Dr. Peter Katris

General & Cosmetic Dentist

Making Patients Smile

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to be your dentist. I am always learning and perfecting my skills to provide you with the best dental care and cosmetic results possible. My team is very friendly, professional, and will treat you like family.”

Originally from Waukegan, Dr. Katris has enjoyed working with people, first in his family business and for over 27 years as a dentist. After meeting his pediatric dentist and experiencing how he truly loved his profession, Dr. Katris chose to devote his time to dentistry. Since then, he has been motivated to make people happy by improving their health and creating beautiful smiles.

Dr. Katris’ vision of creating a multi-specialty dental practice started in 1992 when he founded Carol Stream Dental Associates and shortly after Elgin Dental Associates. For almost three decades, Dr. Katris has felt thankful for the opportunity to beautify smiles through great conservative dentistry. He excels in all phases of restorative and cosmetic care. He works closely with specialists in different phases of dentistry, which helps him to consistently achieve excellent results.

Dr. Katris stays cutting-edge by actively participating in advanced CAD/CAM dentistry. Utilizing this technology, he creates beautiful and strong porcelain onlays and crowns in just one visit. Dr. Katris has performed many smile makeovers from conservative composite bonding to implant supportive restorations and veneers.

In the community, Dr. Katris is a volunteer dentist at Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. In addition, Dr. Katris leads the annual ADA Veteran’s Smile event and Give Kids A Smile event at both offices.

In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, golf, fishing and spending quality time with his family.

His Credentials


  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University (1987)

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery at Northwestern University Dental School (1991)

  • Esthetic Continuum Program University of Minnesota

  • Advanced coursework and workshops at SPEAR Education


  • Founder of Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates

  • Experienced in all phases of restorative and cosmetic dentistry

  • Complex treatment planning, restoring dental implants, porcelain veneers, onlays, and highly aesthetic composite veneers and fillings

Fun Fact

  • Dr. Katris’ heroes are his mom and brothers due to their support, guidance, and leadership.

Putting Patients First

Read Our Reviews

Helping patients is our passion, no matter what their smile needs may be. Take a look at what some of our current and previous patients think of Carol Stream & Elgin Dental Associates.

“This practice is phenomenal with children. I have been taking my daughter here for 6 years and today she had a baby tooth pulled. Dr. Johnny and the hygienist were amazing! It was a positive and painless experience for my daughter. I definitely recommend their office for pediatric care.”

Jenyl K

“The real star of the show was Jen, my dental hygienist. She noted my anxieties and was so understanding and gentle with the whole process. She never made me feel bad about neglecting my oral care and just said she was happy I was there now. If you have any fear about going to the dentist, I HIGHLY recommend Carol Stream Dental.”

Casey T

“I absolutely love everyone at the office! Everyone is so welcoming and caring. They all seem to love what they do. They are very professional and explain everything in detail. I no longer live in Elgin but I will continue to come here because of how amazing they are.”

Brenda C
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