Dr. Petty considers it his personal obligation to provide only the highest quality orthodontic care to his patients. He continues to enjoy the practice of orthodontics, and the interaction he has with his patients. Dr. Petty considers it an honor and a privilege that his patients have chosen to share this life-changing experience with him, and he looks forward to working with you and your family, and helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you've always wanted.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Petty is dedicated to the southwest Chicago and suburban areas, where he has practiced orthodontics since 1974. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Petty received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree, Master of Science, and Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics from Loyola University in Chicago. He is one of a few Illinois orthodontists to have completed a two-year program with the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Mechanics. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which confirms his ability to provide the very best orthodontic care.

His involvement in professional organizations enables him to stay on the leading edge of orthodontic advances and technology with opportunities for continuing education. Dr. Petty is a member of the following professional organizations:
American Association of Orthodontists
Midwest Society of Orthodontists
Illinois Society of Orthodontists
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society
Outside of the practice… Dr. Petty and his wife, Julie, are blessed to have all of their children residing in the Chicagoland area. They are especially happy to have nine grandchildren close by.