I’m Dr. Patricia Gilleran, DDS, Owner & Dentist

“I look for confidence in a smile, not matching some culturally accepted perfect smile.”

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I would summarize my talent as a people person more than a dentist. The most important part of my relationship with my patients is that I know who they are first, then offer my skills as a dentist. After several decades of providing dentistry to thousands of people, I am at the top of my game in my judgment and skills.

Dentistry blends my aptitudes as a teacher, an empathetic listener, and a good communicator with my fine-tuned motor skills. All this has provided me with a successful and fulfilling dental career.

How I help my patients

I am a great communicator. My goal is to learn who my patients are to make our relationship work.

As the owner and a dentist of Choices in Dentistry, I work to provide outstanding care to each person. That’s why I make sure to hire great people and have up-to-date technology and treatment options. I’m responsible for educating the team on holistic protocols and the importance of making every patient feel heard.

As a dentist, I’m also committed to keeping my skills up to speed to provide painless care without complications.

Education & Certifications

My Dental Philosophy

Less is always better—do not over-treat. I believe it’s important to learn the patient’s values and work with them. To respect that everyone is balancing many issues in their life. To incorporate improved dental health, while remembering that patients have other problems, too.

That’s why I read patients well and work with their values and their timelines. I can provide ultimate dental care now, or if now isn’t the perfect time to address a dental issue, I want to be there when they decide to do it.

Things you probably didn’t know about me…

Most of the artwork in the office is mine! I craft mirrors, sew clothes, make stamped greeting cards, homemade paper, collages, flowers…

If I hadn’t become a dentist, I might have been a psychologist or a philosopher. I love reading books in these fields.

I’m the mother of 2 sets of twins born 2 years apart. My sisters and I had 5 sets of twins over 8 years. The local news did a fun story on it one year!

Who I am outside the office

I have a great marriage and family: 4 young adult children, and a husband that loves to make audio equipment. He can fix anything you ask him to fix, he is amazing.
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How I make an impact in the community

I love helping other women. I provide free dentistry for abused women. I have also offered free care to refugee women, and I’m a member of Women Employed, which helps women get back to the workplace.

I love going to Choices in Dentistry! I have enjoyed their care since they opened and never switched.
Dr. Gilleran is the ultimate woman entrepreneur and a trailblazer, and her long-term medical team is excellent. They are not only top professionals but also thoughtful. They have a great follow-up with patients and a personal touch, which is so overlooked these days!
I highly recommend Choices in Dentistry. You’ll leave happy, no matter what procedure.

– Olga P.

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.