Meet Our Specialists

We have specialists on staff at our Elk Grove Village location to care for your specialized needs in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and Periodontics.  Please call our office at 847-437-8366 to make an appointment.

Dr. William Nickel

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Nickel is board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and has been in practice for over 25 years. He graduated from Northwestern and received his dental degree at Loyola University School of Dentistry. He earned his certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Nickel is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is board certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology and a Past President of the Chicago Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Prior to starting his private practice in Northbrook, he was Director of the four-year Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has lectured all over the world on various aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Nickel retired from the United States Army Dental Corps in 1999 with the rank of full Colonel and a record of distinguished service. Dr. Nickel participates annually in dental missions to Mexico, Central & South America. He contributes his services to Healing the Children, El Nino Rey & the Dental Lifeline Network.

Dr. Nickel was the official Oral Surgeon of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks.


Available every Tuesday from 7:00am to 2:00pm.

Dr. Gary Gruendeman


Dr. Gruendeman graduated from Loyola Dental School in 1982 and the Orthodontics program in 1989. He was an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Loyola from 1989-1994. Dr. Gruendeman has published articles on orthodontics and loves to golf in his spare time.


Available every Wednesday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Dr. Young Choi


Dr. Choi received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1999 and her Masters in periodontics from Saint Louis University in 2002.


Available every other Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm.