Meet the Doctors

Wicker Park Dentist - Dr Monica UrdaDr. Monica Urda:

Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago Dr. Monica Urda received the Trustee Scholarship from Loyola University to study biology. A recipient of the Mulcahy Award as well as the Pre-Dental Award she graduated cum laude from Loyola and spent the following four years at Marquette School of Dentistry in Milwaukee Wisconsin where she earned her DDS. Afterward, she completed post-graduate coursework in endodontics, dental implants, Cad-Cam technology, esthetic restorations, and Invisalign. In 2013 Dr. Urda joined a large group practice on the southwest side of Chicago. Through her expertise, her calm, confident manner and her engaging personal touch Dr. Urda quickly became a favorite doctor among the patients at the large and busy clinic.

Dr. Urda now brings her dedication to excellence and personal approach to dentistry to her own practice: Smile Science Chicago in Wicker Park. Whether for a routine visit or a more complex procedure
Dr. Urda respects each patient’s right to a detailed discussion of any treatment needed. She will take the time to explain a procedure, answer all questions and alleviate any concerns, then the Smile Science Chicago staff will work to implement Dr. Urda’s treatment plan within the schedule and budget of each patient.

Core Values:

1. Be compassionate, empathetic, honest, and conscientious for every person- no matter, race, creed, religion, gender, or orientation.

2. Build a positive, happy, and safe environment for both our patients and team.

3. Be passionate, committed, and driven to achieving an exceptional level of care, and strive to exceed that level every day.

4. Be humble and eager to learn both personally and professionally, and be held accountable for both actions big and small.

5. To give back to the community in a positive and meaningful way.


A resident of Chicago’s north side, Dr. Urda has been an active member of the community as a volunteer with Give Kids a Smile day, Smiles For the Future day, Head Start day and Mission of Mercy day. She is committed to continued life-long learning that will bring the most advanced techniques in dentistry to her patients.

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Dr. SageDr. Sage VanAntwerp:

Dr. Sage VanAntwerp was born in southwest Michigan and moved to Florida at a young age. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida State University, she attended the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she earned her DMD degree. She found her way back to the midwest when she elected to do an additional year of training (General Practice Residency) at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, IL.  This residency provided her with post-graduate training in general dentistry, oral surgery, dental emergencies and the treatment of medically compromised patients.  Dr. VanAntwerp was recognized as “Resident of the Year” by her attending dentists.

Dr. VanAntwerp understands the impact of a healthy smile and is devoted to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health.  She is detail oriented and strives to ensure that all of her patients have a pleasant, anxiety-free dental appointment where all of their questions are answered. She is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society.  Dr. VanAntwerp is committed to giving back to the community and has volunteered at a number of free dental events and even traveled to Guatemala for a week-long dental mission trip where she treated patients who otherwise would not have had access to dental care.

Outside of dentistry, she maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys exploring the city and making trips to her hometown in southwest Michigan with her fiancé and their rescue dog.  Dr. VanAntwerp treats patients of all ages and looks forward to treating you at Smile Science Chicago!

Monica Urda, DDS
1755 W North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
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