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AboutLong Grove Dental

Long Grove Dental is a Long Grove based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Sam & Dr. James and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 847-636-5020 and experience why our patients think Long Grove Dental is the best dentist in Long Grove.

Dr. Sam

Dr. Sam

A Remarkable Education

After graduating as Valedictorian of his high school class, Dr. Sam attended Northwestern University, completed his Bachelor's and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree also at Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Sam has received recognition from Consumer's Research Council of America and was presented with the "America's Top Dentists Award" for his extraordinary dental care. He was also presented with the National Leadership Award.

D.D.S.:Northwestern University Dental School (Class President)
B.S.:Northwestern University
Advanced Training:Dental Implant Surgery Residency Maxicourse, Advanced Implant Symposium, Periosurgery Advanced Course, Dental Implant for the Advanced Practioner, Advanced Bone Grafting Seminar

A Respected Leader

Associate Fellow:American Academy of Implantology
Member:American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Association (CDS), Illinois State Dental Association (ISDS), American Orthodontic Society (AOS) - Continuing Education Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry Society
  • Recognized by the Consumer's Research Council of America Guide to Top Dentists
  • Named One of Chicago's Leading Dental Professionals, Chicago Magazine, 2005, 2006
  • Other:Northwestern University Honors Recommendation

    A Commitment to Quality

    Dr. Sam started off young and has been practicing since 1984 in Long Grove, IL. He enjoys cosmetic makeover dentistry as seen on TV. He is committed to providing top quality care and is devoted to keeping your personal "comfort" in mind.

    Dr. James Akmakjian

    Dr. James Akmakjian

    Dr. James is a General Dentist who provides comprehensive dental treatment to all patients. At Long Grove Dental, we use Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to digitally design custom dental restorations that are specific to each patient. Through Computer Aided Milling (CAM), we're able to deliver same-day dental restorations with the precision and accuracy offered by 21st century computer technology.

    Services provided include, but not limited to:

  • Exodontia + Wisdom Teeth Extractions
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Inlays / Onlays
  • Crown + Bridge Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Cosmetic Veneers
  • Removable Prosthodontics (Complete/Partial Dentures)
  • Orthodontics/Invisalign
  • International Dental Implant Association
    Jan 2017 – Present
    4 yrs 8 mos
    Long Grove, Illinois
    Member since 2017
    Fellowship Awarded in 2018
    Mastership Awarded in 2019

    The International Dental Implant Association stands for excellence in post-graduate education and clinical research. The Association also provides credentialing in implant dentistry through the Fellowship, Mastership and Diplomate certification program. These certifications are awarded to members who demonstrate the highest standards in implant surgery and who seek national recognition for their extensive training and dedication to their profession.

    Simulation Clinic Assistant Professor
    Midwestern University Part-time
    May 2021 – Present
    Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
    Assisting dental students with their work in the simulation clinic every Friday at the College of Dental Medicine.

    Kaplan Test Prep
    Jan 2011 – Present
    10 yrs 8 mos
    Kaplan provides educational services to students preparing for standardized exams. All Kaplan instructors are required to score in the top 10% nationally to qualify for an instructor position.

    Score-qualified Instructor for the following Health Professional Entrance Exams:

  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
  • Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
  • Responsible for teaching:

  • Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Instructor
    Sylvan Learning
    Sep 2009 – Dec 2010
    1 yr 4 mos
    Sylvan Learning provides a personalized curriculum for every student based on results from the Sylvan Skills Assessment exam. This allows Sylvan to tailor specific programs to the child’s "skill gaps."


  • Tutored high school students for mathematics, physical sciences, and study/organizational skills
  • Prepared students for the ACT
  • Education

    LECOM School of Dental Medicine
    Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)Field Of Study Dentistry
    2013 – 2017

    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Master of Science (M.S.)Field Of Study Cellular & Molecular Biology
    2012 – 2012

    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Field Of Study Biology
    2005 – 2009