Making smiles in Chicagoland wider and brighter since 1997.
Welcome to Lafazanos Dental. Here, our professionals know that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating delicious things! Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.
We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care in the city.
Spiros J. Lafazanos, D.D.S.
Dr. Spiro, a Chicago native, has traveled the United States in his career as a Major in the US Army. He brings this invaluable experience to the people of his town. Immediately after graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 1987, he attended Marquette Dental School and graduated in 1991. In the years following, he completed his residency in Prosthodontics at the Hines VA Hospital in 1996. He opened Lafazanos Dental with Dr. Chris in 1997. When not in a lab coat and keeping patients happy and healthy, he enjoys spending time with his family and summers on Cape Cod.
Chris J. Lafazanos, D.D.S.
In 1991, Dr. Chris graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1995, he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Northwestern University. In his spare time, Dr. Chris likes to travel with his wife and relax on the Greek Islands.
Effie Lafazanos, R.D.H.
Effie grew up on the east coast and moved to Chicago from Massachusetts in 1994. She is a published author of editorials in local newspapers in suburban Boston. In 2005, Effie earned her dental hygiene degree at William Rainey Harper College. She is passionate about bringing considerate, quality care to all her patients. She loves spending time with her family, including her dog, Macy, cooking, reading, and strolling on the beach.
Maria Sanchez, Dental Assistant
In 2015 Maria joined our practice. She is a Crystal Lake native who attended Crystal Lake South. She is a mother of two and loves to spend time with her family on the lake.
Marcela Reyes , Office Manager
Marcy joined our practice in 2007. Her welcoming and caring personality creates an inviting atmosphere for our office. Her dedication to quality patient care and satisfaction has allowed her to support Lafazanos Dental and patients as office manager. In her free time, she enjoys movies, spending time with family, and gardening. Stop in to see her vibrant smile and admire her incorporation of flowing orchids, and bright greenery to our Crystal Lake office!