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After a car accident left me with a dislocated jaw joint at the age of 26, Dr. Widen gave me my life back. For several months before I went to him, I was in constant pain, could barely open my mouth, and could not eat solid food. I couldn’t sleep through the night because of the pain. I was exhausted, worried, and avoided social situations because I couldn’t eat and it was difficult and painful to talk.
My father-in-law is a dentist in another state, and was searching for someone in Chicago who could help me out. He called Dr. Widen (who answered even though he was on vacation), and he offered to see me as soon as possible. After that first consultation, I knew I was in good hands. My unusual situation required a couple of years of regular appointments, but the very patient Dr. Widen brought me back to normal, understanding the emotional aspects that accompanied the physical pain throughout the process.
The level of care Dr. Widen provides is unmatched. He is precise, measured, and exact in his work. Dr. Widen uses advanced techniques and cutting-edge equipment to ensure his adjustments are accurate. He also takes the time to explain everything he is doing, using drawings, diagrams, photos, baseball or movie analogies…anything that will help you understand, which I personally appreciate very much. He has a lot of fun doing this, so you can tell that he loves his work and truly cares that his patients feel comfortable. And in my case at least, the level of patience he displays on top of all of this is incredible. I was very worried throughout my recovery and tend to ask a lot of questions, but he hung in there with me even during some moments when I’m sure anyone else would have wanted to throw me out the window. Also, Dr. Widen only books one patient at a time, so you have his undivided attention and never feel rushed. It is hard to find someone who is both so highly skilled/knowledgeable and caring/conversational, and I am very glad I did.
The cost of Dr. Widen’s treatments is not inexpensive, but he is extremely fair and up front regarding his pricing so you’ll know exactly what to expect and why. He will not jack you around, there are no hidden fees, surprise extra costs, or strange things in the bill. Actually, with how long my treatment took, at some point I expected him to charge me more but he never did. And again, by restoring my jaw he also restored my quality of life, so to me that is worth the cost a thousand times over. I continue to see Dr. Widen for my routine cleanings and my husband does now too. It is worth every penny for the thorough exams, one-on-one attention, and peace of mind he provides.
I am so grateful for Dr. Widen and I think you’ll appreciate his one-of-a-kind skill and service as well. He is very accommodating in scheduling and I have never had a long wait for an appointment. Give him a call!
I highly recommend Dr. Widen. He has been a life saver for me. I have been a patient since 2006. In addition to being an excellent general dentist, he has been able to relieve my TMJ and chronic headache, neck and shoulder pain by precisely measuring excessive muscle recruitment, identifying my optimal bite and creating an orthotic that finally allows my jaw to relax and heal. The process was involved and costly but worth every penny for the complete relief of suffering, particularly after trying so many other treatments that did not help - medications, PT, etc...He is a consummate professional and goes above and beyond in his care for his patients. If you are a TMJ sufferer, this is the solution you have been looking for.
Thanks for letting me help you with your TMJ treatment. This will help others that are suffering with similar problems. Thanks. Dr. Widen
I've been seeing Dr. Widen for a little over a year now, and I wouldn't consider another dentist as long as I live in the Chicago area.
I first came to Dr. Widen in a lot of discomfort from TMD. First with a night guard and then with an orthotic, he gradually helped me feel better. My chronic pain was causing me a lot of anxiety at a time when I really needed my jaw to feel comfortable, and Dr. Widen went absolutely above and beyond to fit in appointments with me and help me out.
Although he's been doing this for a long time, Dr. Widen actively keeps up with the latest in the industry; he's never going through the motions or set in his ways. Nichole, his assistant, is also a pleasure to interact with and very kind. It's very clear the practice isn't focused on extracting profit but rather on helping people. Dr. Widen has helped people in chronic pain to regain their quality of life. Ask him about the people who've come to him unable to look up, unable to maintain a healthy posture, unable to swim, and you'll be able to tell that he truly does what he does in order to help those people.
Finally, Dr. Widen's practice - yes, going to the dentist - is actually fun. I consider him a friend by now, and enjoy going in to see him. I created a Yelp account specifically to make Dr. Widen my first review, so needless to say, I can't recommend him more highly.
I have NEVER associated an awesome experience with a dental visit UNTIL this one. If you're wanting a real review then here it is....don't waste your time with any one else. Dr Widen and Nichole are without hesitation the best. I will continue to travel from Georgia for my dental care needs.
Dr widen is awesome he always gets me in when I have an emergency wouldn't think of going anywhere else for a veneer repair . Highly recommend for all cosmetic dentistry
Thanks, I strive for the best customer service possible. Glad I could help. See you soon.
