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Dr. Tage Welindt, DDS

Family and General Dentist

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 the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

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.

Dr. Valerie Levrant, DDS

Family and General Dentist

Dr. Valerie Levrant was born and raised in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School. She attended Johns Hopkins University where she majored in civil engineering. She soon recognized that engineering was not her calling and was drawn to dentistry, remembering the positive dental experiences she’s had in her life. She then enrolled at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and found her perfect fit.

Dr. Levrant continued her education and completed a general practice residency at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York, where she was chosen to stay on an additional year as chief resident. Since moving back to Illinois, she has worked in the far west suburbs but is thrilled to be bringing her passion for patient-centered care and creating positive dental experiences back to her hometown.

Outside of practicing dentistry, you’ll often find Dr. Levrant spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid reader and enjoys discovering the next great TV show or movie.

Jo Ann

Office Manager

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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

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!


Registered Dental Hygienist

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Registered Dental Hygienist

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Registered Dental Hygienist

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.


Dental Assistant

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. Her technical expertise and pleasant demeanor make our patients feel at ease and is an asset to our entire team. Mariella is fluent in Italian, certified in CPR and the usage of the AED.



Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant

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.


Dental Assistant

More information about Daniela coming soon.


Business Assistant

More information about Janine coming soon!


Business Assistant

More information about Maryann coming soon!

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Oak Park, IL Family and Cosmetic Dental Office. Call our friendly staff today.

1515 N Harlem Ave, Suite 200

Oak Park, IL 60302-1250

(708) 866-3817

(708) 848-1330


Office Hours

Monday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday Select Appointments
Sunday Closed