Dear Patient,

In anticipation of the reopening of our practice for all procedures on the projected date of June 1, 2020, we would like to inform you of new policies and procedures that will be in effect. We thank all of you for your support, patience, and understanding during this extremely difficult and challenging time…

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Welcome to Exquisite Smiles Oak Park
Quality care and experience to improve your health and smile, serving the surrounding area for over 70 years.
At Exquisite Smiles Oak Park we provide quality dental care, while sharing our years of experience and knowledge to help you improve your oral health. Serving Oak Park and all surrounding Illinois areas.
The doctors and staff at Exquisite Smiles Oak Park believe in optimizing each individual’s treatment by educating patients about the relationship between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
We are a full service dental office with services ranging from examinations, cleanings, and digital images to more specialized services like oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.
We are always accepting new patients. We Highly recommend everyone see the dental hygienist minimum of every 6 months for a complete exam.
Our Office

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We love our clients and do what we can to provide a comfortable environment and educate our patients on the relationship between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

Meet The Staff

Dr. Burbick

As a Chicago native, Dr. Joseph Burbick, DDS, LTD has been delivering bright, gleaming smiles to Oak Park since 1978. His passion for creating beautiful teeth was brought to life while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating, Dr. Burbick continued his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. In order to stay on top of current information and technology, Dr. Burbick is a member of several industry organizations, including: the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and theAcademy of General Dentistry (AGD).


Dr. Burbick lives by the motto “treat others as you want to be treated!” He cares about his patients and always allows extra time during appointments to listen to his patients and make sure they have a comfortable experience. Dr. Burbick takes great pride in the way he treats patients and enjoys the satisfaction in knowing he has helped his patients achieve natural, glowing smiles.

When this “Gleam-Team” dentist isn’t at his office spending time with his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Sharon, and their three daughters; Ashley, Michelle, and Heather. Whether he is watching, playing or just talking about it, Dr. Burbick is an avid sports fan!

Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Burbick, Oak Park IL cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Farris

A Woodstock, IL native, Dr. Walter Farris graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and later received his Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Rush University in Chicago. Dr. Farris went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. In dental school, he was inducted into the National Dental Honors Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) for excellence in academics, character, and professionalism. Dr. Farris is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS).


Dr. Farris believes in a patient-centered approach to dentistry by promoting a relaxed and comfortable experience. He is committed to empowering his patients with education about their oral health and encourages his patients to become an active participants in their treatment. Dr. Farris believes that a commitment to oral health is important for overall health.

In his free time, Dr. Farris likes trying new restaurants around Chicagoland with his wife, Megan. They also enjoy getting outdoors together to exercise with their dog, Mavis. He is a devoted Chicago sports fan and also enjoys track and field and karaoke.

Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Farris, Oak Park IL cosmetic dentist.

Dr. Welindt

Also a Chicago native, Dr. Tage Welindt, DDS has been serving smiles in Oak Park since 1985. Before creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Welindt attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating he attended University of Illinois at Chicago where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Welindt is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS). Also, he is a member of both Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).


As a dental provider, Dr. Welindt’s goal is to optimize each patient’s oral health and well being. He would like patients to feel confident when they smile as well as have the proper knowledge to maintain a healthy mouth for years to come. Dr. Welindt enjoys building lasting relationships with his patients and sharing in their journey to a healthier smile.

Outside of helping patients “Smile”, Dr. Welindt spends time with his two adult children, Dillon and Nicole. Dr.Welindt also enjoys exercising and spending time outside playing golf and walking in nature.

Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Welindt, Oak Park IL cosmetic dentist.

Office Staff

Office Manager
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Registered Dental Hygienists

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Dental Assistants

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Our Services

At Exquisite Smiles Oak Park we are committed to helping each patient attain excellent oral health and to look their very best. We provide a wide range of dental services including:


One of the most beneficial things you can do for your dental health is to schedule regular dental checkups with a trusted dental professional.


  • Oral Cancer & Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Digital x-rays and Panorex x-rays
  • Intra -Oral Camera (Photography in the Mouth)
  • Early cavity detection using the “Diagnodent”

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Exquisite Smiles Oak Park, we are committed to helping each patient attain excellent oral health and to look their very best. We provide cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve your best self. We offer cosmetic dentistry services including:


  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Sealants
  • Lumineers
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Full mouth restoration
  • Bridges
  • Orthodontics
  • Tooth whitening
  • GLO
  • And more!

