Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC
2033 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 963-6750

Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC
2033 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
P: (630) 963-6750
F: (630) 963-6761

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Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI

++Watch Dr. Jackson's Welcome video on his YouTube Channel: http://youtu.be/3u9_5PMweN0

++++For Dr. Jackson's Curriculum Vitae click HERE

Eric Jackson

Early Education

Growing up locally, Dr. Jackson attended Hinsdale Central High School where he was a member of the school’s tennis team as well as the stellar basketball teams that competed in the Illinois State High School Association (IHSA) State Tournament two years in a row.  After graduation, he attained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Dr. Jackson then returned to the Chicagoland area to complete his dental training at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry attaining not only his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree but a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry as well.  In his final year of dental school, Dr. Jackson was awarded The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award for his efforts and skill in the field of dental radiology.  Dr. Jackson has a love for dentistry in his blood.  During the period between the 1940’s through the 1960’s, Dr. Jackson’s great-grandfather owned and operated Modern Dental Laboratory located near 63rd and Halsted in Chicago.  Dr. Jackson’s father is a practicing orthodontist near Midway Airport in Chicago.  In addition to private practice, his father instructed orthodontic students as a clinical assistant professor in The Orthodontic Department at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry for 20 years.

Advanced Education

Dr. Jackson is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning and takes numerous continuing education courses annually to further his skill.  Throughout his career, several dental organizations have awarded Dr. Jackson with multiple Fellowships as well as one Mastership.  These designations are indicated by the letters after the “DDS” that appears after Dr. Jackson’s name and are often compared to Masters and Doctorate degrees earned by those with careers in education.

2010 Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

In 2010, Dr. Jackson was one of only three Illinois dentists awarded Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry at that year's national meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.  To earn a Fellowship Award, a dentist must be an AGD member for three consecutive years, earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits, pass comprehensive 250 question examination, apply for the award, and attend a convocation ceremony at the National AGD Meeting.  As of 2010, fewer than 15,000 dentists had ever earned their Fellowship in the organization.  Dr. Jackson is extremely proud to have been one of them.  For more information about the AGD Fellowship award, please click HERE.

2011 Fellowship in  The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI)

Dr. Jackson has a passion for dental implants and dental implant surgery.  He has surgically placed over 1600 dental implants and restored many more.  His surgical skill extends beyond implants to include bone and sinus grafting as well as many minor periodontal surgical procedures.  In 2011, Dr. Jackson was awarded a combination Surgical & Restorative Fellowship in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists at that year's annual meeting in Chicago, IL for his skills and accomplishments in both surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry.  In order to achieve this type of Fellowship, a dentist must  1) provide a listing of 20 completed implant cases (both surgical & restorative), all of which must be at least 12 months old, for evaluation by the ICOI's Credentialing  committee.  2) Provide documentation of completion of 75 hours or more of implant education in the preceding five years.  3) Provide a letter of recommendation from a current ICOI Fellow, IPS Master, ICOI Diplomate, or member of ICOI's Credentials Committee.  4) Submit a current Curriculum Vitae.  To maintain the Fellowship, a dentist must maintain their membership in good standing and must attend at least one ICOI/IPS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting every three years as well as accumulate 75 hours or more of implant education within five years after becoming an ICOI Fellow.

2011 Fellowship in the The Academy of Dentistry International (FADI)

In 2011, Dr. Jackson was honored to be one of 27 dentists from The United States to be awarded Fellowship that year in Las Vegas, NV.  A Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI) is a distinctive honor that is bestowed only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding.  ADI includes in its membership many outstanding individuals in the dental profession who have a desire to give back a portion of what they have reaped.  ADI membership is altruism at its highest level.  In order to maintain the stature of the Fellowship, the Academy's Committee on Credentials and Fellowship studies and evaluates each nominee.  The Academy may bestow Fellowship on a person who has notably contributed to the advancement of the dental profession in one or more ways, such as: Clinical Practice; Research; Education; Public Service; Literature or Journalism; and Service to the Profession.  Upon approval, the Board of Regents awards the honor at a formal convocation ceremony usually in conjunction with a major dental meeting.

