes the exam quick and painless. The office is clean and has the latest technology.
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Everyone I met there was super nice. I really enjoyed my visit and will be returning for my 6 month visit.
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Dr. Hammes is a consummate professional! A hidden gem!
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Dr. Hammes was really great! He really explained everything well and was very thorough.
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First dentist I actually like. Great guy.
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Thorough overview and explanation of everything! Undivided attention during my visit which was very appreciated!
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Excellent dentist, explains very well and seems genuinely concerned about his patients health
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This was my very first of many visits with Dr. Hammes. His thorough and detailed explanations, along with the pleasant demeanor of both he and his staff made me feel confident and comfortable about my future appointments. I can honestly say,I've never been excited to receive dental care, until now. Thank you Dr. Hammes and staff!
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The entire staff was very nice, and knowledgeable, and made a visit to the dentist pleasant!
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It was great all around. People were amazing and all the services were great. Took a little long but I had to get a lot done, so would highly recommend!
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Very happy with my first visit. His bedside manner was great and professional throughout. Addressed any dental issues promptly. His staff was A+++
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hammes is the best dentist I've been to in over 15 years. He's awesome.
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Unlike most dentists I have encountered, Dr. Peter Hammes takes the time to educate his patients on the procedures he is doing and engages patients to be a part of their care.
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Dr. Hammes has an excellent bedside manner, warm and open personality. He gave me lots of feedback and explanations that were very informative and helpful. His staff took it over the top for me. They were very knowledgeable, professional and kind. I think I have found my new dental office.
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Would definitely recommend Dr. Hammes. He was really transparent with treatment plan & costs. Overall best experience I've had with a dentist!
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Very impressed! I don't typically write reviews but I had to go online to give my thanks. The whole experience was a delight and I look forward to continued care with Dr. Hammes.
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Dr. Hammes was very accommodating and informative throughout the the whole procedure!
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Very friendly staff and Dr Hammes was extremely knowledgeable. Can't recommend enough!
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Dr Hammes is great. He answered all of my dumb questions and made me feel comfortable with the Crown procedure which I had much anxiety over. His staff is wonderful. I highly recommend.
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He was very thorough. Provided a treatment plan with options. Gave great insight to long term maintenance care. Awesome Visit!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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He takes the time to make consultative recommendations. Is truly passionate about the patient's oral wellbeing. He's honest and always very thorough.... highly recommended!
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Great service. Best dentist i ever visited i would recommend anyone to use his services.
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Dr. Hammes treated my daughter. He was extremely pleasant and explained everything to us in detail. The office was beautiful and inviting; and the staff was kind and attentive. I look forward to our next visit!
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As always he's a wonderful dentist and the staff is helpful and friendly. It's a small office and the care really feels individual and personalized.
More than 1 year ago
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Love that he is available early in the morning and on weekends-- makes going to the dentist easy!
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I'm really happy I found Washington Dental Care in the West Loop. The manager, Dr. Hammes' assistant & Dr. Hammes were all extremely kind, transparent & able to answer any of my questions. Everything was explained clearly and my dental exam/cleaning was extremely thorough. Very happy with my visit.
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Dr. Hammes was great! He explained everything he was doing in detail so I never felt uncomfortable about anything and was overall incredibly nice. His office staff is also really welcoming and helpful! I went to see him as a lastminute emergency appointment and will be switching to him as my regular dentist moving forward.
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Fantastic, intelligent and friendly staff. This was my first visit and I'm very impressed. By far the best dentist experience I've had.
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I went in because I had a tooth that needed a possible root canal, but doctor hammes was able to fix it without a root canal which was a huge relief to me. Wonderful bedside manner, explains the entire process soI can understand it, and the whole staff there is amazing. He also makes sure you are completely numb and if you feel something he will gladly numb you up more. I would highly, highly recommend this dentist/dental office.
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