There is no need to ever feel self-conscious about your smile again! We would love to boost your confidence and help you show off your best self.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal treatments are used when you have developed gum disease. Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease and can be reversed with professional treatment and good oral habits. 


If gingivitis is left untreated, it can turn into Periodontics, which is much more serious and could even cause you to lose your teeth. Exquisite Smiles Oak Park offers several services used to help repair gum disease. We know that we can work together with you to solve your periodontal issues and preserve your smile.

  • Fluoride tray delivery system
  • Scaling/Root Planing

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are extra protection against cavities and the buildup of plaque, especially for the back molars where decay occurs most often. The sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel where it bonds to the tooth and hardens, acting as a barrier against food particles and plaque.

Emergency Care

Exquisite Smiles Oak Park is happy to serve you if you’re having a dental emergency—whether you’re a current or a new patient. In most cases, the practice will be able to accommodate same­-day appointment if necessary.

and More!

  • Collaborative Care with our network of exceptional specialists in the area
  • Multi-lingual team:

    Spanish, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Russian

  • Cable TV throughout the office
  • Our Office and building are handicap accessible
  • Ample free Parking
  • Convenient Hours with “early bird” appointments available.

We also provide for our patients free custom made athletic sports guards.

Even though I moved to the northwest suburbs I still make the trip in for my appointments. I would highly recommend them.

Terese W.

Dr. Burbick has been my family's dentist for many years. He's the best dentist we've ever had!

Ramona K.

The staff and the doctor were amazing I felt really comfortable and everybody was extremely nice.

Renee A.

Terrific doctors and staff...

Steve N.

Great dependable staff! I am very lucky. Highly recommended

Kayla C.

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Monday – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday – 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday – Select Appointments
Sunday – Closed

Exquisite Smiles Oak Park

Fax: 708-848-1330

1515 N Harlem Ave, Suite 200
Oak Park, IL 60302-1250

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Egle received her training in dental assisting from the “BILLING & DENTAL ASSISTING INC.” in 2001. She joined “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 2003. In 2006 she left to raise her family, and returned as a part-time assistant in 2015. Egle provides technical support and assistance to the entire team. She assists the doctors and the hygienists and also helps in lab. Egle is certified in CPR and the use of the AED. She is also fluent in LITHUANIAN AND RUSSIAN!


Diana is a Registered Dental Hygienist who earned her Dental Hygiene degree and Bachelor of Science from “NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOOL” in 1991. She is certified in the administration of local anesthesia, CPR, and the use of the AED. Diana began her career with “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 1998. Our patients enjoy Diana’s straightforward, no nonsense way of explaining the importance of good dental hygiene!


Sue is a graduate of “LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY” where she received her Dental Hygiene degree in 1983, and her Bachelor of Science in 1985. Sue’s compassionate, gentle approach helps all of our patients achieve great dental health. She is certified in the administration of local anesthesia, CPR, and the use of the AED. Sue joined the team at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 2000.


Joanna graduated from “SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY” in 2007 where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor of Science. She is certified in the administration of local anesthesia, CPR, and the use of the AED. Joanna has been with the practice since 2012. Our patients enjoy her calm quiet demeanor and her gentle approach. She speaks POLISH fluently.


Marcia earned her degree in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor of Science in 1984 from “SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY”. She received her certification in the administration of local anesthesia in 2015 from “U.I.C. DENTAL SCHOOL”. She also is certified in CPR and the use of the AED. Marcia joined “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in January, 2016, and works part-time for the practice. Marcia has a true connection to the Oak Park and River Forest area and knows many of our patients from her days as a hockey mom.


After receiving her certification in dental assisting from “LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY” in 1979, JoAnn began her career at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” as Dr. Frank J. Smith’s dental assistant. Eventually she took on the role as receptionist, and several years later assumed the position as Office Manager for the practice. JoAnn’s vast experience makes her the “go to” person for everything from information on treatment to insurance, scheduling and more. JoAnn also is certified in CPR and the usage of the AED.


