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Dr. Alicia Franklin, South Side Chicago Dentist



Dr. A.D. Franklin, DDS, FAGD


Happy Smiles Dental Office in South Side Chicago IL
Meet the Doctor
AGD Member


Dr. Franklin started her dental practice, Happy Smiles Dental, in 1998. She has been practicing general dentistry for approximately twenty-one years.   She graduated from Howard University in 1990 with a Bachelor's  degree in microbiology and subsequently from Howard University College of Dentistry in 1996.  Dr. Franklin completed her Post-Doctoral training at Michael Reese Hospital (Chicago, Illinois) in a General Practice Residency Program in 1997.  She became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2010, which required a minimum of  500 hours of dental continuing education and that she passed the very rigorous and challenging "Fellowship Examination" which covers a wide spectrum of dental topics.  She is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the National Dental Association. 


One of the things that Dr. Franklin takes pride in, is being able to provide gentle dental treatment in a clean, peaceful and modern setting.  She provides family dentistry which includes dental treatment for adults and children over the age of five.  Our pedodontic patients (kids/teens) love our "No Cavity Club" which functions as a great incentive to get them, as well as their parents, interested in and enthusiastic about coming to her office for their dental treatment.  Here at Happy Smiles Dental Dr. Franklin and her staff always try to make certain that each and every patient's dental visit is a pleasant experience.