La Grange: (708) 352-4500
Oak Park: (708) 848-5900

922 S. La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

6855 W. North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

William R. Beam DDS, MS

William R. Beam

William R. Beam

Speciality DDS, MS

Education University of Iowa Dental School

Experience 16 Years Experience

Office: Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics
922 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

Phone: (708) 352-4500

Office: Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics
6855 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Phone: (708) 848-5900


Orthodontics – my profession and my passion.

The ability to help so many people achieve their goal of attaining a healthy and beautiful smile is an incredible source of energy and inspiration to me. Artist by nature and scientist by education, I chose to become an orthodontist because of my passion for helping people change and improve their lives. A beautiful, functional smile plays a part in one’s success and happiness. Every smile that I treat is an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone’s life. As I help my patients, they help me as well. I meet many fantastic people every day who help me grow and enrich my life.

I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lehigh University before attending dental school at the University of Iowa with the benefit of a Dows research scholarship.  While at Iowa I was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and received the William F. Kramer Award of Excellence, awarded to the top clinician in the class as determined by faculty.  I continued my education at Iowa and received my MS in Orthodontics.  I was certified a diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2006 and continued my pursuit of excellence by recertifying in 2011.  I currently serve on the board of trustees of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists.

My vision upon entering practice with my partner Rick was to create a state of the art practice. But more than that, a practice where patients and referring community dentists feel so good about the quality of care and personalized service they receive that they would be compelled to refer their friends and patients. This philosophy has attracted a wonderful staff and an amazing family of patients. We foster a culture of enthusiasm among our team and work to achieve our goals as an open, honest group of individuals who genuinely care about the process and the results. We simply want to be the best!

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Personal Life

I live in Chicago with my wife Staci and our 3 rescued English Bulldogs. When not at the office, I'm often immersed in music - my other passion! Music has been an important part of my life since childhood, and I've performed on the bill with such great artists as 10,000 Maniacs and Blues Traveler. I currently play drums for Pat Dinizio, lead singer of the multiplatinum rock group The Smithereens. As a result I've been lucky enough to have performed on national television, and a feature article has been written in the nationally distributed trade journal Orthodontic Products about how I combine the practice of orthodontics and music.

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