Nelson Ridge Family Dental

Experience the Difference

Welcome to Nelson Ridge Family Dental. With our highly-skilled dentists, including our in-house oral surgeon, and our compassionate team, we provide exceptional dental care for our New Lenox community. With our early morning and late evening office hours, and the help of our advanced technology, we’re changing the way people feel about dentistry.

Come see for yourself!

From the moment you walk through our doors, to the moment you leave with a healthier, more beautiful smile, you’ll be happy you came to see us.

Your comfort comes first.

We believe the four pillars of a truly exceptional dental experience are comfort, compassion, customer service, and quality dentistry. That’s our mission—to create a dental experience unlike any other. We cater to busy moms and families, but we welcome folks of all ages from 1-100 into our dental family with open arms and a smile.

Why Our Patients Smile

Dr. Paul Etchison

Paul Etchison, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Paul Etchison was born in the city of Joliet, Illinois. He spent his childhood growing up in Lockport and graduated from Lockport Township High School. Continuing his education, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Etchison then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree along with a Bachelor of Science in dentistry.

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Dr. Kathy Pycinska

Kathy Pycinska, DDS

Dr. Kathy joined the Nelson Ridge team in 2015 and grew up in Munster, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University, after which she attended Indiana University School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery with high distinction. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Pycinska elected to continue her dental education by completing a one-year, general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

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Dr. Keri Eberhardt

Keri Eberhardt, DDS, FICOI

Dr. Eberhardt grew up in Tinley Park and graduated from Andrew High School before completing her undergraduate studies at University of Illinois, where she was a Division 1 diver and loved being able to travel to the majority of the Big Ten schools and represent U of I. After Dr. Eberhardt received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she went on to complete a 12-month Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida in Seminole.

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Dr. Paul Etchison

Paul Etchison, DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Dr. Paul Etchison was born in the city of Joliet, Illinois. He spent his childhood growing up in Lockport and graduated from Lockport Township High School. Continuing his education, he graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Etchison then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree along with a Bachelor of Science in dentistry.

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Dr. Kathy Pycinska

Dr. Kathy Pycinska

Dr. Kathy joined the Nelson Ridge team in 2015 and grew up in Munster, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University, after which she attended Indiana University School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery with high distinction. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Pycinska elected to continue her dental education by completing a one-year, general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

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Dr. Keri Eberhardt

Dr. Keri Eberhardt

Dr. Eberhardt grew up in Tinley Park and graduated from Andrew High School before completing her undergraduate studies at University of Illinois, where she was a Division 1 diver and loved being able to travel to the majority of the Big Ten schools and represent U of I. After Dr. Eberhardt received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she went on to complete a 12-month Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida in Seminole.

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In-house oral surgeon

At Nelson Ridge Family Dental, our goal is to be able to provide all your oral health needs under one roof. We know it’s hard enough to make it to your regular dental appointments, let alone muster the courage to drive across town to see a specialist you’ve never seen before. That’s why we’re happy to have an in-house oral surgeon on our team to perform routine to complex oral surgeries from the comfort of your dental home. We also provide safe sedation options to ensure you never feel anything but relaxed in the chair. Now that’s something to smile about.

Advanced digital technology

Technology has come a long way, and it’s improved the dental experience by leaps and bounds. We take pride in continuing our education and investing in the latest technologies that allow us to provide even better care, more comfortable experiences, and healthier results for our patients. Our 3D imaging CBCT scanner allows us to take 360° panoramic x-rays and create digital models without the need for messy impressions. And, our CEREC® milling machine allows us to digitally design, create, and place restorations like crowns and veneers in a single visit.

Affordable dental care

We understand the cost of dental care is prohibitive for many people. We also understand the importance of regular dental visits and treatments for your health and quality of life. We accept many major insurance plans and offer flexible financing through CareCredit® and Lending Club. Don’t let insurance dictate your best solution, and don’t put off the care you need because of budget restrictions that will only lead to further problems and expenses down the road. Get the care you need today and pay off your balance in a way that works with your budget.

Whether you’re a new mom looking for a dental home for your growing family or an empty-nester finally giving yourself some well-deserved TLC, we’re happy to provide all your dental needs comfortably under one roof. If you’re an anxious patient, we have safe sedation options available to help take the edge off routine appointments or make complex treatments easier to complete in a single visit. From baby’s first fillings to Invisalign Teen®, to restorative and cosmetic dentistry and beyond, you can trust you’re receiving the highest quality of care with dental solutions personalized just for you.

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Come join our dental family.

If you’re looking for a dental home where you feel welcomed, listened to, and genuinely cared for, you’ve come to the right place.

Fun for the whole family!

A lot of general dental practices out there say, “No kids allowed!” or they only start seeing kids after a certain age. At Nelson Ridge Family Dental, we’re happy to see your babes as soon as their first tooth emerges—usually around 12 months or 1 year. Happy first birthday! Our team is fun, friendly, gentle, and educational to create an environment of laughs and learning—they might even look forward to coming back! We’re happy to offer family appointment reservations so you can get the whole gang in and out in a single visit.

Let us take care of your family! (815) 293-7923

Monday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family appointment blocks available!

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