How Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence Supports the Arlington Heights Community

Our Hearts Belong to Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights dentist holding dinosaur plush while giving presentation to classroom

For more than 50 years, our dental practice has experienced the love and support of generations of families in Arlington Heights. As a result, we have grown to become a successful practice, but this achievement would not be possible without this great community – one in which our hearts belong. This is why we believe in giving back as much as we can through various organizations and volunteer efforts.

Scholarship Program

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Congratulations on your senior year and your pending high school graduation! This is an exciting time for you. As a high school senior, many exciting events are happening in your life, college most likely being at the forefront of your mind. Because you are a current patient with Costello & DeHart Dental Excellence, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward your freshman year of college.

“We are a family dental office that is engaged in the lives of our patients. We are always in search of ways to give back to the community, both at large and in our immediate family of patients. One way to accomplish this was to recognize outstanding individuals within our dental office.”— Dr. Ernie Costello

Smile Makeovers for Veterans

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As a way to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve our country, we nominate a few veterans each year to receive a smile makeover. As an effective form of treatment that helps to transform appearances, this is just a small way that we can say “thank you” to those who have given so much. If you know of someone who is a veteran and deserving of a smile makeover, please contact our office.

Dentistry from the Heart

As a way to reach underprivileged families in the area, our team participates in Dentistry from the Heart. It is one day in which we provide free services to those who need help to improve their oral healthcare but lack the means to receive it. By providing access to various forms of treatment, we can generate healthier smiles in our community while also getting to know those who make Arlington Heights so special.

School Presentations

Dentist reading a dentistry themed picture book to a room of kids

Throughout the year, Dr. Ernie visits various schools in the community to talk about oral health. From teaching children about the different protective gear dentists wear to discussing ways to ensure proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home, he takes time to help make oral hygiene fun and exciting. He even brings a special friend (a stuffed alligator) to explain what kids can do to ensure healthier teeth and gums day after day.

Patient Appreciation

We love making our patients feel appreciated and like they’re a part of our family! That’s why we’ve enjoyed hosting patent appreciation events over the years and have even done different drawings to give away fabulous prizes. Check them out below!