“I love to see my patients smile. Nowadays, patients really desire treatment and can’t wait to straighten their teeth! I enjoy working with my hands and seeing how the details transform their smiles. It’s so gratifying to build long-term relationships with children and adults in the neighborhood. Everyone is so connected in this community! Over the years we have built the best team of caring individuals dedicated to investing in your lives and smiles.” – Dr. Kathryn Bielik
Dr. Bielik is a native of Chicago’s Southwest suburbs. She has a long history with this practice, as she first worked with Dr. Petty as his dental assistant when she was a teenager attending high school. Working for Dr. Petty was an experience that inspired her to pursue a career in orthodontics. Her partnership with Dr. Petty and Dr. Burke fulfills her lifelong goal of helping people attain beautiful, happy smiles.
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
Dr. Bielik is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1993, she received her specialty certificate in orthodontics from Loyola University.
Dr. Bielik stays current with the latest orthodontic technologies by participating regularly in continuing education. She is an active member of many professional organizations, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Midwest Society of Orthodontists
- Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Society
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Dr. Bielik and her husband, Neal Weisenburger, have many interests and hobbies that fill up their free time. They particularly enjoy exploring the city of Chicago’s eclectic and delicious foods and restaurants. Dr. Bielik’s hobbies include bicycling on the lakefront, downhill skiing, and gourmet cooking. She is an active member of her church, and has been a volunteer for several mission trips to Cuba and Mexico. She enjoys spending time with her family, and vacationing. She’s had many traveling adventures, particularly when she visited the countries of her heritage: Poland and the Czech Republic.