Lynn received her training in dental assisting from “TRITON COLLEGE” and became certified in the profession in 1982. After working in the area for nine years, she left the dental field to be a full-time mom. Lynn has been a patient of “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” since 1987, and joined the team as the Scheduling Coordinator in November, 2011. Her energy keeps us all smiling and she loves greeting all of our patients by name. We call her “the mayor” because she connects to everyone she meets! Lynn is certified in CPR and the usage of the AED.


Sara studied at the “UNIVERSIDAD OF GUADALAJARA (SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY), MEXICO” where she received her DDS in 1987. After marrying, she and her husband moved to the United States to raise a family. She joined the practice in 2011 as a dental assistant. Sara is fluent in SPANISH, her native language, and ENGLISH. Sara’s background in dentistry makes her an asset to Dr. Welindt. Her gentle disposition has been of great comfort to our patients. She is also invaluable when explaining a treatment plan or procedure to our Spanish speaking patients. Sara is certified in CPR and the usage of the AED.


Linda began working at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 2003 as our Sterilization Specialist. Her primary duties include sterilizing all instruments and equipment in the treatment rooms between patients, preparing cases to be sent to the laboratory, and maintaining all OSHA reports. She too is CPR and AED certified, and is fluent in SPANISH. You can find her working side by side with our hygienists during a prophylaxis appointment or translating conversations for our Spanish speaking patients. Linda provides a steady, gentle support to the entire team at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK”.


Annemarie joined the team at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 2012 after enjoying “exquisite” care as a patient since 2001. Prior to her employment with the practice, her skills as a Senior Project Manager in the business world combined with her experience in raising four children, have been an asset to our patients when they call to schedule appointments. She understands the many time constraints of a busy family, and loves the challenge of making sure we find the best appointment times available for all of our patients. Annemarie, as well, is CPR and AED certified.


Mariella studied at “THE SANTARELLA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE” in BARI, ITALY, in 1986, and received her certification in the field of Dental Laboratory Technician. After moving to Chicago, Illinois, she began her career at “EXQUISITE SMILES OAK PARK” in 1992 as a Dental Assistant. Mariella has assisted both doctors and is currently working with Dr. Burbick. Her technical expertise and pleasant demeanor make our patients feel at ease and is an asset to Dr. Burbick and our entire team. Mariella is fluent in ITALIAN, certified in CPR and the usage of the AED.


Erika joined the Exquisite Smiles Oak Park Team in the fall of 2017. Erika is critical to all aspects of patient care, from sterilization of all dental instruments and preparing cases for our labs, to assisting the hygienists and doctors. She brings three years dental and orthodontic experience to our team and is fluent in both Eglish and Spanish. Erika enjoys the busy pace of our office, and as the mother of two children, she is used to being busy.


Yecenia “J”, joined the Exquisite Smies Oak Park Team in the fall of 2017. A 2010 graduate of Everest College she brings 8 years of experience in pediatric dentistry t our office, needless to say she is excellent with children! J is fluent in English and Spanish and she provides a calm presence in both the lab and in our dental emergency operatory. She provides a much needed extra set of hands for the doctors and the assistants. On any given day you may find her taking x-rays, assisting the doctors and helping the lab. She is certified in coronal polishing and sealant application and she holds CPR and OSHA Certification as well.


Kim earned her degree in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science in 1992 from Loyola University Chicago. She is certified in Administration of Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide, CPR and AED. Kim has been working as a temporary hygienist at Exquisite Smiles Oak Park for 10+ years. She is always ready to help out when one of our regular hygienists need time off. Working in her community brings her much joy as she contributes to the dental health of all patients she meets.


Melissa joined Exquisite Smiles Oak Park in 2018. Although she is a new face to many of our patients, she has been a patient here since 2005 and she brings a wealth of dental experience to our team. Since graduating from Dominican University, she has worked as a dental assistant and a patient care coordinator. Her hands on experience in assisting brings invaluable understanding to the
scheduling process. As the mother of two children she understands the demands of raising a family and loves the challenge of finding the best appointment times for our patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family which also includes 3 dogs and 3 cats.

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