All professionals at Lockport Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Paul A. Bobak, DDS
Paul A. Bobak, DDS joined the Lockport Dental Group in 1973 and has been a leading member of our staff ever since. A lifelong resident of Lockport, Dr. Bobak received his BS from the UIC College of Dentistry in 1971 and his DDS from the same institution in 1973. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Will County Dental Society. Dr. Bobak feels privileged to have provided excellent dental care to the Lockport area for over 40 years while continuing to do the same today.
Jack J. Mitchell, DDS
Jack J. Mitchell, DDS is a lifelong resident of Lockport. Married to his wife, Gail, they raised three adult children, Patrice, Carrie, and Jason. He attended St. Dennis Grade School and Lockport Township High School. Dr. Mitchell received his BA from Loyola University Chicago in 1972 and graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 1976. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Will County Dental Society. A member of the Lockport Dental Group since 1976, Dr. Mitchell strongly believes in excellence in dentistry and takes pride in providing great care while promoting trust and cooperation with his patients. Happy, beautiful smiles are always his goal.
James M. Gerhard, DDS
James M. Gerhard, DDS joined the Lockport Dental Group in 1993, having graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Dentistry in 1983. He believes that every patient should be treated like a member of his family. He understands that each patient and situation is different, and will develop individual treatment plans using his experience along with a patient's needs and input. His goal is to achieve optimal dental health and beautiful smiles in the most cost-effective and painless way possible.
Gregory P. Bobak, DDS
Gregory P. Bobak, DDS started practicing with the Lockport Dental Group in 2012. He received his BA from Northwestern University in 2005 and graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2012. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Will County Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Bobak is a strong proponent of patient-focused dentistry: he believes each treatment plan should be individually tailored to address each patient's personal goals and financial needs. His goal is to build trusting, long-lasting relationships with his patients while providing high-quality, aesthetically pleasing dental care.
Tom M. Ross, DDS
Tom M. Ross, DDS was born and raised in Lockport, joining his father’s dental practice in 1986 after graduating from the UIC College of Dentistry. After many years serving the Lockport community, he joined the Lockport Dental Group in 2020. His two daughters, Darcy and Casey, attended Kelvin Grove and Lockport Township High School. Tom attended those schools as well, but in a time far, far away.
Our hygienists bring years of experience and understanding to each appointment.
- Heather Sotomayor, the newest member of our hygiene staff, joined the Lockport Dental Group in 2017.
- Erin Gotts, a lifelong Lockport resident, joined the Lockport Dental Group in 2006 and has been a practicing hygienist since 1998.
- Tina Roxton, a member of our staff since 1998, became a hygienist in 2006. She speaks both English and Polish.
- Irene Chaplin joined our staff in 2007 after previously serving as an oral surgery assistant for six years.
Our staff promises to be friendly, professional, and welcoming in every interaction with every patient. Our dedicated office staff and our hardworking dental assistants aim to make each patient visit as pleasant and enjoyable an experience as possible.