Countdown Begins for Grand Opening of Washington Dental Care & Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


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Countdown Begins for Grand Opening of Washington Dental Care & Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Washington Dental Care and Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are proud to announce that they opened their doors to patients in Chicago, IL at 1229 W. Washington Blvd. The practices will provide dental services for the entire family that range from pediatric dentistry and preventive care to cosmetic dentistry. Washington Dental Care and Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will celebrate their grand opening on Friday, April 29th, and the entire community is invited! The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and will include Hors d’Oeurves and each guest will be entered into a raffle to win Sonicare gifts! The West Central Association of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Hammes and Dr. Rutherford will welcome guests with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Washington Dental Care and Smiles Pediatric Dentistry provide comprehensive exams, periodic exams, child and adult cleaning, performing sealants, crowns, and root canals for the entire family.

Dr. Hammes is a native to the Chicago area, having grown up in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry in 2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Hammes began his dental career with the U.S. Navy, completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. From there, Dr. Hammes served as the dental officer aboard two ships. He then served as division officer of Oral Diagnosis at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. From 2013-2014, Dr. Hammes completed a one-year Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. Dr. Hammes is dedicated to excellent patient care in a comfortable environment, oral health, and staying up to date in the advances in dentistry through continuing education.


Dr. Rutherford has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since 2004, after graduating from the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her training in pediatric dentistry in 2006 to receive her certificate in this specialty, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She places an emphasis on prevention with the children she treats, believing that early education and proper oral hygiene are the key to a lifetime of good oral health. Dr. Rutherford currently resides in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

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1229 W. Washington Blvd,
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 624-8070

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