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Welcome to Our Dental Practice


At Francis C. Candre, DDS we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.


Should you need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions at (847) 358-3134


  • "We love Dr. Candre and the entire staff! Lisa, our hygienist, is gentle and patient with our kids. They look forward to seeing everyone every 6 months!"
    Vanessa Vitols McCormack
  • "I’ve been going to Dr. Candre my whole life and hope to never have to change dentists! The staff is so kind and welcoming, and I can truly say that I look forward to going to the dentist."
    Megan Kleinschmidt
  • "Great staff definitely makes going to the dentist less painful!"
    Robert Tessarolo
  • "Very friendly and caring staff. Dr Candre has been my dentist over 25 years. Always professional and easy to talk to. We always have friendly conversations about everything."
    Junichi Maemura
  • "Very professional,very friendly and almost family like atmosphere. Lisa Sitkowski has cleaned my teeth for years and it's always been thoroughly and routinely done.
    Any special dental work, Dr. Frank has put me in good hands with referrals and explained procedures so adequately that always knew what to expect.
    This practice gets a top rating from me and always will! receptionist is friendly and is calm and clean. Been very fortunate to have called them my Dentist service for years now. Book an appointment now.Good people to have in your corner when you need them."
    Wayne Sommer
  • "Dr. Candre and his entire office staff are the most caring, giving and pain free medical staff I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our family had been patients of Dr. Candre since he took over for Dr. Lingeman and I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else, even though I now have to travel 30 miles to get to his office."
    Karen Roiland

Featured Articles

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    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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  • Crowns and Bridges

    Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.Bridges are sometimes referred ...

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  • Veneers

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  • Invisalign®

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  • April 2022 Dental Newsletter

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  • Fillings

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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