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At DentalWorks Vernon Hills, we’ve made it easy for you and your family to experience the way dental should work since 2008. With affordable rates and unrivaled expertise, Thomas Scott Kukla, DDS, Eric Alan Osmolinski, DMD – Oral Surgeon, Michael Basheer Albazzaz, DDS - Orthodontist, and their friendly staff provide the quality care both you and your smile deserve.

Services We Offer

From cleanings and exams to dental veneers, custom dentures and partials, and even oral surgery, Vernon Hills can bring out the best in your smile.

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • Endodontics
  • Nitrous
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals
  • Sedation dentistry

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf

Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be.

Custom dentures look and feel natural, so the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom-designed to match your appearance as well as your bite, they’re protected by exceptionally long warranties. With so many sensibly priced styles, shades, and materials from which to choose, you’re sure to find a solution that fits your budget as comfortably as your dentures will fit you.

More Info: Custom Dentures.pdf

Don’t let a few missing teeth ruin your day – or your smile.

Custom-crafted dental partials can easily fill in any gaps and get your smile back to looking its best.

  • Acrylic Partials
  • Cast Metal Partials
  • Flexible Partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Lumineers®
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf

Orthodontic braces and dental services are available.

If your teeth are out of line, our orthodontists can help straighten them out. They can correct misalignments to give children and adults alike the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

  • Clear aligners

More Info: Orthodontics.pdf

During the course of their lives, three out of four people will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease.

In fact, it’s so common that it’s the leading cause of 70% of adult tooth loss. Periodontists can perform a comprehensive examination of your gums and provide treatment to help prevent, reverse, or offset the damaging effects of this disease.

More Info: Periodontics.pdf

One of the newest solutions to the age-old problem of missing teeth, dental implants are durable enough to last a lifetime.

They are placed into the bone, then restored to replace lost teeth or retain loose dentures.

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Multiple tooth replacement

More Info: Dental Implants.pdf

If you are having problems with your mouth or jaw, you may want to consider oral surgery. Our surgeons are equipped to diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and defects that may arise.

  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants
  • Facial injury treatment
  • Jaw alignment
  • Reconstructive treatment
  • Tumor and cyst removal

Insurance & Payment Options

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

For your convenience, Vernon Hills accepts most dental insurance plans. We are a preferred provider with many dental insurance plans. Below is a list of insurance companies whose plans we participate in:


  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • Dental Network of America
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • GEHA Lincoln Dental Connect
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maverest
  • MetLife
  • Traditional Insurance
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint
  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • Dental Network of America
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • GEHA Lincoln Dental Connect
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maverest
  • MetLife
  • Traditional Insurance
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

In addition to accepting more dental insurance plans, Vernon Hills will actually file your dental health care claims for you, so you won’t have to bother with all that annoying paperwork. Plus, you don’t have to pay the full amount at the time of your dental services, either – in most cases, just your estimated deductible or co-payment.

Choose the Way You Want to Pay

At Vernon Hills, a point is made to exceed your expectations, not your budget. With quality care at affordable rates, everyone in your family can get the dental care they need and deserve. So when you walk out the door, you’ll leave with a great big smile, not a great big bill.

And while giving you lots of payment choices is important, there’s one choice you should never have to make: deciding between the dental care you need and the dental care you can afford. So the staff at Vernon Hills sits down with you to figure out which payment option and plan make sense for you for the dental services you need.

To make things even easier for you, Vernon Hills offers plenty of ways to pay, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.

And Vernon Hills now offers an even more convenient way to make payments through Online Bill Pay.

Other financing options accepted at Vernon Hills include:

  • CareCreditSM  - CareCredit is an alternative option to consumer credit cards, cash or checks. With CareCredit you can pay overtime instead of a lump sum prior to treatment.
  • Genesis - Financing solutions for near and non-prime credit consumers, enabling more patients to purchase the treatment they deserve.
  • DentalWorks Advantage Discount Dental Plan

Contact the practice staff for more information.

Meet Our Staff

Thomas Scott Kukla, DDS

Dr. Kukla completed his undergraduate studies at Marquette University and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1984. During his academic career, he was the first and second place recipient of the Wisconsin Dental Association Table Clinic Award. He holds a U.S. patent on the Water Turbine Toothbrush and an implant torque wrench. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Osteopathic Study Group. Dr. Kukla enjoys using the combined efforts of medicine and artistry in his dental practice. He believes in delivering customized services that provide quality outcomes while educating his patients. As a married father of four, Dr. Kukla is active in his community. He holds membership in the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and his local Catholic church, and is a past board member of the Northern Illinois Medical Clinic. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening (he holds an American Orchid Society Award for growing orchids), reading, and woodworking. He also has an interest in studying alternative medicine. Dr. Steiger moved to Dallas in 2010 to complete his Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He joined DentalWorks in 2010 and currently resides in Dallas. His father is a physician and his older sister is a lawyer. He enjoys playing sports, surfing, traveling, and learning to wakeboard.

Michael Basheer Albazzaz, DDS

Dr. Albazzaz's bio is coming soon.

Eric Alan Osmolinski, DMD

Dr. Eric A. Osmolinski earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2005. Dr. Osmolinski went on to complete his specialty training of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York, in 2010. He has demonstrated commitment to aesthetic outcomes of implant-supported restorations and improved outcome of full-mouth reconstructions in edentulous patients.