636 Church Street, Suite 304, Evanston, Illinois 60201




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Hours by Appointment
Monday: 11am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Friday: 7.30am - 2pm

I Never Saw a Tooth Walk into My Office

Did you know that your dentist attended postgraduate courses at The Pankey Institute, the world’s longest operating continuing education institute for dentists?

We’d like to share with you what that means…

The Pankey Institute was founded in 1972 to carry on the work of a world-famous dentist, Dr. Lindsey D. Pankey, who received his D.D.S. degree in 1924. He became well known for his lectures on the practice of dentistry and restorative techniques. A group of dentists and friends close to Dr. Pankey helped create the Institute in his name. In 1999, Dr. Pankey was the 10th dentist to be inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy Hall of Fame.

As a history-changing professional, Dr. Pankey was always searching for the best way to serve patients. He strove to listen well, to treat patients with respect and honor, and to further the practice of dentistry. His adherence to a higher moral code has infused the Institute and made it a place of excellence. Dr. Pankey was active within the Institute until his death in 1989.

When Dr. Pankey said, “I never saw a tooth walk into my office,” he was referring to the fact that “people” do the walking. He believed each person was to be treated as a unique individual, understood and offered the best dentistry. He also believed teeth were to be saved for a lifetime – a rare goal at the time he began practice. The Pankey Institute’s goal is to help you treasure your teeth and achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that you can maintain.

Dr. Chernoff and his staff are proud to stand behind the same standards of care and integrity as they treat each of your dental health needs.

To improve and maintain your oral health, visit our dental office. Located in downtown Evanston, we are convenient to Skokie, Wilmette, and Northern Chicago suburbs. —Dr. Arnold K. Chernoff