Dr. Akhikar has lived in the Chicago area since 2007 and serves as the Senior Clinical Director and dentist at a large Chicago area practice, 1st Family Dental. Dr. Akhikar has a profound belief that there is no activity more rewarding than improving another person’s quality of life. Through the practice of advanced dentistry, he focuses on assisting his patients in living a more confident life with a sparkling, healthy smile.

Education and background

Education and background

Dr. Joseph Akhikar graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine with High Honors. He then completed a postgraduate study and residency program in Advanced General Dentistry, where he earned the Best Clinical Performance Award. He was awarded Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association and Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Awards and honors

Dr. Akhikar is the recipient of several awards and distinctions and has a reputation for excellence with his peers and patients. He is the recipient of the American Top Dentist award 2009, 2010, and 2011.


Dr. Akhikar is an active member of several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Association 
  • The Chicago Dental Society 

On a personal note…

Dr. Akhikar enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing soccer, and traveling in his spare time.

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