SOURCE: Shorewood Family Dental Care

Shorewood Family Dental Care Dr. Robert Funk

March 31, 2015 16:20 ET

Shorewood Dental Office Celebrates 40 Years in Business

SHOREWOOD, IL--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) - Shorewood Family Dental Care, a Will County dental office, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The practice, which is operated by three distinguished Shorewood dentists, celebrated the milestone with an open house for the staff and current patients. The open house included food and prizes, including a special drawing for Sonicare electric toothbrushes. The practice also gave away tickets to the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks.

Shorewood is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The area is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. Shorewood Family Dental Care, 607 W. Jefferson St., was one of the first businesses to plant roots in Shorewood 40 years ago.

"I think this milestone speaks volumes about our dedicated patients and this practice's long-standing commitment to provide Shorewood quality dental care," said Dr. Robert Funk, one of the practice partners. "Some of our long-time patients have been with the practice since it started, and we've had the pleasure of treating most of their family members."

Shorewood Family Dental Care offers preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, children's dentistry, laser periodontal treatment, dental implants and IV sedation. The practices provides orthodontic services like Six Month Smiles and Invisalign and can stabilize dentures or replace missing teeth with dental implants.

The practice has eight operatories, digital X-rays, a CT scanner and digital impressions. The office is open for 12 hours every day and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dr. Funk earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1991. During his General Practice Residency, he completed training in trauma dentistry from Loyola University Medical Center. He also completes numerous hours in continuing education every year.

Dr. Funk holds certificates in IV sedation, dental implants and prosthetic implant restoration, mini-dental implants, Six Month Smiles, cosmetic dentistry and laser periodontal treatment. He holds memberships with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Will County Dental Society. Dr. Funk also serves the community as a volunteer with the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic and as a member of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the board of directors for the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Henry Vicioso has been a dentist for more than 20 years. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and his undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago. Before entering dentistry, Dr. Vicioso earned a degree in electronics engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology in 1979.

Dr. Vicioso has training in full-mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry and periodontal surgery. He is also certified in dental implants, mini-dental implants, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, laser dentistry and general orthodontics. He is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society and Will County Dental Society. Dr. Vicioso is active in the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, Holly Club, United Cerebral Palsy, Joliet Boys and Girls Club, Joliet Junior Woman's Club, Shorewood Hugs, Will Buy Local, Will-Grundy Center For Independent Living and the C.W. Avery Family YMCA. Dr. Vicioso also volunteers dental services at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

Dr. Gina Bruck completed her undergraduate studies with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2001. She has completed several hours of continuing education to implement new technology into her procedures.

Dr. Bruck has completed training in pediatric dentistry, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. She is certified in laser dentistry, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Dr. Bruck holds memberships with the International Association for Orthodontics, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Will County Dental Society and American Dental Association. She also supports the C.W. Avery Family YMCA and the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic.

For more information about dental implants or Invisalign treatment at Shorewood Family Dental Care, visit the website at or call 815-768-1615.

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