AboutBright Smile Dental

Bright Smile Dental is a Chicago based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Flaksman and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 773-733-5876 and experience why our patients think Bright Smile Dental is the best dentist in Chicago.

Dr. Vitkin

Dr. Marina Vitkin

Dr. Marina Vitkin is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. She founded Bright Smile Dental Ltd. in 1997. Dr Vitkin takes as many continuing education courses as possible to give the best possible care to her patients. She strives to make all patients feel appreciated and comfortable, and makes sure the office is run professionally and smoothly.

There is always a joke and a smile for everyone, especially the kids, who never leave without a new toothbrush and a sticker or two. A huge sports fan, Dr. Vitkin follows not only the local professional teams, but also USA National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team, of which her daughter was a member for four years, and the National Tennis Circuit, since her son was a College level player. Both of her kids worked as Receptionists/Assistants at the office, before entering LECOM School of Dental Medicine, where Jon graduated as part of the class of 2016 and Stephanie, the class of 2018.

A lover of languages, in addition to English, Dr. Vitkin speaks fluent Russian and Polish, and works hard to improve her Spanish. She enjoys traveling and reading.

Dr. Flaksman

Dr. Jon Flaksman

Dr. Jon Flaksman is a graduate of the LECOM School of Dental Medicine. He has a bachelors degree in Biology and Spanish from Lake Forest College, where he played on the men's tennis team.

Patient education is extremely important to Dr. Jon and he always spends as much time as necessary with his patients so that they can truly understand what is being done and what to expect.

He is a member of the ADA, IDS, and CDS. He is also fluent in both Russian and Spanish.

Dr. Grys

Dr. Elizabeth Grys

Dr. Elizabeth Grys is a 1990 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School (NUDS). After graduation she entered the United States Air Force and completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. In 1993 she returned to Northwestern University Dental School and began her residency in Periodontics which she completed in 1995, and obtained a Master of Science Degree from Northwestern University in 1996.

She was asked to stay on as faculty at the dental school and remained there until it closed in 2001. She also has been in the private practice of Periodontics since 1995. She has been associated with Bright Smile Dental since the practice was opened.

Involved with her profession she is actively involved with the Midwest Society of Periodontics, serving as president in 2013/14. She also serves on the alumni board of NUDS. When not working she enjoys singing in her church choir and traveling.

Dr. Osovsky

Dr. Alexander Osovsky

​Dr. Alexander Osovsky has been practicing general dentistry in the Chicago area since 1996. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1992 with a degree inn Biochemistry. Afterwards, he Attended UIC College of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree in 1996.

Dr. Osovsky’s main objective is to provide his patients with excellent dental care. Over the period of the last 19 years he completed over 2000 hours of continuing education in order to keep up with the latest techniques in dentistry to better serve his patients and give them beautiful smiles.

Dr. Osovsky and his wife Maria have been married for 17 years and have two daughters, Samantha and Erica. In addition to English, Dr. Osovsky speaks Russian fluently. He looks forward to making his patients smile.

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