Modern Essence Dentistry
Brainard Llanes, DDS:
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Modern Essence Dentistry
Brainard Llanes, DDS
Roselle, IL













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Luci J. from Roselle, IL (Source: Yelp)


Modern Essence is a great dental office.  Dr. Llanes is very passionate dentist. If you read all the reviews that his patients say about him that should make you feel at ease going there. I have been a patient over two years and not a single bad experience. I recently had a front tooth recapped after almost thirty years. I was very hesitant to have it done for I was afraid it would look very artificial being it was the front tooth. Dr. Llanes assured me it would look nice. Well IT DOES!!!! It only took two weeks for it to be done and I wasted so many years. Erica is a real nice person makes you feel comfortable. Helen is very sweet and she really works with you to accommodate both your and there schedules.

Danielle Cerese (Source: Google)


My teeth have never felt so important! The special attention I received at Modern Essence as a first time new patient was outstanding. I was impressed at the proactive work from Kim as she called my insurance company to determine the coverage levels and notified me ahead of time so that I was prepared. I felt very welcome upon entry to the office and the check in process was smooth and quick. The office has a great vibe and energy and the friendliness of every team member didn’t go unnoticed. Erica did a phenomenal job with my teeth. She spent quality team getting to know me, examining, cleaning, taking pictures and I felt like my teeth had paparazzi! I truly can’t recall my teeth every feeling this clean before. And meeting Dr. Llanes was an absolute pleasure. He was warm, welcoming, and I instantly felt confident about getting a solid treatment plan for my teeth. I was impressed with his professionalism and the exam. The checkout was smooth and I am looking forward to bringing my family to join as new patients as well. Thank you so much for the positive experience!

Ringo Leung (Source: Facebook)


5 ⭐️’s all the way! Dr. Llanes is a consummate professional. Extremely knowledgeable and very compassionate always putting his patients’ concerns and feelings first! His office is modern and clean, his staff is friendly and fun, the dental experience at this office is just unmatched. I would highly recommend!!

Olga S. from Melrose Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


Toothache and called talked to helen and gave me an appointment for the same day, staff is super friendly they make you feel welcome,  im so afraid of the dentist but they make you feel so comfortable that your anxiety goes away instantly, change dentists the same day!!! Love the place,love the staff!!!!

Allyson Reed (Source: Google)


First time visiting and what an amazing experience! The entire vibe was pleasant and made me feel comfortable. Erica is probably the best dental hygienist i’ve ever had and made the appointment so enjoyable, something you don’t usually say when visiting the dentist.

R B. from Palatine, IL (Source: Yelp)


Tooth cracked last night and I called Modern essence dentistry the next morning, they were kind enough to understand my discomfort and fit me in the same day. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Dr.Llanes was very knowledgeable and left me with no questions unanswered. My concerns were addressed immediately. Prices are very reasonable and accommodating for somebody with no dental insurance! I will definitely be returning for further care and treatment.

Matt G. from Hoffman Estates, IL (Source: Yelp)


I would definitely recommend Modern Essence Dentistry to everybody! It has been awhile since I have seen a dentist due to fear but the time has come to get my teeth fixed. The staff was very friendly and concerned about my anxiousness. They made me feel comfortable and more relaxed. I started with a cleaning and x-rays which was awesome and pain free. Dr. Llanes then explained all the treatment that I needed and all my options to restore my teeth back to normal. Phase one is done and now on to the major work, and I have the full confidence that they will make my smile great again! No more fear

Mohsen Kamarei (Source: Google)


Dr. Llanes, Helen, all the front office staff and dental assistants/ hygienists were and are very professional and Friendly. My son’s mind was at ease when he sat on the chair. I was very happy and satisfied with everything. Dr. Llanes was very thorough with the examination, treatment and explanation. If you are looking for an honest and professional dentist , Dr. Llanes is the one.

Dan P. from Crystal Lake, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Llanes and his entire team are very thorough, professional and knowledgable. No matter who I’m scheduled to get my cleaning from, I know it’s going to be the highest quality because it’s at Modern Essence Dentistry. They also take the time to explain any issues to me and outline options available to me for dental care. Will continue being a patient for a long time!

Jenna M. from Crystal Lake, IL (Source: Yelp)


First time here. Had such a wonderful experience starting with the call to make the appt. You can tell the people here really care about you. They are incredibly nice to you, greeting you with a smile, giving you a tour of the space, and answering any questions you might have. Also, they give you a goodie bag!

