Gurnee Dental Office Receives Top Award: Delany Dental Care Awarded 5 Stars!

Talk of the Town News has awarded Delany Dental Care a 5 Star Customer Satisfaction Award. Dr Ira L Shapira and Dr Mark J Amidei and the Team at Delany Dental Care have always strived for unsurpassed excellence in patient care.


"Talk of the Town establishes ratings with industry leading sample-based methodology to track customer satisfaction. We sample highly respected, no cost online user review websites to measure customer satisfaction. Star ratings from the websites, along with the number of user reviews, establish the basis for our ratings. This annual audit provides data to determine a mathematical formula, or matrix, to evaluate and rate its findings. Based on the results of this formula we assign our own rating to act as a representation of the data that we have accrued.

As a business that has reviewed and published case studies on the most desirable companies in America, we thought it would be extremely helpful to create a measurement tool using this customer generated feedback. "

Delany Dental Care was established by Dr Shapira in 1984.  Dr Amidei became a partner a few years later.  The doctors have always been pioneers in many fields of dentistry:

They were the first dentists in Lake County to utilize Cad-Cam (CEREC) technology allowing patients to have ceramic retorations in a single visit.  They have upgraded their technology and currently utilize Sirona CEREC 3D Technology.

Dr Shapira is a pioneer in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine and utilizes oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring.  He did research in the 1980's as a visiting Assistant Professor at Rush Medical School.  He is one of 20 dentists who founded the Sleep Disordr Dental Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He is on the Board of the Illinois Sleep Society and teaches courses in Dental Sleep Medicine to dentists from across the U.S.

Dr Shapira and Dr Amidei both utilize Neuromuscular Dentistry to treat TMJ disorders (TMD) and to create spectacular dental reconstruction.  Dr Shapira is a Fellow of ICCMO, the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics and a Diplomate of the American Aceademy of Pain Management.  Both doctors have done advanced studies at LVI, The Las Vegas Institute of Dental Excellence.  Dr Shapira is the ICCMO representative to the TMD Alliance.

Dental implants have recently grown in popularity and Dr Shapira was placing and restoring implants for over 30 years.  His  experience in placing and restoring dental implants helps patients receive the results they desire.  Dr Amidei began doing Implants immediately after graduating dental school while in an Post-Doctorate Advanced General Residency at Northwestern University.  The doctors are now utilizing a new implant that allows implant placement immediately after the extraction of molars.  This new implant procedure can  eliminate the need for bone grafts saving patients thousands of dollars and saving  6 months of treatment time.

Dr Shapira was a frequent lecturer throughout the 1990's at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  A lecture he gave to 2000 physicians in 1998 at the A4M meeting was turned into a chapter on Anti-Aging Dentistry in a medical textbook on the subject of Anti-Aging Medicine.

The Logo of Delany Dental Care includes  the words "Passion - Perfection - Possibilities"
and those are the goals the entire team strives for with every patient.  Whether patients are looking for Cosmetic Reconstruction, Implant Reconstruction, Esthetic Dentures, freedom from headaches and TMJ disorders  or just a better nights sleep the doctors at  Delany Dental Care can provide solutions.  The entire team tries to surpass patients expectations not just in the quality of care but in the gentle caring manner it which it is delivered.

Dr Mark Amidei offers Invisalign to almost magically straighten teeth and improve smiles without braces.  This is especially appreciated by executives and other working adults who are ready to improve their smiles but do not want to deal with two or more years of braces.

Instant Orthodontics creates gorgeous smiles almost overnight.  Creating beautiful attractive faces and smiles is more than just making white teeth.  The doctors utilize the Golden Proportion is designing exquisite smiles.

Dental Facelifts utilize the combined power of Neuromuscular Dentistry and Ceramic restorations to make patients appear younger and healthier and improve underlying physiology.

Delany Dental Care was an early adapter of Vizilight  to detect oral cancer and one of the early adopters of Velscope an advanced device used to allow early detection and visualization of oral cancer.  Dr Shapira was seen on National TV with a patient and  Long-term Cancer Survivor that he detected squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.  That interview is used by Vizilight in their promotions.

Delany Dental Care is also an educational center and Dr Shapira teaches courses to dentists from across the country on the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Neuromuscular Dentistry,  TMJ disorders, Trigger Point Injections and Nerve Blocks for treating chronic head and neck pain, Tension-type headaches and Migraines.  

The techniques he teaches dentists for SPG (spenopalatine ganglion) Blocks he also teaches to patients to self administer (with cotton swabs) can frequently prevent headaches or migraines or greatly reduce their intensity.

The Team at Delany Dental Care are thrillled to receive the 5 Star Rating from Talk of The Town and would like to thank the wonderful patients who have made this award possible.

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Delany Dental Care was established in 1984 and is well known throughout Lake County and Northern Ilinos as well as Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. Patients come from other states and countries to Gurnee seeking the expertise of Dr Amidai and Dr Shapira. Their website is

I HATE CPAP! LLC provides information on Sleep Apnea, Dental Sleep Medicine and alternative to CPAP for patients who are CPAP intolerant. The website has valuable information on treating sleep apnea utilizing oral appliances. I HATE CPAP! was founded by Dr Shapira.

Dr Shapira is the Dental Editor of Sleep and Health Journal. The journal is patient oriented and has recently become available online at

The website IHATEHEADACHES.ORG was founded to help patients find answers to chronic headaches, migraines and TMJ disorders thru the use of Neuromuscular Dentistry.
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