Dr. David Markiewicz

Dr. David's Childrens Book

January 7th, 2020

Dentists are Monsters by Dr. David Markiewicz

As Featured in the ADA News

Dentists are Monsters is Dr. David Markiewicz’s debut children’s book.  It is a beautifully illustrated story written to help ease children’s fear of the dentist.

As a general dentist practicing in Mundelein, IL, Dr. Markiewicz often sees children who are initially afraid of the dentist.  “Let’s face it; a dental office can initially be a scary place for children.  Nearly 75% of all adults and children experience some sort of dental anxiety.  I wanted to create a story that could help parents reduce the anxiety a child may have when preparing to visit the dentist.” Said Dr. David.

My story is told through the eyes of Tony the Tooth.  Tony is a new tooth, having just erupted into the mouth full of teeth.  The older teeth begin scaring Tony with frightening stories of the dentist.

Tony becomes fearful when he learns they are going to the dentist. Does the dentist really wear a mask because she can breathe fire like a dragon?  He hopes not!

Dentists are Monsters helps parents teach children that many of the perceptions causing a fear of the dentist just are not true.  Visiting the dentist doesn’t need to be scary and can often be rewarding.  In his practice, Dr. David is able to make each individual patient he sees feel comfortable.  He hopes Dentists are Monsters can help spread the message that dentists shouldn’t be feared to a larger audience.

Dr. David spent over two years writing and working with his illustrator, Adela Rezna.

Dr. David stated; “I love dentistry.  It has been a very rewarding career choice.  Whether it is relieving pain, restoring an individual’s ability to eat, or creating a great smile, as dentists, we improve our patient’s lives.   A lifetime of dental health needs to begin as a child.  I hope Dentists are Monsters can help make children more comfortable when visiting the dentist and help set the table for a lifetime of dental health.”

Dentists are Monsters is available directly from our office or on Amazon.

Dr. David Markiewicz is available for interviews, book readings/signings, and speaking events. For inquiries, please contact Dr. David directly at drdavid@markiewicz.dental or phone the office at 847.566.2811.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

June 22nd, 2019

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns are restorations that allow us to restore a damaged tooth to full function.  When a tooth is too damaged to restore with a filling, a crown is often the restoration of choice to create a functional and aesthetic restoration.  These days, most crowns are tooth colored, although we at Markiewicz Dental do fabricate gold crowns when appropriate. Tooth colored crowns are not only very strong and durable, but also very aesthetic, so they can be placed on both front and back teeth.

At Markiewicz Dental use only the highest quality local dental laboratories.  Because we care for your health, we also require our laboratories to certify the materials used in the restorations we place.  We use only high noble metals in crown, and bridges and use sophisticated crowns such as zirconia and e.max  (non metal/ all ceramic crowns). You will never find any toxic materials in crowns or bridges or any prosthesis that we place in your mouth.

We at Markiewicz Dental also pride ourselves in matching crown color to your teeth.   Among the various cutting-edge pieces of technology we use is the VITA Easyshade®.  This tool is a “spectrophotometer”, which measures the spectrum of light that passes through a tooth—or, in layman’s terms, identifies a tooth’s color. This handheld device helps us match the color of our treatments to the color of your natural teeth. Using a sensor and innovative software, it identifies your tooth-shade, and aids in the creation of new restorations.

 A Dental Bridge is a restoration used to replace a missing tooth/teeth.  In addition to Implant Crowns and Removable Partial Dentures, Dental Bridges are one of the options we at Markiewicz Dental offer to replace missing teeth.  Dental Bridges are fabricated with the same high quality materials as our Dental Crowns.  A consultation at Markiewicz Dental will help you decide which restoration is appropriate for your situation.

We at Markiewicz Dental are Mundelein Dentists who are committed to helping our patients improve the quality of their lives through quality dental care.  Contact our office to find out how we can help you by calling 847.566.2811.

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Do You Have Questions About Full Dentures?

June 19th, 2019

When a patient experiences the loss of all teeth in an arch, the most common treatment is a full denture.

A full denture consists of teeth inserted in a pink acrylic base (color of your gums).  Full dentures not only allow a patient to chew, but also can provide excellent esthetics and help with speech.

At Markiewicz Dental, we have helped restore our patients to function with full dentures since 1988.  There is no need to be fearful or embarrassed.  We know how to help.

Every patient presents with unique circumstances, but four scenarios are common.

  • A patient has worn dentures for years and needs a new set. Often the patient wants improvement in esthetics and/or function.
  • A patient will be losing their reaming teeth and will need dentures for the first time. (Dentures can be fabricated prior to extractions and delivered at time of extractions)
  • A patient has no teeth, but has never had dentures.
  • A patient has either lost or damaged their existing dentures and needs a new set asap.

So, don’t worry, we at Markiewicz Dental can help.

Our process:

  1. Evaluation including needed x-rays and photographs
  2. Discussion of your unique wants and needs.
  3. A detailed treatment plan including all fees and steps (including a timeline to completion).
  4. Once treatment begins, the common steps are:
    1. Impressions of your jaws
      1. Recording of your lip position, smile, and bite to allow set-up of teeth for try-in.
      2. Selection of tooth color and shape
    2. Try-in of preliminary denture set-up. We will evaluate the denture set-up for esthetics and function.  If we all agree the set-up is ideal, we will have the denture processed for delivery.  If we want to improve the set-up, we will.
    3. Delivery of the dentures
    4. Adjustments as necessary

When your dentures become loose, they can often be refitted by relining them. 

Options with Dentures:

Often patients desire more stability and retention than a removable denture can provide.  Combining dentures with implants can provide options:

  • Removable Dentures can be implant retained
  • Dentures can be permanently affixed to implants (Hybrid Denture)

We at Markiewicz Dental pride ourselves in providing our patients with dentures that are beautiful and functional.  If you are in need of dentures, contact us for a consultation at 847.566.2811.

June Newsletter: We welcome Dr. David

June 17th, 2019

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Catch up on Markiewicz Dental News in our June Newsletter!!

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