Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Russell J. Bak
Dr. Russell Bak has been practicing general dentistry since 1998, and has been with the Professional Center of Dental Care since June, 1999. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago, and his D.D.S. degree from Northwestern University Dental School.
Dr. Bak’s practice philosophy has always been providing quality dental care through strong doctor/patient relationships. He has enjoyed serving the Bolingbrook and surrounding communities for the past 25 years.
Dr. Bak is married and has two children. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Dr. Debra Alavi
Dr. Debra Alavi has been in orthodontic practice since 1982. She received both her Doctorate Degree in Dentistry and Masters Degree in Orthodontics from University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Her research focused on dental and facial asymmetries. She also holds a graduate degree from Northern Illinois University and prior to attending dental college she practiced as a certified radiologic technologist at UIC Hospital.
Dr. Alavi has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and has received an award for exceptional achievement in the field of Orthodontics. She is experienced in interceptive treatment, functional appliances and Invisalign and traditional braces. Her practice philosophy is to provide quality care that best addresses patients’ needs in a conservative manner.
She has two adult sons and her hobbies include outdoor activities, art, and writing.
Dr. Gary Rodgers
Dr. Rodgers has retired as of March 2018. He began practicing general dentistry since 1983. He received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and his D.D.S degree from University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He graduated among the top 15 in his class and was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society. He is also a member of the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Bolingbrook Rotary.
Dr. Rodgers’ focus is, and has always been for the past 30 years, to provide gentle and quality dentistry for our local community.
Besides spending time with his wife and family, he enjoys outdoor recreation in Wisconsin, especially fishing and water sports.