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Pediatric Dentist Dr. TatelDr. Fred Tatel

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 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 have reviewed 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 and has a beautiful daughter named Breanna Helen. 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. Ortega - Pediatric DentistDr. Rose Ortega

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.


Dr. Owusu - Pediatric DentistDr. Yaa Owusu

Dr. Yaa Owusu received her undergraduate degree in the biological sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then completed a Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree (DMD) at Southern Illinois University. Following her doctorate degree, she completed a two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry, obtaining both a specialty certificate and a Master of Dental Science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. During residency, Dr. Owusu was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award for her outstanding master’s thesis research on the periodontal ligament stem cells of human deciduous teeth.

Dr. Owusu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is adjunct faculty at Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she teaches pediatric dentistry to undergraduate dental students. Dr. Owusu is also currently a staff member at Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee, WI.

Dr. Owusu is a community advocate and enjoys volunteering. She has participated in activities such as Convoy of Hope, Jamaican Dental Missions, and in other local organizations. In 2010 was honored by Metro Achievement Center with the “Woman of Character Award.”

In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, baking, exercising, hanging with family, friends and her dog Sophie. Dr. Owusu looks forward to giving your child a great dental experience!


Our Staff

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Sylvia

Sylvia - Sylvia has worked for Dr. Tatel since 1991. She is a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of two. Sylvia loves children, espcecially spending time with family and her grandchildren. In her spare time Sylvia enjoys walking.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Caryl

Caryl - Caryl loves kids. She has been working with Dr. Tatel since 1999. She is enjoying watching her four children grow.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Diane

Diane - Diane has been working with Dr. Tatel since 2006. She enjoys watching her kids play sports and camping with her family.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Debbie

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.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Andrea

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.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Fred Tatel's staff member - Kinsey

Kinsey - Kinsey has worked for Dr. Tatel since 2010. She loves working with children and in her free time she enjoys biking and other outside activities.

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