500 Ashland Ave, Suite #2, Chicago Heights, IL 60411  |  (708) 755-1333

Call Us (708) 755-1333

Call Us (708) 755-1333

You deserve an advocate.

If going to the dentist is not your idea of fun, you’re not alone.

Whether it’s past negative experiences, worry about painful procedures, or apprehension about the cost, the end result is the same: it’s keeping you from enjoying life.

Pain in your mouth or embarrassment about how your teeth look put a damper on so many of life’s joys–eating, smiling, sleeping, spending time with loved ones, and more. We know you want to look and feel better, and anxiety shouldn’t have to stand in your way.

 

At Ashland Dental and Wellness Center, we get it.

There is a way to treat your issues and prevent them from ever happening again. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped thousands of people just like you get healthy and transform their lives.

Oral disease is optional. We’re committed to helping you become proactive and educated about the simple actions you can take now and in the future to treat and prevent disease–both in your mouth and your entire body.

Here’s how we do it.

Meet With Us

Our team is here to listen to your concerns and help find the best solution to protect your smile and your health.

Become Our Partner

We’re committed to helping you become healthier than ever and will guide you to the best options.

Reach Your Goals

Whether it’s a brighter smile, better sleep, or getting to the root cause of chronic dental disease, we’re committed to helping you get there.

Welcome to your new era of healthy, happy smiles. We can’t wait to help you give your body the time and care it deserves—and have fun doing it!

“Ashland Dental is the absolute BEST!!! The doctors and staff genuinely care about their patients and make you feel like a part of the Ashland Dental family. They educate you and help you to prolong the health and beauty of your smile. Truly one of a kind!”

Chrishawn C.

Meet Our Team

Dentists

Dr. Joseph and Dr. Ilenne Noetzel, D.D.S.

Drs. Joseph and Ilenne Noetzel graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and each have more than 20 years of clinical experience. They also both completed a one year postdoctoral general practice residence in Chicago, IL with an emphasis in oral medicine and complex dental rehabilitation.

Dr. Ilenne believes that dentistry is more than a transaction—it’s spending time helping those she cares for become healthy. That’s why she loves creating meaningful, lasting relationships with her patients. She hopes to help her patients understand that they are in complete control of their health, and that the decisions they make now will affect their future in a tangible way.

Dr. Joe feels honored to be able to have a meaningful and significant impact on his patients’ oral and complete health and to work with the amazing and dedicated Ashland Dental and Wellness Center team members. He is passionate about discovering the root causes of dental disease and sharing his knowledge with his patients so they can reduce and eliminate their risk of chronic dental and overall disease.

Both doctors spend more than 100 hours a year learning the latest techniques and materials to help their patients’ oral health care needs. They believe dentistry is both an art and a science.

In their spare time, Dr. Ilenne enjoys reading, organizing, and traveling with the family, and Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with their children, exercise and wellness, and live music events.

Dr. Joe and Dr. Ilenne are members of:

Dr. Michael B. Fagan, D.D.S.

Dr. Mike Fagan has practiced dentistry in Chicago Heights since 1979, after graduating from the Loyola University School of Dentistry. His favorite part of dentistry is spending time with great people, staff, and patients.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Fagan has worked to treat his patients in a caring and pleasant manner, understanding that each person has individual needs that require his full attention. He hopes to help his patients understand that their mouths will get out the effort that they put in.

Dr. Fagan is a member and past president of the Chicago Heights Lions Club and serves on the Chicago Dental Society Mediation and Peer Review committees. He is an active member of the St. James Hospital Regional Board, having served four years as its chairman.

He is the father of four children and enjoys spending his free time with his grandchildren, playing golf, and doing photography.

Dr. Donald R. Miller, D.D.S.

Dr. Donald Miller earned his dental degree from the Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1964 and has been practicing ever since. He enjoys earning patients’ trust by properly informing them about their needed procedures and providing quality results.

With nearly 60 years of experience under his belt, and as an original partner at the Ashland Dental and Wellness Center, Dr. Miller has learned that educating patients is key to their success. Often people experience dental problems due to unintentional neglect, so Dr. Miller works to inform patients about what they can do to turn their problems around and enjoy a healthy mouth and minimize their risk of infection.

