The Magnificent Smile
William Frericks, DDS:
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The Magnificent Smile
William Frericks, DDS
Chicago, 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: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. William Frericks, DDS





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

Deb L. from Oak Lawn, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Frericks is a terrific dentist, I can’t say enough about his skill and demeanor. He has been my dentist since 2001. I no longer even work in Chicago, but I make the trip in to the city because he is so great.  His team is really wonderful. They operate a spotless office, use excellent technology, and every visit starts on time and is finished quickly. I highly recommend them.

Joelle Pyle (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at this office for years. The entire staff is professional and caring. They do an outstanding job of being on time which is appreciated so I can fit an appointment in during my work day. They were great to accommodate me when I had an emergency. You can completely trust everyone at this office – they will not try to perform work you don’t need or sell you anything. Finally – if you are afraid of the dentist office like I am – you will feel right at home here. I might even go as far as saying you will enjoy your visit – they know how to help you feel comfortable.

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


I have been a patient of Dr. William Frericks since 1985, and this was in response to a referral for a horrible job another dentist had performed on my teeth. After some time, those issues were corrected, and I have never looked back, and he has preserved as well as professionally corrected many of my other dental issues throughout 30 plus years. I have never had a problem since. Every one is great in the office, and very accommodating. Besides Dr. Frericks, Joann is my go to for my cleanings, and Jaimie is my go to for any questions that I may have in regards to services, but they are all wonderful. Thank you.

R R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I must give a review for Dr. Frericks…I have been his patient for about 10 years now. Dr. Frericks is AWESOME, he works quickly fills cavities expertly and never reccommends unnecessary dental work. I have HORRIBLE teeth, up to four cavities in each tooth…you would think I eat candy all day long but my problems are just hereditary. I had two butcher dentists previously which only made matters worse…Dr. Frericks has fixed most of my teeth and is the absolute best. He also lets me do payment plans because I’m always having SOME issue…he’s like an on-going bar tab but SO worth it!!! thank you dr frericks never retire!!! I saw someone’s previous post about Dr Frericks giving someone a root canal…I got one last year but he does not perform root canals?? So…that’s weird. I had to go to the endodontist.

Margie McCartney (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Frericks office since I moved from NY almost 30 years ago. I asked my boss, where do you get your haircut? Who is your dentist? Now all these years later, I can’t tell you the name of the hair salon she told me about but I sure know the The Magnicficent Smile. It’s a great location, staff and he even saw my mom when she had a dental emergency visiting from NY. I would not think of ever changing dentists. a Home run for sure.
Margie McC.

Marissa G. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


After driving three hours to my childhood dentist for years, I decided to settle down and find a dentist in Chicago. I found one close to home and was scarred for life. I called my dentist and was referred to The Magnificent Smile. I see Dr. Frericks, he is a nice guy and got me in right away when I recently had a tooth issue. JoAnn (one of the dental hygienists) is absolutely amazing! She is kind and always does a great job cleaning my teeth. I always leave with that freshly polished teeth feeling! In addition I don’t experience gum or tooth pain after cleanings! I am very lucky to have found the Magnificent Smile! It’s also a great location if you work downtown!

Polly S. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


One way to gauge the character of a person is how they handle themselves during an emergency. I had an emergency once upon a time in 2009 and Dr. Frericks was there for me. My two front teeth (yes, the FRONT) were knocked out during a bicycle accident that sent me to the emergency room. I was literally a mess, my face, black, blue and completely bruised. After several hours at the hospital, they released me to go with a mouthful of gauze where my teeth used to be. The details are bloody, the picture, ugly. They said I should contact my dentist. Dr. Frericks literally SAVED MY SMILE. I knew I was in very capable and caring hands. He and his staff are amazing, wonderful, and truly the very best!

Blanche Esgar (Source: Google)


I have been coming to The Magnificent Smile for years. Very professional and friendly from the moment my family enters the office. Jaime greets us with a smile and makes us feel welcome. We are always seen promptly which is so rare these days at medical offices. My hygienist, Tammy, was gentle and thorough and took extra time to explain a concern she had about my mouth. Dr. Schwarz is always kind and caring and she actually makes it fun. I have been treated by most of the hygienists and Dr. Frericks and Dr. Ganzman as well. I have always had a great experience at The Magnificent Smile and how many people can say that about going to the dentist!?! Love these guys!! Highly recommend!!

