For decades, Dr. Raymond G. Hatland has served families in the Chicago and Indianapolis areas with holistic, gentle dental care. He uses modern, conservative procedures, and focuses on securing oral balance for complete dental harmony and overall health. With a focus on you, he can make dental visits more comfortable and rewarding than you ever imagined possible. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hatland, contact our dental practice in Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, IN today.
Our Chicago dental office is located in beautiful West Rogers Park on a pleasant, treed boulevard. We are on the ground floor of a professional mall, and our office is wheelchair accessible. You will also find ample parking that is convenient and free for patients. When you enter our practice, you will receive a warm welcome and can feel at ease in our inviting atmosphere. A large bay window allows light into the whole office, so the ambiance is clean and fresh. Additionally, every treatment room features a television for your convenience. Our Indianapolis location offers many of the same amenities, as well as our caring and compassionate staff.
Dr. Hatland strives to provide quality one-on-one time with each of his patients. He is dedicated to treating patients with comprehensive, holistic dentistry to optimize and improve overall health and quality of life. Our team also seeks to provide gentle, professional care, and to listen to all of our patients’ concerns and expectations. We strive to always give complete explanations and answers to questions. We believe in educating all of our patients, and helping them understand their oral health and treatment options, so they can make informed decisions.
Dr. Hatland also appreciates the challenge of complicated cases, as well as treating patients who have not found successful treatment elsewhere. He has a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives. In addition, he has found that caring about his patients, and not just their procedures, is the best approach to achieve trusting relationships. For example, instead of only providing expensive treatments for periodontal disease, Dr. Hatland teaches patients how to properly clean their teeth and gums at home. As his patient, you will become part of your own treatment plan. This approach yields optimal results, with minimal financial expense – a combination for a great dentist-patient relationship.
We are a caring, compassionate team who always put our patients’ best interests first. Our staff members have supported Dr. Hatland, and served our patients for years. We are sincere and friendly – as well as highly trained, and eager to share our knowledge. You will always receive personalized care from the entire team. We know how to complete our jobs with professionalism and integrity, yet we appreciate friendliness and fun interaction with our patients.
Our aim is to build lasting relationships based on trust and respect. We will work with you to develop treatment plans that fit your unique goals and needs, as well as your budget. We care more about your family’s oral health than our own financial success. To find out what our current and previous patients have to say, read some of our testimonials.
If you want a caring, compassionate dental team that believes in holistic, conservative treatments, we want to meet you. Contact our Chicago or Indianapolis offices today to schedule an appointment and join our dental family.
After graduating from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry in the top 15% of my class, I went into a rotating internship at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, KY for one year. Here I rotated through all the specialties (such as periodontics, oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics and orthodontics) – learning from some of the top solution-oriented specialists in the country. During that year, I became the “TMJ dentist” of Fort Knox where I treated 45 patients. I wrote a thesis on the contributing causes of symptoms that make up the TMJ disorder/syndrome. Back then the understanding of the influence of the stress system and how its hormones changed the body chemistry profoundly was in its infancy.
To this day, this has formed a foundational understanding of how to treat patients with TMJ or compression disorders though my way of treating has been greatly improved in effectiveness and simplicity. This one-year internship prepared me for my next three years in the army where as the sole dentist at 7th Field Hospital in Tokyo Japan I performed any needed specialty procedures. I finished my final year of Army service as the sole Army dentist in Chicago, IL at the U.S. Coast Guard Facility. My professional experience in the Army is where I got really excited about all the phases of dentistry. My skills were developed along with my understanding of patient needs. This allowed me to create integrated treatments because I understood specialized dentistry and what could be done. My practice is full-service, holistic and quality oriented so I can help most patients with complex dental or health related problems without having to refer them to specialists. This saves money and time for my patients.
After leaving the Army, I opened my practice in Indianapolis, IN and continued my professional development through taking many courses in implants and traditional orthodontics with Dr. Dick Donovan, DDS, who was one of only two PhD orthodontists at that time. Eventually I got into more body friendly, functional orthodontics that was non-extraction work, which took advantage of the growth and development of the arches. Pioneers in this work were Dr. Witzig and Dr. Truit among others.
I have an open mind and can easily think outside the box. I have a life-long fascination in understanding what creates illnesses in the body as well as how people can heal and stay well. Also, because of the many profound and life changing experiences I have had over the past decades from pursuing spiritual truths and practicing meditation and yoga, I naturally started studying many alternative and holistic techniques that are more biologically friendly and life energy enhancing. A big breakthrough came with learning about Dental Kinesiology. Through the many courses I took with Drs. George Eversual and Versendal’s, I learned how to access the body’s intelligence. This has been a tremendous aid in doing treatments safely that the body can accept and use to improve and get well.
The energy work I use has come from several renowned holistic doctors over the many years. Important doctors in this area who have taught me are G. Eversaul PhD, R. Versendal DC, K. Yuen DC, Harold Smith DDS, J. Tennant MD, and W. Schmitt DC. They have all enhanced my ability to do energy work to help me with my patients – especially with my TMJ patients.
With my passion for learning about new innovations and insights, I have easily taken over 5,000 hours of professional education in traditional dental and holistic courses over the years, and I am an active member of the Holistic Dental Association (HDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Below gives a snapshot of my primary dental and holistic practices:
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