“Growing up in a close-knit community, I came to appreciate the trust that we could place in those businesses we relied upon, including our dentist. Unfortunately, in a large city like Chicago, it is often difficult for individuals to find that same personalized and trusting atmosphere. My goal is to offer patients reliability and affordability, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
As a dentist who has been trained in the latest procedures, I also realize that honesty and a caring atmosphere are not enough in offering patients the high level of care they deserve. As a result, we have designed a facility that offers the latest technology available. For example, our state-of-the-art equipment allows you to view your teeth and x-rays on a large-screen TV so your treatment needs can be fully explained to you.
I feel it crucial that our patients not only understand their treatment, but that the doctor and patient work together to establish a treatment plan that fits both your needs AND your budget. I realize choosing between dentists can be confusing, but I know once you’ve visited us, you’ll see we’ve made patient care our top priority… the difference will be clear.”
After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2005, Dr. Kenneth Barker gained several years of experience practicing in Memphis, Tennessee before relocating to Chicago. After settling in the city, Dr. Barker served for over 4 years as an associate dentist in the Chicagoland area before forming Clearly Cares Dental in 2011. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Barker actively pursues continuing education courses to remain educated on the latest dental techniques and topics.
Dr. Phalguni Patel attended University of Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology prior to a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2003. She further completed a one year residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she received advanced training in general dentistry. Dr. Patel has been in private practice for 18 years and continues her ties to academia as a faculty educator at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, mentoring and training residents. She is part of a team that provides regular dental care to the underprivileged through Advocate’s Dental Mobile Van.
Dr. Patel enjoys and takes pride in providing multidisciplinary treatment in restorative, cosmetic, endodontic and pediatric dentistry. For over a decade, she has been helping patients perfect their smile by providing orthodontic movement with Invisalign. Most importantly, Dr. Phalguni Patelis committed to providing high quality dental treatment unique to each patients needs in a compassionate setting.
When not working, Dr. Patel cherishes time with her family and has her hands full with two young children. She loves to travel and be in nature.