Our Dental Philosophy

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The tree in our Logo symbolizes a generational practice. Girgis Dental has been blessed to care for families in LaGrange and the surrounding communities for close to 30 years. That means that for some families, Dr. Girgis has taken care of grandparents, parents and children- all in the same family!

We look forward to continuing to care for you and your loved ones in the years ahead.

About Girgis Dental


Dr. Philip Girgis

Dr. Philip Girgis has been practicing in La Grange since 1993. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at Lakeside Medical Center (Northwestern University Dental School).

Dr. Philip is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society, where he is currently serving on the peer review committee. Dr. Philip is also a member of the medical staff at LaGrange Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital and RML Hospital.

He recently celebrated 30 years of marriage with his wife, Maggie. Together, they have 5 children and two grandchildren (more on the way...). When he is away from the office he enjoys traveling, boating and following the Chicago Cubs.


Dr. Peter Girgis

Dr. Peter Girgis is a graduate of Lyons Township High School. Following high school, he attended Wheaton College where he graduated with honors in political science. He then attended the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine for his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, where he was elected graduation class speaker. He also received an internship certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Peter holds or has held memberships in the following organizations: American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Outside the office, Dr. Girgis enjoys spending time with his wife, Sally, and two girls, Audrey and Emma. He enjoys competing in half marathons and reading in his free time.


Dr. Thomas Bell

Dr. Thomas Bell earned degrees from St. Ignatius College Prep, the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and the University of Illinois College of Densitry. He has many years of experience in the dental field and currently holds membership with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

He also plays an active role in his community. Dr. Bell was the past president for the La Grange Rotary Club and also held a position as the Club's scholarship chairman. He has enjoyed serving as a member of the board of directors for the Riverside Brookfield Otter's Swim Club as well.

Dr. Bell grew up in Chicago and currently resides in Riverside, Illinois. He is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and two grandchildren. Dr. Bell loves helping his patients, serving his community, and being with his family.

Meet Our Caring Team

Kristina – Hygenist



Omayra – Hygenist



Cheryl- Business Assistant


Business Assistant

Katie - Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Megan - Treatment Coordinator


Treatment Coordinator

Our Dental Philosophy

Long-Term Relationships

Our patients truly matter to us. We take the time to get to know each patient on a personal level and deliver customized care focused on your needs, goals and comfort. We seek to build long-term relationships based on trust and integrity, and we look forward to serving you through the years.

Exceptional Customer Service

Providing great customer service is one of the things we do best! We have a welcoming staff, comfortable environment, gentle team and patient-focused mindset. From the front desk to the treatment chair, we work hard to make your experience great at every visit.

Quality Dentistry

You will be in expert hands here. Dr. Girgis and his team are highly skilled in their fields and work with up-to-date dental technology in order to provide only the highest standard of care. Excellence is their constant goal.

On-Time Appointments

We recognize your time is valuable, which is why we are committed to providing on-time appointments and prompt care. We keep the wait time minimal so everything can run smoothly. While efficient, we also never compromise on quality.

Friendly Team

One thing patients love about our practice is our kind and caring team! We are attentive and patient, demonstrating constant compassion and respect. But we also love to have fun! Our optimistic and enthusiastic personalities are contagious. We sure love seeing our patients smile!

Open Communication

We realize that open communication is key to a successful dental visit and, ultimately, your lasting oral health. Not only do we listen carefully to our patients' needs, we take the time to answer questions and explain all the details of care prior to any treatment. You will be confident and well-informed here.

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If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We're passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

Our team is skilled, knowledgeable and detailed.

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