"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." -Claude Thomas Bissell
Dr. Maggie W. Augustyn is a practicing general dentist. She was also voted "America's Best Dentist" based on superior training, experience, continuing education and commitment to excellence in 2016, 2016, 2017 and "America's Top Dentist" in 2014 and 2017 .She completed her formal dental education earning a doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to that, she was awarded two Bachelor’s degrees (UIC and Benedictine University). In recent years, she has completed the course sequence at the renowned Dawson Academy's continuum in oral equilibration and cosmetic dentistry. She completes at minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year, much of which has varied spanning into orthodontics, implantology, periodontics, prosthodontics, cosmetics, and the list goes on. She is also an active participant in the Chicago branch of Seattle Study Club called Windy City Seminars. Her recent accolade includes the Rising Star Award (2015) from Benedictine University presented to an alumnus who has made considerable strides in their career and has demonstrated dedication to philanthropic endeavors.
"Dentistry is a big part of who I am, and I like it that way. It's my passion, it's my hobby. I've gotten to the point now, where what I do in the operator comes as second nature. This also means that being meticulous has crept into other aspects of my life which can add additional time to things like decorating a cake or painting a hallway, which isn't as favorable. It pretty much drives me nuts. "
"Each day I try to be a better person than yesterday. I think life is about people, helping one another and enjoying life. I've volunteered in different parts of the world, and as my daughter grows older I hope to teach her to do the same. And right now, as she's young, we pack lunch for the homeless each time we go to Chicago or spend our time packing rice for Feed My Starving Children (she seems to like doing that). With time, we will expand our volunteering radius past Chicago, and then past the United States (awaiting husband/daddy approval)."
Augustyn's hobbies include volunteerism, art projects of any kind, and non-fiction reading/writing. "My favorite thing to do is to just be a mom, in a team with my husband. My mantra is Life Is Good. Not all the time and ... sometimes you might have to look for it, but most of the time, Life Is Good." She resides in Lombard with her husband Scott and daughter Ally.