Our Dentists

Take a few minutes and meet our dentists!

Dr. James Bruce Stephens started our dental practice in Evanston, IL over 60 years ago on the principals of honesty, integrity, and high quality dental care. Now his sons, Dr. James Brian Stephens and Dr. Robert Bruce Stephens along with his grandson, Dr. Lucas J. Stephens carry on the tradition he started of providing excellent dentistry to Evanston residents.

James B. Stephens, DDS

Dr. Jim, as his patients and team call him, grew up in Evanston, IL. He attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate education. Dr. Jim continued his studies at the prestigious Northwestern University Dental School in Evanston, IL and graduated with his D.D.S. in 1985.

As a full service dentist in Evanston, Dr. Jim enjoys the variety of dental treatments available to patients. Working with patients to make excellent healthcare choices, Dr. Jim tailors dental treatment to fit the ideal for both the patient and long term overall health.

Dr. Jim believes strongly in minimally invasive dental care. If you have a treatment plan from another dentist, contact our Evanston dental office and schedule a second opinion consult with Dr. Jim.

Through Dr. Jim’s continuing education he is constantly learning about the breakthroughs in dental technology. He enjoys sharing these breakthroughs with our team so that we can bring the best that dentistry has to offer to our Evanston patients.

Dr. Jim is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Jim is also an Authorized Invisalign® Provider.

Robert B. Stephens, DDS

Dr. Bob, as he is known to both patients and team, also grew up in the North Shore area. He attended the University of Colorado for his undergraduate education. Dr. Bob then attended Evanston’s own Northwestern University Dental School and graduated with his D.D.S. in 1990.

Dr. Bob is an excellent and caring Evanston dentist. He is very involved in patient care and promotes prevention as the best form of dental care. When patients require extra attention to achieve optimal oral health, Dr. Bob will work with them to create a customized treatment plan ideal for their situation.

From grandparents through grandchildren, Dr. Bob enjoys seeing all generations of patients. He believes family is important and works hard to cultivate a caring and compassionate environment where our patients feel like family.

Dr. Bob is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, The Pankey Institute, the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Robert is also a Preferred Authorized Invisalign® Doctor.

Lucas J. Stephens, DMD

I am honored to begin working with my uncles at Stephens Dentistry. Following in my grandfather and two uncles’ footsteps, I plan on continuing the 60-year tradition of providing patient-centered dental care to residents of the North Shore suburbs. Our brand new office is has state-of-the-art technology and is always updated to provide the latest methods used in dentistry. In addition, we have the friendliest team who will make your visit the most comfortable and most fun you have ever had at the dentist.

During my four years at Illinois State University, I received my bachelor’s degree (BS) in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Afterwards, I was part of the second graduating class at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine where I received my doctor of dental medicine (DMD) degree. I was taught modern techniques using the latest technology, including single-visit CEREC restorations and Invisalign orthodontics. Upon graduating Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, I received the “Excellence in Patient Care Award”.

Whether you have an extensive dental history, or you only need cleanings every six months, I welcome you to come in for an exam and meet our team. We also offer a no-charge second opinion on any treatment plan that you’ve been presented by your current dentist.

Dr. Luke Stephens is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Luke Stephens is also an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.

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