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
  • Doctorate 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 to fit their needs and lifestyle.

In the Office

I have been practicing orthodontics since 1990, and took 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 he or she deserves.

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, New York, but have lived in Chicago for nearly three decades, and am proud to have raised my children here. I live in Wilmette with my wife Rimma and our dog Bella while our kids pursue their studies in college and graduate school. We miss the days spent cheering on the sidelines at our kids' sports events, but I am happy to sponsor multiple community sports teams in the area.  Our family loves to travel in our free time, you can usually find us hiking in the mountains and white-water rafting out West!


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