Peter J Waidzunas, DDS, Ltd


Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Dr.  Suite 119

Gurnee, Illinois, 60031


 Dr. Peter J Waidzunas

is a life long resident of Lake County.   Born in Waukegan, Illinois is married to Judy (Clay) Waidzunas and they have 2 children - David who has received his MBA degree with honors in Graduate School in Illinois and is formerly of Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville. Daughter Lauren is an attorney with Zurich Insurance Company in their Mass Litigation Claims Division.

 Dr. Waidzunas attended Marquette University and the University Of Illinois College Of Dental Surgery at the Medical Center in Chicago earning both a BSD and DDS degree in 1977.


 Dr. Waidzunas has been in private general dental practice since 1977. He pursued his interest in anesthesia early in his career and has attended numerous post-graduate courses and further training ever since. Dr. Waidzunas is one of a very few general dentists in Northern Illinois to have advanced training, certification, qualifications, licensure and experience in I.V.Sedation Anesthesia. He has specialized his practice around I.V. Sedation providing patients who have not had dental care out of fear and anxiety of dental visits.


 He has current and/or previous memberships and/or certification in the following;

  • American Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Lake County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implants and Transplants
  • American Heart association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • American Orthognathic Society
  • Alumnus Pankey Institute
  • Alumnus Peter Dawson Seminars
  • Pankey Study Club




Dr. Waidzunas is proud to have some of the finest and most loyal staff members that any office could have. Collectively, Sue, Danette, Carla and Vicki have over 100 years of experience with Dr. Waidzunas alone!  Most importantly, we all enjoy coming to work every day and surrounding ourselves with wonderful patients in a friendly and relaxed environment.


Sue joined Dr. Waidzunas immediately following the completion of Dental Assisting School at the College of Lake County with a Certified Dental Assisting Certificate in 1978. Sue is certified in Anesthesia Assisting.


Danette  joined our office in 1985 after working with several other Lake County dentists and has the title of Office Manager. She also handles all billing, financial and insurance related matters and is in charge of the arts and crafts department within the office. Danette is also certified in Anesthesia Assisting.


Carla  is a Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been with Dr. Waidzunas since 1983 after working for other Dentists in Wisconsin and Illinois. Carla attended dental hygiene school in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and attends their local monthly continuing education meetings. Patients know that when they are treated by Carla, their personal comfort and family interests are her first concern.


Vicki joined our team just over a year ago.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in dental hygiene and a bachelor degree in health care management.  She is a member of the Lake County Dental Hygiene Society, and currently works at the College of Lake County teaching dental hygiene students in clinical hygiene.  Vicki also teaches courses in CPR and Nitrous oxide sedation.  Sanford Brown College in Skokie has also called upon Vicki to come and teach the final graduating class this year.  Keeping you comfortable and relaxed is her main concern



Phone: 1.847.336.7300

Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Drive  Suite 119

Gurnee, IL  60031