Meet the Doctors
|Meet the dentists of Big City Dental|
|Big City Dental is proud to present our team of dentists. Our dental professionals offer not only the best dental care in Chicago, but are among the best in the industry.
At Big City Dental, your dental health is provided in a relaxed, stress-free environment. We enjoy taking the time to provide our patients with the most comprehensive information so that they are able to make the most informed decisions for a lifetime of dental health—and a life long smile.
Our dentists are skilled in the latest proven dental care techniques, and offer the most modern technology and treatments. We understand that many people are apprehensive about visiting a dentist. One visit to our conveniently located Big City Dental office and you'll understand why we are different than any other dental care facility you've ever visited.
Please click on the photos of our dentists (or scroll down) to learn more!
Meet Dr. Steven Kalensky
The 34 years of experience I bring to my patients has enabled me to perform both complex and basic dental procedures efficiently and with beautiful, long-lasting results.
Meet Dr. Michele Knabe
I grew up in the greater Philadelphia area and headed to the Midwest when my family moved during high school. I earned my undergraduate degree from Aquinas College, a liberal arts college in Michigan offering great diversity and a well rounded education. I received my Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from the University of Illinois in 1999.
I worked as an associate before going out on my own in 2003, wanting to provide an intimate practice that supports patients in an urban setting. For seven years I worked part time at the Northwestern Dental Center, located in Northwestern Hospital. My time at Northwestern has given me a deep understanding of the link between dental and medical health. In addition to my downtown Chicago practice I am excited to offer a compassionate experience to patients and their families and friends at Big City Dental. I am passionate about my philosophy that all the care I extend is tailored and specialized to each individual patient.
On a more personal note, running is one of my greatest passions outside of the office. I have completed eight marathons so far, with more to come. I am an avid Yogini, and I love being outside enjoying sports. I also am an avid reader, traveler, cook and movie buff.
Meet Dr. Joseph Gluck
I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 with a doctorate in dentistry, where I received the Student Periodontal Achievement award and the Oral Pathology award. My research in the Department of Oral Pathology has been published in the Journal of Dental Research. I received my specialty certificate in periodontics from the University of Illinois in 1991. In addition to my private practice, I am also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois where I supervise students in the postgraduate periodontal clinic. I am married and the proud father of three children. In my spare time, I have completed eleven marathons, many triathlons and century bike rides.