Meet the Doctor


I remember going to the dentist when I was a little boy…It was an inviting office, where I was greeted by a friendly lady with a beautiful smile. I noticed it smelled pleasant while she gave us a personal tour of their immaculate facility. At the end of the tour she sat me in a chair more comfortable than my dad’s La-Z-Boy and introduced me to the dentist. He was a man, not much older than I am today, who had a remarkable gentle nature to him. He showed me his tools and had me step on the petal to run “his toothbrush”. Through patience, professionalism, and kindness, he and his staff earned my trust; and kept it for decades after. So, when I was older and needed dental work it was never a stressful experience. As I grew up I realized that many people were scared of or hated going to the dentist. I’ve heard stories of rushed, uncompassionate, painful treatment by dentists and hygienists. Or, the office simply treated them as if they did not care. I thought that was just awful. It was for those reasons I decided to establish the kind of dental office that would treat people the way they deserved to be treated and use my talents to create great looking, healthy smiles for anyone that wanted one. This year, our office is celebrating our 20th anniversary. My staff and I are so proud of the care that we provide and smiles we improve. For instant, I use an FDA-approved laser that quickly numbs the tooth and then removes the cavity without discomfort. This is leading edge technology that requires NEITHER Novocain NOR a noisy drill! Other new technology allows us to make crowns, veneers and dentures look more lifelike, fit better, and last longer. From invisible braces to early detection of cavities and oral cancer, we use cutting edge technology in order help our office provide a gentler, more caring approach to dentistry.” – Dr. Ron Schefdore

Dr. Schefdore practices cosmetic and general dentistry in the Downers Grove Area. 30 years ago, he created the “1 day smile makeover” using veneers and sculpting dental composite to quickly and dramatically improve smiles. This “1 day smile makeover” also benefits people with few or no teeth by using snug fitting, custom dentures, dental implants, and life like crowns, bridges, and partial dentures with no ugly metal. If you’re missing teeth, allow Dr. Schefdore to show you several alternatives to replace them so you can eat comfortably again and be proud of your smile. If you have wobbly dentures there are several choices to make them snug and improve your smile. Even though Celebrity Smiles emphasizes cosmetic dentistry (veneers, advanced dentures, dental implants, Invisalign, crowns and bridges) in the Downers Grove area, they are professionals in completing all of your general dental work. Experience their gentle ultrasonic (no scraping) dental cleanings, natural looking fillings and lifelike crowns

His work has been featured on the cover of prestigious magazines such as Dentistry Today and The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been featured as an expert extensively in the media including CBS, NBC, FOX, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Readers Digest, Prevention Magazine, and others. Dr. Schefdore has been awarded as the Top Dentist in the Downers Grove area. For years his peers have recognized him as a Leader in Continuing Education For Dentists through his seminars, book, and published articles.

Dr. Schefdore truly believe that patients deserve the full attention of the doctor and staff. Schedule a consultation today to see how Celebrity Smiles can reduce your stress, be very gentle, save you time, and achieve a better outcome when all of our attention is on you, your comfort, and your smile.

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Dental Society
Illinois Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

1979 – B.S. Biology with Honors Southern Illinois University
1983 – Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Southern Illinois University. President Of His Class. Top of his clinical class.
1983 to Present – Post Doctorate classes in Cosmetic Dentistry, dental implants, dentures, veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, invisalign.
1985 – Present Dental Implant Certificate Northwestern University
1990 – 2001 Boy Scout Leader and Girls Soccer Coach(AYSO)
2000 to Present – Provides award winning seminars to dentists and hygienists
2001 to Present – Published 50 + articles in major dental magazines.
2001 – Invisalign Certification
2003 – Invisalign Certification II
2003 – Authored the book “Better Service Better Dentistry” – for Dentists and their staff
2004 – Chairman of Pharmaden Nutraceuticals (www.pharmaden.net). Dentist recommended dental supplements. The only dental supplement backed by a double blind study (Loma Linda University) and peer reviewed.
2005 – Oral health and overall health are interrelated. Dr. Schefdore developed and introduced to dentistry a series of new simple blood screening tests to identify and refer unhealthy patients to their physician.
2006 – Founder and President of Healthy Heart Dentistry(TM)
2008 – President of Americans Against Diabetes
2008 to 2014 – Recognized by Dentistry Today Magazine as one of the Leaders in Continuing Education to Dentists.
2012 – Award winning dentist
2013 – Award winning dentist
2014 – Awarded top 5% of top American professionals for continuous professional recognition by colleagues
2015 – Awarded top 1% of top American professionals for continuous professional recognition by colleagues
2015 – Award Winning Dentist. Winner of the Westmont Doctors’ Choice Awards in Dentistry 2015
2019 – The Consumer Advisory Board awarded Dr. Schefdore to be among America’s best dentists.
2019 – Dental Insider recognized Dr. Schefdore as the Best of Westmont in patient satisfaction.

He was recently awarded as the Top Dentist in the Downers Grove area. For the past 6 years his peers have recognized him a Leader in Continuing Education through his seminars, book, and published articles.

Dr. Schefdore has been featured as an expert extensively in the media, including these channels and publications:

The Consumer Advisory Board awarded Dr. Schefdore to be among America’s best dentists.

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Dental Insider recognizes Dr. Schefdore at the “Best of Westmont” for patient satisfaction.

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