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The IADE, Ltd. classroom is designed for an optimal continuing education experience. Our informal educational environment provides an intimate and comfortable setting, in which you have the benefit of one-on-one instruction, as well as ample time for questions. Attending continuing education courses at the IADE, Ltd. is easy: your all-inclusive day at the Institute for Advanced Dental Education includes lunch, ample on-site complimentary parking, access to dental materials and technology that is applicable to the courses and top-notch lecturers who are experts in their field.

About Dr. Fred Margolis

Dr. Margolis - Pediatric DentistDr. Fred Margolis received his B.S. and D.D.S. from The Ohio State University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Margolis has been a Clinical Instructor at Loyola University's Oral Health Center for over 15 years and is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He has lectured for over 35 years and is a nationally recognized speaker on pediatric dentistry, laser dentistry and dentistry for the disabled patient.

Dr. Margolis is a past-president of the Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. He has served as the Chairperson of the Special Olympics Special Smiles program for Chicago for the past ten years. He is also Chairperson of the Oral Health Section of the Illinois Public Health Association. He was recently appointed to the Dental Volunteers for Israel's Board. Dr. Margolis is the recipient of the Distinguished Member Award by the Illinois Dental Society in 2005. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanitarian Service Award from AGD, the Meritorious Service Award from Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, the Cushing Award from the Chicago Dental Society, and the Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence from the Academy of Laser Dentistry .

Dr. Margolis has given lectures in pediatric dentistry, dentistry for the disabled, and laser dentistry. He has presented for the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Miami Winter Meeting, the University of Buffalo, the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, the Federation of Special Care in Dentistry's National Conference, and the International Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Seminar Series Lecturer for the American Dental Association. He recently was selected by "Dentistry Today" as a "top clinician in continuing education."

Dr. Margolis has contributed articles to both lay and professional journals. He is the author of a book, Beautiful Smiles for Special People, which is a course manual for dental personnel treating the disabled patient. He is co-author of Pediatric Laser Dentistry: A User’s Guide, Quintessence 2011.

Dr. Margolis passed away in October 2016. To honor his legacy, IADE will continue to educate dentists.

To learn more about Dr. Margolis's qualifications, read his curriculum vitae.



"You give compassionate and efficient care to those with special needs. I very much appreciate finding a dentist to care for my adult child with special needs."

"We were fortunate to have as our speaker Dr. Fred Margolis, who is not only a fine clinician, but also an excellent teacher."
Sy Wachtenheim, DDS, President IAGD

"As an educator, clinician and advocate for children’s oral healthcare I applaud you and your efforts. I will certainly present your name and website to our California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for consideration for future continuing education presentations. You have a lot to offer and I feel we need to learn from your experiences."
Richard P. Mungo, D.D.S.,M.S.D.,M.Ed.,F.A.C.D., AAPD Trustee

"What a great event we did! I was pleased with the outcome of the program, and it seemed to be well accepted by the audience."
Gordon Christensen

"Your programs …were a success; with evaluation feedback from the attendees very favorable. The program was informative, and well received, with your expertise providing attendees a first class course."
Susan John, Speaker Coordinator, Wisconsin Dental Association

"Thank you for your support of the Fox Valley Dental Hygiene Society. We all thoroughly enjoyed your course...the course critique's all ratings were excellent! Thank you for your support of the dental hygiene profession."
Deborah Sworden, Program Chair, Fox Valley, Illinois, Dental Hygiene Society.

"Anything Fred presents is always first rate & he has been a great supporter of AGD."
Sy Wachtenheim, CE Chairperson, Illinois AGD

"Thank you so much for sending the clinical sealant photos…they're excellent…Your style, professionalism and depth of knowledge are unsurpassed."
Ellen S. Neuenfeldt, RDH, BS, Professional Relations Manager, 3M ESPE

"I just wanted to thank you. Last night's meeting was great. I heard nothing but great comments on your talk."
Paul Levine, President, Milwaukee Chapter, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity

"THANK YOU SO MUCH for a very wonderful, informative presentation! I think everyone really enjoyed themselves."
Carole Landman-Feingold, President, Illinois Chapter, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity

"Thanks for a super presentation!"
Oliver Favelli, pediatric dentist

"Dr. Gail was gentle, calm and friendly. She asked all the right questions about Sean’s level of tolerance, inquired about his personality and family life, and showed a true interest in getting to know Sean. Dr. Czarnecki was not rushed, and her techniques for cleaning and examination were very similar to your own. She made both Sean and I feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Gail was very natural with Sean’s uniqueness, and she treated him with compassion and respect. And Sean’s smile looked beautiful after!

Sean was very proud of his exam, and used his signing to communicate how well he did to his dad and brother. I highly recommend Dr. Czarnecki. She is a gifted dentist, and she will serve all your patients well. Dr. Gail reminded me very much of you!

Thank you for your exceptional care over the years for Sean and Scott. We are truly blessed to have found you - twice! I am confident in Dr. Czarnecki’s ability to carry on your truly remarkable practice. Be well, Dr. Margolis. We hope to see you soon. "
Jane Purcell

"Thank you so much for sending me your book. I really appreciate it. It’s a great book for us, dentists who see the patients with special needs, and also for the lay people who have to deal with these children."
Dr. Daniela Rodriques Silva, Assistant Prof. of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

"Your lecture was well received and very interesting."
Dr. Steve Sudbrink, Pres.-elect Lancaster County, PA Dental Society

"I was honored to have attended your CE classes offered at DAL this past September. I thought that the seminar was very useful for me and I enjoyed it tremendously."
Dr. Clara Hardin, Will County Health Dept.

"The entire day was a success, and thank you for highlighting the event with your informative and dynamic presentation."
Dr. Michele Monteith, Assistant Professor, Loyola University's Van Ort Day

"Thank you very much for your fine presentation last night. I appreciate the time and sacrifice it takes to present a program of this nature. Thanks again for all you do for our great profession.You’re the best."
Brian Tonner, DDS

"...when he begins to speak to a group of dental professionals, Dr. Fred Margolis explains his expertise in pediatric dentistry with vigor. "Dr. Fred" adamantly encourages dentists and their staff to use his techniques, along with clinical equipment and supplies available, to make the pediatric dental experience a positive one for everyone."
Shelly Schmelzer, Executive Director, First District Dental Society of Indiana

Comments from the evaluations of the presentation on Laser Dentistry for the Specially Challenged Patient given at the Special Care Dentistry Conference, April 1, 2001:

  • "Excellent"
  • "Great Videos"
  • "Excellent Presentation"
  • "Very Interesting Presentation"
  • "Great Presentation"
  • "I loved his video."

"Your presentation was very informative to our residents. They all felt you shared with them your 'real life experience' and they learned so much from you and your expertise."
Shar Fadavi, Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

"Yours was a superior presentation!"
Dr. Albert Bauknecht, President, Florida Dental Association