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Promoting Healthy Happy Smiles

Damen Dental Associates has been providing quality dental care in the neighborhood since 1983 when Dr. Lauterbach opened her doors at 1209 W. Diversey Pkwy. In 1988, Dr. Torma joined the group and in July of 2000, the practice moved to 1642 W. Belmont Ave to a facility twice the size of the original office. In July of 2013, Drs. Lauterbach and Torma welcomed Dr. Rachel Pappas to the group. Following the loss of our lease, we moved in the spring of 2020 to a new facility at 4815 N. Damen. Our friendly and competent staff is dedicated to patient comfort and quality care.


What our patients are saying...

"If only all professional service practices were like this one! Drs. Lauterbach and Torma are knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and caring. The word integrity springs to mind every time I think of them.We are all busy and pressed for time yet I gladly brave Chicago weather, construction, and a …"

"Awesome dentists and staff that truly care about their patients dental hygiene, as well as their personal well-being."

"Unbelievably friendly service at this office. I’m always very happy with my dental work here. Recommend."

"I have been going here for about 9 years. This office is too notch, well run. It's professional and always running on time. Dr Lauterbach is a gift to all dental patients but esp patients like me. I fear dentists and dental work. She is so competent and provides excellent work. I'm so grateful for …"

"Best dentist I've ever had. Highly professional, honest, friendly, with state-of-the-art tech, and a great front-of-house staff. Can't imagine going somewhere else."

"Consistently excellent: courteous, caring, and very professional. I frequently have recommended this office to my North and Northwest side friends and family who are looking for a dentist. Young, middle aged, or older family and friends have had nothing but good things to say about the work and "we…"

"I worked at Dr. Lauterbach's practice for 12 years.  During that time I was able to witness her first-rate dental work on every single patient she treats.  Her approach to her patients' treatment is one of the most compassionate and ethical I have ever seen. As a result of the practice's incomparab…"

"Even though I live 40 miles away from the office, it is definitely worth it the trip. Her dental office is up to date on all techniques; my former dentist was not. The waiting room is friendly and cosy, and they have an nice toys-and-books areas for waiting children, right next to where the dental …"

"Dr. L , is awesome.  Totally trustworthy, very professional and just a great caring person.  She is NOT trying to push unnecessary gum surgery, removal of all your teeth or major jaw reconstruction as an "upgrade" (unlike MENTIST aka  marketing dentist). Only downfall, is she does not employee thos…"

"I actually look forward to my dentist appointments with Dr. Lauterbach, et al. This office is cozy, friendly, clean, and proficient. The staff has great humor, TVs in each patient area, free WiFi, and those old-fashioned water cup dispensers. Dr. Lauterbach herself is friendly and knowledgeable. I …"

"Let me just say I hate going to the dentist - the smell, the sound, and not least of all the DRILL. Dr. Lauterbach understands my stress and after about 20 years, I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thanks for being there for all us neurotics. You saved my teeth and my psyche."

"Dr. Lauterbach and Dr. Torma are amazing professionals, and lovely people. Caring, flexible, collaborators .  I have been with them from age 26, just now 52. OMG!  Doubles!"

"I couldn't agree more with the other reviews. We've been seeing Dr. Lauterbach & Dr. Torma since our 35 year old son went there after getting his braces off. This is a great experience in every."

"My husband and I have gone to see Dr. Torma for years, and now our son goes as well - we like her waaaay better than the well-known, highly-touted pedicatric dentist we had taken him to before."

"Dr. Lauterbach has been doing my moms teeth for yeeeaaarrss so finally my brothers and I started going to her and we all absolutely love her! Everyones so friendly and the staff always recognizes us - even when we call! Will be going here for a long time :)"

"Dr. Lauterbach and team are my Dental Dream Team.  I've been working with Dr. Lauterbach for the past decade and I cannot say enough great things about these people.  The office staff are friendly, kind and oh so competent.  Trust me, when you can look forward to going to the dentist... this is no …"

"I have been blessed with cavity free teeth (knock on wood) so I can only review for my twice yearly cleanings. The staff is always friendly, and I have never had to wait overly long in the waiting room. Also, every exam room has a TV, so I can catch up on my daytime shows. The weird thing? I feel l…"

"Professional, clean office, with a courteous staff.  I never have to wait long, and the cleaning and exams have always been painless and easy."

"Being coming here for years since office was on Belmont. Satisfied customer."

"Dr. Torma and Dr. Lauterbach are by far the best dentists in the Chicagoland area. Their office is professional and personal! I would highly recommend them to anyone."

"I'm extremely glad I scheduled my dental check up and cleaning here. Dr.Pappas is AMAZING!!! Like many people, dental work makes me a bit nervous. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. The whole staff is super kind and helpful. They all truly care about your dental health and thoroughly exp…"

"I have been seeing Dr Torma now for about 6 years. She is a caring and an expert dentist. Her staff is wonderful, and extremely accommodating."