2012 Mastership in the The Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD)

In 2012, Dr. Jackson progressed further within The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and was awarded Mastership in the organization.  He was one of only 97 dentists worldwide to receive this honor at the national meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  At the 60-year anniversary of the AGD in 2012, only 2,818 had earned the title of Master.  Another way to look at it is that this means that less than 1% of all dentists in modern dental history have achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Jackson is immensely proud to be one of these elite few.  To attain Mastership members must first be Fellows in the Academy of General Dentistry, then they must earn an additional 600 approved continuing education credits, meeting minimum requirements in certain dental disciplines.  In addition, 400 of the required credits must be in participation courses, in which skills are learned through manipulation of dental materials.  Thus, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry has taken a total of 1,100 hours of continuing education.  A Master has studied 16 disciplines in dentistry, such as periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, pediatrics, and dental implants.  The final requirement of Mastership is to attend a convocation ceremony at the National AGD meeting.  For more information about the AGD Mastership award, please click HERE.

2013 Fellowship in the The International College of Dentistry (FICD)

In 2013, Dr. Jackson was one 290 American dentists to be awarded Fellowship in The International College of Dentistry (ICD) that year in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Established in 1928 with over 12,000 members around the globe, the ICD is the oldest and largest international honorary dental organization.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and is granted in recognition of a dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”  Prior to being recognized as a Fellow of the ICD, the candidate's qualifications and achievements are evaluated by a series of credential committees in order to insure that he or she is deserving of this high honor and adhere to the ICD motto, goals and objectives.  Once inducted, a Fellow in good standing is authorized to use the letters “FICD” after his/her name.

Professional Distinctions

Dr. Jackson has received a multitude of distinctions over his career.  He was 1 of 47 general dentists named in the “Top Dentists” in the January 2018 edition of Chicago Magazine.  In 2017, he was named runner-up “Best Pediatric Dentist Near West Suburbs of Chicago” by the Kidlist: Activities for Kids website.  In 2015 he was 1 of 12 individuals to be presented the annual “Best Under 40” award by Suburban Life Media.  This annual award is given to individuals in recognition of outstanding leadership and professional accomplishment within Chicago’s western suburbs.  In addition to an awards luncheon & formal awards banquet held at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge IL, each recipient received a photoshoot and interview for a feature article that ran in 16 different Suburban Life Media publications across Chicagoland.  In 2015 Dr. Jackson was 1 of 2 dentists in DuPage County to receive the accolade of “Top Dentist” by West Suburban Living magazine.  Recipients of this award are selected by their peers and are recognized as providers of high quality dental care in their county.  In addition to comprehensive family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, Dr. Jackson is trained in Invisalign orthodontic therapy.  He has been awarded "Preferred Provider" status in 2010, 2011, 2015, & 2016 by the Invisalign corporation in recognition for his achievements with the Invisalign system throughout each calendar year.  

Positions held within Professional Societies

Dr. Jackson has served on The Chicago Component of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry(CAGD) Board of Directors since 2010.  This honor has allowed Dr. Jackson to further the profession of dentistry on local, statewide, and national levels.  In 2011 he was elected to the CAGD Executive Board of Directors and has served 1 year terms as Editor, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, & President of the organization.  He served as the 2014-2015 Education Program Course Director for the CAGD and was responsible for the creation, promotion, and implementation of four dental continuing education events in the Chicagoland area over the course of that time period.  From 2010-2016 Dr. Jackson served as a dentist manuscript editor for General Dentistry magazine, the national publication of The Academy of General Dentistry.  It is the responsibility of manuscript editors to review & critique the many scientific studies submitted to the magazine in hopes of publication.  From 2013-2015 Dr. Jackson was an active part of the Membership Committee of The Chicago Dental Society(CDS).  Members of this committee recruit and retain members for the organization.  This is done by attempting to identify needs and concerns of dentists and offer recommendations to respond to those needs or existing concerns.  The committee is responsible for The CDS Mentorship Program, and to review and offer recommendation to the Board regarding appropriate CDS endorsed program opportunities. 

Sports Dentistry

In 2017, Dr. Jackson began a three year term on the National Board of Directors of The Academy for Sports Dentistry.  The Academy for Sports Dentistry was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas, as a forum for dentists, physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports' injuries.  Activities of the national board of directors include the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research on the prevention of dental injuries to athletes.  Since 2013 Dr. Jackson has served as the official, and first ever, team dentist for The Chicago Bandits women's professional fastpitch softball team.  He is thrilled to be affiliated with this great organization and has been a fan of the team since their 2004 inception.  Through his partnership with the Chicago Bandits, Dr. Jackson has been able to increase public awareness about the importance of dental mouthguards within organized sports.

