Healthful Alternatives

Marianne W. Schaefer, DDS & Related Associates      Licensed General Dentist

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(773) 777-8300


Hello, and welcome to our Chicago dental office. Our many years of experience has taught us that comfort always comes first. Once you visit us, it will change the way you think about dentists. 

Good dental care is no accident. It takes the full concentration and participation of all parties. We feel very strongly that “your health care is self care”. Without the patients’ full participation, the finest results cannot be achieved. We want each patient to direct us to best serve their needs. Our patients feel their participation adds to their knowledge and reduces their stress.

What We’d Like You to Know About Us:
• Our office is small and friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere
• Patients of all ages are welcome
• We offer a full range of dental services at competitive prices
• A pre-estimate of all fees is provided before any work is started
• Patients are encouraged to ask questions and to be involved in planning their treatment
• Guidelines for proper sterilization are strictly followed
• We enjoy our patients! See our slideshow.

For Your Convenience:
• Evening & Saturday appointments
• Assistance in filling out insurance forms
• Playroom for children
• Free parking
• Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted
• Financing available through CareCredit, in some cases interest free.
• Feel free to look through our list of insurance currently accepted in our office

Client Selection - We accept patients who:

• Want to actively participate in their dental care and understand the importance of prevention and proper home care
• Are involved in their children’s care and treatment.

Our fees are always presented prior to care. Written estimates are given to the patient at their initial examination. All insurance which allows the patient a choice of doctor will reimburse for our services. Fees are competitive and generally less than those in the downtown area. We offer patients a variety of ways to pay.

Our Services

We feel very strongly that "your health care is self care". Without the patients' full participation, the finest results cannot be achieved.
We believe our patients should be well informed about the various materials that are available for restoration: gold, composite, and amalgam.
For the safety of our clients and ourselves we have supplied the office with the latest techniques in digital imaging which reduces everyone's exposure, on average by 85%.
We explain all treatment plans possible, inform you about the pros and cons, and give you the freedom to choose the plan of action that makes you feel most comfortable.
We have incorporated the use of a laser called Diagnodent which is able to detect decay on any surface it can touch, without the use of an x-ray.
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