Kevin M. from Detroit, MI (Source: Yelp)


The Magnificent Smile/Dr Wm Frericks Relocated to Chicago late 2008. A few months later I realized my semiannual teeth cleaning slipped by me, & a friend referred me to Dr Frericks at The Magnificent Smile. Standard stuff is terrific. Jaime makes appointment scheduling “painless.” They are busy, but if you have an urgent need she alerts you to cancellations & on one occasion just squeezed me into his packed day when I said “really need to see him.” My hygienist, Karyn, is informative, efficient, & a sweetheart, which is nice because I spend almost entire time in a routine visit with her. Now, about the nonstandard stuff. An obsessive brusher/flosser, I have generally excellent dental health. In the year before becoming Frericks’ patient I had the first serious dental issue of my adult life, an abscess resulting in root canal and crown. To make a long story slightly shorter, the original infection was never totally eradicated, and I had a few recurrences of discomfort, one on Dr F’s watch as my dentist. I phoned from a Florida vacation with rapid onset pain so severe I was distracted from enjoying my daughter’s company on Spring Break. I was in the chair moments after I landed at OHare. He treated the infection, made the pragmatic observation that this chronic problem was unlikely to abate and probably causing significant bone damage, and referred me to an oral surgeon (Neil Hagen is also AWESOME, but that’s another yelp review) who removed the tooth, and confirmed I had “a big hole in there” which was not likely to have ever responded fully to antibiotics. I now approach the end of the process of getting an implant/crown. During the entire process I’ve been professionally treated, had the feeling that my care providers communicated with each other, and simply been made comfortable and confident. Dr Frericks has great chairside manner, answers any questions in as much depth as I want, is patient-focused, and simply a good human being. I’m kind of a freak about being informed and treated well by competent health care professionals of any discipline, and I think nothing of switching care providers to get that kind of care. As I relocate again, away from Chicago, I’m considering remaining a Magnificent Smile patient. They’re just that good.

Leigh J. from Treviso, Italy (Source: Yelp)


Today was my first appointment with Dr. Frericks. I was having tooth pain, and went to him because of a referral from a co-worker. It was as wonderful as well, as,  well going to a dentist can be. They x-rayed my tooth, applied sealant, and had me on my way within one hour. It was great! Very professional, down to earth, courteous. Dr. Frericks explained exactly  what he was doing in great deal during my appointment. I booked a follow up appointment, and intend to use him as my dentist from this point forward. Leigh Ann

Angie W. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here for about 4.5 years, and I think they are great.  It’s very “family” in this office.  Everyone is sweet, and easy-going – it’s nice for a dentist’s office – just makes you feel calm when you go in.  Never had a bad experience here, and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good dentist.

Tom Kilmer (Source: Google)


Mag smile is great. I have been going for years and the staff and service has always been top notch. I can reiterate this as I just went today for my normal 6 month cleaning. Service and staff were great. They had my utmost health and safety in mind. Most people find an excuse to not go to their dentist. Don’t. Seriously keep up on your normal health routine. There is not a better dentist in my mind to do so. Keep your appointment or make one of you don’t have one. You will feel so good after you do.

John M. from Lake Forest, IL (Source: Yelp)


One would be hard to find a more caring professional office for dentistry I was so impressed with my first visit — from Jaime at reception to Dr. Frericks beside the dental chair, first class care. The latest in dental equipment, convenient locale, and a very pleasant vibe from beginning to end. Truly, this team really cares about every patient–so unusual these days, but so gratifying at THE MAGNIFICENT SMILE! I am now one patient who will look forward to my visit to the dentist!

Jennifer D. from Highland Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Frericks since I lived in the city, which was well over a dozen years ago … Now I’ve moved to the suburbs and refuse to find a new dentist! Making an appointment at The Magnificent Smile is always an easy and pleasurable experience. The reminders that its time for a cleaning are so helpful! I’ve always seen the wonderful hygienist Karyn for my cleaning, and she is not only thorough, but she genuinely cares about my comfort and tells me thoughtfully about any areas of concern. Dr. Frericks is the best dentist … I’ve never had one ounce of pain. His chair-side manner is so caring and calming, and he talks with me through what procedure he is doing and WHY. He leaves no stone unturned in regards to my dental health, and has walked with me through a few toothaches, crowns, cavities, etc. and steps to take to fix past dentists (poor) work. I’ve never had a doctor that I would make a more confident recommendation for, and the Magnificent Smile deserves the best rating possible. Here’s a tip, too … if you drive to The Magnificent Smile, use the Nordstrom parking garage and make an excursion of your trip to the dentist! I get my parking validated at Nordstrom and generally end up having lunch in the cafe. This way, every visit to the dentist turns into a day worth bragging about 🙂 5 Stars!

