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“The report of my death was an exaggeration.” 

-Mark Twain

Facts You Should Know


Since moving to a new practice, there have been some strange stories told about what has happened to me. I thought you would enjoy hearing the facts.

FACT 1 – I Have NOT retired, secretly or otherwise
I am still a practicing dentist. I have just moved to a more comfortable setting where I am assured to have the time to provide you with the best dental care and personal service possible. My long time patients know me for my high quality work and deep concern for your health. This new arrangement allows me the time to fully care for my patients.


FACT 2 – I was NEVER secretly working at another office
I established my office in 1984 and worked there until just recently. I only worked in that office, unless I was working in a volunteer position with Dental Lifeline Network, Doctors Without Borders, or Mission of Mercy; charity work of which I am extremely proud.

FACT 3 – I, my wife and my family members are all still alive and well
We’ve heard a lot of strange stuff over the last few months, such as:
•    I have a debilitating illness (arthritis, Alzheimer’s, HIV,

     Athletes Foot). Nope, not true. I’m fine.
•    My mother passed away and/or I have left suddenly to

     care for her. Again, no. She’s fine and still quite spry.
•    I just left one day and did not return or communicate my

     absence to anyone. No, I never left, just moved to another

     office and am still quite talkative.
You have to wonder how these rumors get started, but rest assured, nothing like the above is remotely true.

FACT 4 – I am NOT working full time as a teacher

I am currently teaching part-time at the University of Illinois – Chicago Campus dental school and I have been for many years, even before I changed practices. This in no way hinders my time and ability to be your personal dentist. I learned how to walk and chew gum years ago.


FACT 5 – If you get any calls or mail from my previous practice, they are NOT coming from me

For some, it’s hard to say “goodbye.” Fortunately, I don’t have to. It’s not goodbye, it’s “See you in a new location!” Our new location is growing and we welcome old and new friends and their families. We would like to thank our patients who have found us and appreciate your continuing trust and support.


FACT 6 – I have NOT moved my practice out of the city of Chicago

My new practices is still in the heart of the city. The address, along with a map, are shown below. In fact, we have expanded our hours and have increased the number of dental plans we accept. Nice, right?


Have you heard anything different? If you have any questions about me and our new practice, just call and we’ll give you the truth.

Best regards,

Doctor Robert Deaver

December, 2019


New Location Listed Below

CoronaVirus / COVID-19 Update below



Classic Smiles

850 S. Wabash Avenue - Suite 250

Chicago, Illinois 60605


Coronavirus / covid-19 notice

To my dental family,


Our office at Classic Smiles is following the guidelines and recommendations by the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, and the CDC. That means the office is currently shuttered for only urgent care at this time. Currently, this is to be the case through all of March 2020 and potentially longer.


The University of Illinois Dental School where I am on faculty follows the most stringent safety guidelines. We follow suit with enhanced sterilization and protocol that includes new health history, strict wipe down measures, pre-rinsing, full masks and glove technique, and full sterilization procedures. I get updates daily from the Chicago Dental Society and will make any recommended adjustments as they suggest.


You may email me with any concerns or if you wish to arrange a phone call with me, please contact me first through my private email, doctordeaver@gmail.com.


I would like to thank those that have alerted others to correct any false stories about me that we seem to hear regularly. It is our hope that this will also cease.


Blessings to all of you. I take my responsibility to all of you very seriously and am very fortunate to have such wonderful people in my life.


Thank you,


Bob Deaver