Meet Dr. Stefen Lippitz

Your Chicago, Northbrook, and Glencoe Orthodontist

Dr. Stefen Lippitz truly believes he has the best job in the whole world. His patients come from all walks of life and he appreciates every one of them. To him, there is nothing more fulfilling than watching smiles widen and confidence grow as treatment progresses.

Dr. Lippitz decided that orthodontics was his calling long before he began school. When he saw the satisfaction and fulfillment his father derived from his life’s work, he knew it was the career for him. It’s been more than 25 years and not a day goes by that he’s not thankful for the privilege to make patients smile.

Dr. Stefen J. Lippitz completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his master’s at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is an Invisalign® Certified Provider, specializes in TMJ treatment, and works with both children and adults. He has served the greater Chicago area since 1994. His work has been published in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

“I am the consummate student: I take every opportunity not only to expand my knowledge, but participate in advancements in orthodontics. As the president of the PRIMUS Study Group, I am able to interact with and learn from premier orthodontists from around the country.

“I am also a frequent guest lecturer at my alma mater, the University of Iowa, which is regarded as having the number-one orthodontic program in the country. My dedication and commitment to providing my patients with the most current knowledge about their treatments is what inspires me to be an eternal student.”

A native of Glencoe (New Trier alum), Dr. Lippitz has lived in Wrigleyville for more than 25 years and loves it! He has an incredibly supportive wife named Kristi and four beautiful children: Belle, Emmet, Lev, and Aviva.

Dr. Lippitz loves any activity that he can share with his wife and kids. If it involves fresh air and his family, he is all the way in! He also has a deep love of music from all genres and feels fortunate to live in a place with such rich and abundant live music. For more information about his orthodontic practice, visit

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