Timothy J. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Magnificent Smile is the best dental practice on earth. I have been coming here for decades. Customer service, care and good honest care are the priorities of this practice. Dr. William Frericks and Dr. Ingrid Schwarz are the primary partners. Both are excellent dentists, as are all of their associates whether they be dentists, hygenists, dental assistances, office administrators and more. This is a first class 5 star operation. Stop your search for your dentist, and sign up here! Tim Jackson Chicago

Christina R. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


best dentist ever, my daughter broke her tooth and he got her in the same day even though he was going on vacation.  Dr Frericks is smily, nice and calming and a great dentist, I am pretty sure he was a teacher for other dentists. He really cares about his patients, my son, who is afraid of all dentists loves Dr. Frericks, you can even get a little botox on the side!! love this place.

Dorie Vedas (Source: Google)


I admit to being prejudice – since I have been going to this practice for many, many years. The team is extremely competent – a big shout out to JoAnn Butters, my dental tech, for her gentle touch. Dr. Frericks is a fabulous dentist and I never feel anxious if work has to be performed. The office staff is experienced and helpful and Jamie is always willing to help accommodate appointment changes. The Magnificent Smile is simply the best dental practice ever!!

James P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have had dental work performed by the Dentists at the Magnificent Smile for more than 50 years.  As a result of timely visits and excellent care, I still have all my teeth and a “Magnificent Smile”.  The staff are gracious and caring about your dental issues.  The work is painless.  The prices are reasonable considering the high level of expertize reflected in their work.  Must use!!

Tamie J. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


BEST DENTIST I HAVE EVER HAD, and I’ve been going every 6 months since I was young. I moved from California and had a horrible string of dentists in Chicago, but then I found Magnificent Smile! I was referred by my boss who went after her pregnancy because that messes up your teeth and referred another coworker who hadn’t been to the dentist in years and had a lot of dental trauma. We ALL love our dentists here.

William H. from Milwaukee, WI (Source: Yelp)


The absolute best dentistry in Chicago! First, the location on the Mag Mile is extremely convenient, in a luxurious building and the offices are first class with all the latest and updated technologies. Second, Jamie at the front desk is super kind, caring, efficient and funny! Karyn has been my hygienist for many years now and she is so professional, has a wonderful chair side manner and makes getting your teeth cleaned a pleasure. Finally, Dr. Frericks is without a doubt the best dentist in Chicago. He has performed many routine and specialized procedures fr me over he years and everyone was terrific. He is a master of pain free dentistry. Plus he is a great guy and really truly cares about his patients and has a flawless memory about us all. And as an added bonus they are experts at navigating the complexities of dental insurances. They do it in the background so it is no hassle to the patient. You will love The Magnificent Smile!

Kirby Ann C. from Winnetka, IL (Source: Yelp)


Amazing Dentists, amazing hygienists, amazing location!!!! I refer all of my friends and colleagues to this practice. Working on Michigan Ave, it is so easy to shoot right over there for my appointments. Dr. Frericks truly cares about his patients, and you will feel that from the moment you are in his care. The office atmosphere is professional and uplifting – it is not a Dentist appointment that you will be dreading. The office is decorated with beautiful photos of Chicago, so the name is extremely fitting! This is an office filled with staff who are passionate about what they do, but also fair. They will never try to overcharge you, and recommend you to get treatment that is unnecessary. Also – Dr. Frericks is a certified Botox specialist! So for those interested, it is nice to kill two birds with one stone during your routine cleaning appointments.

Stephanie D. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Magnificent Smile yesterday morning by a coworker. After a bad first impression of an oral surgeon I saw the day earlier about an infected wisdom tooth, I felt I needed a second opinion. I called Mag Smile and they were able to squeeze me in within a couple hours. Awesome! I got in and the girls in the office were so sweet. My first impression of Dr. Frericks was that he really cared. He was patient with me and very reassuring. He took an xray and took the time to explain it thoroughly (something the oral surgeon didn’t do the day before, even right before a potential surgery!) After he told me my options, he told me to call him the next morning to tell him if I was able to sleep or if it was too painful. I called this AM and let him know that it was a very painful night and I was able to speak with him personally. He recommended an oral surgeon to me and I’ll be getting this thing out tomorrow! How great. And i’m excited because the guy he referred me to has awesome reviews. Dr. Frericks made me feel so much better about the whole situation and I’m so grateful that I sought out a second opinion. I’l definitely be back to see him again 🙂


Dr. William Frericks is an experienced general dentist, currently practicing at The Magnificent Smile, Chicago, IL. He strives to stay updated on the latest advancements and trends made in the field. As a part of his education, he obtained his dental degree from Northwestern University. Patients seek him for a range of reasons. These include procedures like dental cleanings, fitting of bridges, and dental consultations, as well as concerns like halitosis, mouth sores and more. Dr. Frericks assists his patients in receiving the most suitable treatment for them. He works hard to make dental visits a low-stress experience with minimal discomfort, and prides himself on his work ethic and dedicated patient-care.