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Dr. Robert Krueger

Born and raised in Evanston, the oldest of five children, Dr. Robert S. Krueger is committed to his community and the well-being of his patients. A graduate of Evanston Township High School, Dr. Krueger completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in three years. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago and began his dental career in Evanston one year after graduation.

Continuing education has been a high priority throughout his career. He is active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry and has served as the chair of the Chicago Dental Society North Suburban Peer Review Committee since 1992. Dr. Krueger treats his patients like family and is dedicated to quality care and treatment.  He helps patients to achieve optimal oral health and a great smile based on individual needs tailored to their personal style.

Dr. Krueger has three grown daughters - Kathryn, Amanda and Joanna - and a grown nephew, Alex, for whom he was a guardian. Kathryn has a well-established wedding and family photography business based in Waco, Texas. She travels extensively around the world to do her photography and recently had her photos featured in People magazine for an article about Chip and Joanna Gaines. Amanda lives in Seattle with her husband, Kevin, who works for Google. She works as an IT project manager for the City of Bellevue and enjoys playing the harp. Joanna has a degree in Geology and Environmental Sustainability from University of Illinois. She lives in the Humboldt Park area and currently works as a professional flow artist and fire dancer. When not performing, she is a server for Beatrix Restaurant in Fulton Market. Alex currently lives on the north side of Chicago and works as the Events Manager for Binny’s.

In his spare time, Dr. Krueger enjoys playing golf and electric guitar. He performs several times each year with his adult band, Going Rogue. Dr. Krueger also enjoys the arts, gourmet cooking, fine wine and travel.

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Patti Krueger

MBA, FAADOM
Practice Administrator

A native of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Patti graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She is passionate about the business side of health care and has over 30 years of experience in operations management and as a dental practice management consultant.

Patti turned her focus and attention to dentistry in the early 90’s when she was asked to help with a new dental practice start-up. She is a licensed corporate and personal life coach, known for her ability to develop teams and create effective systems for successful practice operations. Patti also specializes in helping female executives and professionals with work-life balance and leadership endeavors. She is a lifetime member and a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM).

A 21-year “thriver,” Patti was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 1999. She continues to be a strong advocate for breast cancer and ovarian cancer issues and serves as a volunteer for many community and cancer awareness programs. Patti is an active member of the Sing to Live Community Chorus which celebrates hope and survival for people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer and has served on its Board of Directors since 2016.

She has also served on the board of directors for autism and for people with disabilities. When she is not busy assisting patients and managing the practice, Patti enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves reading, movies, the arts, walking, crocheting, cross-stitching, Italian cooking, gourmet food, fine wine, entertaining, and travel.

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Debbie O'Connor

Business Office and Scheduling Coordinator

Debbie has been in customer service throughout her career and has worked in banking and hospitality. She entered the field of dentistry two years ago when she answered an ad for an administrative role in our practice.  Debbie quickly learned that Dr. Krueger was her childhood dentist and was excited to learn more about the field of dentistry.  She welcomes patients with her friendly bright smile and is the first person you see when you enter our warm, cozy office.

A native of Chicago, she now resides in Glenview surrounded by her family and friends.  Butterflies are meaningful to Debbie, as they are deep and powerful representations of endurance, change, hope and life.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys swimming, the arts, and is a HUGE Cubs fan!

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Terri Minkowski

Registered Dental Hygienist

Terri was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is thankful to her childhood dentist and mom for the opportunity to enter into the dentistry world as a dental assistant. Her excitement for dentistry inspired her to advance her education by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. Terri is very passionate and dedicated to providing every patient a comfortable and relaxing experience. She truly loves being your hygienist and is looking forward to serving your oral health needs as part of our family of patients.

Terri is committed to continuing education and desires to be on the cutting edge of new and better ways to deliver preventive care to patients for optimal oral health. Her enthusiasm is very contagious!

Terri is a very proud mother of her only son, Thomas. Outside of the office she teaches Sunday school to 4- and 5-year olds, attends multiple life groups and enjoys spending time with family and friends. To unwind, Terri enjoys watching TV shows and movies.

"A smile never goes out of style!”

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Deann Okrzesik

Primary Dental Assistant

Deann is our primary assistant who has been in the dental industry for 8 years. She has a bubbly, energetic style and will greet you with her beautiful smile. Deann is very passionate about dentistry and enjoys caring for patients and helping them feel comfortable throughout their treatment experience.

Born and raised in Morton Grove, Deann still resides there with her two children, Nicole and Nathan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, listening to music, the outdoors, activities with her children, and spending time with family and friends.

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Convenient Office Hours

Monday: 8:30a - 5:30p
Tuesday: 8:30a - 5:30p
Wednesday: 9:00a - 5:00p
or 10:00a - 7:00p
Thursday: 1:30p - 7:30p
Friday: 9:30a - 3:30p, by appointment
Saturday: Emergency only

Our Address

1601 Sherman Avenue Suite 400
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 328-1180
Info@KruegerDental.com


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