About Us

David A. Kanarek, DDS, MAGD

Dr. David Kanarek, an accomplished cosmetic and general dentist, is committed to prevention and excellence in care for the Skokie, North Shore, and Chicago communities. He achieved his dental degree from Loyola University College of Dentistry in Chicago. Continuing education is a top priority for him. He focuses on the cutting edge of dentistry, such as cosmetic and implant procedures. Dr. Kanarek is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). Only about 1% of dentists in the U.S.A. ever achieve this level of training, completing over 1100 hours of continuing education above and beyond the Fellowship level. Dr. Kanarek is certified in numerous dental implant prosthetic systems, both U.S. and European.

Many patients feel very comfortable referring their families and friends to Dr. Kanarek’s practice. He was honored to be selected as a Top Doc Chicago Dentist in 2011. In addition, several Oral surgery and Periodontal specialty practices frequently refer patients to Dr. Kanarek for the level of care that Old Orchard Dental provides. Dr. Kanarek and his team work through Dental Lifeline to provide free dental service to patients with hardship and disabilities.

Dr. Kanarek is married and has two children and two granddaughters. He is active in Scouting and the Men’s Club of his synagogue. Dr. Kanarek also enjoys golfing, traveling, camping, swimming, biking, and reading.


  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Illinois Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity

Our Team

We strive to create a positive, comfortable dental experience for each patient we see. With years of experience in the field and a commitment to quality, we are prepared to take care of you and your family. Our dental team includes:

Marcia, Office Administrator

Marcia has been a part of our team for over 25 years. She treats patients like family and is honored to care of your dental needs.  As our office administrator, Marcia will help you feel comfortable. She is a great asset to our team and adds to our upbeat atmosphere.

Marcia also enjoys taking care of her granddaughters, Hannah and Jocelyn, two days a week. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and volunteering with senior adults.



Petra, Registered Dental Hygienist

Petra joined our staff in 2003 as a Clinical Assistant. She graduated with honors from her class from UIC College of Dentistry in Chicago. Petra contributes to our caring, professional environment and always strives to provide the best in dental hygiene care. Petra is presently the secretary of the Chicago Dental Hygienists’ Society and is a member of American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. She also helped organize and provide oral health education and oral cancer screening at American Indian Health Services

We are proud of Petra’s awards, including:

  • HU-Friendly Golden Scaler Award in recognition for excellent clinical skills and patient care (2010)
  • Sigma Phi Alpha Award for qualities of leadership, service, and scholarship (2010)

In her free time, Petra enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and spending time with family.

Devin, Dental Assistant and Receptionist

Devin graduated from Scott Community College in Bettendoff, Iowa with an Associate degree in Child Care and a diploma in Dental Assisting. She was on the honor list all three years. Devin has a strong background in dentistry and brings a high level of knowledge to our practice. She worked as a dental assistant and community educator for three years before joining Dr. Kanarek’s practice. Devin appreciates the opportunity she has to meet new people every day.

When she is not helping patients at the office, Devin enjoys making crafts, sewing, knitting, painting, and scrapbooking.