James L. Orrington, D.M.D.
Dr. James Orrington has been creating and improving smiles for over 35 years. Dr. Orrington received a degree in biology from Tuskegee University in May 1970. He went on to earn his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in September 1973, and he completed his residency at the Edward A. Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, Illinois, receiving a Certificate for Dental Residency. After his residency, Dr. Orrington became an associate dentist with GEM Associates. In August 1975, Dr. Orrington left to pursue his dream of having his own private practice, which he opened in September of that year.
Dr. Orrington continues to improve his craft by taking an average of 100+ units of continuing education each year. He regularly participates in courses to improve his skills utilizing modern techniques and materials. In addition, Dr. Orrington has published articles about the development of cosmetic dentistry and office management.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- National Dental Association
- DOCS – Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation
- Tuskegee University Alumni Association
- Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association
Dr. Orrington has the ability to render comprehensive care while being especially sensitive to the needs of phobic patients. He gives back to the community by participating in career days at local schools, providing free dentistry on Martin Luther King’s birthday, sponsoring a little league baseball team and volunteering with Dentistry From the Heart and the Orrington Institute.
Dr. Orrington also has an associate dentist, Dr. Byron Thompson, who has been treating patients for over 15 years. Dr. Thompson is a Major in the Illinois National Guard, and is here weekday evenings to better accommodate everyone’s schedules.