911 N. ELM, SUITE 230, HINSDALE, IL 60521


Hinsdale Dentists

hinsdale dentists

Peter T. Harnois, DDS


Dr. Peter Harnois has been practicing general and esthetic dentistry in the Hinsdale community for 40 years. In 2008, he opened a prestigious esthetic practice in downtown Chicago. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1982, where he served as class president for 3 years. He was an assistant professor of Oral Diagnosis from 1983-1989.

He is the President of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The World Clinical Laser Institute, The American Dental Association, The Illinois State Dental Society and The Chicago Dental Society. He is also a Fellow and Diplomat faculty member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Harnois is a nationally recognized lecturer known for his coherent and interactive style. He strives to educate and train others in an open forum with active discussion, sharing insights gained after troubleshooting hundreds of treatments with varied case scenarios. He lectures for NuCalm, the AAFE (Botox and Dermal Fillers) and Den-Mat (Lumineers, Snap on Smile, and Oral Cancer Detection). He also lectures for several of the TEREC lab members across the country on Emerging Technologies in Dentistry, and now has live Over The Shoulder courses at his Hinsdale office utilizing these technologies.

His philosophy is to provide the most gentle and minimally invasive cosmetic and metal-free dental treatments with natural results.

Having grown up in Hinsdale my patients feel like family to me. We bring our A game every day and from the moment you enter our office until you leave we focus our full attention on you as an individual so you get the best customized care that fits your needs, wants and desires. Our patients appreciate our commitment to listen first to their concerns.”

Dental Tips from Dr. Harnois: Most of my patients come in with fear and anxiety about their upcoming dental appointment. We use the NuCalm system to naturally relaxed them and eliminate their fears. Worn, chipped, gapped, crooked, stained teeth are some of the most common patients concerns. Minimally invasive porcelain veneers that do not involve shots, temporaries or removal of painful tooth structure are a great choice to treat these conditions and achieve a permanent straight, stain-free smile. We offer a full range of biocompatible, metal-free dentistry to remove and restore old metal fillings and crowns.

Michael J. Kowalczyk, DDS


Dr. Kowalczyk graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry where he served as Class President for 2 years, and was the recipient of the American College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award. Following graduation, he obtained additional training at the University of Florida, where he was awarded a certificate for Advanced Education in General Dentistry and earned fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Dr. Kowalczyk grew up in River Forest, IL, and was a 3-sport varsity athlete at Oak Park and River Forest High School. In college, he was recognized as an Academic All American by the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association.

His philosophy is that people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.

“I look forward to serving every patient beyond what he or she would expect and to developing lasting relationships built on trust and great patient care. My hope is to help every patient make the right decisions while addressing their needs.”

Dental Tips from Dr. Kowalczyk: It is important that all patients receive a complete exam to check your joints, muscles and teeth to ensure they are in harmony. Signs will precede symptoms, so I recommend regular visits in order to have the opportunity to diagnose and treat problems before they exacerbate. One common example I notice is tooth wear due to clenching or grinding (known as bruxism). Many people have this habit while they sleep, which may lead to tooth trauma and sore muscles if left untreated.
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