Whether you want a check up and cleaning, a cosmetic dentist, or have pain from a tooth or other oral tissues, our staff is able to provide excellent care.
Christopher A. McCaffrey-Boss, DDS
News: As of May 1, 2013, Dr. Boss met the requirements for dental licensure in Australia. This was a two year process involving taking the Australian board exams like I did here in 1996. Written exams and clinical and oral exams were all required. While I have no immediate plans to move to Australia, I enjoyed the challenge. It took me above and beyond the Illinois requirements for continuing education and combined my 16 years of experience with a return to the studying and testing format. While there have been small changes in dental practice and standards over the years, I feel this sharpened my awareness of the complexity of dental practice and reinforced my commitment to a comprehensive treatment approach.
Dr. Boss is a 1996 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and is a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Boss has been a practicing licensed dentist in Illinois since 1996. Dr. Boss changed his last name in 2001 to McCaffrey-Boss, causing some confusion with licensing and insurance listings.
A native of the Lombard, IL, Dr. Boss completed undergraduate studies at Michigan State University with bachelor degrees in physiology and German, having studied for one year at the Universitat Freiburg in southwest Germany.
After undergraduate work, Dr. Boss did research in neurogenetics (spinal muscular diseases) at Northwestern University for two years before entering dental school.
Upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Dr. Boss proudly received the Humanitarian Award for the class of 1996, reflecting his strength in personal relationships and compassionate care of his patients.
Having experience in group practice and also in the public health arena in Chicago, Dr. Boss opened his own practice in 1999 on Lake Street in Oak Park, in The Medical Arts Building. In 2003 with the opportunity to expand and take over the practice of Dr. Carlisle Weese, the practice moved to 1011 Lake Street at Forest and Lake, the current location. There is free parking available and patients comment on how they have been coming to the same dental office and enjoying the view over Oak Park, in some cases for nearly 50 years. In 2009, practice time was added on Wednesdays in Glenview. Glenview Dental Appointments
With an emphasis on getting to know patients and understanding their needs, Dr. Boss and his staff give plenty of time for each exam and treatment appointment, while efficiently minimizing the working time in the mouth as much as possible.
Dr. Boss and his staff believe that educating patients to understand and choose treatment and ongoing oral care is vital to their life long enjoyment of optimal dental health. The goal of this new website is to provide resources and links to information on dental health issues.
Ashlee is the newest member of our staff, and she brings great experience from her previous assisting positions in an Oral Surgery office and another general dental office. Ashlee is a graduate of the Illinois School of Health Careers and is Certified by the American Medical Technologists.
**5 years with Dr. Boss** Anja currently manages scheduling, insurance and accounting part time. Anja has been with Dr. Boss since 2007. Anja is a graduate of the Hermann-Nohl Healthcare Institute in Hildesheim, Germany, with a specialization in Dental Science. Prior to joining Dr. Boss in May of 2007, Anja completed a two year practical internship with Praxis Kaiser Zahnarzt in Giesen, Germany where she worked as lead assistant and office manager for eight years. She also has previous dental assisting experience in Oak Park. Anja keeps the office running smoothly with her attention to detail and her ability to multi-task. Anja resides in Forest Park with her husband, John. And as of early 2012, with their baby daughter.
"Daga" is a Certified Dental Assistant with 4 years of experience in the Chicago area. She also has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski University in Krakow. She is fluent in English and Polish and she joined us in January, 2012. She lives with her husband and their Boxer dog, Tula. Daga has returned to school, we wish her luck in her pursuits.
1011 Lake St, Oak Park, IL
Downtown Oak Park, free parking, public transportation 708-848-3100