Meet the Team
Earl Schneider, DDS
Dr. Earl M. Schneider, DDS, has a unique blend of experience, compassion, gentle touch and skill. He cares deeply for the health and well-being of his patients and has a keen eye for aesthetics to help you create the smile you’ve always wanted. He follows the philosophy of his late father Jack Schneider who emphasized:
“Treat your patients as though it was you being treated, and always have time during the day for someone who may be in pain.”
Dr. Schnieder grew up on Chicago’s North Side, and has maintained a private practice in Glenview since graduating from the prestigious Northwestern University with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1985. Prior to Dental School, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from The University of Illinois. Dr. Schneider has had a distinguished career, having worked as an instructor in gross anatomy at Northwestern University teaching both the dental and medical students. Dr. Schneider was also a staff dentist educating dental students and graduate students in fixed and removable prosthetic dentistry at Northwestern University dental school. He also staffed the Northwestern University emergency room dental clinic for one year.
Dr. Schneider continued his education beyond dental school. He was in the first class that Northwestern University offered with the Branemark Implant Institute in advanced studies on dental implants. He has also completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate education in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Schneider believes in community service and volunteers his time with a wide variety of organizations. He participates in the Give-Back-A-Smile with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This program is designed for battered women. The Give-Back-A-Smile allows women to win back their self-esteem through cosmetic dentistry. This can help them to find a job, which in turn gives them the freedom they need to begin a new life. In the past, he served for many years on the Peer Review and Mediation Committee of the Chicago Dental Society. He is also a member of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, Dr. Schneider donates dentistry to charitable agencies and has also been actively involved over the years in managing and coaching his childrens’ sports teams.
Dr. Schneider is an active member of the dental community with professional memberships in:
Illinois Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
ADA American Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Glenview Chamber of Commerce
Northbrook Chamber of Commerce
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
Justin Schneider, DMD
Dr. Justin Schneider received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with honors. He then obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class. Upon his graduation, Dr. Schneider was honored with awards from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for his outstanding academic and clinical achievements in implant dentistry, as well as the Whipmix Best of the Best Award for excellence in the field of prosthodontics and the Dr. Amy J. Cummings Award for exemplifying compassion, dedication and excellence in the field of dentistry.
After earning his DMD degree, Dr. Schneider completed a General Practice Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Here he advanced his training in all areas of general dentistry with an emphasis on implant, prosthodontic, and esthetic cases.
In his free time, Dr. Schneider enjoys spending time with family, working out, learning about different cultures and cheering on his beloved Chicago sports teams (and Badgers!). He is passionate about spreading dental education globally and has recently traveled to Colombia and Peru where he was able to donate dental supplies and educate local kids about oral hygiene instructions. Dr. Schneider believes in giving back to the community and regularly participates in local events, including Give Kids a Smile Day, Mission of Mercy and Bears Care.
Dr. Schneider firmly believes in lifelong learning and is an active member of the following dental societies:
• American Dental Association
• Illinois State Dental Society
• Chicago Dental Society
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• American Association of Implant Dentistry
• Academy of General Dentistry
• Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
Kristin Michael, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Kristin Michael has been practicing Dental Hygiene for the past 15 years. She graduated from William Rainey Harper College where she received an associates degree in Applied Science along with her Dental Hygiene degree. Kristin continues to learn by participating in continuing education courses and has earned her certificate in local anesthetics from UIC.
Kristin believes that a smile can change the feeling in an entire room. For Kristin, helping others maintain and achieve a healthy smile, as well as working with a great team to create new smiles, brings her joy every day. Kristin says:
“A smile can say a lot, and if a person has the smile they want, it can have a huge impact on their life. It is a great feeling to be involved in my patients’ happiness and well being.”
Kristin grew up in Schaumburg where she met her husband Rick. She and Rick now reside in Huntley and have two creative and wonderful boys ages 8 and 4. Kristin stays very busy with her childrens’ sports and extracurricular activities. In her personal time she enjoys fitness, interior design, reading and travel.