R B. from Schaumburg, IL (Source: Yelp)


Very professional and very interested in making you feel comfortable. The staff here is amazing, they really go the extra mile. There is no waiting in the reception area, they take me immediately almost every time I have an appointment. I like that. Other places leave you waiting 30 to 45 minutes some times. Dr. Llanes always explains what’s going on and what options you have for treatment, the costs and the options for payment! Wow!

Joseph Nagle (Source: Google)


I recently chipped a molar while devouring some fresh granola. My primary dentist is located overseas, so given current travel restrictions, I needed to find a local dentist. After researching top dentists in the area, Modern Essence seemed like a solid option given the number and quality of online reviews. After reaching out to their emergency hotline, I was confirmed for same-day service. This was amazing service since I was not a current patient and they clearly had to move some patients around to accommodate my procedure. All and all, the service was thorough and friendly. The cost seemed very reasonable given the level of quality. I will likely revisit the dentistry for intermittent cleanings / treatments. Thanks again to the Modern Essence Dentistry team!

Kate N. from New Lenox, IL (Source: Yelp)


I had an excellent experience today at Dr. Llanes’ office.  I had chipped a tooth, and my regular dentist was unavailable.  I arrived, had no wait time, and was taken to a room with a flat screen tv! I watched Oprah while Dr. Llanes repaired my tooth…painlessly, I must add.  My repair was EXCELLENT, the staff and Dr. are extremely nice, and I am very happy with my visit.  I found my new dentist office! Highly recommended!

D C. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Llanes and staff are professional, knowledgeable and best of all on time. After searching for a regular dentist for the least few years I have finally found one to call my own. I’d highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist or not happy with their current dentist to make an appointment with Dr. Llanes at Modern Essence Dentistry today.

Alex M. from Country Club Hills, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have not been to the dentist in 5 years and after being referred to Dr. Llanes, I felt that I was in the right place. He showed great attention and professionalism in his work. The hygenist was gentle and thorough in the examination and with such a great attitude! I’ve never felt so comfortable and relaxed during a visit to the doctor than I have had with Dr. Llanes. The staff at Modern Essence is kind, courteous, and very accomodating. I will definitely book future appointments with them and I HIGHLY recommend Modern Essence.

Jenny Lindgren (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Llanes and his team are wonderful! They greet you with a smile at the door and always go over any costs associated with the visit ahead of time. They are all very professional and knowledgable, and answer any questions I may have. Dr. Llanes is very patient and takes his time to ensure the job is done right. He doesn’t suggest uneccessary work like some dentists have done in the past with me. I am grateful to have found a Dr and office in which I feel comfortable, and know I will be taken care of whether it’s a cleaning, a filling, or broken tooth. If you’re looking for a great local dentist-look no further!

Nita W. from Roselle, IL (Source: Yelp)


Who doesn’t hate going to the dentists? Not me. I’ve been through a few different dentists in my life and none of them has stuck longer than a year. Either because my insurance changed or they became out-of-network, but mostly because I had terrible experiences. One dentist told me after only seeing my x-rays that I needed surgery and proceeded to add all kinds of things that are wrong with my teeth. THAT scared me to death and she didn’t even try to comfort me. Never saw her again, thank God. I still remember that horrible feeling I got when leaving her office 2 years ago. But I must start 2012 by doing something good for myself, right? Right. Looking at my in-network provider list, I found one by my house. Modern Essence. Yelped it – good reviews. Google reviews? Raving for this place. I booked an appointment and just had my deep cleaning yesterday. Oh how I love Mary Ann the hygienist! She is gentle and extremely thorough; I feel so safe in her hands. There’s a TV in the room and she gave me sunglasses to protect my eyes from those bright lights. Everyone in the office was very nice and courteous. From Jennifer at front desk (who called me today to see how I was doing) to the assistants to Dr. Brainard (who extracted my last wisdom tooth), they treat you with respect – I was able to relax more than I usually am at dentist’s office. My appointment time was 2.30pm and I think by 2.35pm I was already sitting in the “exam chair.” Talk about being on time, I LOVE IT! I’ll be back for another cleaning next week and after that, looking forward to see them every 6 months!

Yelitza Lopez (Source: Google)


Receptionist was excellent both over the phone and in person. Very personable and made it a quick, painless experience. Overall, service was outstanding. Dr. Llanes provided excellent recommendation to get the root canal I needed and produced a cohesive plan to fix my teeth. Did a great job at showing the issues with pictures and videos to explain the needed procedures. Billing was explained clearly. Looking forward to continued care.

