Alan J. Acierno, DDSDentist
Dr. Acierno was recently featured in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctor issue!
Linda DiFranco, DMDGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
With over twenty years of experience in the dental field, Dr. DiFranco provides exceptional care for her patients. Dr. DiFranco graduated from the highly regarded University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1994. Prior to obtaining her dental degree, she was a registered Dental Hygienist for many years practicing in a wide variety of dental offices specializing in implants and periodontics. “I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with various talented dentists as a hygienist while attending dental school. The knowledge and experience gained in these private practices was a rare opportunity to both learn and observe from many leaders in dentistry”.
Dr. DiFranco continues to seek out educational opportunities to provide the highest standard of care for her patients. She has studied and completed coursework at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In addition, Dr. DiFranco utilizes other educational opportunities by regularly attending dental conferences and is a member of several dental study clubs and associations.
Alexander Smith, DMDGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
I am originally from Holland, Michigan. Following high school, I decided to continue my academic career at Adrian College in southeast Michigan. I majored in Biology and earned my bachelor’s degree while also playing NCAA Division III lacrosse for Adrian.
After graduating from Adrian College, I attended Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. During my time at Midwestern, I had the opportunity to serve on the board of multiple student organizations while also gaining invaluable clinical experience that has prepared me for providing the utmost level of dentistry to my patients.
My passion for dentistry originally stemmed from a love of the sciences, healthcare, working with my hands, and most importantly, the opportunity to create and build lifelong relationships with patients while working together to improve oral health. I am now a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. I enjoy attending meetings and lectures that provide me with the most up-to-date standards, procedures, and technologies in order to stay current with the ever-changing field of dentistry.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Summer, and our English Bulldog, Wilbur. We enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, boating, biking and pretty much anything outdoors. I also love playing many sports and am always eager for a new challenge. Summer has even attempted to introduce me to and improve my ice hockey skills with her 20+ years of playing experience.
Dr. Frank SparacinoPeriodontist
Dr. Frank Sparacino is a Chicago native and has been providing optimal periodontal care to patients in the Charleston area since 2004. Upon earning his undergraduate dental degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Sparacino studied Periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), and the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Sparacino and his wife, Gretchen, are the proud parents of a daughter, Tessa, and two sons, Joey and Leo. They share their home with their dog, two cats, and 10-12 chickens. Besides treating his patients and spending time with his family, Dr. Sparacino enjoys camping and boating.
Acierno Dental is a modern dental clinic, specialized in diagnostics and treatment of dental and oral disorders. We offer comprehensive services from all fields of dentistry. In addition to high-end dental equipment, all services are provided in a comfortable, luxury environment.
Monday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am - 3:00 pm*
*Oral Surgeon Only