• The Excellence Difference

    Providing affordable, comprehensive treatment plans, we thoroughly discuss all possible treatment options for you. 
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    We see emergency patients every day

    We pride ourselves on the ability to follow up with our patients within 15 minutes of their call. Offering a 24-hour live operator answering service to meet your dental needs.

Why Excellence in Dentistry


Thank you for Visiting Excellence in Dentistry

Dr. Howard I. Cooper and staff welcome you and your entire family to our dental practice in Gurnee, IL .

Excellence in Dentistry is dedicated to providing patients with superior dental care. Our experienced team of dental professionals has undergone extensive training to be the best in their fields, offering advanced treatments in the areas of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. From teeth whitening to Invisalign® clear braces to dental implants and many other procedures, we take pride in helping patients achieve their dream smile.


See what our patients say about our service!

The Thompsons

First thing to know, you can get the Gas here, even for a cleaning! Dr Cooper is awesome and the staff is great! My family now goes here because the service is excellent. We have been so impressed with all the results we have been telling all of our friends and family because it's hard to find a dentist that actually knows what they are doing. A lot of the procedures are done in house so you don't have to go out for all the referrals! If you have a dentist already, I'm telling you, it's worth at least coming here for a cleaning to compare the difference!

Andy Shiu

There’s plenty of dentistry practices out there but Excellence In Dentistry is the best around. Informative, caring, customer service oriented, and Dr. Cooper and his staff are the professionals. He and his staff cares about their patients. I had a pain free extraction a few months ago and I actually dozed off at my cleaning this past week. I can’t say enough about them!

Anidra Why

Am I the only one who looks forward to going to the dentist office? Well Dr Cooper and staff here are all really nice. The office is very clean and inviting. My last two appointments were amazing. My teeth felt so clean the next day that I did not want to eat anything lol. My hygienist always did a great job cleaning the back of my retainer and making sure she got any stubborn plaque from behind it. She took her time, and did not rush on my teeth, which I loved. She also made sure that I was comfortable, and is the very reason that I permanently switched dentist offices. I was told that she would be leaving the office and relocating to another state, but I am very confident that someone else in the office will be able to meet my needs just fine. I look forward to my next appointment.

Our Doctors

Dr. Howard Cooper


Since graduation, he has accomplished more than most in dentistry. One of his most important attributes is his passion for knowledge, which aids him in treating his patients with the most up to date techniques available. Our office is a wonderful place for children and adults, no matter how frightened they are.

Dr. Vikram Sharma


During his residency, Dr. Sharma received additional training in all aspects of dentistry including oral surgery, implant surgery, IV sedation, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, special needs dentistry and more. He has a keen interest in lowering dental anxiety by getting to know his patients and truly making them comfortable in his office.

Dr. Walter

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Walter has extensive training and experience in both non-surgical and surgical facial cosmetic procedures as well as laser treatments. With many hours of continuing education and utilizing cutting edge technology, his goal is to achieve the most ideal results for patients.



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We are based in Gurnee, IL

Excellence in Dentistry

5101 Washington Street, Suite 2V
Gurnee, IL 60031

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