Dental Health Care

The dental program focuses on both prevention and treatment of dental disease in addition to oral health education and awareness for children and adults of all ages.

Our comprehensive practice includes:
  • Preventive dental care for children and adults (dental cleanings and dental x-rays)
  • Advanced pediatric restorative treatment
  • Limited oral surgery procedures
  • Emergency treatment and consultations
  • Orthodontics
  • Private space for children with special needs
  • Dental exams and cleaning for pregnant women

What Our Patients Think ...
One parent, Ed—who has been an IWS patient for 15 years—accompanied his son, Raul, to the IWS enclosed dental operatory. After the cleaning, Raul boasted a bright smile. Ed relayed to IWS staff how grateful he is that Raul can receive a dental checkup where he feels safe and secure because Raul is sensitive to noise, and dental checkups can be stressful. Ed has been so pleased with his family’s care at IWS and has thanked the staff for all services. Raul was first screened for developmental delay at IWS and continues to receive the informed and compassionate care he needs—medical, dental, and developmental delay therapy—all right here at the Angel Harvey Family Health Center.

Healthy Children, Healthy Smiles: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is the largest national dentist-led foundation dedicated to children’s oral health. The charitable giving arm of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), HSHC has given or committed more dollars since 2010 to help children than any other dental charity. Since 2010 HSHC has donated more than $4.5 million to support access to care initiatives that have provided Dental Homes to more than 320,000 children in 29 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.