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  • Michelle Article

    21 Mar 2017 | 0 Comments

    My Daughter Michelle had an article published in Access Magazine, the professional journal of the American Dental Hygiene Association.

  • Things to Do in Hawthorn Woods

    23 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    At Anthony Markiewicz DDS, we aim to be your choice when you’re looking for a Mundelein or Hawthorn Woods dentist. With our general dentistry, our cosmetic dentistry treatments, and our commitment to patient care, we make it our goal to give each and every one of our patients the beautiful smile that they deserve. We place such an emphasis on this because over the time we’ve spent working here, we’ve grown to love the village and its community.

  • Inauguration Day

    16 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

    I love the history of Washington DC. I so enjoy visiting the Mall in DC and “feeling” the great history of our country. I am proud to be an American and am proud to have worn the uniform of our country. I am focusing on the historical significance of the day and not the politics.

  • Tooth Whitening

    09 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

    So, we have been looking for a new Tooth Whitening System. I have been disappointed in most of the more popular systems available. Over the years, I have used (4) four different light systems and (7) seven different whitening systems. I needed to find a system that produced results with minimal sensitivity, was convenient, and was not too expensive. I think we found one.

  • Elizabeth Explains the "Knuckle Rule"

    28 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Resolutions

    22 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I guess some of you are returning gifts and perusing the clearance sales. This is the week we continually hear about "New Years Resolutions", so let's make this "Resolution" week.

  • Resolutions Day 2

    22 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

  • 2016 Holiday Newsletter

    21 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    Take a look at our 2016 newsletter

  • Christmas Fun at the Office

    20 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    We had some fun this Holiday Season

  • Happy Holidays!

    19 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    Our team would like to wish each of you a wonderful Holiday Season. I would not only like to thank you for the trust you have shown in our team and myself to provide you with your dental care, but more importantly, I would like to thank you for sharing your lives with us. I treasure our relationships. I have said this before, but it still rings true, we have shared many of life’s milestones, both happy and sad. This is a privilege we all cherish. Thank you for enriching our lives!

  • Merry Christmas from the Markiewicz Family

    19 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments

    Merry Christmas from the Markiewicz's

  • Charitable Giving 2016: Salute

    08 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: News

    At the office of Dr. Anthony Markiewicz, we believe that giving back isn't just a good deed - it's an important part of civic responsibility for individuals and businesses alike. We feel genuinely grateful to get to do what we do every day, and we see giving back as part of our duty to say thank you to our community. As you may know, Dr. Markiewicz proudly served our country for three years as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy. As such, he feels an extreme amount of gratitude for all that those in the military have given.

  • Hygiene Confusion!

    28 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Confused with dental products?

  • What is driving us Dental Professionals Crazy!

    28 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    That AP article on flossing is driving us crazy! Our patients are smart enough not to believe it, but it is causing confusion.

  • Yep, my hair is natural!

    18 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    I often get asked if my hair is naturally curly. Yep!

  • Brittany Blogs about the WaterPik

    16 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Most patients dislike flossing. Hygienist get that. It can be difficult for some and even ineffective for others. In fact, the American Dental Association found that 60 % of patients don’t floss everyday and 20% don’t ever floss!

  • Dental Sealants by Katie, RDH

    15 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Haha, thanks Austin Powers! Well, he is pretty accurate, but let me explain. As children, our back teeth (molars) come in with very uneven surfaces that look like hills and valleys. It is nobody’s fault - it’s just their anatomy.

  • Drop-Off Some Food and Take a Duck!

    14 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    We all know hunger is a problem. To help those suffering from hunger, we are collecting food items and grocery store gift cards for the Holy Family Food Pantry. Any items donated by Friday 11/18 will help provide Thanksgiving meals. Any items donated after that will help provide Holiday meals.

  • We Love Our Dental Hygiene Assistant

    14 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    I'm Michelle, the Dental Hygiene Assistant. So what do I do; a little or a lot of everything. Not many dental offices have a Dental Hygiene Assistant, so we are making up the rules as we go along. You see, our hygienists Brittany and Katie do an awful lot in a 60 minute appointment.

  • Huh; Bowling a Metaphor for Dentistry?

