Cynthia Satko, DDS, MS

Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Cynthia Satko has received degrees in dentistry, oral surgery, and served her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (formally an associate professor). Dr. Satko publishes research articles, conducts study clubs with dentists, and lectures on such topics as replacing teeth with dental implants, the importance of oral systemic health and third-molar removal. 


  • Board-certified: American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Certified: Licensed Sedation Permit B – Illinois LANAP Protocol License Evolution 1-5
  • Residency: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  • Master’s Degree: TMJ Research, University of Illinois
  • DDS: University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL
  • Member of
    • Academy of Osseointegreation
    • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • American Association of Implant Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (Past President)
    • Illinois State Dental Society
    • Chicago Dental Society
    • Dental Arts Club 
    • Special Interest: Prader WIlli Association
    • Hospital Staff: Amita Healthcare LaGrange Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital and Hinsdale SurgiCenter
    • Author & Lecturer

“I like putting patients at ease, especially when they are going through something difficult and frightening with their oral health. I like taking good care of them with the best materials and technologies, even though they may not realize it. I take their treatment very seriously, yet remain outgoing and humorous in my approach to patient care. I am always concerned about the individual patient’s safety, comfort and budget.” – Dr. Satko

Dr. Satko is a Northwestern Alumnus and is married and has three children. Her hobbies include fine arts, watercolor and colored pencil, and cooking.