There is no doubt that a dentistry gene exists in the Streitz Family gene pool because four of us have become dentists! The journey started over 60 years ago when Dr. Tom Streitz built his first dental practice in Joliet. Dr. Tom had an amazing passion for dentistry and spent six decades treating patients and developing close relationships with them over the years. Dr. Tom may have retired four years ago at the age of 82, but he still visits the office often! Please say hello to him as he enjoys catching up with his former patients and loves to meet new patients!
Streitz Dental is now run by Dr. Dan and his sons, Dr. Dan Jr and Dr. Dave. We are proud to be a family-owned dental practice where patient-centered care comes first. To make sure that we are providing our patients the best treatments available, we dedicate hundreds of hours outside of the office to educate both ourselves and our staff. We have taken steps to be leaders in the dental field by pursuing numerous advanced education certifications, traveling both across the US and abroad to learn the latest techniques and technologies. One core belief that we all share is how important it is to help those communities and their people most in need by donating our time and skills. Over the years, we have participated in several dental mission trips to Haiti and Jamaica. We also volunteer at Mission of Mercy and the Will Grundy Medical Clinic, providing free dental care to members of our own community.
New in 2017
This year we made some exciting upgrades to our clinics!
In our Joliet office, we remodeled the entire space from floor to ceiling. The remodel included making the space more comfortable for patients and staff, incorporating new equipment in all treatment rooms, and adding a state-of-the-art lab and sterilization center.
After more than 30 years working out of our Plainfield location, we built a brand new office in the professional building right next door! This new space has been designed to provide a great patient experience with new equipment in all five treatment rooms.
In other news…
Dr. Dan Sr. recently joined the board of the University of St. Francis.
Dr. Dan Jr. and Dr. Dave are pursuing a dental implant fellowship, which will provide the doctors with the knowledge and skill to complete every aspect of implant procedures from start to finish right in our office. They will be traveling to the the Dominican Republic for one week this winter to go through an additional extensive hands-on training to further learn how to place and restore dental implants.
Since our establishment over 60 years ago, we have seen dramatic changes in dentistry, but throughout all of this our practice philosophy has always remained the same:
“Provide exceptional dental care while building trusting long-lasting relationships.”
Drs. Dan, Dan Jr, and Dave