Words cannot express what a change dr widen did in my life. The attention to detail in my smile has truly made me a different person. I get a ton of compliments every where i go and i know its truly because of dr widens expertise. He is the only dentist i will ever go to. He changed my smile. But really he changed my life!!! And for that i will always love him. Thanks dr widen.
I am a physician in the University of Illinois at Chicago hospitals. I visited Dr. Widen's dental office for the first time about 3 month ago. I am not easily satisfied by something but you can say he has exceeded my expectations in every aspect. He is without exaggeration one of the best dentists I have ever seen and I have seen many! He is meticulous, detail oriented and extremely experienced. For him every patient matters like member of his family. His office is not one of those offices that a dentist works on 5 patients at the same time, going from one patient to the other and then coming back. When you have an appointment, his complete attention and time belongs to you. This decreases the number of patients that can be seen per day but makes your visit very personal. He spends as much time as needed on you and explains everything in details. Gives different options to choose from and never does something on your teeth that is not necessary. In emergency situations you can call him and he will come to the office for you. One time he was working on my teeth at 10:30 pm because I had problems and did not have time to come some other time. He is very well educated and up to date in dental sciences. He has extensive experience in aesthetics dentistry and has had lots of high profile patients with different dental needs. You can see him for any problem from simple cleaning to complicated esthetics surgeries. His office manager Ms. Nichole is very nice, attentive and experienced. Their goal is to make you feel comfortable and pain free as soon as possible. I highly recommend him without any reservations to anybody with dental needs. If you want to experience dentistry like never before please visit Dr. Ron Widen's practice and you will see a first class dentistry which surpasses your expectations in any aspect.
This dentist is phenomenal! I got to the office early to do paperwork. The doctor was there, let me in cause I was stupid early...I did my paperwork and was let in by Nicole the front office person...
I honestly didn't know what to expect, a dental hygienist? a quick consult? The mad rush we all face going to the dentist to have physical and emotional torture laid upon us patients?
What I got was an experience I have NEVER received before from a dental office...ACTUAL MEDICAL SERVICE With answers!!!!!!
Dr Ronald Widen was referred to me by my periodontist and after my visit, which I felt guilty for taking the doctors time, I was overwhelmed to the point I had to take a minute...this doc is old school where he spends TIME with you the patient...REALLY!!!!!
From video baselines, to scanning for cracks and potential problems, Dr Widen is practically a one man show...Nicole, the office manager keeps it moving, or not moving...lol. I didn't feel rushed, got explanations of issues I have had for as long as I've been consciously aware and felt like I needed to go get them sandwiches or Lyric Opera tickets!!!!! In this era of fast,fast,fast, this practice makes no sense. But as a person who cares for my teeth and wish to keep them for a while, this practice is the only option!!!!
If you want to be treated like a human being and served like a king or queen, go here!!!! I am referring my family and anyone else who cares to be treated to a DENTAL SPA DAY.... I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PRACTICE.
PRICES FOR HIS SERVICES ARE COMPARABLE TO OTHER DENTISTS...YOU JUST GET ACTUAL, REAL LIFE PROFESSIONAL, INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICAL CARE!!!! HE DOES THIS SPOT ON!!!!
He takes insurance but. like most, if not all DENTISTS, whom the AMA/ADA seemed to have forgotten concerning billing, you pay up front...money well spent!!!!!
THANKS DOC AND NICOLE!!!!!!!
Thanks for the kind words, it is a pleasure to help you. Dr. W
Dr. Widen’s work is amazing. As a medical doctor I did a lot of research before I chose a cosmetic dentist to work on my teeth. Now, I have at least 2 compliments per day since 2010 when he fixed several of my teeth. Random people stop me on the street and ask me who my dentist is. Unfortunately, I live over 1,200 miles away from Chicago. I have seen the work of many other dentists. I have even had other cosmetic dentist work on my teeth in the past. However I have only been very disappointed by the other dentists work cosmetic outcome. When I need to have work on my teeth I fly back to Chicago for a few days and will ONLY allow Dr. Widen to work on me. Thank you Dr. Widen. Not only are you phenomenal cosmetic dentist but also a super kind friendly and down to earth person.
I have been a patient of Dr. Widen for many years and could not imagine going to another dentist. He has been there for me for many emergencies, including when I was pregnant. I love the flexible hours and I really trust him. It is not one of those factories, he takes the time to listen and assess. He credentials are also really impressive. I always recommend him and no one has been disappointed. Even after I moved from the city, I still drive to see him because I trust him so much.