An exceptional team. An exceptional experience.

We take the time to get to know our patients on a personal level, and you’ll see the difference that makes in the quality of your care! We see you as more than just a number. Your needs, wants and desires matter to us. Our one-on-one approach to dental care truly sets us apart and makes your experience one of the best around.

Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Philip G. Polus

Dr. Philip G. Polus
D.D.S., M.A.G.D., A.B.G.D

Education

  • 1973-1977 Indiana University
  • 1977-1981 Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • 1985-1986 Gnathological Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation – The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Awards & Fellowships

  • 1990 Fellowship status achieved in the Academy of General Dentistry after passing the Fellowship examination and completing 500 hours of continuing education
  • 1995 Mastership status achieved in the Academy of General Dentistry after completing an additional 600 hours of continuing education, 400 hours being participation
  • 1996 Successfully challenged the American Board of General Dentistry exam
  • 1999 Sat for the American Board of General Dentistry oral examination

Positions Held

  • Past president of the Indiana Academy of General Dentistry.
  • Served on the board of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society for 9 years
  • Served 9 years on the Northwest Indiana Peer Review Committee
  • Served 9 years on the Southlake YMCA Board of Directors

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Northwest Indiana Dental Society
  • American Prosthodontic Society
  • International College of Dentists
  • Chicago Dental Society

Dr. Polus has lived and practiced in Crown Point, Indiana since 1981.

Meet Dr. Alexandra Polus

Dr. Alexandra Polus
D.M.D., M.S.

Education

  • 2022- University of Illinois Chicago, Master of Science in Oral Sciences
  • 2011-2014 University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry - Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics
  • 2007-2011 Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • 2002-2006 DePauw University

Honors & Scholarships

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Prosthodontic Society
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Northwest Indiana Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society

Teaching Experience

  • 2014-Present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
  • 2011-2012: Preclinical Instructor, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
  • 2010-2011: Teaching Assistant, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Brenda
Patient Coordinator

Brenda | Patient Coordinator

Sue
Patient Coordinator

Sue | Patient Coordinator

Paula
Patient Coordinator

Paula | Patient Coordinator

Suzanne
Dental Assistant

Suzanne | Dental Hygienist

Sarah
Dental Hygienist

Cilestia | Dental Hygienist

Michelle
Dental Hygienist

Michelle | Dental Hygienist

Rebecca
Dental Assistant

Rebecca | Dental Assistant

Hilda
Dental Assistant

Hilda | Dental Assistant

Kaitlynn
Dental Assistant

Kaitlynn | Dental Assistant

Christine
Dental Assistant

Christine | Dental Assistant

Thorough Examinations
Many of our patients often comment that they have never received an examination as comprehensive as ours or a cleaning as well done as their first one in our office. We are dedicated to detail! As we take the time to collect all of the necessary information from your initial exam and provide a thorough diagnosis, we will be able to formulate a customized, comprehensive treatment plan that best fits your individual needs.

Comprehensive Services
Our thorough examinations are only part of the comprehensive care we provide here! We also offer a wide ranges of services including prevention services, esthetic and restorative procedures for adults and children, implant placement and restorations, dentures, emergency care and more! Additionally, Dr. Alex is a trained prosthodontist, which allows us to fulfill even more of your family’s dental needs on site for your convenience!

Total Health Focus
Because we care about you, we care about your oral health and your overall well-being! We are thorough, health conscious and look at the big picture. We understand the impact that your oral health has on your entire body and provide treatment solutions focused on improving both. Our team does everything in their power to help you achieve a healthier smile and a healthier life.

Patient Education
As we analyze your oral condition, we will educate you regarding the health of your smile, as well as provide you with in-depth details of your treatment options. We will explain things in a way that is easy to understand and answer any questions you might have. We want you to feel knowledgeable and empowered in all your dental decisions.

Dental Expertise
Drs. Alex and Philip Polus have extensive training in their fields and deliver each service at the highest standard of quality. To continually improve their care for you, they participate in hundreds of hours of continuing education courses, as well as invest in the latest dental technologies including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras and 3D imaging. Their office is 100% computerized and they maintain high sanitation standards for your safety and comfort. You are truly in expert hands here.

Friendly Team
Providing great customer service is important to us! Our kind and friendly team is attentive and helpful in every way. We greet with a smile and always extend a listening ear. We truly care about you and your family, and promise to always keep your best interests at heart!

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