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.

  • Dr.
    Steven Kalensky

    I was born and raised in Chicago and have lived in and around the city most of my life. After completing my undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University in California, I returned to Chicago and graduated Northwestern University Dental School in 1981. My 40 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. I look forward to helping my patients whether it’s a basic filling, complex cosmetics, or full mouth rehabilitation.  I have been performing dental services like bonding, porcelain veneers, and implant restorations since the 1980’s. I believe that informing and educating my patients is the foundation of developing a trusting and long-term relationship that will lead to a lifetime of dental health. The interaction, involvement, and cooperation of my patient develops an empowering and caring relationship that leads to successful decision making. My judicious use of current technology and methods makes a visit to the dentist less apprehensive and painless.
    With over 1000 hours of continuing education, I am able to use state-of-the-art materials to restore teeth to their natural function and appearance. I am licensed in both Illinois and California. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, golf, snow skiing, and yoga.

  • 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 which offered me  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 starting my private practice 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, Ltd. 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 ten marathons and 20 half marathons so far.  

  • 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, and a grandfather. In my spare time, I have completed eleven marathons, many triathlons and century bike rides.

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Big City Dental, Ltd


12:00 pm-7:00 pm


9:30 am-3:30 pm


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