9525 South 79th Ave
Hickory Hills, IL 60457

(708) 933-8382

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Cosmetic Dentist in Hickory Hills

Jovita M. Kerelis, DDS

Gentle Dentist in Hickory Hills

With over 30 years of experience in the Hickory Hills area, Dr. Jovita M. Kerelis is an experienced and compassionate dentist who offers comprehensive, high quality gentle dental care in her state-of-the art practice.

Dr. Kerelis completed her undergraduate coursework at Loyola University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Loyola Dental School. She is a member of the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois Dental Society. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for dedication to Dentistry for 30 years.

Dr. Kerelis and her staff are proud of the warm patient-friendly environment they have created and of the lifelong relationships they have built with multi-generational families in the area. Dr. Kerelis welcomes patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you and offering you the professional, caring and pain free oral health care that you deserve.

When not in the office, Dr. Kerelis enjoys cross-country and downhill skiing, swimming and SUP.

Praveen Gajendrareddy, DDS

Praveen Gajendrareddy, DDS

I am Dr. Praveen Gajendrareddy (Dr. Reddy) and I am a Periodontist. My goal is to provide leading edge, compassionate therapy in a caring environment. I am dedicated to educating my patients and helping them make knowledgeable decisions about their treatment.

I received my specialty training in Periodontics from the University of Illinois, Chicago and my PhD from The Ohio State University. I work as Associate Professor of Periodontics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where I have also served as the Clinic Director and Program Director for the Postgraduate Periodontics Program. I am also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

I believe in developing a strong partnership with each of my patients. I will help you learn about the importance of taking care of your teeth, working closely with you to obtain optimum dental health. You will appreciate my commitment to excellence, as well as the state-of-the-art care you will receive from me and my team.

When not in my office I enjoy my time with my wife and daughters. We like travelling and watching movies.

Lesa Huizinga


Lesa has been working here for 18 years and working in dentistry for over 20 years. From assisting, to front desk, to office manager, to helping customers with their every day questions, Lesa is the one we look to. She has three grown children and loves spending time with them on the weekends. Just like our patients, our employees are also part of the family here at Hickory Dental Inc.

Lisa Reeder, RDH


Hygienist for over 35 years, with Dr. Kerelis for 17 years.

Michele Moran


Certified Dental Assistant for over 20 years, working with Dr. Kerelis for over a year now.