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Founding Dentist – Franklin Park, IL

Get to Know Steven J. Napier, DDS

Franklin Park dentist and founder Doctober Steve Napier

In Dr. Steve’s eyes, creating a dental office where team members can provide the highest standard of dental care to patients while maintaining a warm and fun energy is the true cornerstone of Grand Dental. As the practice turns a new leaf, he is proud to lead our eight locations alongside Dr. Bice and Dr. Wells, providing numerous benefits like a variety of in-house specialists, the latest in cutting-edge technology, and a well-trained, multi-lingual team. The approach encapsulates the Grand Dental philosophy: “Extraordinary Care: One Neighborhood, One Patient, One Smile at a Time.”

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Why Did Dr. Napier
Become a Dentist?

Dentist showing patient a smile model

Dr. Steve wanted to build a dental office that focused on dentistry with integrity and strong commitment to the community. After 32 years of practice, Grand Dental has proven to be authentically tied to the communities it serves. In the early days, Dr. Steve coached and was a board member for the Leyden Bears Football program. Dentists have continued this tradition by coaching little league baseball and hockey teams. Our own dentals “teams” also regularly volunteer at community service organizations and events. Dr. Steve feels that one of the best parts of practicing dentistry is seeing generations of families. He loves finding himself in the special position of treating children as they grow into adults and then see their children as patients. In fact, one of our current Grand Dental doctors began as a patient of Dr. Steve's when she was only 3 years old. How cool is that!

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Where Did He Study Dentistry?

Born in Mount Prospect, Dr. Steve chose to stay in Illinois for his higher education. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outside of the Office,
What does Dr. Napier Like to Do?

Doctor Napier playing the guitar Doctor Napier performing with a band Doctor Napier playing softball
Doctor Napier playing guitar with friends Doctor Napier performing in a concert

Dr. Steve and his wife have 3 daughters who are now in high school and college. He is an accomplished guitar player and has played at the House of Blues in Chicago and the infamous Whiskey a Go-Go in West Hollywood, California. Over the years he’s had the honor to play with Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Night Ranger, Jim Peterik of Survivor and the Ides of March, and Rich Redmond, Jason Aldean’s drummer!