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Welcome to Gentle Family Dentistry Expert Dentists in Loves Park, IL

Our dentists at Gentle Family Dentistry, Dr. Phil Herlihey, Dr. Mohamad Alkassir, and their experienced team offer a wide range of dental services to the families of Greater Rockford. We focus on providing comfortable care in a relaxing environment, and we go above and beyond to help nervous patients feel at ease in the dental chair. If you are looking for a dentist for yourself or for your little ones, schedule a consultation at our office in Loves Park, IL, to see for yourself how easy and comfortable dentistry can be.

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Mohmad Alkassir

Dr. Mohamad Alkassir

Dr. Mohamad Alkassir grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Dr. K earned his bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. K earned his professional degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery at Indiana University School of Dentistry. In addition to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. K is also certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and provides treatment for TMJ, orofacial pain, and administers BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers for facial esthetics. Dr. Alkassir continues to advance his education and knowledge and stays up to date with new technology.

Dr. Phil Herlihey

Dr. Phil Herlihey

Dr. Phil Herlihey is a native of Elmhurst Illinois and a graduate of York High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Dr. Herlihey received his professional degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1992 at Loyola University, College of Dentistry, with honors in periodontics. Dr. Herlihey believes strongly in continued education for himself and his staff. He has received additional training in endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic procedures, laser surgical techniques, the placement of dental implants, and advanced bone grafting techniques. He has been placing dental implants since 2009.

Patient Reviews See Why Rockford Chooses Us


Chelsea G.

April 1, 2021

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I have EXTREME great and anxiety about going to the dentist... so much that I was crying through my exam. This is by far the best dentist office I've been to and they were extremely kind and understanding of my worries. The dental hygienist, Shana, acknowledged and reassured me that they will take care of me and make sure I'm comfortable. VERY happy.

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Mckenzie H.

April 5, 2021

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Dr. Herlihey and his staff are the best! They were amazing at making me feel comfortable and at ease during my implant procedure today. No discomfort at all and they talked me through the process as they were working. Dr. Herlihey even called me later on to check in and see how I was feeling. At their practice, you don’t feel like you’re just a number or another patient, you feel like a part of their family. I highly recommend choosing them for all of your dental needs. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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A Smile Transformation

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If you're self-conscious about the state of your teeth, our dentists can design a customized treatment plan that will improve the health and appearance of your smile.

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Now Offering BOTOX Cosmetic

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Are you unhappy with fine lines and wrinkles on your face? BOTOX Cosmetic injections can relax your facial muscles and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, taking years off of your appearance.

Some of our patients are surprised that our dentists administer BOTOX Cosmetic injections. However, as experts in facial esthetics, our doctors are uniquely qualified to offer this treatment. Plus, when you combine BOTOX Cosmetic with cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve a dramatic makeover that can provide a great boost in confidence.

We are happy to offer free consultations to patients interested in BOTOX Cosmetic. Contact our office in Loves Park, IL, today to set up a time to meet with our doctors.

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Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment


We encourage you to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Loves Park, IL, if:

  • You or your children haven't received a basic dental checkup and cleaning in over six months.
  • You are experiencing a toothache or some other kind of dental emergency in the Rockford area.
  • You are interested in enhancing your appearance through cosmetic dentistry or BOTOX Cosmetic.

To schedule your appointment, send us an email or give us a call.

Call Us: (815) 633-3865


Cutting-Edge Technology

We are one of the few dental practices in the Rockford area to feature:

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Computer-Controlled Local Anesthetic Delivery System

Our computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) system allows our dentists to administer the right amount of anesthesia in the perfect location every time. Our CCLAD system can make your dental experience more comfortable, and help you relax if traditional needles make you nervous.

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Air Abrasion for Dental Fillings

Thanks to our air abrasion technology, you can say goodbye to scary dental drills. Our dentists use air abrasion to remove decay from teeth that require fillings. There are numerous benefits to this modern technique: it results in more comfortable care, it leaves more healthy tooth tissue intact, and it reduces the risk of breaking the tooth.

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3D CBCT Scanner

Our dentists use this advanced scanning technology to capture highly accurate digital images of your bite. These scans come in handy during any treatment, but they are particularly useful when Dr. Herlihey performs dental implant surgery.


Our dentist office is intentionally designed to be as welcoming and non-intimidating to Rockford patients as possible, so you'll feel relaxed when you visit.


Our Complete Dental Services

  • Bone Graft
  • Bruxism Treatment
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Frenectomy
  • Gingivectomy 
  • Gum Contouring
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Invisalign®
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Preprosthetic Surgery
  • Root Canal
  • Smile Makeover
  • Teeth Whitening
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal
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Gentle Family Dentistry

Drs. Phil Herlihey and Mohamad Alkassir can meet all of your family's dental needs in Loves Park, IL. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Winnebago Dental Society

To request an appointment, please contact us online or call (815) 633-3865.

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Loves Park Office

2004 E Riverside Blvd
Loves Park, IL 61111

Open Today 9:00am - 1:00pm

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