Chenna M. from IL, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Llanes and his entire staff are the best. I’m always greeted by name and with a genuine smile. I trust Dr. Llanes and know that he would never recommend any unnecessary treatments or procedures. The office is beautiful and always clean. Thank you Dr. Llanes and Erica for always taking such good care of my teeth. Thank you to the entire front office staff for taking care of me as well. I truly feel valued as a patient and look forward to my bi-annual cleanings. To anyone considering becoming a patient: I love this office so much that I drive 25 minutes for my visits and there is a dental office around the corner from where I live. I will travel for excellent care and that’s exactly what I receive from Dr. Llanes.

Joey M. from Naperville, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr Llanas and team has been nothing but welcoming towards my transition of dentists. I called in to schedule an classic cleaning appointment and was very impressed with how quick their response was. As I walked into Modern Essence Dentistry, I was greeted with a warm welcome, the receptionist seemed to know who I was and was in and out within 45 mins; the extra 15 minutes was due to having a great conversation with the team. One of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had.

Sarah Foerster (Source: Facebook)


I had my wisdom tooth out and it was so much better than expected! I was so terrified of the dentist, but so far both visits here have been nothing but wonderful. I love how friendly the staff is and how comfortable they made me feel.

Joanne G. from Schaumburg, IL (Source: Yelp)


I hadn’t been to the dentist is a very long time, but I knew I had some problems that needed to be dealt with. I was referred here by 1800Dentist. The office turned out to be right around the corner from where I live. During my first appointment I had the most thorough cleaning I have ever had (I probably really needed it). The dentist examined me after that and then we sat down and he told me exactly what he thought needed to be done, gave me options, a treatment plan, and the approximate cost. At one point, he was talking kind of fast, and I just looked at him and said, “What?” He had no problem going through it again. I went back twice more to have cavities filled. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience of my life, but they made is as easy and comfortable as possible. I have problems with jaw pain, and Dr. Llanas made sure to stop and give me chances to move my jaw around while he filled the cavities. I was very grateful. I have to say I am very relieved to have these problems taken care of, and I’m happy I found a neighborhood dental office with extremely friendly, caring, and competent people from the front desk to the dentist. It was very obvious everyone was very skilled at their jobs. I will definitely be going back for preventive care. It’s also nice to know that I now have a dentist to go to in case an emergency occurs. I always worried about that before. I definitely recommend Modern Essence Dentistry.

Michael Cruz (Source: Google)


The team at Modern Essence Dentistry was extremely friendly and made the whole experience great. I just switched from a previous dental clinic where they were not keeping up the facilities and didn’t have great staff. Being concerned about the pandemic, it was great to see the staff and their office procedures set to ensure both patient and staff are being kept safe! All my concerns were kept in mind when they were preforming any procedures. They were transparent in everything from submitting claims with my insurance, to what was needed for prevention. I’m so happy for finding this clinic and would recommend Modern Essence Dentistry to anyone!

Valerie D. from Schaumburg, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been to Modern Essence a few times now. Everyone there is very nice and profession. I am EXTREMELY impressed with the technology they are using. I get an email and text for reminders of my appointments. I love this. Dentist appointments made 6 months out are not on my radar and I would likely forget. They have so many options available for dental care. I give them a BIG 5 STARS!!!

Jkm M. from Schaumburg, IL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to modern essence dentistry for a number of years now and, I have to say that everyone there are among some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Always very personable,friendly and, very accommodating. With my work schedual,it can be difficult to get off work at a decent time. They have always worked with my schedule and found the time for me to be seen. Their very professional and always made a good course of care and made sure I understood everything that went on and what my options were. Sometimes you dread going to the dentist but, they make it a pretty pleasant experience. I had a deep cleaning recently and, to my surprise not one bit of pain. Again, Their very nice and helpful accommodating and, definitely a dentist you won’t regret going to

Marjorie B. from Bartlett, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Llanes is the best dentist ever. Once our insurance changed my family went running back to him after a 2 yr break.  We couldn’t get back fast enough. His clinic is so up to date. The staff is so very friendly and knowledgeable.After your visit they take the time to throughly go over everything and answer any question you may have. No unnecessary procedures performed and no hidden fees.

Nikki C. from Roselle, IL (Source: Yelp)


My daughter fell off her bike Today and cracked her two front teeth. I was in panic mode and didn’t think it was a possible fix. So I called Modern Essence and they told us to come in for an emergency appointment. My daughter was terrified but since they have a wonderful staff and dr Llanes  she was able to calm down and relax to get her teeth worked on. Now my daughters two front teeth look brand new!!! Looks like nothing ever happened. So thankful for everyone their.

Irene Dziedzic (Source: Google)


I was recommended here by a friend because my previous dentist didn’t do a great job and felt like we spent too much money with them. Dr. Llanes team took time to see what is the problem and what they can do.They made sure that they explained everything, the process and the plan. They care about their patients . My whole experience was great!

