Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Michael Bender

Dr. Bender was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois in Chicago where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduating he was accepted into the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry. Dr. Bender received his degree in dentistry in 1977 and was accepted into the Rush Presbyterian St. Luke General Dentistry Residency program. After completing this program he opened his practice in general dentistry in Elgin in 1978. He has received a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education certificates in orthodontic treatment and Invisalign orthodontic treatment. He has also taken advanced continuing education in Air Abrasive Dentistry. Dr. Bender has four children. Todd, Tracy, Micaela and Logan.

Our Dental Philosophy


Not only are we here to treat dental problems, we’re here to stop them before they even start! We maintain a preventive mindset at our practice, providing thorough examinations and long-term solutions that allow us to catch and correct problems before they worsen, cause more damage and cost more money to correct in the future. Our goal in every service is to improve your health and your life.


We know how important good patient education is in order to achieve lasting oral health. Because of this, we take the time to explain your oral health, your treatment options and the “whys” behind your care. We also educate regarding diet, nutrition and preventive dental techniques and treatments so you can better maintain at-home oral health care and enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.


We know that you have unique needs, and we will treat you as the wonderful individual you are. To best serve you, we listen carefully and provide our undivided attention during your treatment. We take great care of our patients and often find that many of them look forward to their visits with us! We truly care about you and your family, and it shows.


Did you know your mouth has a systematic link to your entire body? The quality of your dental health determines the quality of your overall health. In order to help you achieve both optimal oral health and total-body wellness, we deliver a wide range of dental services at the highest standard of quality. Our skilled and highly trained team will ensure you receive complete and high-quality care at every visit.


Have you ever felt nervous or concerned before visiting the dentist? That won’t be the case with us. Our caring team is gifted at handling all types of patients — apprehensive, scared, nervous — and always works with a gentle touch. We are focused on meeting your needs and do our very best to make your visit enjoyable.


Dental emergency? We’re here for you! We provide free emergency appointments to diagnose problems for those in pain, and we’re very good at getting patients in for same-day treatment too. Though timely and efficient, we make sure every treatment is thorough and of the highest quality.

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