8 East Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Our Blog

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Elk Grove Village IL

4 minutes read

One Of The Most Important People You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Published by Brian Homann DDS

Dr. Evans - Happy Retirement

You probably didn’t know that Chicago is home to one of the most influential dentists of the last 30 years.

And that’s because you probably have never heard of Dr. Caswell Evans, so I would like to tell you more about him.

Dr. Evans was one of my (Dr. Homann’s) mentors while at the UIC College of Dentistry and last week was his official retirement as the Associate Dean of Prevention and Public Health Sciences.

Even though Dr. Evans has a long list of amazing accomplishments, I would like to focus on the two that I feel have made the biggest impact.

Did you know that, prior to 2000, the Surgeon General’s Report never directly addressed oral health in a meaningful way? Thanks to Dr. Evans, this is now an integral part of the report. He spearheaded the first ever Surgeon General’s report that focused on oral health in America. This is when the mouth/body connection really became commonplace knowledge for the general public. Unless you are a dentist, this was likely the first time you had ever heard about the association between oral diseases (like gum disease) and diabetes or heart disease. Even if you never took a class taught by Dr. Evans, you probably know a piece of information about oral health thanks to him.

Dr. Evan’s second amazing accomplishment was creating the country’s premier extramural rotation program for 4th year dental students. He created a program that sent students out to community clinics to help provide care to those in need. Many of these clinics were in Chicago and its suburbs. However, as the program grew, rotations were added in Rockford, Champaign, Rock Island, Colorado, China, Africa, and many more. These rotations did so many fantastic things like providing the students with experiences that expanded their skills and knowledge of what a dentist can be, and, of course, there was the immediate benefit of providing care for those in need. Most people only see the “private practice” type model of dentistry, but Dr. Evans introduced the students at UIC to a more diverse world of dentistry. So many members of Dr. Homann’s graduating class, including Dr. Homann, chose not only to pursue private practice, but also make community dentistry a part of their career because of their experiences in this program.

Congratulations Dr. Evans on your retirement! It was an incredible honor to be asked to speak at your retirement ceremony. When the Executive Director of the American Dental Association and the Dean of the entire College of Dentistry speak at your retirement party, you know your career has had a tremendous and lasting impact.

I will always be grateful for everything you have done for not only me, but the entire profession of dentistry, as well as those in need.

Dr. Brian Homann

Recent Posts

Our Clients

Most caring dental staff I’ve ever encountered. Every experience has been extremely professional, from just calling to ask a question to cleanings for my whole family and beyond.

Dr. Homann goes out of his way to make sure you understand each step of the process and are comfortable the whole way. Each member of their team genuinely cares about their patients, and knowing I will have the best care every time I walk in the door makes going to the dentist a whole lot easier. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful staff, you make all the difference.

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homan is the best dentist I've ever been to. Most of my co-workers go to Dr. Homan and that's how I heard about him.

I needed a lot of work on my teeth and I'm so glad I found such a great dentist. He explains everything to you and also is very upfront on all posibiltys that's can happen to the tooth he works on and also explains what you can expect after the dental work. He's also very friendly and everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable. Karen and Sandra in the front office are wonderful as well. They also have wonderful dental hygienist. My insurance is not in network with Dr. Homan but it's well worth the extra money to still go to the best!

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homann's practice is very clean and up to date. His practice also has televisions to watch when you are getting your teeth cleaned or any other work done which is awesome!

The chairs are very comfortable and the staff is very polite. Dr. Homann is also a very knowledgeable dentist with the ability to make every patient feel calm and comfortable no matter what the situation. He also has done volunteer work for the homeless donating his time and resources to help the less fortunate, if that doesn't let you know what kind of practice this is I don't know what will. I will definitely be coming back here again!

Happy Client
Elk Grove Village, IL

5.0 on 146 reviews

Contact Us Today

Request an Appointment