Meet Dr. Jason Crescenzo
Dr. Jason R. Crescenzo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. While attending NYU, he was accepted into the Senior Honors Program in Implant Dentistry and won the Academy of Osseointegration’s Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry Award. Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education in Paterson, New Jersey.
Dr. Crescenzo attends many continuing education programs and has completed the New York Maxi-course in Oral Implantology, a 300-hour training program by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He enjoys performing several procedures including one-visit molar root canal therapy, implant placement and restoration, surgical extractions, and aesthetic/cosmetic treatments. Dr. Crescenzo is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry.
During his free time, Dr. Crescenzo enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughters, Enza and Simone.
Meet Dr. Robert Thies
Dr. Robert M. Thies completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a recipient of the Western Golf Association Chick Evans Scholarship. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois as a recipient of the Illinois Congressional Scholarship. Dr. Thies completed his General Practice Residency program in advanced general dentistry, hospital dental treatment and special needs care at the Loyola-Foster McGaw Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. He was appointed a chief resident of the program before moving to Manhattan, Kansas where he received externship training at the original Dental Implant Centre.
After he completed these post-graduate programs, Dr. Thies returned to Chicago where he accepted teaching positions in the restorative dental department of Loyola Dental School as well as the Loyola Hospital General Practice Residency program as a Dental Implant Consultant. After the closing of Loyola Dental School in 1993, Dr. Thies continued teaching at the Michael Reese Hospital General Practice Residency (Chicago) and the Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska) Department of Continuing Education.
Dr. Thies has taken numerous post-graduate courses in all fields of dentistry including cosmetics, dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics (root canal therapy), periodontics (gum treatment), pediatrics, infection control and sterilization. Dr. Thies has been awarded Fellowship by several organizations, proving that Dr. Thies upholds the highest standards of his profession. In 1994, Dr. Thies was the recipient of a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and in 2008, Dr. Thies was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Thies is the co-author of numerous scholarly publications including several in the field of interdisciplinary treatment and dental implants. He also produced a video teaching the surgical placement of dental implants.
Dr. Thies is a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Golf Association and is also the secretary of the Midwest Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has served as a professional consultant for Altatech Biotechnologies (past distributor of the Camlog dental implant) as well as a Dental Claims Consultant for the MetLife Dental Insurance Company.
Meet Dr. Kenny Gomolplitinant
Due to his long and impossible to pronounce last name, please feel free to call him, Dr. G. Dr. G is originally from Glendale, CA and after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and his Master of Science in Biology at the University of California, San Diego, he moved to Illinois and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine Illinois. His goal is to develop a relationship with his patients based on trust and respect. Seeing his patients leave the office with a smile, knowing he has positively affected them, is how he judges his success as a healthcare professional. As the late comedian Phyllis Diller once said, "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."
He attends numerous continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest treatments. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta.
In his spare time, Dr. G enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new cuisines. He is also a big sports fan and loves basketball and surfing
Meet Dr. Clare Houlihan
Dr. Clare M. Houlihan received her B.S in Biology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She stayed on to receive her DDS at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. To be closer to family and friends, she returned to her home town of Chicago to start her dental career. Since then Dr. Clare has worked in private practice in the suburbs of Chicago. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
So as to best serve her patients, Dr. Clare makes continuing education a top priority. She focuses on staying current with the rapidly evolving dental technology. She has received training to use CAD/CAM technology to fabricate one appointment crowns. As a general Dentist, Dr. Clare provides comprehensive care and looks to improve the patient’s total health, which starts with a healthy smile. Dr. Clare finds passion in educating patients on their oral health so that together, they can decide on a treatment plan that fits the patients’ dental needs and goals.
In her spare time, Dr. Clare likes to exercise and do any activity that gets her outdoors including golf, running, water sports, and skiing. Come college basketball season, she enjoys cheering on her alma mater, the Creighton Blue Jays.
Meet Dr. Jaclyn MacDonald
Dr. Jaclyn MacDonald grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois, attending Alan B. Shepard High School. She received her Bachelors in Biomedical Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. She completed her General Practice Residency in advanced general dentistry, hospital dental treatment, and public health at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Above all else, she considers communication, trust, and respect between doctor and patient to be the most important aspects of care.
Dr. MacDonald is dedicated to dentistry and attends many continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with current technology and materials. She is also very passionate about volunteerism and has donated her time and skills to the Mission of Mercy in both Wisconsin (before she was a dentist) and in Illinois. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
When she is not focused on teeth, Dr. MacDonald enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods. If you have a favorite (or just unique) restaurant, please share it with her!