The cornerstone of Arnold K. Chernoff DDS dental practice is based on PREVENTION and developing long term relationships. A comprehensive exam is an important diagnostic tool and helps us to fully understand your medical and oral health. The Complete Exam and Diagnosis include the following:
Dr. Chernoff conducts complete dental exam

  1. Review your medical and dental history
  2. Clarifying your concerns, wants and expectation and/or problems
  3. Oral Cancer examination
  4. Dental examination, evaluating condition of teeth and or restorations
  5. Periodontal examination
  6. Temporomandibular joint examination
  7. Muscle examination
  8. Occlusal (bite) examination
  9. Radiographs–Full Mouth Series or Bitewings
  10. Diagnostic study casts (models of your mouth), Bite Records
  11. Photographs that document your current condition/selected views

Once your examination is completed, Dr. Chernoff will present his findings and recommendations. He welcomes your comments, questions, and concerns. Together you can decide on a plan that is right for you. Each patient has a unique combination of needs, especially as teeth age. Some common options that many patients consider include:

  • If decay is present in any tooth, you will be asked to return for caries treatment. The different materials available in these procedures will be presented and explained.
  • Bonding and porcelain veneers can close spaces and can create a more beautiful smile.
  • Porcelain crowns and onlays and other esthetic dentistry can restore broken teeth, or teeth weakened with mercury, silver filings.
  • Implants can provide non-removable teeth to those who have lost teeth.
  • Bite problems can be solved.
  • TMJ problems can be solved or managed.
  • If you are wearing your teeth down because of bruxism, a night guard may be the best device to prevent further damage to your teeth.
  • You may desire whiter teeth and tooth whitening or tooth bleaching is available.

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Chernoff patient shares dental treatment experiences
“Exams are always very thorough. I like how Dr. Chernoff takes the time to explain my options—the pros and the cons.”
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Chernoff patient shares dental treatment experiences
“When I changed dentists in the late 1970s, my overall dental health improved tremendously. Dr. Chernoff, more than just being accommodating, has really been instrumental in my overall health. I would be in really bad shape if I didn’t come to Dr. C.”
-Larry C.
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Chernoff patient shares dental treatment experiences
“Dr. Chernoff is extremely professional, knows what he is doing. I am happy with the work. He is always conscious of my feelings and sensitivities.”
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Please call our convenient Evanston dental office at 847-475-4080.

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Improve and maintain your oral health. Visit our dental office located in downtown Evanston, convenient to Skokie, Wilmette, and Northern Chicago suburbs. We look forward to helping you! —Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff