Meet Our Dentists
John G. Hartmann, DDS
Dr. Hartmann received his Bachelors degree with highest honors from Elmhurst College majoring in Biology. From there he went to dental school at Loyola University and graduated in 1980.
He received additional training in a general practice residency program also at Loyola Medical Center. This program provided advanced training in the fields of oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry as well as anesthesiology and treating medically and mentally compromised patients. He has also had experience treating geriatric patients and was the attending dentist at several nursing homes.
Dr. Hartmann has a wife and three adult children. His interests include fishing, hunting, boating and scuba diving and enjoys all forms of outdoor activities.
James V. Hudson, DDS
Dr. James Hudson received his Bachelors degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1976. He then attended Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, graduating in 1980.
Dr. Hudson has been practicing full-time clinical dentistry for 41 years and is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. In addition, he is ranked as a top Chicago dentist in Checkbook Magazine.
Dr. Hudson has five children, six grandchildren, and is still active in many outdoor activities. He also loves to play golf.
James W. Griesbach, DDS
Dr. Griesbach received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University of Chicago, Illinois in 1978. He then attended Loyola University School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1982.
Following dental school, he went on to complete a General Practice Residency in advanced dental and medical studies at Loyola University Medical center. From 1983 to 1985 he was an associate professor of clinical research at Loyola University Dental School. In addition to the private practice of general dentistry, Dr. Griesbach serves as a consultant for the dental insurance industry.
* Dr. Griesbach is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Laura Ruof
For Dr. Ruof, a 14-year dental veteran, is driven by helping self-conscious patients, who rarely smile because of their teeth, gain a new sense of confidence because of her work. The way cosmetic dentistry can change someone’s entire life, not just their smile, is extremely fulfilling, and she’s committed to serving the community in this way every day. Dr. Ruof brings an artistic, sophisticated style to all her cometic smile designs and combines that with one-on-one patient care and uncompromising standards of excellence.
Dr. Ruof graduated from Canisius College before earning her dental degree (with a minor in pediatric dentistry) at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She then participated in two years of NIH-funded research in microbiology and completed a two-year General Practice Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, where she served as Chief Resident. Over the years, she has taken several courses through SPEAR education and is also trained to provide Botox and dermal fillers. To help her stay at the leading edge of dentistry, she is a member of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.