Meet the Dentists at Dental Professionals of Evanston
Northwestern University Dentist & University of Michigan Dentist
Dr. Richard Tye
Dr. Tye established the dental practice in 1976 on the North Shore. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he also received his D.D.S. He served as the Team Dentist for the Northwestern University Athletic Department. His nine-year tenure included the Rose, Citrus, Alamo, and Motor City Bowls with the football team.
In 2005, 2008 and 2012, Dr. Tye was named as one of Chicagoland’s Top Dentists by Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine (each year that the evaluations were made). In 2009 he was also featured in The Chicago Magazine as one of Chicagoland’s Top 40 Dentists.
Dr. Tye, who wears the most colorful Hawaiian shirts this side of Waikiki, resides in Wilmette with his wife Carole. Their daughter Katelyn is a graduate of the University of Dayton.
He is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Tye is also licensed in the State of Hawaii.
Dr. Verena Phillips
Dr. Verena Phillips brings an international perspective to our dental office. Born in Germany, she attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and continued on to their School of Dentistry. She then completed an intensive hospital-based General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She and Dr. Tye have worked as a dental practice team since 1994.
She is also a Preferred Provider of Invisalign clear braces technology.
Dr. Phillips resides in Wilmette with her husband and three children. She is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.