I truly believe I have the best job in the whole world. My patients come from all walks of life and I appreciate every one of them. To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than watching smiles widen and confidence grow as treatment progresses.
I decided that orthodontics was my calling long before I began school. When I saw the satisfaction and fulfillment my father derived from his life’s work, I knew it was the career for me. It’s been over 18 years so far, and not a day goes by that I’m not thankful for the privilege to make my patients smile.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Illinois-Chicago
- Master of Science in orthodontics at University of Iowa-Iowa City
I am the consummate student: I take every opportunity, not only to expand my knowledge, but participate in advancements in orthodontics. As the president of the PRIMUS Study Group, I am able to interact with and learn from premier orthodontists from around the country. I am also a frequent guest lecturer at my alma mater, the University of Iowa, which is regarded as having the number-one orthodontic program in the country. My dedication and commitment to providing my patients with the most current knowledge about their treatments is what inspires me to be an eternal student.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwestern Association of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
A native of Glencoe, IL, I have lived in Wrigleyville for the past 26 years and love it! I have an incredibly supportive wife named Kristi and we have four beautiful children: Belle, Emmet, Lev, and Aviva. I love any activity that I can share with my wife and kids. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, sledding, snowball fights, and making snowmen. If it involves fresh air and my family, I am all the way in! I also have a deep love of music from all genres, so I feel fortunate to live in a place with such rich and abundant live music.
“I am so happy I chose Lippitz Orthodontics to do my braces. Dr. Lippitz is wonderful and the staff is terrific.”— Roy M.
“The entire staff rock and are extremely understanding of our children’s needs. Dr. Stefen is truly amazing…thank you!!”— Noah H.
“That appointment was wonderful! My son - who is high-functioning autistic and has a hard time sitting still and was apprehensive about visiting in the first place because he didn’t know what would happen – felt very at ease. He was made to feel comfortable!”— Devon M.
“I originally had my braces put on in 1983 by Dr. Herbert Lippitz and he was outstanding over all the years until I got them off in 1989. My most recent visit with Dr. Stefen Lippitz was equally outstanding and maybe better. I give Dr. Stefen 5 Stars!!!!”— Henry M.
“How great the staff from Dr. Lippitz to the front desk, everyone is so friendly and caring. They make this process much easier for my daughter and I. We appreciate it so much!”— Lydia P.
“Everyone was so welcoming. They really took the time to listen and explain everything to me. I had to bring my children and wasn’t sure how I would get through my appointment with both of them, but the staff jumped right in to help. I love the atmosphere here.”— Sarah W.
“Everyone clearly loves working there and are very welcoming. Dr. Lippitz always clearly explains what is need.”— Joh R.
“Always a pleasant experience…Dr. Lippitz is such a nice, friendly guy. Always get in on time, too!”— Sam W.
“Everytime I have been to your office on Western Ave. every staff member has been friendly, happy and extremely courteous. Makes me wonder what you guys are doing over there! LOL!! The great service makes me forget about the wires I have on my teeth.”— Cesar G.
“Fast and helpful – willing to take the time to schedule at our earliest convenience. Answered all my questions in a timely manner. Thanks so much.”— Sonya R.