Dr. Miller also spent 9 years as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at the Loyola University School of Dentistry.

He has been happily married for over 50 years to his beautiful wife, Sharon, and they have two grown sons. In his spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys aerobic exercise like brisk walking and stair climbing, reading, and fine dining.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Michelle

Michelle enjoys helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. She’s seen first-hand how treatments for bacteria and inflammation in the mouth (like PerioProtect) and screening for sleep apnea can help support a healthy body and enable patients to enjoy greater health.

Michelle loves to bake and cook for family and friends.

Margo

Margo’s favorite part of her job is seeing the transformation in patients’ smiles and lives. As the oral-systemic connection is appearing in dentistry and medical professions, she is proud to help patients understand the connection between their mouth and the rest of their body.

Margo enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and traveling when she’s not in the office.

Laurie

Laurie loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and teaching them how to achieve the best oral hygiene possible. She wants patients to know that you are what you eat! Overall health is key to keeping all of your teeth, and keeping your teeth and gums clean makes your whole body healthier.   

Laurie finds joy spending time with her husband and daughter and enjoys scuba diving and gardening.

 

Dental Assistants

Amanda

Amanda’s favorite thing about dentistry is improving people’s lives and building relationships with patients. She wants patients to know that no matter their current oral condition, it is never too late to get on the right track and stay there for the rest of their life.

Amanda enjoys crafting, baking, cycling, going out to eat, and spending time with her family.

Ana

With over 30 years of experience, Ana loves connecting with people and helping them feel less nervous about coming to the dentist. She enjoys seeing how people look and feel after treatment and is committed to helping people understand the dangers of oral bacteria.

Ana enjoys watching TV, shopping, and going to family parties.

Dani

Dani’s favorite part about dentistry is being able to teach patients things they didn’t know before they walked through the door. She loves seeing a patient’s smile transform after restorative dentistry.

Dani enjoys working out, watching movies with her kids, and date nights with her husband.

Jessica

Jessica enjoys changing the way people think about their teeth and giving them new ways to improve and maintain their smile. She likes to help her patients learn about the importance of oral health and how it relates to and impacts the rest of their body.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys having a relaxing glass of white wine.

Teresa

Teresa likes to help others by helping them get healthy and become happy through the process. She wants to share the knowledge that your mouth is connected to your body with all of her patients. What affects your mouth affects your entire body.

Since learning about complete health, Teresa has started working out, which she’d never done before!

Front Desk

Lauren – Office Manager, Accounts Manager

Lauren loves helping patients create a beautiful, healthy smile that fits into their lifestyle. She knows the mouth is the gateway for harmful bacteria to enter the body, so she’s excited to share with Ashland’s patients the importance of oral health.

In Lauren’s free time she enjoys watching her kids compete in basketball and volleyball.

Blanca – Scheduling Coordinator

Blanca loves to see the change in confidence patients have when they are pleased with their new smile. She is thrilled that the Ashland Dental and Wellness Center teaches patients about the strong correlation between gum disease and other health issues.

Blanca enjoys reading and watching good TV shows and movies.

Dolores – Insurance Coordinator

Dolores enjoys interacting with patients and having the opportunity to learn new things. She likes to help patients learn how important it is to visit the dentist regularly and how maintaining good oral health can benefit their overall health.

In her free time, Dolores enjoys exercising.

Nadia – Recare Coordinator

Nadia’s favorite part of working at Ashland Dental and Wellness Center is giving people the confidence to show their smile. She loves making patients feel welcome and comfortable when they come in the door.

Nadia enjoys playing with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Faith – Recare Coordinator

Faith loves learning more about dentistry. She wants to make coming to the dentist an enjoyable experience so everyone can look forward to their visits. She has learned how important taking care of your teeth is and hopes to share her knowledge with everyone.

Faith enjoys spending time with her family.

“You will meet a friendly staff and get excellent care if you go here. The dentists offer the latest services and support the assistants with the newest equipment and tools.”

Earl R.