ELSA OCHOA (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at Modern Essence Dentistry. They are, very polite, professional, informative, communicative, always met my needs & requests, I want to add very advanced in their technology/procedures/treatments. Dr. Llanes is phenomenal! I got my braces taken off not too long ago & I am absolutely happy with the results and the attentiveness of both Dr. Llanes & his dental assistants. Not once did I have a problem with any of the work that I got done with them! I have referred my friends & some family members to go here. Excellent excellent Dentist office!!

Cara T. from Powder Springs, GA (Source: Yelp)


I just moved back to the Chicago area and needed to find a new dentist. Dr. Brainard Llanes was on my insurance provider list so I called and got a new patient appointment within a week. Today was my visit for a cleaning and a check-up and I’m extremely happy! The first thing I noticed when I walked in was a full fridge of bottled water in the waiting room available for anyone free of charge. It was near 100 degrees today and that was awesome to have. I filled out the normal first-time patient paperwork and was called back to my exam room about two minutes after I turned in the paperwork. The hygienist showed me a remote control and told me I could change the channel on the flat screen tv right in front of me (I didn’t have to – it was the Cubs game). Dr. Llanes came in first to introduce himself – he was very nice – and he actually explained my insurance policy and went over what I would be getting done. Right away I had that feeling of relief that this dentist cared about the fact that what insurance covers matters to the patient – me! I got my x-rays done and Dr. Llanes came back in to look those over. Bad news – I had assumed correctly that I had a cavity. Good news – Dr. Llanes was able to take care of it right then instead of only doing the cleaning and making me schedule another appointment for the filling (I hate having to make two appointments!). He filled my cavity – no pain, really quick, and then straight into my teeth cleaning. What impressed me the most about this visit was the way Dr. Llanes handled my ongoing “baby tooth problem”. Every dentist I have ever seen has looked at my baby tooth with no permanent tooth to fill its spot (I’m 31 yrs old) and told me, “I need to pull that tooth out and put a bridge in”, and I’ve always refused. Dr. Llanes sat down and told me my options, the risks, and explained everything! Finally – a dentist who didn’t just want to pull it out. I now know that it’s fine to keep until it causes me problems and after hearing my options I know I will get an implant. It was so refreshing to have an actual conversation back and forth instead of just being told what had to be done to my teeth. My appointment started on time, I got all the work I needed done in one appointment, it was painfree, and I finally felt like the dentist saw me, and not just another mouth full of teeth in the chair – he sat, he talked with me, he asked me questions and listened to me, he answered my questions… So happy to have the good luck of choosing this office!!! Highly recommend!

Katie S. from Wheaton, IL (Source: Yelp)


I want to give a shout out to hygienist Erica! I have been coming here for quite some time now and Erica is always amazing. This time in particular she compared her previous notes to what she was seeing while doing my cleaning and told me my gum health had improved significantly. She was very informative. I had a few problem areas and she made sure to address all of my questions and made suggestions for things that would help me in the future!

Danielek Szczepan Pałka (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Llanes and his entire team are very thorough, professional and knowledgable. No matter who I’m scheduled to get my cleaning from, I know it’s going to be the highest quality because it’s at Modern Essence Dentistry. They also take the time to explain any issues to me and outline options available to me for dental care. Will continue being a patient for a long time!

Nick (Source: Google)


I was a little skeptical only because that whole strip mall is so run-down. From the outside, every business there looks sketchy and the parking lot needs a complete re-pave. Decided to go anyways because it’s in my dental network and had good reviews. The inside is 1,000x nicer than the outside, and the service was great! Definitely recommend

Trixie Jane M. from Elmhurst, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Brainard Llanes and his staff has always made all my visits pleasant and comfortable.  Making appointments with his staff goes smoothly and you receive via text a reminder of your upcoming appointment.  Which I LOVE!  Best part you can save it on your calendar.  Dr. Llanes is very passionate at what he does and it also shows with his staff. I can’t thank him enough for my pearly whites.

Melissa Seeler (Source: Google)


I was in search of a new dental practice and Modern Essence was one that came up in my network. After I looked at some reviews on Yelp and Google, I thought – here I go!! The staff was polite and answered my questions. I LOVED my hygienist Erica!! Very personable and walked me through the cleaning. She provided me with tips too and had no problem answering my questions. She rocked!! I was sad that my filling went bad and that I had to come in (I’d rather have perfect teeth, ha). Regardless, they got me an appointment the very next day! A small crack was found beneath that filling and Dr. Llanes took care of me. So far, feeling great!! I highly recommend going here. I plan on getting my husband in and then bringing our two small children in. Again – wonderful staff and they clearly care about their patients.