For Dr. Patrick Pendleton and our team, comprehensive dental care is more than working on teeth and correcting oral health problems. For us, dentistry is about caring for the person who owns the smile, getting to know them on a personal level, and establishing a lasting relationship as they achieve — and maintain — optimal oral health with a smile they love to share.

We have served Western Springs and surrounding areas for over 20 years, and built a reputation for always listening to your desires and concerns, keeping you engaged in treatment planning, and ensuring that your dental visits keep you smiling! We enjoy having long lasting relationships with our patients.


We make you the priority! Your first appointment begins with an initial conversation in the consultation room with Dr. Pendleton to meet you, and discuss any concerns/anxieties, desires, and goals you may have for your oral health. We listen to you and believe in building relationships by respecting your unique situation.

You will never feel like an anonymous number on a chart; rather our goal is to make you feel like a part of our dental family. Dr. Pendleton and his caring team will take time to learn what you’re seeking, thoroughly diagnose your dental issues, and walk you through all the different, customized treatment options. They know that if you’re informed and knowledgeable, you can make healthy decisions about treatment which will meet your needs.

We care about your comfort!

Let’s be honest: seeing the dentist, even for a checkup and cleaning, isn’t everyone’s favorite way to spend time. We understand and hope that, if you feel this way, we can change your mind.

We’ve built our practice on the belief that dental visits should be comfortable and stress-free: from providing a welcoming environment and offering complimentary wifi, blankets, sunglasses, headphones, pillows, and sedation options, to providing emergency dentistry and flexible appointments, including some Saturday hours, we make caring for your smile, and those of your family, worry-free!

We offer education, expertise, and a stable, cohesive team. You will see the same friendly, familiar people at each visit and, since Dr. Pendleton is the sole doctor in the practice, he will provide all of your treatment. You won’t need to worry about adapting to new faces and personalities from one visit to the next. Instead, you’ll be welcomed as a friend, and we’ll look forward to hearing what’s happened in your life since we last saw you. We allow extra time to educate and discuss all the benefits of treatment.

Oral/systemic connection

- The health of your mouth and that of your body are closely interconnected, in that what happens in one affects the other. While we focus on your oral health, we also offer useful, practical education and guidance about nutrition, lifestyle, and support you as you develop better habits.

Maintaining good oral health habits is important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only affects teeth and gums, but may also be associated with several serious medical conditions. This includes not only brushing and flossing daily, but also quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and regular exercise.

The inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal (gum) disease have been linked to six out of the seven leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.


There is such a thing as compassionate, ethical dentistry: dental care that’s tailored to each person’s unique situation and provides long-term solutions rather than quick fixes. You will find this at our dental office.

Dr. Pendleton has a reputation for being a gentle and relaxing dentist who is dedicated to maximizing patient comfort. We treat patients like family at our dental office, and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to make sure everyone walks out happy.

Please contact us to learn more about our customized approach (where you’re a name and not a number), and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pendleton today!

Our dental team is dedicated to helping you maintain your oral health and your beautiful smile for many years to come. Each visit and every procedure is unique, because it’s designed around you. We care for everyone from toddlers at their first visit through older siblings, parents, grandparents. We enjoy seeing families grow and change over the years and are glad to be part of their lives. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!