Dr. James J. Hogg

Family Dentistry for All Ages in the Chicago Area

Dr. Hogg has had a long time relationship with the south side of Chicago. He graduated in 1973 from Marist High School and grew up in Oak Lawn, about a half of a mile from his current practice. He recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary and has three children.

Dr. Hogg graduated from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1984. As a former clinical professor in the dental college, Dr. Hogg realizes the importance of keeping pace with modern dental procedures. He and his staff regularly attend dental education classes to stay current with the latest dental procedures. He has given numerous lectures to senior groups, school children and business leaders about the importance of oral hygiene. He has also been featured several times on the "Community in Focus" television show. He has spoken on such topics as Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants and Invisible Braces.

Dr. Hogg believes his greatest attribute is the ability to communicate directly and honestly with each of his patients. He has many long-term patients that enjoy his sense of humor and ability to put them at ease.

He has also participated for many years in the Donated Dental Service Program that has helped hundreds of disadvantaged people in the Chicagoland area. He is a member of the Illinois Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and United Dental Resources.


Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel has been an associate in our office for the past two years. He was recommended by Dr. Fred Stroner, a clinical professor at the University of Illinois Dental School and former student of Dr. Hogg's. While attending the University of Illinois, Dr. Patel was honored with the outstanding Operative Dentistry Award.

Dr. Patel is no stranger to dentistry. His father and wife are also dentists. He currently lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Patients young and old alike enjoy his easy-going personality and attention to detail.

In addition to cosmetic, general and implant dentistry, Dr. Patel also performs orthodontic procedures. The patient's full mouth braces are actually invisible plastic molds that are custom fitted for each case. The "Invisalign Braces" are a cosmetic alternative for adolescents and adults that want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable wires and brackets of the past. Dr. Hogg was so impressed with this advancement that he is currently under treatment for "Invisalign Braces" with Dr. Patel.

Our Staff
We truly enjoy a family atmosphere in our office. My sister and hygienist, Peg Lanagan, joined the office in 1985. In addition to Peg, we have many long-term employees that well exceed 10 years in the office.

Because of their dedication, our staff is extremely experienced in all phases of dentistry. Our assistants make every effort to ensure that your dental visit is painless and comfortable. The sterilization procedures that they follow surpasses the American Dental Association's guidelines.

Our front desk personnel help you to receive the maximum insurance benefits your plan provides. They pride themselves in making our dental services affordable through acceptance of credit cards and other convenient financing programs. If you are a new patient and have questions about your specific dental insurance plan, please call and they will research in advance the coverage available to you.

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(708) 422-1900

Dr. James J. Hogg & Associates
10232 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
email: info@drjameshogg.com