Dr. Eric Jackson
Raised in Oak Brook, IL Dr. Jackson attended Hinsdale Central High School and was a member of the tennis team, as well as the basketball team that made the Illinois IHSA State Tournament two years in a row. After graduating high school, he completed his undergraduate training at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his dental training at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Jackson was awarded The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award in his final year of dental school. Dr. Jackson is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. He takes numerous continuing education courses annually to further his skill and has amassed over 1200 hours of continuing education. In 2010, Dr. Jackson was one of only three Illinois dentists awarded Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) at the organization's national meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2012, Dr. Jackson progressed further within the 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 Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania. Less than 1% of all dentists in history have achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. For more information about the AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards, please click HERE.
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 Fellowship in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) for his skills and acomplishments in the categories of implant surgery as well as implant restoration. That same year, Dr. Jackson was also awarded Fellowship in The Academy of Dentistry International (ADI). The ADI is a dental honorary society and Dr. Jackson was honored to be one of only 27 inductees from the United States granted fellowhip in 2011. In addition to implant and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Jackson is trained in Invisalign orthodontic therapy and was named a "Preferred Provider" in both 2010 & 2011 by the Invisalign company. He has training with multiple snoring & sleep apnea dental appliances, and in 2010 became a certified graduate of The International Center for Laser Education for diode laser dentistry and dental surgery.
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 to the Executive Board of Directors and will serve as the president of the organization in 2015. He has served as a manuscript editor for General Dentistry magazine, a national publication. Dr. Jackson has been named as one of "America's Top Dentists" by the Consumer Research Council of America for both 2007 and 2010. In 2011 he was inducted into The International Association of Dentists and listed in 2011 edition of The Leading Physicians of the World. On multiple occasions, Dr. Jackson has lectured to other dental professionals at various Chicagoland dental study clubs. He also enjoys speaking for local community groups about a variety of modern dental topics. If you would like to see photos from these events, they are always posted to the Oral Health Care Professionals Facebook site.
Dr. Jackson is actively committed to enabling all income levels having access to quality dental care. He volunteered at the DuPage Community Clinic in Wheaton, IL until its closing in mid-2011. There he and other volunteer healthcare professionals provided free care to low income, medically uninsured residents of DuPage County. It was a wonderful organization that served the residents of DuPage County for over 16 years. In February 2012, The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (ISDS) announced that it has plans to re-open a free clinic to fill the void left by the DCCs closure. Dr. Jackson feels that this is a fantastic idea and will certainly be found at the new clinic when opened. For more information about the DCC and Access DuPage click HERE. Since the DCC’s closing, Dr. Jackson has become active with The DuPage County Health Department & The Walk-In Ministry of Hope offering greatly reduced fee dental work out of our office. Dr. Jackson also volunteers his time and provides free dental services at the ISDS Mission of Mercy as well as the ISDS Give Kids a Smile Day. Working with each of these organizations and events has been deeply satisfying and he is always looking for new ways to give back to those in need in and around DuPage County.
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 at 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 is a clinical assistant professor in The Orthodontic Department at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Jackson is an active member in multiple professional societies including The American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society, The Chicago Dental Society, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, The Academy of Dentistry International, and The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Jackson and his wife Lauren live locally with their two daughters, Sophia and Gabriella, and Yorkshire Terrier, Baxter.
Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC is a dental practice owned and operated by Jeffrey S. Wascher, DDS and Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FADI. The office is located at 2033 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Founded in 1980, we continuously strive to be the best dental office in the western suburbs of Chicago. We provide General & Cosmetic Dentistry for families living in Downers Grove Illinois and nearby communities such as Addison, Batavia, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Goodings Grove, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Homer Glen, Indian Head Park, Itasca, Joliet, Justice, LaGrange, LaGrange Highlands, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Lyons, Maywood, Naperville, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Palisades, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, River Forest, Riverside, Romeoville, St. Charles, St. Charles, Stone Park, Summit, Villa Park, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Westchester, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, & Woodridge. Additionally, surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, sinus grafting, guided bone regeneration, laser surgery & laser dentistry, Invisalign orthodontic treatment, snoring and sleep apnea devices, and minor periodontal surgeries are offered in our office to provide the most complete comprehensive dental care possible to our patients.
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