Meet Dr. Shoel Kerzner

meet dr shoel kerzner

I consider myself lucky, as I am truly happy with my profession, and love to come to work each day! The positive impact orthodontics has on our patients’ lives is immeasurable, and I’m glad to help them attain smiles they are proud to share for a lifetime!


In order to become an orthodontist, I earned the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in microbiology – Indiana University
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine
  • Certificate in orthodontics – Loyola University School of Dentistry

Continuing Education

I believe it is critical to stay at the forefront of clinical and technological advances in orthodontics. I attend numerous educational courses throughout the year, so I can offer my patients the best treatment options that fit their needs and lifestyle.

In the Office

I have been practicing orthodontics since 1990, and have taken over a tradition of excellence from Dr. Richard Swoiskin and Dr. Howard Aduss. I feel so fortunate to be part of this profession. It is rewarding to see how it improves the confidence and the quality of life for my patients, both children and adults.

My treatment philosophy focuses on providing individualized, highest quality care in a friendly, fun, and warm environment. I always strive for excellence in my clinical results, but also try to make each patient feel at home and make sure everyone gets the personalized attention they deserve.

I enjoy getting to know my patients over time, and I treat each one like part of my family. My best reward is when former patients stop by to visit our office years later just to say hello and show off their beautiful smiles!

Family Life

I am originally from Buffalo, NY, but have lived in Chicago for more than 22 years, and am proud to raise my children here. I live in Wilmette with my wife Rimma, our two active teenage kids, Ben and Adena, and our two dogs, Sammy and Bella. Our family loves vacations: We spend time every summer hiking in the mountains and white water rafting. During the school year, you can usually find my wife and me at a soccer field, cheering on our kids at one of their many soccer games and tournaments!