Welcome to kidsdds.net— My name is Fred Tatel and I practice children’s dentistry in Tinley Park. I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended Chicago Public Schools. I received my undergraduate degree in fine arts and a Masters in General Studies degree at Northwestern University in Evanston. After I obtained my dental degree, also from Northwestern, I decided I wanted to earn a specialty license in dentistry for children. I became an intern at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for one year and then did a year of postgraduate study in pediatric dentistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Over the years I have also acquired twelve hours towards a Masters in English degree at Northwestern and twenty three hours toward a Masters in Musicology at the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University.

I am a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and have served as an examiner on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Click here to read a letter concerning his appointment. I am on the staff of the University of Chicago Medical School and I teach in the General Practice Residency Program at Evanston Hospital. I consult for the surgical staff of Ingalls Hospital and have practiced in the southern suburbs for more than thirty years. I hold membership in all of the local and national dental and pediatric dental societies as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Orthodontic Society. I review articles for the Journal of the American Dental Association and have authored articles for the journal Pediatric Dentistry.

My activities outside of the office include biking, swimming, boating and study, with a special interest in languages. My wife Faye is a math educator and my daughter Jennifer is a legal adviser to the FCC in Washington D.C. My son Sam is married to Becca and they have two beautiful daughters Hannah Lee and Lily Grace. He is the general manager of Companions for Seniors, a senior citizen home care organization.

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope this information gives you an insight into who is treating your child and allows you to feel that you have made the proper choice in choosing a dental specialist for your son or daughter. If you have any questions, please call my office at (708) 633-8700 or e mail me at fstatel@msn.com.

Dr. Rose Ortega is a graduate of the dental school of the University of Illinois at Chicago. There she received extensive training in pediatric dentistry and a Master's in Oral Sciences degree. Dr. Ortega is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Ortega is also a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry where she teaches pediatric dentistry to dental students and pediatric residents.

She is originally from the southwest side of Chicago and grew up in both the Little Village and Brighton Park neighborhoods. Dr. Ortega enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and three puppies. She looks forward to providing the best care possible for your child.

Our Staff

Georgene - Georgene has been working with Dr. Tatel for many years. The fun part of her job is seeing the kids enjoying the office and getting rewarded for a job well done. Georgene is the mother of two grown children. She loves to read and work in her garden. Sylvia - Sylvia is a mother of three and a grandmother of one little girl. She has worked with Dr. Tatel since 1991.
Caryl Diane
Caryl - Caryl loves kids. She has been working with Dr. Tatel since 1999. She is enjoying watching her four children grow.  Diane - Diane has been working with Dr. Tatel since 2006. She enjoys watching her kids play sports and camping with her family.
Debbie - Debbie lives in Tinley Park and has worked in dentistry for twenty-five years. Her two children are grown and have been replaced by two dogs, Leo and Jack. She has worked for Dr. Tatel for the past ten years. Andrea - Andrea has been a patient of Dr. Tatel's since the age of 5. She is the newest member of our dental family team. Andrea enjoys working with children.
Dr. Tatel's crew
Our Crew - Kinsey, Sylvia, Dr. Tatel, Caryl,
Diane, Kayla and Georgene


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Tinley Park Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Fred Tatel - Serving children in the surrounding cities and suburbs of
Tinley Park, Chicago Heights,  Flossmoor, Palos Park, Romeoville, Joliet, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Bradley,
Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, Mokena, Monee, Manhatten, New Lenox, Glenwood, Homewood, Olympia Fields, Lansing,
Homer Glen, Lockport, Crete, Beecher, Manteno, Momence, Peotone, Grant Park, Kankakee, Bourbonnais, IL,  (Illinois)

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