At Murmann Dental Health in Naperville, we take your dental health seriously. Dr. Denise Murmann and our team come to work each day with the intention of helping our patients smile with more confidence and enjoy better oral health. As a valued patient, here are a few aspects of our practice we think you’ll appreciate:
- We’re a family-oriented practice, with several of our own family members working here together.
- Our office is modern yet welcoming, and we work hard to maintain a clean and tidy environment.
- We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies whenever possible.
- Your treatment will be comfortable and precise thanks to our leading-edge dental technology.
- Our office is green, and we do our best to protect the environment by reusing and recycling. Our building is LEED certified and has even received recognition from the United States Green Building Council.
Give your smile the excellent treatment it deserves. Call Murmann Dental Health today at 630-864-6065 to schedule your next dental visit. Besides Naperville, we also welcome patients from the nearby communities of Aurora, Plainfield, Warrenville, Lisle, Woodridge, and Bolingbrook.
Join Our Dental Family to Keep Your Smile in Top Shape
Dr. Murmann has been faithfully serving her patients for almost three decades. She has helped over 20,000 patients boost their self-image and improve their oral health through her dedication to personalized dentistry. She and our team also want you to have a smile you feel proud showing off.
Because there is a strong relationship between oral health and total body health, our goal is to improve our patients’ overall health by helping them maintain the best oral health possible. Just as our name implies, if a patient has optimal dental health and a beautiful smile to go along with it, we feel like we’ve succeeded in our mission.
To make sure you receive exceptional dental care, we will:
- Get to know you on a personal level
- Take notes about your preferences at your first visit so we can remember them at future visits
- Listen to your concerns and pay attention to your needs
- Fully explain your treatment options so you have the information you need to make decisions
- Answer any questions you have in detail
- Keep your best interests in mind by only recommending necessary treatment
- Focus on continual improvement in ourselves and the care we provide
Receive Tailored Care From Dr. Denise Murmann
Dr. Denise Murmann graduated with her DDS from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry in 1992, 50 years after her maternal grandfather did. Before establishing Murmann Dental Health in Naperville, she practiced in Chicago and River Forest.
Dr. Murmann is also a forensic dentist. She has been deployed twice – once after 9/11 as part of the World Trade Center Dental Identification Team, and a second time after Hurricane Katrina. Her professional affiliations and memberships include:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) since 2011
- Member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)
- Past President of the American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO)
- Member of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Disaster Response Team
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1993
Dr. Murmann has contributed to the following publications:
- A Comparison of Animal Jaws and Bite Mark Patterns
- Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition
- A Method for Rapid 3D Scanning and Replication of Large Paleontological Specimens
Dr. Murmann’s grandfather, Dr. Grundset, started at the University of Illinois of Naperville Dental School in 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1941, right after Pearl Harbor was bombed. This allowed him to stay in dental school until the spring of 1942, when he graduated.
A First Lieutenant who rose in rank to Captain, Dr. Grundset went overseas in February 1944 and landed in Oran, North Africa. He was part of the 27th Evacuation Hospital that went through North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. They were the first medical unit in Casino, Italy, after the United States bombed Monistary. Dr. Grundset earned seven battle stars during his deployment and came home in December 1945, a few days before Christmas.
When he returned stateside, he opened a dental office in Brookfield, IL. He also taught at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. In 1959, he and his family moved to Florida, and he opened a dental office in Largo. He retired at 81 and passed away in 2002, and we still miss him today.
In May 1942, the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Medicine at the University of Illinois formed an evacuation hospital that served in multiple combat areas throughout Europe and North Africa. The UIC Library Online Exhibit on the 27th Evacuation Hospital can be found below:
- 27th Evacuation Hospital Collection
- 27th Evacuation Hospital, 1942-1945
- WW2 US Medical Research Center: 27th Evacuation Hospital
- Chicago Tribune: Hospital Unit To Be Formed By U. Of I. Personnel
Meet Our Caring Staff
Barbara has a rich history in dentistry. Her father, uncle, and brother were all dentists. She worked in their office, both as an assistant and at the front desk. After getting married and having children, she went back to work in the health care field, this time at Hinsdale Hospital. She started as a maternity ward secretary and then was asked to be the secretary for the director of Maternal Child Nursing. After that, she became the secretary to one of the vice presidents of the hospital, then to the president. Ultimately, she became assistant to the president of the corporate headquarters of Adventist Midwest Health (AMH). Now she has come full circle, moving back into the field of dentistry.
Maricruz has worked in the dental field for more than 30 years. She has a degree in dentistry from Coahuila University in Mexico, where she graduated in 1983. She worked in a dental office in Mexico until she moved to the U.S. in 1989. She has worked as a dental assistant and a dental office manager since then. She joined Murmann Dental Health in 2014, and we are blessed to have her expertise in so many ways. She enjoys working with patients, taking care of their needs, and making them feel comfortable.
Michele’s background is medical. She worked for a health insurance company for over 30 years in positions including prior authorization, case management, and training. She started at Murmann Dental Health in 2019. Since joining the team, she has learned a lot of dental information and continues learning every day. Michele enjoys spending time at home with her two cats, being with her family, and reading.
Our experiences shape who we are and ultimately help us decide our path. Diana’s decision to pursue dentistry was based on a series of important events from her childhood, starting when her mom took her to a very nice pediatric dentist. The skill, care, and kindness shown by the doctor inspired her goal of becoming a similarly skilled and caring professional. When Diana got her green card through the Visa lottery, it was a happy day. She came into the United States and continued what she started in Romania. Working as a dental assistant in the Chicago area, she was able to meet many talented alumni of Harper College. During that time, she found out about a different profession: dental hygiene. Although she had learned a lot from her colleagues, she chose to do dental hygiene instead of dentistry. She considers dental hygiene a versatile career that gives her professional satisfaction and time for family. The knowledge she accumulated in Romania greatly reinforced her American experience. Diana and her husband, a software engineer, have a son and a daughter. They love to travel and have seen a small part of United States since coming here. She also likes to take long walks and read fashion magazines.
Leneda Murmann began her career as an early childhood teacher. She enjoyed teaching for 30 years and then was given the opportunity to change her career and join Murmann Dental Health. She is enjoying learning about the dental field and learning new information every day. Leneda enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs. She reads when she gets the chance. Leneda is a very brave woman, as she married Richard (Michele and Denise’s brother). Her son, Will, is also planning on working here one day.
Kayla is new to the field of dentistry and joined our office as a dental assistant. She has a background in childcare, retail, customer service, and patient care. Kayla is completing her Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene and plans to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She credits the wonderful opportunity to work here at Murmann – and all that she's learned so far – for helping her make the decision to stay and excel in the field of dentistry. When she isn't working, in class, or studying, Kayla enjoys being with friends and family. She's excited to keep learning and growing in dentistry.