Dr. Gartner

I have been in private practice Periodontics for over 30 years. I was an instructor at Loyola Dental School until it was closed in 1993.

Current emphasis in Periodontics is on its relationship and connection to many chronic systemic diseases, including: heart disease; stroke; Alzheimer’s disease; certain cancers; and a number of other chronic conditions. My philosophy is trying to best accommodate the patient in achieving optimal health and esthetics. I work closely with a patient’s general dentist to work out a customized treatment plan for each case. Teamwork and communication are the keys to success.

Today, hard and soft tissue grafting for cosmetics and dental implants to restore the mouth are the current focus in periodontal care along with keeping one’s teeth and gums healthy. New gum grafting techniques now now available scalpel free and suture free



Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University 1979
Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loyola Dental School 1983
Master of Science in Periodontics from University of Michigan Dental School 1986


American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
American Academy of Periodontology
Midwest Society of Periodontics
Illinois Society of Periodontics
Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Award
Pinhole Grafting Certified Periodontist


Private Practice – Periodontics 1986-Present
Clinical Associate Professor – Loyola Dental School 1985-1993
Past Presenter at IADR Dental meetings
Past Presenter at CDS Midwinter Meetings
Continuing Education with emphasis on cosmetic Periodontics and dental implants


Wife: Francesca, Son; Griffin
Hobbies: Travel, Golf, Sports and Fitness
Chicago Bears, Northwestern Football, and Blackhawks