Meet Darren C. Pakravan, DDS, MS

Dr. Darren Pakravan on bike

Privileged to Serve You

Practicing orthodontics in my community is a privilege. I get to meet new people every day and be a part of my patients’ lives.

Seeing a child or adult who wouldn’t smile before treatment beaming with confidence once their new smile is completed is a great reward. Witnessing this boost in self-esteem and positivity is what energized me to keep up the hard work.

I love making a living helping people love their smile. Every patient is important, but it’s especially gratifying when someone starts to smile all the time.

From little kids who are teased or bullied about their smile, to adults who are ashamed to show their teeth socially and professionally, getting to see the transformations that happen as their beautiful, healthy smile develops, is why I look forward to coming to work each morning.

Education and Experience

  • Northwestern University – Degree in Environmental Science
  • University of Illinois Chicago – Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare – One Year of Hospital Dentistry
  • University of Illinois Chicago – Master of Science and Specialty Training in Orthodontics

The Windy City Orthodontics team attends many hours of dental and orthodontic education every year. They study topics from orthodontic mechanics and appliances to advances in diagnostic and development, as well as practice management.

These courses allow our team to guide you through your treatment with a higher standard of care. It also helps us serve your family better throughout your entire orthodontic journey.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists
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Outside of the Office

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and now call the Windy City my home. I share my life with a little black mixed-breed rescue dog, Cinder. Like many rescues, she has issues we’re working through, and strive to give her security, attention, reassurance, and love.

My parents and younger brother all live within a few hours of Chicago, and I enjoy being able to spend time with them.

When I’m not working, I spend time riding and fixing my motorcycles and scooter. I also enjoy playing with Cinder, camping, and snowboarding.

I love to listen to live music as well as other arts and spend as much time as possible exploring the city and the world. But it’s always nice to settle in with a good book.