What is modern dentistry

Modern dentistry uses the latest technology, techniques and evidence-based research to care for the mouth.

We recognize that the mouth is the gateway to the body and thus we use the safest, least toxic, most conservative measures to accomplish our patients’ dental care needs. Similar to functional or integrative medicine, we work with our patients and their healthcare team to try to find the root cause of disease rather than just treating symptoms. We understand that foreign materials placed inside the mouth (fillings, metals, etc) may have an impact on the rest of the body, and that the mouth plays an integral role in oral-systemic health and illness. This type of dentistry can also be called conservative, biological, holistic, integrative, natural, organic, biomimetic, functional or biocompatible dentistry.

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Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Bernice Teplitsky

  • DDS
  • NMD
  • FAGD

Mid-surgery during residency, I thought, “There must be a more natural, conservative way to do this!” Curious about natural medicine, I started searching for ways to integrate my passion of health and helping people with a more natural form of dentistry. I started questioning the conventional teachings of dentistry which led me down the rabbit hole of a more modern type of dentistry. Some call it holistic or biological dentistry.

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  • Marquette University | BS in Biomedical Science, Certificate in Gerontology
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry | Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center | General Practice Residency
  • Board Certified Naturopathic Physician
  • Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine Board Certification
  • SMART Certified with International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • PROTECT Protocol Certified with International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine

Dr. Anna Kolencherry

  • DMD

I was exposed to integrative medicine from a young age and preventive health was the focus of our lifestyle. This experience made me realize that if I can add some of these ancient practices to western medicine, it may fill in some of the gaps we have in our education and help our journey in health and wellness. As a holistic dentist my goal is to provide patient centric treatment; assessing oral health, nutrition, sleep and other functional habits, thereby providing your body with everything it needs to function at its optimal level.

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  • University of Illinois at Chicago | Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry
  • Rush University | Master’s in Biotechnology
  • University of Illinois at Chicago | Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry | Mini Residency Program
  • SMART Certified with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Panky Institute Member

Dr. Shivani Patel

  • DMD

I became interested in nutrition when I saw the changes it made on my own body and took nutrition courses in college. As I practiced dentistry and took more courses, I especially fell in love with learning about airway, TMJ, sleep dentistry, implants and orthodontics for kids and adults. I also began working with more anxious patients, because I suffered with dental anxiety as a child and I love helping people get over their fear. What fulfills me most is knowing I have the power to help people with more than obtaining their perfect smile.

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  • Loyola University - Chicago | BS in Biochemistry
  • Midwestern University Dental School - Arizona | Doctorate of Dental Medicine
  • SMART Certified with International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • 6 Month Smiles | Provider
  • Implant Pathways Certification | Provider
  • Optimal Airway Education

Dr. Catherine Murphy

  • DDS, MSD

At fifteen years old, I started seeing the dramatic effect braces could have on a smile while working in my father’s orthodontic practice. When I became an orthodontist and a mother, my son’s breathing and oral health changed my practice from conventional to holistic. I now view crooked teeth as a symptom of an underlying cause. Orthodontics is rooted in growth and development and the treatment should be as well. When the original cause of misalignment is addressed, we optimize the child’s airway and breathing, which are crucial for wellness.

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  • Indiana University School of Dentistry | Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry – Orthodontic Residency Research | Masters in Science in Dentistry
  • Indiana University Northwest Dental Assisting and Hygiene | Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry | Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Orthotropics, Dr. Bill Hang | Orthodontic Mini Residency
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy | Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy | Certified Myofunctional Therapist.
  • Invisalign Certified

Dr. Pratiti Gandhi

Dr. Pratiti Gandhi is an Alabama native who is a first generation Dentist. Her patients know her as “Dr. P.” She began her undergraduate career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From there, she attended Midwestern University- Downer’s Grove to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

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We help improve patients’ overall health by concentrating on their oral health.

Meet Our hygienists


  • RDH

I have an awesome passion for dentistry! I’ve been in the dental field for 18 years! I started as a dental assistant, and enjoyed that until 2015 when I graduated from dental hygiene school. My favorite part about being a dental hygienist is improving people’s perception of coming to the dentist with understanding, patience, and kindness. When I’m not at Wrigleyville Dental, I enjoy going to White Sox games, watching the Buffalo Bills, and spending time with my family and friends.


  • RDH

I became a dental hygienist after watching my brother go through a complete smile transformation. I have been with Wrigleyville Dental since 2019 and the best part about working here is helping people live their best lives by providing whole body care that starts with a healthy mouth. When I am not at the office, I am either serving our country in the National Guard or spending time with my partner, Dan and our daughter Robin.

Meet Our Team

I love my job; I am empathetic, love to help, like working with other smart, driven women. And I love learning the holistic approach. Outside of work, I like the beach and being with my grandkids.


Office Manager

I love helping people and learning something new every day. Fun fact: I play in a pool league.


Patient Coordinator

I love educating and helping our patients as well as working with an awesome team. I’m always learning something knew and love it. I like spending time with my dog, being outdoors and scuba diving.


Scheduling Coordinator

I love the diversity of patients and procedures we do. I especially like seeing the holistic aspect of dentistry making people feel better.


Dental Assistant

Working with different doctors has taught me that there is always something new to learn. That’s my favorite part. I also like working out and reading.


Dental Assistant

I love working with people with different points of view in life and helping them feel better. I also love spending time with my family and love food!


Dental Assistant

I studied dental assisting at Florida State College and am originally from the metro Detroit area. At home, I like to work on arts and crafts projects and watch the Cubs!


Dental Assistant

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