About Us

Learn More About Our Practice and Our Team

Northbrook Periodontics & Implants was established over fifteen years ago. Our practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality of care with a personalized touch. Our team enjoys treating our patients as if you were our family members. We have a positive effect on the local community through scholarships and volunteering.

John Vickery, D.D.S., P.C.

John Vickery, D.D.S., P.C.

Dr. John Vickery graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1987. he completed his three year residency in Periodontics in 1990. Dr. Vickery has been and continues to be an Assistant Clinical Professor for over 25 years at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Over the years Dr. Vickery has published scientific articles and lectured extensively worldwide.

Dr. Vickery lives in Northbrook Illinois with his wife and two daughters. he is very active in the community and enjoys playing golf and traveling. He is also an active member of the Chicago Dental Society as well as the local North Suburban Branch where he has served as a past president and is a current board member.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo

Accolades and Accrediations


  • Named to  “America’s Top Dentists” in 2007
  • Served as President of the North Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society 2014-2015

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Happen During My First Appointment?

On your first visit to our office, you will receive a complete periodontal examination. This examination will leave you with very little to no discomfort. During this time an xpray may be necessary. If necessary, x-rays will be taken to further evaluate any loss of bone around your teeth.

Afterwards, our findings and your options for treatment will be thoroughly explained. At that time, doctor Vickery will answer any questions you may have.

What Are Your Business Hours?

Open Hours

Mon & Wed — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday— 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday —9:00am – 4:00pm

What are the symptoms of periodontal infection?

Periodontal infection can develop with very little symptoms at all. This is because periodontal infection grows under your gums. As periodontal disease advances patients may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat/cold
  • Excessively bad breath
  • Deep pockets around the teeth
  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Gums receding around the teeth (resulting in longer looking teeth)
Do You Accept Care Credit

Yes we do in fact accept Care Credit along with most major insurance, cash and credit card. 

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