Lecture & Speaking Engagements

On multiple occasions, Dr. Jackson has lectured to other dental professionals at various Chicagoland dental study clubs as well as non-dental professionals via local community groups.  Every two years since 2016, Dr. Jackson and two colleagues teach a sports mouthguard fabrication workshop given to other dentists held at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting.  As one of the largest industry meetings in the nation, The CDS Midwinter Meeting enjoys annual attendance of over 30,000 dental professionals.  Dr. Jackson loves speaking locally within our community.  A few of his past local speaking engagements include the North Central College Department of Kinesiology, the Christ Church of Oak Brook Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS), the Proviso West High School Health Department, as well as multiple Career Days & Health Fairs at local school and businesses   He is always interested in new speaking venues and opportunities.  If you would like Dr. Jackson to speak for your organization, please feel free to contact him at our office..

Media/Publications

Dr. Jackson has been featured in a variety of different media and publications throughout his career.  In December of 2017, Dr. Jackson was interviewed by Mr. Michael Arias of The Dental Marketer.  Click HERE to link to episode #88 "If You Have A Comprehensive Modern Dental Practice, Listen to This Now! With Dr. Eric Jackson."  The interview is also available on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.  Since 2017, Dr. Jackson has been authoring bimonthly blog articles for The Academy of General Dentistry for their online publication The Daily Grind.  With a target audience of other dental professionals, his articles are read across the globe by interested dental team members.  Click HERE to link to The Daily Grind website.  In 2015 Dr. Jackson was featured in an hour-long interview by famed American dentist Dr. Howard Farran for his “Howard Speaks!” podcast.  The hour-long interview entitled Episode 176 “Why Be Multidisciplined?  With Eric Jackson, DDS: Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran was distributed and seen in over 150 countries in multiple online locations including DentalTown.com (episode 176), YouTube, and iTunes. Over the years Dr. Jackson has been a regular contributor to the Chicagoland parenting website Kidlist: Activities for Kids.  Several of his most popular articles have been “When to Take Your Child to the Dentist” and “Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment”.  In 2015 Dr. Jackson was interviewed and featured in sixteen different media sources under the Suburban Life Media umbrella for the “Best Under 40” award he was granted that year.  In 2014 Dr. Jackson’s article on the 2014 ISDS Mission of Mercy volunteer event was featured on the cover of Cornerstone (the official publication of the Illinois State Dental Society).  Iin 2013 the CDS Review (the official publication of the Chicago Dental Society) ran their own interview/article with Dr. Jackson about his official team dentist position.  Additionally, in 2013 The Downers Grove Patch ran a feature article on Dr. Jackson’s new position as official team dentist of The Chicago Bandits professional softball team.  From 2012-2014 he published articles monthly to The Downers Grove Patch newspaper on a variety of different dental topics.  In 2012 he was interviewed three times by Chicago FM News 101.1 on the topic: “Surprising Conditions Your Dentist Can Discover Through Examination.” 

Volunteer & Community work

Dr. Jackson is actively committed to providing quality dental care to patients of all income levels and medical conditions.  He regularly volunteers his time and dental skills to a variety of local, regional and national organizations.  The following is a partial list of the groups he has worked with:

Memberships

Dr. Jackson is an active member in multiple professional societies including The American Dental AssociationThe Illinois State Dental SocietyThe Chicago Dental SocietyThe Academy of General DentistryThe Illinois Academy of General DentistryThe American Academy of Implant DentistryThe International Congress of Oral Implantologists, The Academy of Dentistry InternationalThe International College  of Dentists, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine,  Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity, &  The Academy for Sports Dentistry.

 

Jeffrey S. Wascher, DDS

Dr. Jeffrey Wascher is a graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry, where he earned the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Achievement Award and the Oral Surgery Clinical Honors Award. After dental school, he completed a one year general practice dental residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.  Dr. Wascher always takes continuing education credit above the annual requirements for the profession.  He is a member of The American Academy of Dental Sleep MedicineThe American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Academy of Sports Dentistry.

Dr. Wascher lives in his hometown of Downers Grove with his wife Juli and two sons, Zack and Max.  Dr. Wascher and his sons bleed Blackhawk Black & Red. Watch the stands closely on TV as attending Hawks games are one of their favorite pastimes.