Daniel Strobel, DDS
Changing Lives, One Person at a Time
One time I heard someone laugh when she heard that dentists change lives. I’ve thought about this a long time: I don’t take myself too seriously but I really do think I can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
While not everyone needs their dentist for life satisfaction, when I am working on a larger case, my goal is to provide the patient with a better quality of life. By giving a person the ability to comfortably eat the foods they love, or to smile with more confidence, I think I am changing that person’s life.
My Approach to Dentistry
Dentistry is a profession that requires a lot of trust between the patient and providers. I think many patients are hesitant to seek treatment because they do not trust the dentist (or the office in general).
I strive to provide an honest, caring environment where patients feel heard, respected, and cared about, and trust that we have their best interests at heart. I love providing this atmosphere and seeing how patients, especially those who have had a negative view of dentistry in the past, respond to it.
At Strobel Dentistry, we have an uncommon level of commitment to providing an experience that exceeds patients’ expectations. We offer comprehensive care, honest treatment guidance and planning, and clear payment options.
We are the right dental office for patients who are seeking quality dentistry, using the latest technologies and methodologies, with a team that provides honest, compassionate, and timely service.
In 2019, the practice provided over $50K in pro-bono dental services. We have made this part of our vision, as a way of giving back to our community, and have assigned a team member who manages our pro-bono goals.
Education and Professional Affiliations
I continuously strive to bring my patients the best, latest dental advancements to help them achieve optimal oral health and improve their overall wellness. Continuing education allows me to stay abreast of recent developments and trends, ensuring I choose the best techniques and materials with which to serve patients.
Throughout the year I complete courses on clinical procedures and business management through Spear Education. I am also a member of the CEREC® Study Club and regularly attend dental meetings, lectures, and seminars.
Additionally, I am an active member of the:
These professional organizations offer many educational opportunities, along with a range of publications addressing research and new methodologies.
Beyond the Office
I grew up in Orland Park and now live in Riverside with my family. Missy and I met in college, at the University of Notre Dame. We got married in 2004 and have four wonderful kids. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Missy taught at Chicago Public Schools for six years before having our first child and taking over the local PTO.
If I’m not in the office, you’ll most often find me with Missy and the kids: Dylan, 11, enjoys soccer and beating his Dad in chess; Avery, 10, is the current odds favorite to take over the practice; Emma Rose, 8, is the sweetest little 2nd grader in the world; and Tommy, 6, has focused less on the “sweetness” and earned the nickname “savage” at school.
During the day Missy, the kids, and I are traveling between piano lessons, French horn practice, chess team, soccer games, gymnastic meets, dance recitals, and – my favorite – baseball games! Afterward, Missy and I love exploring new Chicago restaurants. And if I need some quiet time, I actually enjoy getting out for a run.
When Dr. Terrassa is willing to hold down the practice, the family and I are lucky enough to travel. We’ve done mostly easy, domestic trips but now that the kids are older we’re excited to be looking at some more adventurous travels.
It is important to Missy and I to be good role models for our kids. That’s my #1 priority in life. After that, I am interested in building relationships with good people: I am a big proponent of the concept “You are who you surround yourself with.”
On a more superficial level, I love sports. Go Bears! Go Sox! Go Irish!