Get to know the Office and Doctors
that will be taking care of your smile.
At DentalWorks Crystal Lake, you’ll find gentle, understanding dentists and hygienists committed to helping you look and feel better. And we’re working hard to make it easy to keep your family healthy. To clean your teeth. Straighten your smiles. And do it in a way that fits best with your schedule and life.
We’re the dentist you can trust for the life of your smiles. Because whether you know it or not, we already consider your family, part of ours.
1145 S. Route 31, Suite J
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: (815) 477-5399
Fax Number: (216) 584-1067
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 7am – 2pm
Saturday: 7am – 2pm
Located in front of Walmart Crystal Lake, near the Starbucks and Kumi Sushi
*Open every other Saturday. Please contact the office for more information.
Dental care is available for patients of all ages, including pediatric services and care for senior patients as well as adults.
For teeth that are out of alignment, metal braces can effectively shift the teeth to a proper position.
A dental implant involves placing a replacement tooth root in the jawbone, which provides the foundation for temporary or permanent tooth options.
Multiple types of oral conditions, such as disease, might negatively affect a patient's overall wellness. Stemming from damaging oral bacteria, gum disease is considered a main source of loose or missing teeth among patients aged 35 and up...
There are many types of oral surgery, including surgical procedures such as a tooth removal or a root canal.
Dentures are used to replace all of a patient’s teeth (complete dentures) or several teeth (partial dentures) to restore your smile.
DentalWorks cosmetic dentistry procedures will rejuvenate your smile.
In addition to preventative care, repairing your smile, and all of our standard services, we have even more that can help you and your family stay healthy.
From checkup and cleanings, to transforming your smile, our dental family is here for yours. But don’t take our word for it. See what our patients are saying about us.
Always a pleasant experience! Professional and extremely friendly. Have been going for over 10 years. Feels like famiy!S.S.
I was impressed with my first experience with DentalWorks Crystal Lake. The hygienist/assistant who did the very thorough cleaning was friendly and answered all my questions clearly, and gave good advice about home care. My husband and I will definitely both go back!S.M.
Steven J. Betzelos, D.D.S., is a General Dentist.
Dr. Steve J. Betzelos earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Loyola University in 1984. Dr. Betzelos has demonstrated commitment to endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and implant restorative dentistry. He stays active in his community by being involved in and attending his church every Sunday, and being involved in his children’s sports (basketball). His hobby is martial arts.
Amer Shammaa, D.D.S., M.S., is an Orthodontist.
Dr. Amer Shammaa is devoted to providing quality personal orthodontic care. His treatment approach combines the most innovative techniques and state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. Being trained under some of the best orthodontists in the country, Dr. Shammaa hopes to change peoples’ lives by creating a healthy smile that will make them happy and confident. He enjoys creating long-term relationships with his patients and their families.
Dr. Shammaa received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota and his postgraduate certificate and Master of Science degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from West Virginia University. Dr. Shammaa is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations. He is certified and has valuable experience treating patients using Invisalign, TADs (mini-implants), lingual braces, Wilcodontics, orthognathic surgical cases and multiple other orthodontics techniques.
Dr. Shammaa is married to his wife Aylah. His hobbies include playing soccer, reading, and spending time with his family.
Eva Bloda, D.D.S., MD, is a General Dentist.
Dr. bio coming soon…
Ejlal Alalawi, D.M.D., is an Oral Surgeon.
Dr. Ejlal Alalawi is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. She graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and went on to dental school at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Alalawi did a one-year general practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Columbia University and Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. She provides oral surgical services in both office and hospital based settings. Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Alalawi loves spending time with her family and enjoys traveling.
The DentalWorks Crystal Lake facility is conveniently located in Crystal Lake, IL. Comfortable and relaxing, we invite patients of all ages and walks of life to our facility. Built to house the latest dental tools and technologies, our entire space was configured with the patient at the forefront. Our patients’ first experience starts with a warm greeting from our reception area team members, where patients are invited to relax and complete their necessary paperwork. Within our practice, we boast several examination rooms, in addition to a secluded area to consult about treatment and pricing. Our dental treatment area is prepared with the most advanced dental equipment to make certain that every individual has a relaxing and effective appointment. Our team invites you to visit our state-of-the-art dental practice, DentalWorks Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake, so that we can give you the treatment you require.
In light of the COVID pandemic, we are taking extra vigilance to ensure the health of you and our team. Please see the additional steps we are taking in our practices to ensure your safety.
We have reinforced our already comprehensive Infection Control procedures with our team members, which include:
In addition we are also taking the following additional steps:
If you develop any cold symptoms prior to your appointment, please consider rescheduling or utilizing our TeleDentistry website to be seen virtually.
We understand the longer dental practices remain closed to preventive care and treatment for early forms of dental disease, the more likely that patients’ untreated disease will progress, increasing the complexity and cost of treatment. It is recommended by the CDC that you minimize the number of visits by completing as much of your recommended treatment during your appointment.