Meet Our Doctors
Garnet Patterson is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School class of 1989 with the distinction of being awarded an OKU key. Following graduation, he attended a comprehensive hospital residency program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. In addition to advanced training in general dentistry there was an emphasis on surgical, medically compromised and oncology patients. Dr. Patterson then returned to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to complete a Fellowship in Oral Oncology.
Dr. Patterson has achieved the status of Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. More recently Dr. Patterson has continued his desire for advanced education by completing more than 1000 hours of continuing education. Specifically, he has completed a comprehensive implant surgery course at the Misch Institute and the curriculum for Complete Dentistry at the Dawson Academy.
In his most recent venture, Dr. Patterson has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious honor bestowed upon fewer than 7% of dentists in the United States and Canada.
In Summary, Dr. Patterson is committed to providing the best services with the latest technology and materials for his patients. He lives in our community and strives to maintain our community dental practice.
Dr. Will graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2012. He joined Dr. Patterson’s team in June 2015. Dr. Will belongs to many professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and is an elected officer with the Illini District Dental Society.
Through continuing education courses, Dr. Will strives to be educated on the most cutting edge techniques in CAD-CAM restorations, cosmetic dentistry, implantology, endodontics, and pain control. Also, he participates in Dental Lifeline Network which is a networking service that provides a national safety net for people who are elderly, severly ill or have disabilities and lack the financial resources to achieve optimal oral health.
Will and his wife, Stephanie, live in Mokena with their two dogs. When not in the office, Will enjoys helping his wife with do-it-yourself house projects, swimming laps to stay fit, and taking advantage of everything metro-Chicago has to offer.
Vikas (Vic) Beri
Dr. Vikas (Vic) Beri graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. While in school, he participated in multiple mission trips to Jamaica and Florida to provide free dental care to those in need. Dr. Beri would love to continue giving back to the community, both in the office and through mission trips. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is always striving for excellence. He believes that a doctor-patient relationship is a special bond and takes the time to get to know all his patients and explain treatment options to them. Dr. Beri believes a smile is worth a thousand words and is here to take care of his patients’ needs and give them the confidence they deserve.
Dr. Beri is always trying to expand his knowledge and eager to learn new skills. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.
In his spare time, Dr. Beri loves spending time with his niece and dogs. He is a huge foodie and is always looking for new restaurants to try. As a born and raised Cubs fan, Dr. Beri enjoys being at Wrigley Field as much as he can during the summertime. Dr. Beri also loves traveling and jumps at any chance to visit a new destination.
Dentistry is a fulfilling career. Helping patients achieve a healthy and bright smile is rewarding and allows patients to have a full and healthy life.
I believe that each patient should have an individualized plan of care. No two patients are the same.
Elmhurst College – B.S. in Chemistry.
Midwestern University – Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
ISDS, CDS, AGD, ADA
Outside of the Office
Outside of the office, Dr. Vacca enjoys reading, indulging in vintage movies, and spending time with her two dogs, Watson and Dexter.