Gentle Family Dentistry

Gentle Family Dentistry - General dentist in Loves Park, IL
2004 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111
Closed today
Opens Monday at 9:00am
Monday9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday9:00am - 1:00pm

Prior to dental school, Dr. Herlihey attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He was a double major in Chemistry and Economics. After graduation, he continued his education by attending Loyola Dental School from 1988-1992. During his time at dental school he received honors in Periodontics. Growing his skillset inhis craft as a dentist, in 2010 he attended the Six Month Smiles Short Term Orthodontics Program. This is on-going continuing education for Dr. Herlihey and the staff.

Outside of work Dr. Herlihey likes to stay active.He belongs to several ski and bike clubs, so you can find him skiing, cycling and running. He loves all three and participates in triathlons. Dr. Herlihey has even competed in Ironman. Ironman competitions are twice the distance of Olympic triathlons. He enjoys doing all of this with his family and they regularly attend these triathlon and Ironman competitions.

Gentle Family Dentistry - General dentist in Loves Park, IL

Dr. Alkassir has a passion for improving patients ' self esteem. He enjoys being at the office because it allows him to interact with patients and build relationships with family members. Nothing is greater to 'Dr. K' than the enjoyment of seeing the impact dentistry has on people 's lives.

Gentle Family Dentistry - General dentist in Loves Park, IL

Dr. Alkassir is a member of American Dental Association and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics(AAFE). He is also certified in treating TMJ and Orofacial pain in addition to administering botox and dermal fillers for facial esthetics.

Dr. K grew up in the Chicago southwest suburbs prior to joining Gentle Family Dentistry. Outside of the dental office, he likes to travel and explore new places. During his free time, you can probably catch him spending time with friends and family or playing tennis.

Gentle Family Dentistry - General dentist in Loves Park, IL

Here at Gentle Family Dentistry, we take our practice to the next level with a fully trained staff that offers orthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics services. We have extra time slots built into our schedules, allowing us to treat emergencies when you need it, and we also stay open until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Gentle Family Dentistry - General dentist in Loves Park, IL

Lori was introduced and interested in the dental field at a young age. As a child shehad a family friend that was a dental hygienist andencouraged Lori to become one too. When in the office she enjoys helping people achieve optimum dental health. Lori also loves her co-workers at Gentle Family Dentistry. She says, 'We are like family!'


Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 277 reviews

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2 years ago
I have alot of work done here. Everyone cares. Hard workers who all carry a smile behind there masks. Thank you Gentle Family!

Brenda Martin
2 years ago
From the very first call to Gentle Family Dentistry I was treated with kindness and professionalism. Everyone was so pleasant and understanding of my uneasiness and helped me to relax. They came up with a plan to fix the issue and I'm so pleased I gave them a call.

Marlene Lawson
2 years ago
The Dr and staff were very sympathetic to my current needs

James Wines
2 years ago
The staff there was absolutely amazing. Dr. Phil Herlihey was so great. I will be going nowhere else for my dental needs. Thanks again to everyone there for taking great care of me.

Miroslaw Niemiec
2 years ago
Great experience at the Gentle Family Dentistry Very professional service, always on time, All the concerns and questions were addressed and explained. Thank you Dr Herlihey

Jeremy Cavanagh
2 years ago
Good experience, no wait, pleasurable staff

Claudia Madrigal
2 years ago
Excellent staff! I don't feel nervous anymore when I go to the dentist.

Cynthia Barmore
2 years ago
Always a Friendly and experienced Group of Professionals, Staff membersTechnician's there to meet my needs, and to answer any concerns that I might have. Thank you Gentle Family Denistry for all you do to help me keep a healthy Dental Smile.

Ruth Ross
2 years ago
I had my first appt. for getting a crown. I felt no pain and appreciated the kindness shown by the dentist and his assistant. Looking forward to getting my permanent crown.

Rhonda Church
2 years ago
I have very sensitive teeth to cold water. My hygienist warmed it up

Heidi Tidwell
2 years ago
Dr.K and his team very accommodating to my son's urgent dental needs. And always a pleasure. Thank you.

Kathy Prindiville
2 years ago
I had my teeth cleaned today. It was done well and completed thoroughly during my visit. The hygienist was friendly and professional.

rashon rose
2 years ago
I have been coming here for years and I've always received top notch service. The staff is always friendly and empathetic to my dental needs. I definitely recommend.

Rhonda Vyborny
2 years ago
Nice friendly place ,they make sure everything good.And check up with you after your visit.

Tom Clabough
2 years ago
Gentle Family Dental did a great job with my recent root canal. Pain free is what my experience has been. Thank you Dr. K!

Melissa M
2 years ago
Visiting family in Rockford and my crown fell out. Called and they gave me an appointment for the next day. They were actually closed at the time of my appointment but opened for me to get my tooth fixed and protected. They went out of their way to provide a patient focused delivery of service and were professional and friendly. I couldn't have been more pleased. Wish I lived here permanently because I would definitely want them for my regular dental care. The cost of service was affordable and the experience was great for me.

Rosy CarrenoGuevara
2 years ago
I was very disappointed of this place, I have an appointment for my 2 kids and myself and when we got there they just want to see 2 of us because they gave one of our appointments to someone else and they knew we drove from Freeport. When I try to talk to a manager or supervisor they completely ignored my request and I didn't have any more patience left on me and we leave without be seen, very bad experience!

Michelle Doucet
2 years ago
Great first experience! Friendly, knowledgeable, and honest!

Robbin Bowers
2 years ago
This office is clean, friendly, and absolutely wonderful. They scheduled quickly and the dentist is the best I've ever seen. 5 Stars Plus.

Alisha Fisher
2 years ago
I have been coming to Gentle Family Dentistry for almost 12 years. The hygienists and staff have always been so kind, professional, and helpful. You can always hear laughter, which is a good indication that they really do like working there. Liz, Lori and Tricia have all been there since I became a patient, and are the best. Dr. Alkassir is patient and makes sure to answer all of your questions. I absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone.

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