    07 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    I joined the team here at Anthony Markiewicz, DDS about a year ago. I came with experience in business, but no experience in dentistry. I have found it to be both challenging and interesting. So, how do I unwind? Well, most of my time away from work is spent with my husband and children, but I do have a passion for bowling! I Bowl every 2nd and 4th Friday in a mixed league. Brittany also likes to bowl and is in a different League once a month, so we talk bowling all the time.

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

    31 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Road Trip Life-hack

    31 Oct 2016 | 1 Comment

    Having two daughters, a grandson, and a son-in-law in DesMoines, IA, the drive to DesMoines has become a regular occurrence. Elizabeth and I have the 5 hour drive down pat. I try to be prepared for the unexpected. I have my little tool kit, a flashlight, and glow-sticks, hoping to be ready if I have some car trouble. I recently had two incidents which I wanted to share as life-hacks!

  • Rubber Duckie Your the One!

    27 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    I like to add some fun to our days! Last week a patient told me she stopped by a neighbor's house and noticed a small collection of rubber ducks. "Do you see Dr. Markiewicz" she asked. "Why yes, how did you know?" was the response. "The rubber ducks!"

  • So Where Did the Cubs Play in 1908

    27 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Where did the Cubs play the 1908 World Series since Wrigley was not built until 1914?

  • Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go Unused

    26 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Our Business Team helps make your dental treatment affordable. Elizabeth, Erin, and I are very experienced helping our patients maximize their dental benefits. Most dental benefit plans have a defined annual benefit that is lost if not used. Think of your dental benefit as a savings account you can use towards needed dental treatment, but the benefit expires, usually at year end. That’s right, if you have a $1000.00 annual benefit and only use $750.00, you forfeit the $250.00. Now, if you don’t need any dental treatment, that’s fine, but if you do need treatment, that is money you are forfeiting. Our Business Team is happy to help you maximize the use of your dental benefit. It is part of what we do to help you keep your teeth for a longer lifetime.

  • A Local Haunted Legend!

    24 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Every Halloween, we hear those stories of local haunted places. Well, there is one quite close. Check-out the legend.

  • Team Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    18 Oct 2016 | 9 Comments

    Our Team is having a pumpkin decorating contest and we need you to vote for your favorite. The pumpkin with the most votes earns the decorator a gift card and you a chance to win one of two $25.00 gift cards.

  • We Love Our Business Team

    17 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    It all begins with a phone call. When you call our office, you will more than likely get to speak with one of our Business Team members. So often, I am thanked by one of our patients for "squeezing them in" to help with a dental issue. "Don't thank me", I respond, "thank our Business Team". They are the ones who juggled the schedule to help you out. If you need an appointment, have a question about making treatment affordable, or have a dental emergency, it's one of our Business Team members that helps you.

  • We Love Our Dental Assistants!

    17 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Most of you recognize all that our Dental Assistants do that is directly involved in delivering dental care. They help Brittany, Katie, and me perform clinical dental procedures. They are very competent and caring at assisting us deliver dental care. What you may not realize is all they do behind the scenes. We hope you notice how choreographed your appointments are. Sure, I review the clinical information prior to your visit, but it is the dental assistants who do the rest. You like a pillow, they know; don't like topical; they know; you need to get out by 3:00 to pick up your children, they know. They make me look good, but more importantly, they make your visits to our office as convenient and comfortable as possible.

  • We all Love Brittany and Katie

    15 Oct 2016 | 1 Comment

    Our Dental Hygienist's not only provide preventive dental care, but they also act as your coach and educator. Brittany and Katie have no peers! They are clinically excellent hygienists, but that is only a small portion of their role in our office. First of all, they are just really caring and nice individuals who are fun to be around. Secondly, they really care about you, our patients. They spend hours preparing for each visit, discussing ideas with each other and with me, as to the best methods to help you achieve and maintain your oral health. They always have a plan when you arrive! Brittany and Katie are innovators. Many of the clinical additions and changes you have seen over the years come from their suggestions on how we can provide you even better care. They do help keep me on my toes.​ They not only make our practice better, they make me better!

  • Dentistry for Kids; A 2 minute primer!

    14 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Here is a most of what you need to know about Dentistry for Kids!

