Scharfenberg Dental in Elmhurst, IL.

About Dr. Carly Scharfenberg

Dr. ChenDr. Carly Scharfenberg joined her father, Dr. Jerry, after graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She was born and raised in Elmhurst, and she now enjoys serving her hometown community with premier dental care. Dr. Carly is devoted to providing innovative dentistry to the entire family.

Dr. Carly began her studies at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She then completed a degree in Biological Sciences, with a pre-dental specialty, from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She completed her degree in Dental Laboratory Science and was board certified. Upon graduating from UIC College of Dentistry she was admitted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Carly also serves as an instructor at the UIC Dental School in the pre-clinic.

Dr. Carly served on UIC’s executive board for the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. In this capacity she was instrumental in creating Goldie’s Place Dental Clinic, the first student-run dental health clinic in the United States. Goldie’s Place serves the underprivileged population of Chicago, and continues to be a model for other communities. Dr. Carly is committed to bettering lives by providing exceptional dental care. 

In her free time Carly enjoys spending time with her family—her husband Ryan, son Alex, and daughter Avery. Together they enjoy playing soccer, hiking, and biking. Dr. Carly is also an avid runner and scuba diver.

About Dr. Jerald Scharfenberg

Dr. Jerald ScharfenbergDr. Jerald Scharfenberg has been serving the community with high-quality, compassionate dental care for over 35 years. He is known as a detail-oriented practitioner with an intense commitment to personalized patient care. Dr. Jerry has strong ties to the community; he settled in Elmhurst over 35 years ago, he raised his children in this community, and he currently lives in Elmhurst with his wife Aggie.  His favorite part of dentistry is that it allows him to meet and get to know new patients every day.

Dr. Jerry graduated from Drake University School of Pharmacy in 1966, after which he entered the US Army. He was first stationed at the Pentagon pharmacy, and then deployed to Vietnam for one year in the US Army Medical Corps at Pleiku. Dr. Jerry then enrolled at the University of Illinois Dental School, graduating with honors in 1974. In school he received the Stanley D. Tylman Award for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry and he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Jerry served as an assistant professor in the Crown and Bridge Department at UIC Dental School for 8 years. His commitment to education persists in his practice today. He has completed extensive continuing education hours in order to bring state-of-the-art, innovative dental care to his patients.

In his free time Dr. Jerry enjoys spending time with his wife Aggie and his children and grandchildren. He is an avid golf fan, and many days he can be found either reading Golf Digest or working on his handicap out on the golf course. He is even teaching his grandson Alex the finer points of the game!

About Dr Cindy Chen

Dr. Cynthia Chen Cynthia Chen, D.D.S. grew up in the Midwest and graduated from high school in Naperville Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a major in Biochemistry. Like Dr. Carly and Dr. Jerry, Dr. Cindy graduated from University of Illinois College of Dentistry. She then embarked on a year- long residency program in General Dentistry at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. In 2008, Dr. Cindy completed a fellowship at Southern Illinois University, another year-long program emphasizing the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implants. After that, she returned to Chicago and has been in private practice ever since.

Dr. Cindy and her husband recently welcomed their first child, and are enjoying this new chapter of their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, watching documentaries, and reading on her Kindle.

We are very happy to have Dr. Cindy join us! Her practice philosophy meshes perfectly with ours, allowing us to assure our patients that they will receive the same quality of care that they have come to expect at Scharfenberg Dental. Dr. Cindy's knowledge and experience will greatly benefit our patients and our team.

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