Dentist in Lincoln, IL

All our professionals at Apple Dental Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Lee Gurga, DDS

Dr. Lee Gurga was born and raised in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and The University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago.

In addition to serving his dental patients, Dr. Gurga is an internationally recognized haiku poet, past president of the Haiku Society of America, and former editor of Modern Haiku, the leading haiku poetry journal outside Japan. In 2006 he was honored by the Japan-America Society of Chicago’s Cultural Achievement Award. He is a member of the U. of I. President’s Council and the steering committee for the U. of I.’s Japan House. 

Katie, Dental Assistant

"Apple Dental is a great place to work. We have an amazing team that is dedicated to exceeding our patients' expectations."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan, Dental Hygienist

"I've been a dental hygienist at Apple Dental Center since 1992. The best part about being a hygienist is seeing my patients get healthier. If I can help them understand how and why to take better care of their teeth and gums I feel like I can make a difference in their lives."

 

 

Beth, Dental Hygienist

"I enjoy being a dental hygienist teaching others how to care for their mouths. Our smile is a large part of who we are and how we present ourselves so we all want a beautiful, healthy smile. My joy comes from helping others feel good about themselves."

 

 

Kim, Dental Hygienist

"I love building relationships with my patients.  Seeing their oral health improve is icing on the cake!"

 

 

 

 

Jenny, Receptionist 

"I enjoy working in a small family business that cares so much about our patients and the health of their teeth. I love seeing patients leave with a smile on their face."


Dr. Lee Gurga designing an all-ceramic crown on the CEREC 3.


Dr. Lee Gurga explaining treatment to a patient.

Dr. Gurga in the News

Dr. Gurga volunteers for Hopemobile

Lee Gurga: this dentist makes you say “aha”

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