Barrington dentist also focuses on business health
Ed Tobias has been practicing dentistry and living in Barrington for nearly 20 years. | Photo courtesy Ed Tobias
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Updated: February 22, 2013 10:47AM
BARRINGTON — Ed Tobias has been practicing dentistry and living in Barrington for nearly 20 years.
In addition to serving the community’s dental health needs, Tobias also has been committed to helping the local business community.
After signing his office up with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, Tobias was elected as a director on the Chamber Board. As a director, Tobias and his fellow directors are responsible for recruiting area businesses into the Chamber.
Tobias, an Arlington Heights native, also is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
As a preventative dentist, Tobias said he focuses on contributing dental health factors, like diet and flossing, as a means of keeping clients’ teeth and gums strong and healthy for a lifetime.
Tobias Family Dentistry is located at 402 Fox Glen Court, Barrington.
Q: Why did you pick Barrington?
A: The schools, the park district and the whole community itself.
Q: What about Barrington makes you proud?
A: Just my neighbors, and Barrington has a small town feel.
Q: What is your favorite community event?
A: There’s one coming up, the Barrington Community Expo in March.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant or entertainment venue in town?
A: Pl8 (restaurant). It’s Asian-Chinese fusion. They make their own noodles there. And Milrose Restaurant. Awesome ribs.
Q: If you were mayor for the day, what would you do?
A: I wouldn’t want to be mayor. I think they do a great job as it is.
Q: What inspired you to become involved in the Chamber?
A: A friend recommended it and said they did not have a dentist, so it kind of piqued my interest. It was a nice group of people and I’ve been involved for about 10 years now. It’s a good way to meet people and businesses in the area.
Q: What got you interested in dentistry?
A: My dad was a bricklayer. He had a friend who was a dentist who talked to me and it piqued my interest when I was in high school, so I looked into it and really enjoyed it.
Q: What are your future career/volunteering goals?
A: To recruit more Chamber members and trying to make a more vibrant association.
Q: What is your proudest moment or greatest achievement?
A: I belong to the Academy of General Dentistry. I just passed their fellowship exam this year, so I’ll be getting a fellowship in the Academy. Also, I have diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. For that, you have to have done 100 cases, taken a test, given an oral presentation and taken an oral exam. It’s over and above my DDS.