Meet Dr. George Skoog
Gentle, Patient-Centered Dental Care
After more than thirty years, I am still passionate about my career. Dentistry has enabled me to provide high-quality, professional dental care and make a difference in thousands of lives. Along with the pride of knowing my staff and I always put our patients’ needs first, I treasure the many relationships I’ve built.
My staff and I know it is essential to put patients at ease. When a person is comfortable, and understands he or she is respected, then the best dental experience can happen. We spend a lot of time talking with and truly listening to our patients. This reassures them and shows we care about them as individuals. Our conversations forge a partnership between the patient, my team, and me; together, we’re able to achieve a lifetime of great oral health and beautiful smiles.
My Staff and Office
My staff members are exceptional. Each is a highly skilled professional and genuinely cares about our patients’ well-being. They are committed to providing a welcoming environment where patients know they are in excellent hands.
I’m proud to have created a dental office where we are able to get to know patients on a personal level. Each of us works hard to make every visit positive and pain-free. We want to exceed each patient’s expectations and keep everyone smiling throughout their time here.
Education and Continuing Education
I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dentistry is a constantly evolving profession. It is essential for my staff and me to be current on advances in technology, techniques, and materials. Our patients trust us to provide leading-edge dental care; continuing education allows us to deliver the best treatment, using proven equipment and procedures that are tailored to each person’s unique situation.
We bring dental suppliers to our office twice a month. They present new products, discuss innovative procedures, and keep us informed of developments in the field. Once a month our office attends a seminar or training in order to broaden our knowledge and skills. In addition, we attend the Mid-Winter Dental Convention, where we take courses and learn about new products and equipment.
I am also a member of a study club with other general dentists. We present cases, discuss treatment methodologies, and review outcomes. Learning from my peers, as well as leaders in the field, ensures our practice is equipped to meet all our patients’ needs.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, in Norwood Park, and went to school at Maine South in Park Ridge. I now live in Palatine and love the area. My wife is a teacher in our local school district. She has taught every grade over the last 30+ years. I have a daughter who is pursuing a degree in pharmacology, and a son who is studying engineering. Our family is rounded out by our sweet rescue dog, Coco.
When I’m not working, there are so many things I love to do! My biggest passions are traveling and practicing photography, whether I’m shooting landscapes or underwater. I also like to golf, watch sports, and play some sports, too. I enjoy hiking, biking, and camping, especially when it’s a family event.