Dentistry and oral healthcare have been passions for Dr. Luke for more than 20 years.
Dr. Michelle Luke joined Plum Grove Dental Center in 2001. She is one of the practice's four partners. Taking care of teeth is nothing new for Dr. Luke. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years, initially working as a dental assistant while she was in high school and college.
Dr. Luke graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental College in 2000. She furthered her education by completing a one year General Practice Residency Program at the University of Texas-Houston. During the course of this intensive training program, she cared for dental patients with extensive medical conditions. She was also exposed to dental emergencies in both the hospital emergency room and the operating room. She believes the knowledge and experience gained during this program provided her with a unique and invaluable dental education that translates into excellent care for her patients regardless of the situation.
In dentistry, attending continuing education programs is critical to learning the most recent advances in dental care and maintaining leading edge skills and exceptional care procedures.
In August of 2006, Dr. Luke earned the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship Award. This is one of the most rigorous continuing dental education awards offered today. The Fellowship Award is granted to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. In order to receive this honor, Dr. Luke completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written examination, and fulfilled three years continuing membership with the AGD. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Luke has joined an elite group of dentists worldwide.
She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. With over 700 hours of continuing education, she is dedicated to providing the best dental care available for her patients.
Dr. Luke focuses on getting to know her patients and understanding their dental concerns. All treatment is customized for each patient and discussed in great detail to ensure comfort.
In her free time, Dr. Luke and her husband love the outdoors. You might find them camping, hiking, fishing, cheering on their favorite Chicago sports teams, or taking their dog on a long walk. Traveling, photography, and cooking are also of great interest to her.
A Palatine resident for more than a decade she also enjoys being involved with the community.
Dr. Luke looks forward to meeting you and discussing your dental concerns. New patients are always welcome!