Dente Complete Dentistry knows that neighborhoods are the backbone of any city. They represent the people and places that a city lays claim to; not the other way around. We understand how important neighborhoods can be to forming the bonds of friendship and trust that make a city great. After all, we have been a proud member of the Chicago business community for many, many years.
Located on trendy North Avenue, Dente Complete Dentistry has been offering general and cosmetic dentistry services to the good people of Wicker Park for many years. We have been, and will continue to be, a fixture in the neighborhood, and are excited by the continued growth we see in the community.
The Wicker Park neighborhood is an important part of the long and colorful history of Chicago. It is home to an eclectic mix of people from many cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. The history and people are just two of the reasons Dente Complete Dentistry is proud to call Wicker Park home.
Wicker Park has emerged from history as one the real gems in Chicago’s crown. With modest beginnings, two brothers named Wicker purchasing 80 acres of land in 1870, the neighborhood became a prime residential location after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The origins of Wicker Park’s melting pot of cultural influences began with the influx of immigrants from all over Europe at this time. It was briefly known as the Polish Gold Coast in the early 20th Century, and the goats these immigrants brought with them even gave rise to the neighboring area’s name; Bucktown.
The Wicker Park area, like all areas of the United States, was decimated by the Great Depression. It suffered the same fate as many urban neighborhoods at this time, falling into disrepair, until the Kennedy Expressway was built in the 1960s. This coincided with the gentrification efforts taking place in Old Town and Lincoln Park, so an influx of settlers moved in to take advantage of lower rents and easier access to the Loop. Yet, this was not enough to pull the neighborhood out of the depressing state it had fallen into. In fact, it would take several decades more for the answer to present itself.
Wicker Park found its salvation in the 80s and 90s with the arrival of a new wave of young, urban professionals and artistically-minded citizens. This new Wicker Park once more became a destination for shopping and night life. Businesses found permanent homes around the neighborhood, and Dente Cosmetic Dentistry was one of them; offering full service general and cosmetic dentistry solutions just as we do today.
Situated on the corner of North Avenue and Paulina Street, Dente Complete Dentistry is proud to be a part of the revitalization of such a wonderful place. We love providing quality general and cosmetic dentistry services to the great people of Wicker Park, and we plan on being a keystone of the neighborhood for many years to come.
Whether you live in Lincoln Park, Humboldt Park, Roscoe Village, Goose Island, or any of the other great Chicago neighborhoods we will gladly take care of your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. Our Wicker Park location offers the highest quality dental work right in the heart of Chicago. We are conveniently located on the corner of North Avenue and Paulina Street; close by the new 606 bike trail! Come in and see us today for our general and cosmetic dentistry services, and then take some time to acquaint yourself with the unique flavor of Wicker Park.