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Meet Dr. Himanshi Thakkar


Dr. Himanshi Thakkar

Dr. Himanshi Thakkar,your general dentist at Belvidere Dental Designs, looks forward to working with you to help you attain the smile of your dreams!


Early on, Dr. Thakkar knew she wanted to work with her hands and make a difference in people’s lives. Her aunt was a dentist and, naturally, she gravitated toward the profession. When she was only 19 years old, the Chicago native entered dental school at the University of Illinois. At the time, she was the youngest to do so and graduated in 2004, at the age of 23. With a desire to continue learning and better serve her patients, Dr. Thakkar went on to study orthodontics and complete courses and surgeries in implant dentistry, sleep apnea, and periodontal disease prevention and treatment. She has been in private practice since 2007.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Thakkar loves getting to know her patients and having a positive impact in their lives. Nothing compares to receiving a big hug from someone whose life has changed for the better because of their smile transformation. Helping people who have sleep apnea has truly become a passion for her. Other focus areas include crown and bridge treatment, dentures in Bonne County, and dental implants. In Belvidere, she also uses new green technology to reduce her impact on the planet.

Rest & Relaxation

When she’s at home, Dr. Thakkar loves spending time with her husband Chintan and their two young children. She also enjoys working out, reading, volunteering at her church, and baking (and decorating) delicious cakes and cookies. Her claim to fame was being featured in an article as the youngest graduating female dentist in the state of Illinois!

About Our Team

Our dedicated team of professionals is here for you every step of your smile journey. We will do everything possible to make your dental experience a calm and relaxing one while Dr. Thakkar works with you to provide the results you expect and deserve. Whether you have questions about treatment recommendations, need to know more about payment options, or want some tips to improve your personal hygiene routine, we’ll always steer you in the right direction.

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