Dr. Jeffrey Feffer graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1981 and has been practicing dentistry in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview area for over 35 years. Raised in Southern California, he received an undergraduate degree in Bacteriology and then a Masters degree in Public Health, specializing in infectious disease epidemiology from UCLA. He has been a respected expert witness and consultant to the legal profession in matters related to alleged dental malpractice and the standard of care in dentistry for over 30 years while being a full-time dentist. His practice philosophy is to provide thoughtfulness and compassion to his patients while providing options of treatment. Precise and clinically demanding, he is relaxed and accommodating while working. A longstanding member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society, he has taken numerous courses in esthetic and prosthetic dentistry which allows him to design and place highly artistic and realistic restorations coupled with all types of prosthetic reconstruction. He highly enjoys working with children, establishing long lasting relationships which allow children to grow up utilizing dental services without fear. Dr. Feffer believes that the integration of basic healthful principles increases one’s enjoyment of life and gives the best chance for a balanced life. He has been physically active his entire life. An avid runner and tennis player, he has run 5 marathons and numerous shorter races. Fluent in Spanish, he has gone to night school one night a week for the last six years to develop fluency in Italian as well. At the end of 2011, Dr. Feffer was asked by the Chicago Fire Team Physician to be the Chicago Fire Team Dentist for the upcoming 2012 season. Appreciative of the ability to combine professional camaraderie with athletics, Dr. Feffer enthusiastically accepted the position. In addition to providing emergency dental procedures for the players, he will do his best to be thoughtful and help the players be in optimal dental health prior to the start of the season. Although at present he is not the official team dentist for the Fire, he still provides services for players and coaches. He is a certified Team Dentist, and has completed the training for certification given by the Academy for Sports Dentistry and is an active member of this society. Dr. Feffer has three fantastic daughters.