Dr. David Blackman is a board-certified and licensed dentist with over 35 years of experience in general, cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is a graduate of the College of Dentistry at UIC where he received his Doctorate in Dental Science.
Dr. Blackman’s approach to dentistry combines decades of experience with an eye for detail, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. A customized treatment plan is created for each patient to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish. This emphasis on personal attention and individualized treatment stems from Dr. Blackman’s commitment of providing patients with the best dental care.
Dr. Blackman provides a range of comprehensive dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, implant restorations, dental crowns and bridges, along with complete general dentistry services. The professionals at David J. Blackman DDS & Associates are experienced in all areas of dentistry and offer orthodontic and oral surgery services onsite.
When he’s not at work, Dr. Blackman enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Dr. Blackman has been married to Patty for 35 happy years. They have 3 grown children. His oldest, Carolyn, is married to Andy. Dr. Blackman just became a first-time grandpa to Carolyn and Andy’s daughter. Michelle is married to Justin, who is currently serving our country in the Army. Dr. Blackman’s youngest, his son Mark, is a junior at Marquette University.
Dr. Patrick Carroll is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon originally from the Chicagoland area. Dr. Carroll completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003 with honors and earned an early admission to dental school. While at Indiana University School of Dentistry, he developed an interest in surgery. He graduated with distinction in the top 10% of his class in 2007. Then he began a hospital-based residency program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN where he completed his training in 2011. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a tertiary care facility and Level-1 Trauma Center where Dr. Carroll was an integral part of the facial trauma and reconstruction team. In addition to various rotations in general surgery, anesthesia, and internal medicine, he was exposed to congenital deformities such as cleft lip/palate, head and neck pathology, facial cosmetics, orthognathic corrective jaw surgery, TMJ disorders, and all aspects of dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants and wisdom teeth.
Dr. Carroll enjoys private practice and impacting his patients lives in a positive way. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and exploring the great city of Chicago.
Dr. Rutger Stache was born and raised in Winfield, a west suburb of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He continued his education at UIC where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2016. He then went on to complete a 3-year orthodontics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2019 and earned a Masters in Oral Sciences degree.
As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and both the Midwest and Illinois Societies of Orthodontists, Dr. Stache is always keeping up to date with the latest advancements in the field. During residency, Dr. Stache’s research focused on treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea using an oral appliance, and he has presented his research at various professional conferences throughout the country.
Dr. Stache believes he is in the best profession and feels extremely fortunate to be a part of it. What he loves most is being able to positively impact people’s lives by improving their facial esthetics and giving them confidence in their smile.
Dr. Stache currently resides in Chicago. He is an avid marathoner and triathlete. He can usually be spotted on the lakefront path any given morning. He is a self-proclaimed foodie, part-time dog sitter, and enjoys cheering for all the Chicago sports teams.