  • How to Maintain an Athletic Mouthguard

    14 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    It's fall sports season. Hopefully all those young athletes are wearing an athletic mouthguard to protect those precious smiles! Is your child maintaining their mouthguard? Studies show most mouthguards are loaded with bacteria. Here are some tips from Anthony Markiewicz, DDS for taking care of an athletic mouthguard:

  • Tooth Fairy Video

    14 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    I remember how magical it was to see the look on my children's faces when they awoke to find a gift from the Tooth Fairy. I also remember feeling like a horrible parent when one of my children awoke to find that the Tooth Fairy had not come (or better explained as Mom and Dad fell asleep).

  • Gum Disease and Your Health; The Link

    11 Oct 2016 | 1 Comment

    As I stated in my previous blog on Preventive Dental Maintenance, one aspect of achieving our Mission Statement of “Helping you keep your teeth for a longer lifetime” means achieving and maintaining gum health. Gum health allows you to “keep your teeth” and also appears to help you have a “longer lifetime”.

  • Chicago Marathon 2016

    10 Oct 2016 | 1 Comment

    For all those following our Marathon preparations, we all finished! Thanks so much for your encouraging words. They do help push us to the finish line. I am very proud of Michelle, Joseph, and Erica for persevering and completing their first marathons. David finished his third marathon. He ran the entire race with Erica. They made a great team.

  • Invisalign, ClearCorrect; What is the Difference

    10 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect are brands of Clear Aligner orthodontic therapy. We offer both of these excellent choices of Clear Aligner Therapy. This video does a nice job of explaining the process. Call Anthony Markiewicz, DDS, Ltd at 847.566.2811 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how Clear Aligner Therapy can help you.

  • Back to school we went!

    28 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    Colleagues have referred to me as a “techy dentist”. Don’t worry, that’s a compliment! Sure, we invest in technology to both improve the quality of the dental care we deliver and improve the quality of your experience in our office, but I am also a continuing education junkie. Yep, another compliment. Not only do I regularly attend dental continuing education courses, but so does our entire team.

  • Sharing the Dental Tradition

    28 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    Generation #3 is beginning to take hold!

  • A Silent Drill

    26 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    I don't mind getting dental work done. I hate getting my eyes checked! I recently visited a new Ophthalmologist. I was a little overdue. Sound familiar? The Doctor asked why I had procrastinated my examination. "I just hate getting my eyes checked" I responded. "At least you’re not at the dentist." he replied.

  • My Answers to the Sharing Survey

    26 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    I’m asking you to share. Here are some of my answers

  • I was asked to write an article to be published in the Old St. Pats Bulletin

    25 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    I was asked to write an article to be published in the Old St. Pats Bulletin

  • What is Preventive Dental Maintenance

    25 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    Helping You Keep Your Teeth For a Longer Lifetime. So, what does the Mission Statement mean to you, our patients? I am going to dedicate a series of blogs to explain what our Mission Statement means to you. Preventive Dentistry should really be called Preventive Dental Maintenance.

  • Chicago Marathon 2016

    29 Aug 2016 | 2 Comments

    October 9, 2016, over 40,000 individuals will be running the Chicago Marathon. My Children Michelle, David, and Joseph, along with David's girlfriend Erica, along with me, will be running the Chicago Marathon. We run with the Crossroads Runners from Old St. Patrick's Church. The money raised funds ministries that work to eradicate poverty. Watch our video.

  • Consequences of Bone Loss

    29 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    You have bone loss! Now what?

  • Labor Day in Chicago

    29 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    I spend a fair amount of time these days in the city. A friend who will be having an out-of-town guest this weekend, asked me for a few things to do this weekend. I focused on free activities. Other than eating and parking, you could spend a day in the city and not have to spend a penny. Obviously, there are plenty of other options that would involve admission costs such as the many wonderful museums.

  • Coffee: Good or Bad?

    15 Aug 2016 | 1 Comment

    I didn’t begin drinking coffee until I was 50. I just didn’t like it. Now I’m one of those people who likes to try unique coffees and coffee shops. Go figure. So, is coffee good for you or not? Coffee drinking stains teeth and restorations. Are there any pluses to that cup of coffee? Research seems to show coffee can be beneficial:

  • Flossing: What's the deal?

