Dr. Bice is excited to join the Grand Dental – Lockport team because he loves working with our phenomenal patients and excellent team members. His enthusiasm for dentistry and helping others is apparent from the moment you meet him; his positive energy is sure to make any lingering nerves quickly melt away.
After a knee surgery from a high school football injury, Dr. Bice was initially drawn to be becoming an anesthesiologist. At the same time, his sister, an operating room nurse, was also recommending he become a surgeon. During his research on those 2 professions, he discovered oral surgery. Oral surgery would be the best of both worlds because they are also trained to provide anesthesia in their dental offices. So, off he went to dental school which is the first step towards becoming an oral surgeon. During dental school, he came to realize that the best part of the experience was spending time and becoming friends with his patients. He understood that general dentists have this unique opportunity because their care happens over many visits and years of treatment. Oral surgeons mostly see people once and they’re done. It was that realization that made Dr Bice decide his focus, passion and future was going to be general dentistry!
For undergraduate school, Dr. Bice attended Northern Illinois University where he played starting defensive end for the Huskies football team. He received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. Since finishing school, he has completed continuing education in endodontics, oral surgery (including dental implant placement), restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. He likes being able to provide a wide variety of services so he can help more patients. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr. Bice and his wife, Maddie, like to relax by playing with their two cats, Violet and Gronk. He stays active by working out, playing basketball, skiing, and going to the beach.