I’m Dr. Nellie Sutherland, DDS

“I look for the why in dentistry. Why are you here, what are your oral health goals, and how can we work together to achieve them?”

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I joined Dr. Gilleran at Choices in Dentistry in May of 2019. I first became interested in dentistry as an intern at an oral surgeon’s office. The more I experienced the more I fell in love! I am truly passionate about dentistry and I’m grateful to wake up every day and do what I love for a living.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but my favorite thing about being a dentist is being a lifetime learner!

How I help my patients

I love working with patients to personalize their dental needs and help them achieve their oral health goals. Every patient is unique, so it’s very important to me to talk to each one of them about their particular needs, fears, and expectations; so we can work together in creating the best treatment plan.

Education & Certifications

My Dental Philosophy

My dental philosophy is focused on prevention and minimally invasive treatments. I believe overall body health starts with the mouth, and I’m here to help guide patients to optimal oral health.

Things you probably didn’t know about me…

I grew up in a big tennis family. Me and my 2 sisters all play tennis, and my dad used to be our coach.

Before moving to Chicago in 2017, I had never lived anywhere with snow. It’s quite an adjustment to get used to!

I love going to comedy shows at Second City and IO theater. It’s something so iconic and unique to Chicago, and I always have a great time when I go.

Who I am outside the office

When I’m not doing dentistry, I’m spending time with my husband, Doug, and my dog, Tide. Having grown up in sunny southern California, I love doing anything outdoors or on the water.

I love trying new restaurants in the city, but I also love to cook at home. Doug and I love to travel and experience new cities and countries. Our favorite place we’ve visited together so far is Iceland!

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Insurance, financing, and payment options

You are our priority, not your insurance

At Choices in Dentistry, we don’t let insurance companies set our standards of care. We are not contracted to any insurance provider, but we will gladly process all claims with your insurance company!

You have options!

Don’t have dental insurance? Don’t love your dental insurance? You have a CHOICE!

We want to make your experience better so you can worry less about paying for your treatment. You’ll be able to focus on making the right CHOICE for your health.


Learn more about our in-house membership today!

Office Information

Monday : 10am - 6pm
Tuesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday : 8am - 4pm
Thursday : 8am - 4pm
Friday : 8am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

(312) 368-8771

25 E. Washington Street
Suite 1101
Chicago, IL 60602
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Make the right choice

Schedule your new patient appointment today and see what integrative dentistry is all about. Start on the path to lifelong dental health and wellness.

Are you interested in a second opinion? Call our office (312) 368-8771.