Meet Our Doctors

Generations Dental is thrilled to introduce a new member of our team, Dr. Himanshi Thakkar! Learn more about Dr. Thakkar below, and request an appointment today.


Dr. David Tartaglia

General Dentist

Dr. David Tartaglia is the Founder of Generations Dental. The practice was opened in January 2017 and has been well supported by the good people of Boone County and surrounding areas. 


Education

Dr. Tartaglia has been involved in healthcare since age 15. His interest in the sciences and a deep desire to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives have driven him since then. He earned both his undergraduate and Dental degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He also completed a surgical internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Tartaglia has surgical privileges and consults for Mercy Health Systems and OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.


Treatment Philosophy

We are a comprehensive dental practice where treatment options are tailored to meet the individual concerns of each patient with a goal of reaching and maintaining great oral health. Our comprehensive approach allows us to take into consideration both the functional and esthetic aspects of our patient’s teeth. Our philosophy provides the opportunity to look at the long-term dental picture and reach a plan that will keep a patient’s teeth healthy long into the future.


Rest & Relaxation

In addition to Dr. Tartaglia’s professional commitments, he stays active by golfing and working out. He has a passion for playing the guitar and attending concerts. He also enjoys traveling and spending downtime with his family.



Dr. Himanshi Thakkar

General Dentist

Dr. Himanshi Thakkar, formerly of Belvidere Dental Designs, has recently joined the Generations Dental Team. Dr. Thakkar looks forward to working with you to help you attain the smile of your dreams!


Education

Early on, Dr. Thakkar knew she wanted to work with her hands and make a difference in people’s lives. Her aunt was a dentist and, naturally, she gravitated toward the profession. When she was only 19 years old, the Chicago native entered dental school at the University of Illinois. At the time, she was the youngest to do so and graduated in 2004, at the age of 23. With a desire to continue learning and better serve her patients, Dr. Thakkar went on to study orthodontics and complete courses and surgeries in implant dentistry, sleep apnea, and periodontal disease prevention and treatment. She has been in private practice since 2007.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr Thakkar loves getting to know her patients and having a positive impact in their lives.  Nothing compares to changing lives through smile transformation while helping patients achieve better health.  Helping people who have sleep apnea has truly become a passion for her.  Other focus areas include crown and bridge treatment, dentures, and dental implants.  She is also passionate about "green dentistry", an approach that reduces the environmental impact of dentistry right here in the Boone County area.  Come visit us and discover how we can serve you.

Rest & Relaxation

When she’s at home, Dr. Thakkar loves spending time with her husband and their three young children. She also enjoys working out, reading, volunteering at her church, and baking (and decorating) delicious cakes and cookies. Her claim to fame was being featured in an article as the youngest graduating female dentist in the state of Illinois!



Office Location

  • Poplar Grove
  • 13510 Julie Drive
  • Poplar Grove, Illinois
  • 61065
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  • Call: (815) 765-9900