Mt. Greenwood Pride 2019

A smile not only makes the world a beautiful place; it makes a great first impression in all aspects of life.

However, when people have missing teeth, according to Dr. Garfield Batchelor, a dentist serving Mt. Greenwood for 17 years, they may hide their beautiful smile due to embarrassment, which leads to a lack of self-confidence and potential health issues.

Today, more than 100 million individuals have at least one missing tooth, but Dr. Batchelor has helped many local residents regain their smile with dental implants.

Dr. Batchelor has been serving the community at Greenwood Family Dentistry, 3500 W. 111th St., since 2002, and many local residents trust him as a member of their family.

Dr. Batchelor considers it an honor that his patients have chosen to put their trust in him to maintain their healthy mouth and beautiful smile.

For dental implants, Dr. Batchelor offers free consultations and explains the process to educate his patients about their individual needs.

He and the surgical team use the latest technology that completes the dental-implant process in about three hours. The results are amazing, and the implants return the patient’s smile to its natural look and function.

“It’s so good that no one will even know you were missing a tooth,” Dr. Batchelor said. “All that is left is your glowing smile.”

Dental implants are securely attached, which allows patients to gain the confidence they need to smile, eat, speak clearly and gain freedom from embarrassment. Further benefits of dental implants from Dr. Batchelor include convenience, better appearance, durability, better comfort and improved health.

Dr. Batchelor has practiced dentistry in the southwest suburbs since 1999. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Indiana, and Dr. Batchelor has received extensive post-doctoral training in dental implants, periodontics, and orthodontics.

A member of several professional organizations, Dr. Batchelor is at the forefront of dental science and technology. He is a member of the Spear Study Club, American Dental Association, International Association of Orthodontics, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Indiana Dental Association and Northwest Indiana Dental Society.

Dr. Batchelor and his staff are committed to providing the most complete dental care for patients of all ages in a friendly and relaxed setting.

The staff provides the most comprehensive care possible using state-of-the-art technology for dental services that include Implant dentistry, All On Four Hybrid Dentures, General Dentistry and Dental Emergencies. 

For those who may be nervous about undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Batchelor offers sedation with laughing gas. This odorless and colorless gas, known as nitrous oxide, is a commonly used sedative and anti-anxiety agent that helps promote a sense of relaxation, calm and general well-being.

Dr. Batchelor offers treatments for every type of gum disease, which ranges from mild (gingivitis) to moderate (periodintitis) to the severe (periodontitis).

For cosmetic procedures, Dr. Batchelor uses Phillips Zoom Whitening, which is proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades. While other whitening products can harm teeth and gums, Philips Zoom with Relief ACP actually increases luster and protects enamel.

Porcelain crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth that have been broken, chipped, cracked, misaligned or weakened by decay or a large filling. Greenwood Family Dentistry also offers tooth-colored fillings on either front or back teeth. They are a perfect choice for people who prefer their fillings to look more natural.

In addition, Dr. Batchelor provides porcelain veneers to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to the front teeth.

In receiving many positive reviews, Dr. Batchelor takes pride in these expressions of trust from his patients.

“The best dental experience I have ever had,” said one. “Outstanding bedside manner, thorough and precise, would never go to another dentist again!”

As a Mt. Greenwood resident, Dr. Batchelor is proud to live and work in the community for the past 17 years. Dr. Batchelor and his wife have two daughters. One graduated in June from the University of Chicago with honors, and the other is currently in her third year at the university.

Greenwood Family Dentistry is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Batchelor also has an office in the Pointe Building, 5521 W. Lincoln Highway, Suite 215, in Crown Point, Ind. The phone number is (219) 472-0042.

For more information about dental implants and Greenwood Family Dentistry, call (773) 238-1717 or visit the website at

Appointments can be scheduled directly online from the website. 

Schedule your free Dental Implant consultation today.