"I’ve been using this dental office for years, specifically Dr. Torma. They’re the best of the best; both their dental staff and front office. Dr. Torma is the most detail oriented, thoughtful, and knowledgeable dentist I’ve ever had. Nobody gets to touch my teeth besides Dr. Torma, unless she appro…"

"On a scale of 1 - 5 I wish I could give a 10! Doctor Torma has been our family dentist for 20+ years. She and the entire office staff are more than caring and compassionate. They have taken care of my husband and I , our now over 20 year old kids, as well as my 80+ year old parents. They have s…"

"I have been going to Dr. Torma for years. Dr. Torma is so kind and professional. When I broke a tooth as a kid, she fixed my tooth with such a care and precision. I was so lucky to have her as my dentist to fix my smile! The entire staff are so friendly and treat you like family. The new office is…"

"This Damen Dental literally save my daughters teeth and has cared for our family with integrity and patience. They are all so lovely and supportive in our dental care. It’s one of those experiences we look forward to and that is saying a lot when it comes to dental work."

"Dr Lauterbach and her team are the most professional I've ever worked with. Thoughtful and considerate is the best way to describe them."

"Had a terrific experience with this group . I am the nervous type of patient even when it comes to a cleaning. They made me feel at ease with the whole process . I would definitely recommend Katherine and her staff."

"Dr.Lauterbach is the best! I feel fortunate to have found her,and the entire staff for that matter.I've been a patient for many years,as was my mother.Thank you!"

"Dr. Pappas is the BOMB! So grateful & lucky I found her. If you are looking for an excellent dentist, Dr Pappas is the one to meet. She has an amazing bedside manner. She is smart, friendly, calm & explains everything. I have never felt rushed in all the years I've been seeing her. Her assistant Al…"

"Dr. Pappas is a master of dentistry, an angel with the needle, an artist of teeth, and has a kindness about her that is rarely seen in the dental chair. Her hygienist Alex is also incredible! I would give more stars if I could!"

"Absolutely love the entire team here! Recently, I had an annoying emergency of a fragment of a seed wedge between my molars and the team got me in within the hour and was out in 15 minutes even with the busy schedule they have! They went above and beyond and very grateful I have a wonderful dental.…"

"On a scale of 1 - 5 I wish I could give a 10! Doctor Torma has been our family dentist for 20+ years. She and the entire office staff are more than caring and compassionate. They have taken care of my husband and I , our now over 20 year old kids, as well as my 80+ year old parents. They have s…"

"Like many, I've never been a fan of going to the dentist. While it's still not my favorite thing to do, Dr. Torma is simply the best dentist I've ever worked with. She puts me at ease, she is an incredible professional, she knows her stuff, and, most importantly, I TRUST her. I know that anythin…"

"I have visited Dr. Pappas three times in the last two months. She recently completed the implant portion of a full upper dental implant on me. Since Moment One, she and her staff have been so incredibly friendly and professional; taking time and care to explain the process, as well as the all-impor…"

"Dr. Torma has a great chair side manner, very kind and extremely competent. All staff are engaging and professional."

"In the nearly 20 years that I've been going to Damen Dental, the staff has provided nothing but exceptional service. They are incredibly welcoming, and meticulous in their work. I highly recommend!"

"I’ve been a patient of both Dr. Torma and Dr. Lauderbach since I was a child. As a patient with a very complicated dental history, I can say that I have always had nothing but excellent service and superb dental care from both doctors as well as their wonderful staff. After 30 plus years of coming …"

"Dr. Lauterbach is the jeweler of dentists. She makes you feel like there is nothing you can’t get through . Explains everything, and keeps you feeling better about the situation. Then there is the office staff, one word, great. Take it from someone who is absolutely scared of dentists, this is the …"

"Dr. Lauterbach is the best! Our whole family comes here, the office is very professional and everyone is kind and a pleasure to work with. Their cleanings are very thorough too!"

"Before I found Drs. Lauterbach, Torma and Pappas, I had seen some less-than-stellar practitioners. Damen Dental is the best! They have gone out of their way to help."

"Office staff professional and polite, the atmosphere is bright and clean,. Everything is current and state of the art. As much as I dislike having my teeth worked on , I actually enjoy my visits . My dentist has the Midas touch!!"

"Dr. Torma is a rare find! She is an excellent dentist who is incredibly smart, well educated and thoughtful. Over the years she has worked with my difficult bite and worn teeth with great care. After being disappointed with a few dentists, I was referred to her by a friend. Since then several years…"

"I've been a patient of Dr. Torma and the entire team for over 25 years, starting as a kid myself to now bringing my whole family. Everyone involved in the practice provides expert care, and they have stepped up their already excellent process to meet the challenge of COVID extremely well. On top of…"

"For all my dental work I have been seeing Dr Lauterbach for close to 30 years and also occasionally Dr Torma. I have been continouesly impressed by their great work and the wonderful treatment by the whole staff. My whole family is in their care. Congratulations on the new attractive and very acces…"

"We've been patients of Dr. Lauterbach's for well over 30 years. She is the absolute best. The office is immaculate. The equipment is state of the art. The office staff is friendly and personable. Dr. Lauterbach and her partner, Dr. Torma are more than dentists, they are good people. We refer …"


4815 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Phone: (773) 472-1200

Office Hours

MON 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

TUE 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

WED 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

FRI - SAT By appointments only.

SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: damendentalassociates@gmail.com

Call: (773) 472-1200