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Our philosophy is simple...Treat others as we want to be treated. At Orland Oaks Dental we not only want to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime, but we want to totally re-invent your dental experience.

Come be a part of our "Golden Rule Experience" that will put you at ease, put you in control, and put you first. We know you have many options when choosing a dentist, and we are flattered that you chose us.


Dr. Robert Stanford and Dr. Brian Walczak

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Our Team

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The team at Orland Oaks Dental takes pride in making every experience with our patients a positive one. Their wealth of kindness, respect, and concern make the difference between a dental visit you have to endure and one you can actually feel good about.

Feel free to get to know the members of our team who are committed to helping you achieve the best possible oral health with dental visits that are comfortable and, yes, even enjoyable!

Meet Our Team

Robert Stanford, DDS

 Robert Stanford, DDS

Robert Standford, DDS, is a graduate of Loyola University and the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

In addition to providing patients with outstanding general dental care, Dr. Stanford has been placing and restoring dental Implants for more than 25 years. He has been practicing Dentistry in Orland Park since 1980.

Dr. Stanford is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and has attained fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. He enjoys golfing, skiing, and playing tennis when he's not restoring beautiful smiles.

Brian Walczak, DDS

 Brian Walczak, DDS

Brian Walczak, DDS, graduated from Benedictine University and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He went on to complete a two-year General Practice Residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he spent his second year as Chief Resident. In addition to earning two certificates, Dr. Walczak was the first dental resident in the history of the 30+ year program to be honored with a hospital-wide legacy award in patient treatment excellence.

Dr. Walczak's professional mission is to "reinvent" the dental experience, deliver unparalleled service, and provide results that change his patients' lives. He truly loves it when he can change someone’s "dental life" by relieving anxiety, restoring their self-confidence, or allowing their teeth to function again.

He is particularly interested in sedation/relaxation dentistry, cosmetic smile enhancements, oral rehabilitation, and oral surgery, including surgical dental implant placement. Dr. Walczak values continuing education and is currently a member of the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society.

His passions in life are his wife, Marie, and their three children, Leo, Mae, and Sam. He also enjoys traveling, golfing, fishing, cooking, sports, and family time.

Diane - Office Manager


Diane graduated from Prairie State in 2000 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a hygienist for our office since 2007 and is now our Office Manager.

In her spare time, Diane likes to cook, garden, fish, and spend time with her family.

Karen - Scheduling Coordinator


Karen has been with our practice since 1989. She is our go-to team member for all questions regarding scheduling, patients, and finances. She is married and has two adult children.

Karen enjoys bowling, watching sports, and spending time with her family

Karen - Receptionist


Karen, or "K" as she is often known, started at our practice in 1990 as a dental assistant and worked beside Dr. Cole and Dr. Stanford up until two weeks before her first daughter was born. In May of 2000, this would've been a little over 10 years of assisting. Throughout her time away, she and her family came in twice a year for their check-ups. In 2011, K was offered a position as the receptionist.

She and her husband, Dave, have been married since 1990, and they two daughters, Alyssa and Paige. 

Michelle - Hygienist


Michelle earned her bachelors' degree in 2000 from Ball State University and then attended dental hygiene school. She is a 2007 graduate of Prairie State College and has been with our dental team since 2005. Michelle always strives to provide compassion, education, and quality dental care.

She spends her free time with her husband and two boys.

Rita - Dental Assistant


Rita has been with our practice since 1997. She is an experienced orthodontic assistant and is wonderful in dealing with all aspects of dentistry.

Rita is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

Carol - Dental Assistant


Carol graduated from Olivet University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She started in the dental field in 1995 and joined our team as a dental assistant/hygiene assistant in 2011.

Carol resides in Worth, IL with her two cats and enjoys trying new restaurants, reading, baking, and going for walks.

Bri - Dental Assistant


Bri is currently enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College. She has been with our office since 2011 and is a great asset. Bri is a quick learner and always willing to help wherever she can.

In her spare time, Bri enjoys running, going to concerts, and hanging out with her family.

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