Dr. Donovan has been practicing dentistry for almost 28 years, and is still interested in learning new things.
He and his wife Tansy have three children who aren't children anymore, but who he loves very much. He likes to read and bike ride when he has time off.
DDS University of Illinois College of Dentistry, 1990
Dr. Donovan has always enjoyed the full spectrum of dentistry, having done everything from root canals and periodontal work
to crowns, dentures and implants for many years. Much to his surprise, he still enjoys a challenging extraction or root canal therapy as much
as a good cosmetic case.
Dr. Donovan graduated from Northern Illinois University, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of
Illinois College of Dentistry in 1990.
Dr. Donovan believes in providing good dental care in a relaxing atmosphere. He is known for taking time to get to know his patients, with an emphasis on making sure his patients understand their conditions and the treatment options they have in order to get to optimal oral health.
My 7 year old and I saw Lori for our cleaning. She always does a fantastic job and is awesome. She is very patient with my child. We love going to her and will continue to do so as long as we can.
20:55 10 Jul 18
I had a good experience. The hygienist was awesome and looked like she knew what she was doing all the time. she was great and it never hurt or anything. The doctor was also nice and very good at what he did also.
19:16 23 Jul 18
Lori makes all those who are scared of the dentist not afraid. She is kind and talks you through what is going on during your cleaning. Highly recommend!
14:38 21 Aug 18
Awesome friendly staff... thanks Kel for being patient and helpful!
21:12 27 Sep 18
22:19 30 Oct 18
I am a new patient and have had a great experience so far. The front desk staff helped me schedule a same day appointment for my first cleaning and were very understanding and flexible when I’ve had to reschedule follow-up appointments. The dental hygienist and dentist were friendly and professional and answered my questions thoroughly. I hadn’t seen a dentist in some time and was a bit shy about coming in after so long, but they were nonjudgmental and supportive.read more
23:02 08 Nov 18
First visit with my 7 yr old daughter an staff was great Dr. was awesome treated her very kind brought my other 2 daughters they had great experience with getting there teeth clean...
23:08 08 Nov 18
Have been going here for quite a while and its great! They always do a perfect job and they are great!
06:24 14 Nov 18
I've been a patient here for years. They always do an excellent job whether it be for a regularly scheduled cleaning appointment or an emergency. They go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and take care of your dental needs. They are an awesome team. Kelly thanks for getting me in on such short notice and thanks Dr. Donovan and Pat for taking care of me.read more
23:03 16 Nov 18
I have been coming here since I was little! I’ve seen almost all the staff including Dr. Rosen, Dr. Donovan, Lori, Pat, and Kelly. Everyone is always so helpful and courteous! I normally HATE the dentist but everyone here definitely makes my fear that much easier. I would recommend this office to anyone and everyone!read more
00:58 16 Nov 18
I am a new patient here and from the time I made the phone call to seek services to the minute I walked in the door everyone has been exceptional. Kelly at the front desk, Pat the dental assistant and Dr Shah have all been kind. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the dentist and my last few experiences at other facilities haven’t been stellar by any means and has been pretty awful to be honest. Everyone here has regained my confidence and has put my anxiety to ease about going to the dentist. Everything was explained to me throughout the procedure and I even got a follow up call the next day to see how I was doing. I could have picked any facility to go to but I’m glad I chose Tru Family Dental. I chose this facility based on the reviews and have not been disappointed.read more
16:05 01 Dec 18
I’ve been going here for my whole life! Great doctors and everyone is always so friendly! They provide excellent service, whether I’d be for yearly cleanings, or emergency meetings! Thanks for seeing me all these years!
16:00 26 Mar 19
Great place! Love Lori and dr. Shaw was amazing! Staff is exceptional and Anne deserves a medal for all her help!!
22:48 03 Apr 19
They are absolutely amazing. They make you feel so comfortable and show they truly care about you as a person. I always have a pleasant experience with the entire staffing.
00:06 04 Apr 19
Rita Torrez. At 44yrs old I had to face the horror of having a molar extracted. First tooth I've ever had pulled. Dr. Shah and his team did a phenomenal job with keeping me calm and getting it out fast and painlessly! They are so professional and the office is very clean. They work very well with you to keep costs at a minimum and explain everything very clearly. I will be taking my entire family here forever!read more
17:40 13 Apr 19
I have been going to Tru Family Dental Joliet for many years. The care that I have always gotten from Dr Donovan and Pat his assistant have been awesome. Dr Donovan always makes sure I am comfortable and explains everything to me. I’ve had many procedures there and I am always pain-free during it and afterwords my pain is very minimal. I feel like I have found the best dentist and I’m so comfortable there and trust Dr. D. When you walk in the door the staff is extremely friendly. They make you feel like they have known you forever. I will never go anywhere else!read more
21:31 29 May 19
Best dental care around, really friendly and courteous staff. My dental hygienist is great and made my visits comfortable. Had some cavities filled, cleaning and whitening done. Highly recommend Tru family
16:32 30 May 19
I have been coming here for the past 7 years and each visit has been great. The staff is very friendly and great at their service.
15:58 09 Aug 19
I love Tru Family Dental in Joliet! I’ve been looking for a new dentist since I relocated to the area and I’ve finally found one! The staff is welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. They are very upfront about costs, scheduling, and all the steps needed when discussing any kind of procedure. I couldn’t have been more pleased with my experience. I’ll be going back! (hopefully not too soon!)read more
20:37 19 Aug 19
An absolutely marvelous staff. I called about an unknown tooth pain and they penciled me in the same day. The very skillful, Dr Shah, diagnosed and treated me within the hour. To say the least, it is a very remarkable collection of astonishing employees, who not only met my needs but also guided me through the process.read more
My kids and I have been going here for our dental care for years. It is always a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Hutnik and his staff.
I love this place! Very professional with a strong personal touch. Dr Yang and the staff are fantastic. An added bonus for me is they are a high tech office and you can get all reminders and make changes right on your smartphone. Best dental care in town. No doubt.
Tru Family Dental is filled with experienced, patient and kind providers! They are welcoming and professional! I trust them with the dental care of my children and will continue to recommend them as providers.
Friendly people, Aaron makes the visit less of a stress. He is very nice and professional, they all are. Thank you Tru Family Dental!!