John Stuparitz, DDS, MS

Endodontist Gurnee IL

Dr. John E. Stuparitz was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he double majored receiving two degrees in Biology and Chemistry. After graduating from University of Illinois he attended Marquette University where he received his DDS. Dr. Stuparitz then became a Naval Officer and was awarded acceptance  into the highly prestigious GPR (General Practice Residency) program a full year of extensive training in emergency and higher level of accreditation at the Oakland Naval Hospital. After successfully completing the GPR, he and his family moved to a naval base in Sardinia, Italy where he led his team who was routinely voted as the best clinic in the entire European theater by patients and peers. Dr Stuparitz returned to the Great Lakes Naval Base where he completed a year of Advanced Endodontic Microsurgeries (ACP) and taught at Northwestern Dental School. After nine years in the Navy, Dr John Stuparitz continued his post graduate education at Northwestern University graduating top in his graduating class with a Masters in Endodontics in 1995.

Dr John E Stuparitz has been an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • AAE – Association of American Endodontists
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • LCDS – Lake County Dental Association
  • Coolidge Club – Endodontic Study Club
  • NSDS – North Suburban Dental Society
  • CDS – Chicago Dental Society
  • Marquette Dental School Alumni
  • Northwestern Dental Alumni
  • Life time Member of the University of Illinois Alumni
  • DOCS Member and Certified Provider – (Dental Office Conscience Sedation)

Dr Stuparitz incorporates his high degree of skill with the use an endodontic microscope into his practice full time and was a pioneer in incorporation the microscope with all types of endodontic diagnosis and treatment in Illinois.

Xiaoxian (Susan) Meng DMD, PhD

Endodontist Gurnee IL

DrMeng brings diverse experience and unique expertise to the lead Dental team. In addition to practicing dentistry as a “root canal specialist”, DrMeng is an educator, a public health advocate and an ambassador working towards the betterment of oral health at multiple levels.

DrMeng earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Subsequently, she completed a two-year endodontic specialty residency from the Lutheran Medical Center in New York, where she was awarded her certificate.  Prior to earning her dental credentials, DrMeng obtained the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and the PhD degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Florida.

DrMeng teaches part-time in the Department of Endodontics at the UIC College of Dentistry. She has served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as well as professional staff at the WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Infectious Diseases from 2007 to 2010.
In her free time, Dr. Meng enjoys traveling and cooking.

Dr. Xiaoxian (Susan) Meng  has been an active member of the following professional organizations:

  • AAE – Association of American Endodontists
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • IDA – Illinois Dental Association

  • CDS – Chicago Dental Society
  • NSDS – North Suburban Dental Society
  • Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club
  • American College of Maxillofacial Implantology
  • University of Pennsylvania Dental School Alumni
  • University of Florida Alumni