Meet Dr Jonker

Donald Jonker D.D.S.

A Love for Helping Others

My profession has allowed me to help people with a myriad of dental issues, to improve their oral and overall health and make them happy with their smile. Dentistry is a phenomenal profession, blending medicine with art. It allows me to meet and spend time with people from all walks of life, and build lasting friendships that are personally rewarding.

I love the trust a patient places in me. I love being able to make a person feel at ease and keep him or her comfortable during treatment. I enjoy treating my young patients, ensuring their first dental experience is positive and creating a lifetime dental patient. I enjoy our older patients, who share stories of their lives and experiences. I savor the conversations I have throughout the day and how those expand my world and make me a better person.

As a dentist, I am drawn to help create beautiful and healthy smiles for my patients. Every patient’s needs and desires are unique. It’s an incredible moment when I hand patients a mirror following treatment, and hear them say, “Wow!”

Education and Commitment to Continuing Education

  • Undergraduate – Loyola University of Chicago with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of California College of Dentistry
  • General practice residency – New York University Langone Health

One of the great things about dentistry is the continual improvement: New treatment options, materials, and technology make the care experience and results even better for patients.

I complete many hours of continuing dental education every year, always with the goal of providing the best options for my patients. I’ve learned from leaders in the fields of cosmetic dental procedures, restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, to name a few.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners