The Magnificent Smile
500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 520,
Chicago, IL 60611


We would like to first thank you for your continued confidence in our office. We are very fortunate to have such amazing patients and will continue to always prioritize your health and safety above all else.

While we believe our infection control protocols are the absolute most rigid and compliant, we also believe in our civic duty to help "flatten the curve" for our other healthcare workers and responders. To best ensure the safety of our patients, communities, and dental team members, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) has recommended that all dental offices remain temporarily closed for routine care until April 30th.  Unless instructed otherwise, our office plans to open on Monday, May 4, 2020 for routine care.

During this time period, we will have very limited hours and we will treat only patients requiring emergency dental procedures. We will post-pone elective dental treatment and procedures.  If you have a dental emergency, please call Dr. Frericks' cell phone 847-226-6331.

We have implemented and now have teledentistry services.  Through our teledentistry services, you can now schedule video chats with the doctor. This will allow us to diagnose whether you need emergency treatment, enable us to give remote consultations, and help us deliver any dental care you may need during this time from the comfort of your home. While there is no substitute for seeing your smile in person, we are excited to have this option now available. You can schedule remote appointments by texting us at 312-337-4424 or call Dr. Frericks' cell phone 847-226-6331.  Please note depending on the nature of the teledentistry service provided, there may be a charge that we will be able to submit to your  dental insurance.   

Our online practice portal is always open. You can log in at to look up past appointments, pay your bill, and access our office forms and documents.

If you have any non-urgent scheduling questions please feel free to call or text us at 312-337-4424 and we will get back within 1-2 business days.  You may also email us at [email protected] and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

When we do open for routine care additional precautions will be taken as well as frequent disinfection of the common area including the door handles, chair arms, pens and counter tops.

Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding. Please be assured that our team is always working to make the best decisions for our communities, patients, and dental teams. If you have a scheduled visit in the next two weeks, we will be contacting you to reappoint this for a future date.

We are proud to offer you the very best in cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. William J. Frericks, Dr. Ingrid J. Schwarz, Dr. Irina V. Ganzman and their friendly staff will provide you and your family with the professional care and personal attention you deserve.

The Magnificent Smile has a proud tradition of providing quality dental care since 1957 when Dr. Joseph J. Schwarz started his solo practice. Although we have changed over the years, our practice is still based on his values of quality and treating people like family. We strive to exceed patient expectations in both dentistry and customer service. We are proud to have longstanding staff members that provide a team approach to your care. We respect our patient's time and do our best to stay on schedule. We believe your oral health affects and reflects the body's general health and we strive to keep our patients healthy. We spend time with our patients to explain procedures, review treatment options, and answer all questions. We think "Dr. Joe" started something special and we endeavor to continue that path of excellence.

We invite you to explore our website to learn about our practice, our services and our team members. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We are conveniently located on Michigan Avenue across from the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Magnificent Smile Hours


7:30 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-4:30 PM


7:00 AM-4:30 PM


8:00 AM-4:30 PM


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  • William J. Frericks

    Dr. Frericks grew up in Dayton, Ohio with his four brothers and three sisters.  Dr. Frericks attended the University of Dayton and moved on to Northwestern University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1981. Read More

  • Ingrid J. Schwarz

    Dr. Schwarz grew up in Deerfield, Illinois, the oldest of five children.  Dr. Schwarz went to the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1988. Read More

  • Irina V. Ganzman

    Dr. Ganzman was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved with her parents, older brother and identical twin sister to the suburbs of Chicago when she was eight years old. Read More


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