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Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk

Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk completed her undergraduate education at Loyola University Chicago receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology Cum Laude. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Zolnierczyk went on to Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2011. She returned to her hometown of Oak Lawn to be close to her family and friends and has been practicing General Dentistry with a focus on facial and airway development, prevention and cosmetics. She believes that listening to her patients will enable her to provide them with the best care possible.

Dr. Zolnierczyk exceeds the required amount of Continuing Education (CE) required by the State of Illinois, and enjoys remaining at the forefront of dental care for her patients by doing so.   

The State of Illinois requires Dentists to take 48 hours of CE every three years, Dr. Erica has taken over 100 hours in 2019 alone!  More than double what’s required in a 3 year period.  Below is some of the CE Dr. Erica has taken over the past 4 years.

  • Xcel Seminars – Occulusion
  • American Dental Association – Optimizing Pediatric Airway Dentistry
  • The Chicago Study Club – Dental Insurance Practice Management
  • XCel Seminars – All Ceramic Restorations
  • Oral Reconstruction Foundation – Implants
  • The Chicago Study Club – Prothodontics
  • Institute for Natural Resources – Basic Science
  • NYU College of Dentistry – Full Mouth Rehabilitation (FMR)
  • Dr. Tasha Turzo – Osteopathic Cranial Course for Dentists
  • Dr. Robert Bosack – Safe Opiod Prescribing Practices
  • All-Star Dental Academy – All-Star Jumpstart
  • The Chicago Study Club – Photodontics
  • The Chicago Study Club – Composite Mastery
  • The Chicago Study Club – Digital Dentures
  • Dental Education – The Gut-Brain Connection
  • Institute for Natural Resources – Basic Science
  • Institute for Natural Resources – Nutrition
  • BioResearch Associates – Occulsion
  • Technic Dental Laboratory – Operative Dentistry
*2018 was a bit slower on the CE since a lot of time was spent opening up Inspire Dental Wellness.  However, Dr. Erica still managed to get 29 hours of CE in that year, almost 61% of what’s required in 3 years!
  • T&S International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Anatomy
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Multi-disciplinary Topics
  • T&S Therapy Centre International –  Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy part 2
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Occlusion
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Anatomy part 2
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Multi-disciplinary Topics
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy part 3
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Occlusion part 2
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Anatomy part 3
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Multi-disciplinary Topics
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy part 4
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Occlusion part 3
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Anatomy part 4
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Multi-disciplinary Topics
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy part 5
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Occlusion part 4
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Anatomy part 4
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Multi-disciplinary Topics
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy part 6
  • T&S Therapy Centre International – Occlusion part 5
  • T&S International – Digital Radiology/Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Pathol
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives)
  • T&S International – Anatomy (Basic Science)
  • T&S International – Occlusion
  • T&S International – Multi-Disciplinary Topics (Electives)
  • T&S International – Clinical Diagnosis/Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Patho
  • T&S International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives)
  • T&S International – Product Training
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives)
  • T&S International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives) part 2
  • T&S International – Medication Treatment (Occlusion)
  • T&S International – Practice Management and Human Relations
  • T&S International – Prescription Medication Management
  • T&S International – Occlusion part 2
  • T&S International – Clinical Diagnosis/Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Patho part 2
  • T&S International – Anatomy (Basic Science) part 2
  • T&S International – Nutrition (Electives)
  • T&S International – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy (Electives) part 3
  • T&S International – TM Disorders (Occlusion)
  • T&S International – Occlusal Adjustment/Therapy (Occlusion)
  • T&S International – Appliance Therapy (Occlusion)
  • T&S International – Myofunctional Therapy (Occlusion)
  • T&S International – Orofacial Pain
  • T&S International – Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • T&S International – Headache in Orofacial Pain

Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk is an active member in multiple organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Laser Study Club
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals
  • International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals

Dr. Zolnierczyk exceeds the required amount of Continuing Education required by the State of Illinois, and enjoys remaining at the forefront of dental care for her patients by doing so.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, the one who gave her that really long last name! It’s actually pretty easy to say once you hear it and it’s pronounced: ZOAL-near-check. They have a seven year old French Bulldog, Mini. One of Dr. Zolnierczyk’s favorite activities is knitting. She almost always has a project with her wherever she is and has an ever-growing collection of yarn. During the winter, Dr. Zolnierczyk embraces the snow and heads out to the mountains with her family and friends for snowboarding whenever she can. When it’s a bit warmer out, Dr. Zolnierczyk also does CrossFit type workouts in her garage gym. She also enjoys reading, Netflix binging and trying her luck at gardening.

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