Meet David R. Turok, DDS, FAGD

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Turok grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He received his Undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Turok then completed a post-graduate AEGD residency (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) at the University of Florida School of Dentistry where he received comprehensive training in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, orthodontics, surgical implant placement and implant restoration.

Dr. Turok has completed extensive Continuing Education programs on cutting edge dental technologies, including courses at Spear Education- where he is a Faculty Club member, the Dawson Academy, Piper- Mckee TMJ Education, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Invisalign training amongst many others. He has achieved Fellowship Status with the Academy of General Dentistry, an achievement held by less than 6% of General Dentists. Dr. Turok serves as a board member of AES (American Equilibration Society), an organization focusing on Occlusion, TMD, and Comprehensive Care. In 2022 Dr. Turok received AES Fellowship , becoming the 13th Fellow in the organization's 69 year history. In 2024, Dr. Turok was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD), one of the proudest moments of his dental career.

Additional focuses have included Facially-Generated Cosmetic Treatment Planning and Dental Sleep Medicine in treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Dr. Turok is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and serves as The Clinical Director of Dental Sleep Medicine at the practice. His passion is Digital Smile Design where he is able to design his cosmetic cases and communicate the plans digitally to patients to give them away to "try their smile" before proceeding with any treatment. He is one of the only few in the Chicagoland area with a Smile Designer Certification through the Smilefy Academy.

Outside of the dental office, Dr. Turok gives back to the community through various dental outreach programs, including Special Olympics, Dental Access Days, and Team Smile- where every year he links with the Chicago Bears to provide free dentistry for children in need. He enjoys all sports, including golf, squash, soccer, snowboarding. His recent passion has become pickleball. Dr. Turok is an artist, you can see some of his work here More than anything, Dr. Turok loves spending time with his ever growing family- wife- Doniele , son- Jax, and daughters-  Joey and  Parker.

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