    15 Aug 2016 | 1 Comment

    Failure to adequately remove bacteria (in the form of dental plaque) from our teeth and gums will result in inflammation which can lead to periodontal disease. Not only can periodontal disease lead to a loss of teeth, but also studies link Periodontal Disease to: • Cardiovascular disease and stroke • Pancreatic Cancer • Low birth weight babies • Pneumonia

  • Why Summer Is the Perfect Time for Teeth Cleanings

    09 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: Dentistry Tips

    Here at the office of Anthony Markiewicz, DDS, we’re proud to offer a family-friendly and state-of-the-art facility that’s perfect for treating all of your dental needs. When it comes to simple checkups, it’s recommended to come in twice a year. As your trusted Mundelein dentist, we’d like to take the time to give you a few reasons as to why you should visit us before the summer’s end.

  • We Welcome Baby Parker

    11 Jul 2016 | 22 Comments

    Our daughter Lisa and husband Brett welcomed Baby Parker on 7/09/2016. He arrived 8 days late at a hefty 8 lbs 10 oz. Elizabeth and I and our three other children all made it to the hospital to welcome Parker into our family. A few pictures from a proud grandfather.

  • Comfortable Dentistry

    27 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Comfortable Dentistry

  • Periodontal Disease: What is it, How to diagnose it, How to treat it!

    27 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Periodontal Disease: What is it, How to diagnose it, How to treat it

  • The Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

    27 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    The Silent Epidemic of Cracked Teeth

  • Happy Father's Day

    15 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Happy Father's Day!

  • Food That Is Good For Your Teeth

    14 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    When it comes to the health of your teeth, it really matters what you eat. The old saying “you are what you eat” does indeed ring true when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy. By avoiding sugary foods that contribute to tooth decay and eating plenty of foods that are good for your teeth, you can enjoy having good oral health for a lifetime. Many people do not realize that one of the first areas of the body that suffers when your diet is less than ideal is your mouth. Use this healthy food list to improve your diet for better oral health so you can enjoy having a life-long, attractive and healthy smile.

  • Explaining Tooth Wear

    13 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Tooth wear

  • orlando

    13 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General


  • We congratulate Anna and her son Peter on his graduation from GNHS

    13 Jun 2016 | 1 Comment


  • Any Races This Year?

    23 May 2016 | 0 Comments


  • Lobby Day For the Brain Aneurysm Foundation

    23 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    Lobby Day

  • Congratulations to Michelle

    16 May 2016 | 3 Comments

    Category: News


  • Why Our Dental Hygienists Are So Important

    16 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Why our Hygienists are so important

  • Contest

    02 May 2016 | 6 Comments

    Enter our contest to win one of two Sonicare Toothbrushes.

  • Family Photos

    02 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    Since many of you ask, here are some family updates and photos

  • Team Pictures From the Annual Dental Meeting

    02 May 2016 | 3 Comments

    We all attended courses at the Chicago Dental Meeting at McCormick Place again this year. We thought we would share some pictures of our evening out!

  • We are always improving to safeguard your health

    02 May 2016 | 1 Comment

    Category: News, FAQ, General

    Here at Anthony Markiewicz, DDS, FAGD, your safety is our priority!

  • How Oral Health & Overall Health Go Hand In Hand

    11 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

    At the practice of Anthony Markiewicz DDS, our goal is to provide patients of all ages living in the Mundelein IL area with exceptional dental care. We put an emphasis on preventing tooth decay and gum disease to help our patients maintain good oral health while at the same time, preserving their overall health.

  • Glass Blowing Outing

    14 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Do you Emoji?

    22 Dec 2015 | 6 Comments

  • Christmas Party 2015

    20 Dec 2015 | 1 Comment

  • Katie's Holiday Tradition

    20 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Our New Website

    20 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Toys For Tots 2015

    20 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Welcome Erin and Heather

    20 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Who knows if we will have a White Christmas, but we did have a White November.

    20 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Early Screenings for Oral Cancer

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    We are concerned about your health. We include, at no additional expense, an enhanced oral cancer screening with the VELscope system.

  • How about a few good books!

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    How about some good books:

  • Its Fall and I Have Been Doing Some Running

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Its fall and I have been doing some running. Not as fast as I would like, but having some great fun!

  • We Are Always Working To Improve Your Experience

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    We work diligently to make all your experiences with our office as pleasant and efficient as possible. Obviously, that includes your experience while in our office.

  • We Will Be A Toys For Tots Drop Location

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    As soon as the boxes arrive, we will again be collecting toys for Toys For Tots! Look for the box at the front door.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    13 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog! We like to keep our patients up-to-date with what’s happening in the office, so check often for the latest posts.