Dr. John Minalt practices general, family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in the western Chicago suburbs. He is the premier dentist in the area for your implant and restorative needs. Dr. Minalt graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry after attending Loyola University for his undergraduate studies. He has been practicing dentistry since 1988. He completed advanced training in dental implants at Medical College of Georgia as well as a hospital-based general anesthesia residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Minalt is a leader in the dental field of IV Sedation and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of Conscious Sedation, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
“I have 25 years of experience in all types of dental implants and have an extremely high rate of success, even in the most difficult cases. Dental implants are not a ‘one size fits all’ dentistry procedure. They require experience, training, dedication and compassion for each patient’s unique situation. I strongly recommend anyone considering dental implant to research the dentist’s experience and their ability to perform the procedure. This will make for a positive experience and outcome that will last for many, many years.”
When not in the office, Dr. Minalt enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, cooking, cycling, and fixing things around his home.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Conti graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her graduation, Dr. Conti joined the office in July 2012. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society. In January 2015, she traveled to Guatemala with her husband to provide dental care to those who do not have access or cannot afford it.
Dr. Conti enjoys educating patients about their oral health and helping them address their dental concerns. “I consider a patient’s oral health a mirror to their overall health. I am passionate about helping patients realize that disease or infection present in the mouth is linked to the rest of their body as well. I love to help patients understand, to answer all of their questions, and to work with them to meet their dental goals. I want them to feel very comfortable with me, and I love the personal relationships that form in the process!”
Dr. Conti especially loves working on cosmetic cases, where she can visibly see a positive change in the patient’s attitude when they leave the office with a transformed smile.
Outside of work, Dr. Conti enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, traveling to warm locations, cheering on the Chicago Bulls, and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Betsy Bruen knew from a young age that she wanted to be a dentist. She saw dentistry as the perfect mix of science, attention to detail, and building relationships. Speaking of relationships, Dr. Bruen is Dr. Conti’s younger sister. The two are friends both inside and outside of the office and genuinely enjoy working together and creating a true “family practice” environment.
Dr. Bruen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2010, and then she followed her sister to Creighton University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2014. While in dental school, she volunteered with Give Kids a Smile and One World Clinic. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
“I thoroughly enjoy working with people. I believe that it is my job as a dentist for my patients to feel comfortable and happy in the dental chair. It is important to actually listen to my patients and address their needs, giving them the time to answer their questions properly to make them fully aware of their oral health.”
Out of the office, Dr. Bruen enjoys spending time with her husband Conor, yoga and all forms of exercise, cheering on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, and baking all things sweet (brushing her teeth afterward, of course).
I have super sensitive teeth and dread cleanings. Their staff is excellent at adjusting to my pain tolerance and getting the job done.
Awesome staff. Have been coming here for years. Everyone is professional and knowledgeable. They have the absolute BEST flavors of fluoride too! Highly recommend!
Tom - Director
This is a great office! I just had my teeth cleaned by Monica and she was fantastic and very thorough. The entire staff was very friendly from the get go – from the confirmation phone call a few days before the appointment to talking to the hygienist about my dental health during my cleaning. This is a very welcoming office and I highly recommend them.