Dr. Vence maintains a private practice in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, with a special interest in comprehensive esthetic and restorative dentistry. He graduated with a degree in honors biology in 1981 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He received his dental degree in 1985 from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry at the Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a hospital residency at the VA Wadsworth-UCLA in 1986 and a mini-residency in temporomandibular joint disorders.
Dr. Vence founded the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy in 1992, a study club designed to define and promote excellence in dentistry. He has had manuscripts published in Quintessence of Dental Technology, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry and The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Compendium. He is an editor in fixed prosthodontics for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
As a patient, you are invited to tap into Dr. Vence’s expertise, which first began in his father’s dental lab prior to attending dental school and completing a post-graduate hospital residency at VA Wadsworth and UCLA. Dr. Vence spends more than 150 hours a year on continuing education, has a wealth of knowledge in dental literature, gives presentations to dental audiences across the country and has more than 25 years of clinical experience.