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Meet Our Expanded Team: Two Excellent New Dentists and a Farewell to Dr. Bob

For over 60 years, Stephens Dentistry has been providing top-quality dental care to the Evanston, IL community based on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence. We founded our dental practice on these principles, which remain at the forefront of everything we do.

Stephens Dentistry is excited to announce the addition of two new highly qualified dentists to our team! We are confident that their skills and expertise will enhance our already top-notch dental practice. We are thrilled to have them on board and can’t wait for our patients to meet them.

And Dr. Bob is now retired from dentistry. We at Stephens Dentistry are grateful for all his hard work and contributions to our practice. He will be greatly missed, but we are happy that he will now have the opportunity to spend more time enjoying his pastimes and family. Thank you, Dr. Bob!

Dr. Rares Raibulet, DMD

Dr. Raibulet is delighted to join the team at Stephens Dentistry. Born in Romania and raised in Indianapolis, he has come to love the Chicagoland area he now calls home.

Dr. Raibulet completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove.
While in dental school, Dr. Raibulet met his wife Nedina, who also completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at Midwestern University. Together with their daughter Liv and Remy the corgi, they love traveling, trying new culinary experiences, frequenting their local coffee shops, and spending quality time with their families.

Dr. Raibulet’s attention to detail not only applies to his skill and technique but also to his bedside manner. His commitment to excellence is evident through the countless hours of continuing education he has pursued to expand his comprehensive background in cosmetic dentistry, implant placement, oral surgery, and root canal therapy.

Dr. Raibulet strongly believes in personalized care and understating individual values to develop a thorough treatment plan that will work to accomplish your dental goals.

Dr. Marcos Montoya, DDS

Dr. Montoya was born and raised in Glenview. He attended Loyola Academy High School, excelled in his studies, and was an All-State student-athlete. He graduated with honors from The University of Illinois at Champaign with a Molecular and Cellular Biology degree. He later received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Montoya comes from a family blessed with many medical professionals, including his mother, an Internist from Northwestern Medicine. Being raised by a single mother who was passionate about life and her career drew him to follow his own interests in science and caring for others. Growing up with this immersion into healthcare inspired him to pursue his own path in medicine.

In college, Dr. Montoya decided to shadow his aunt at her Chicago dental office. He quickly fell in love with “the vibe” of dentistry and the excitement of working in a dental office. Seeing patients bi-annually allows dentists to get to know the families they treat. Dr. Montoya appreciates being able to provide great healthcare to the community in which he lives.

Dr. Montoya is married to Magali, a talented wedding hairstylist. They have two beautiful girls named Sofia and Olivia. Outside of dentistry, one of his biggest passions is ice hockey! He’s been playing goalie since he was five years old and has won two high school state titles and one collegiate national championship with U of I. His brother played in the NHL and recently retired with the Edmonton Oilers. He still makes time to play every week and loves coaching younger hockey players.

Today, Dr. Montoya enjoys total patient care most importantly nutrition, pain management and sleep. He holds a qualified dentist designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and screens all his patients for irregular sleep patterns. He believes by having a healthy nutrition plan coupled with consistent sleep patterns, that one’s body has tremendous healing capacity.

Robert B. Stephens, DDS

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

During his dentistry career, Dr. Bob was known for his excellent and caring approach to patient care. He promoted prevention as the best form of dental care. He worked with patients to create customized treatment plans when they needed extra attention to achieve optimal oral health.

From grandparents through grandchildren, Dr. Bob enjoyed seeing all generations of patients. He believed in the importance of family and worked hard to cultivate a caring and compassionate environment where our patients felt 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. He is also a Preferred Authorized Invisalign® Doctor.

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