Dr. Thomas R. Pointner graduated from the University Of Ill. College of Dentistry in 1992, where he earned an award for clinical excellence and was 12th in his class. He first worked on the west side of Elgin as an associate dentist for a large three office, group practice. He eventually purchased one of those offices and Fox Valley Dental Care, LLC was born.
Tom is the past Chief of the Dental Department at Sherman Hospital and was recently selected to be included in the 2004-2005 edition of The Best Dentists In America. This book is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which over 9600 leading dentists throughout the country cast more than 125,000 votes on the abilities of other dentists in their specialties. Because listings cannot be purchased and no payment is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Dentists is considered a singular honor.
Tom enjoys sports, music, and spending time with his wife and two children. When asked about the best part of being a dentist, his response was..."My favorite part of being a dentist is the smile on the face of a patient who came to us a complete dental phobic and has now become a trusting, happy part of our practice. It's the 'Thank you, doc' as they walk out the door that is the real reward."
Dr. Priyanka Jain
Dr. Priyanka Jain is from the SW suburbs of Illinois, where she grew up. She received her bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University in Biological Sciences through the Scholars Program. She soon realized she loved the Arts and Science; both of which directed her to the profession of dentistry. She then went on to graduate from Midwestern Dental School.
She is committed to dental excellence and is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Jain likes to keep her dentistry skills and knowledge up to date by attending the annual Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, as well as reading current dental guidelines and articles. She believes in innovation and creativity, as the heart of dentistry. Dr.Jain is comfortable performing comprehensive dentistry which includes: Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canals, Dentures, and Oral Surgery. She’s compassionate and wants to provide the best dental care for her patients, giving them one more reason to smile. She values progressive methods, with a caring approach.
Dr.Jain loves to travel, and would like to see more of the world when she gets a chance to take her next break. Giving back to the community is also important to her. She has participated in outdoor suburban events to raise awareness of oral health and volunteered with Mission of Mercy. Ultimately, she would like to combine her two favorite passions of traveling and dentistry to go to underserved regions and provide dental care. When she’s not at the clinic, she’s spending time at home with her family, whom she’s very close to.