DPR: Dr. Koos, why don’t we start by you telling us a little bit about your unique practice set-up.

Dr. Koos: “I am a dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has built the first fully green surgical facility in the nation, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. I am also part of the first multi-office, green group dental practice and we have even officially defined and registered trademarked the term Eco-Friendly Dentistry®.”

DPR: Hu-Friedy is often associated with instrumentation, but actually offers a much wider variety of products. How have you incorporated the various components of the Hu-Friedy catalog into your practice?

Dr. Koos: “My partners utilize many systems and items throughout the Hu-Friedy line-up. For instance, we have incorporated their IMS instrument processing and infection control products, Piezo Power Scaling units, as well as their full line of surgical and dental instrumentation. All have proven well worth the investment for their superior quality.”

DPR: When did you first get a clinical feel for Hu-Friedy?

Dr. Koos: “My first exposure to Hu-Friedy was during the beginning of my surgical residency training, at least this is when I was making active critical comparisons between all of the companies that I was exposed to.”

DPR: How did your experience using Hu-Friedy in your surgical residency impact your decision to make it a go-to brand in your practice?

Dr. Koos: “At that time I had the opportunity to utilize many different brands and Hu-Friedy’s craftsmanship, precision, innovation and overall feel caught my attention, so much so, that I knew that I was going to incorporate their instruments into my private practice years later.”

DPR: You practice in Chicago and Hu-Friedy is headquartered in Chicago. Has the local connection offered any additional insight into the company?

Dr. Koos: “Their close proximity allowed me to bring my whole surgical team to their facility. This gave us the unique opportunity to gain an even more in-depth appreciation of the intensity of effort that goes into making each and every instrument that we use, and for us to personally meet the wonderful individuals who painstakingly make them.”

DPR: As the first “green” oral surgery practice, you’ve probably paid closer attention than most to Hu-Friedy’s efforts to be socially responsible and help dentists do the same. How are they doing?

Dr. Koos: “As a certified Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner (CSR-P), I am acutely aware of how Hu-Friedy has been actually leading the way with supporting Eco-Friendly Dentsitry® with all of their sustainability efforts and applaud their initiatives. One example is their Environdent program, the first of its kind in the industry, directly helps and rewards
doctors for participating.”

DPR: Why is using the highest quality instruments and products important to your practice and the care of your patients?

Dr. Koos: “First and foremost, because this is what my patients deserve. Secondly, incorporating products, biologic materials, and companies that partake in rigorous R&D and the highest quality control, ensures the best and most predictable outcome for my surgical cases.”


Dr. Koos was caring and professional.

Great experience from start to finish. Dr. Koos was caring and professional, making an otherwise uncomfortable experience as pleasant at possible.

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Caitlin Marcordes

Pleasantly surprised by post-surgery follow up

It was a pleasure to have straight forward information provided and constant follow up after my surgery. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Dr. Steven Koos late at night to make sure I was having a healthy recovery. And the cherry on top of the ice cream was how updated the office was. State of the art equipment that I had no doubt I was in good hands.

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Heidi Ramirez

Great place and great staff.

Great place and great staff. I was well informed about the entire procedure and the follow up process. I also felt very at ease knowing the doctor called me later in the day and him providing me his number in case anything happens.

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Jim Morrissey

Dr. Koos is the best!

I love it here! Everyone is so kind and attentive! Dr. Koos is the best!

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Joanne Salem

They took great care of me.

I had an amazing experience. I went in scared and in pain and honestly they took great care of me. I would definitely be going back for any dental need. They are friendly and make you feel at ease.

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Katharyn Savary

Earns my trust for comfort and care

I had two implants, a sinus lift and one other procedure within the last year or so. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Koos and his staff. I was well informed about my needs and next steps. And more importantly, all went well with very little discomfort. I’m usually a little skiddish when it comes to dental surgery and any associated pain. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio earns my trust for comfort and care.

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Paul Crossey