Dentist - Waukegan
3461 Sunset Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087

Dentist in Waukegan, IL

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Cheska Avery

Dr. Avery attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. After graduating from DePaul, she remained in Chicago and worked as a social worker for six years.  Although she enjoyed her experience in social work, she maintained aspirations for a career in healthcare, which led her to eventually pursue dentistry. 

Dr. Avery attended Marquette University School of Dentistry from 2002 to 2006 and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Her experience in social work gave her the opportunity to learn how to work with individuals during difficult times. Dr. Avery entered the dental profession with hopes of making dentistry a positive and comfortable experience for her patients. She believes in a comprehensive approach towards dentistry and educating patients to recognize the significance of maintaining good oral health. 

Dr. Avery enjoys being active in the profession and is a member of several professional and community organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association and was recently elected President Elect for 2015-2016. Dr. Avery serves as Co-Chair of the mentorship program sponsored by the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Wisconsin Dental Association and Marquette University School of Dentistry. She also organizes and volunteers at Give Kids A Smile Day and Head Start Dental Day, which provide free dental screenings for the underserved. 


  • American Dental Association 
  • Wisconsin Dental Association 
  • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association 
  • Lake County Dental Association 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • Chicago Dental Society 
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow 

Dr. Avery was born in Panama City, Panama and is fluent in Spanish. She currently lives in downtown Milwaukee with her husband Gary, and enjoys cooking, music, traveling, and trying new restaurants. 

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