Meet Dr. Salvador Cardenas

Being your dentist is my number-one priority. Dentistry is what I love because it gives me the opportunity to help you obtain a bright and healthy smile. The satisfaction that I get from coming to work every day with a stellar dental team is pleasantly fulfilling, and for that, I am truly blessed.


You can expect me to provide you with compassionate oral healthcare. Patient comfort and trust are qualities I strive to achieve with all my patients. My goal is to provide oral health education, state the facts, and recommend treatment. I am just one player on the dental team; you are the other.


I was born and raised here in Aurora, and attended Holy Angels Catholic School and West Aurora High School. I graduated cum laude from the honors college at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. In 2015, I received my Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the UIC College of Dentistry.

Continuing education is vital to provide modern care to my patients. Being a life-long student of the dental-profession excites me!


I hope to become a leader in my hometown of Aurora (especially as a mentor to the youth), and to provide exceptional oral health care to the community at large. I am a member of Aurora Kiwanis because it helps me stay connected to the community. Aurora has given me the foundation to become the person I am today.


I have a large extended family in Aurora: I spend my spare time with them and my four-year-old brother, Matthew. I embrace an active lifestyle such as: hiking the Rockies, traveling, cycling, and football (soccer). My young dental career has taken me abroad to provide oral healthcare to children in Jamaica and Guatemala as well as Colorado.

I look forward to keeping continued long-lasting relationships and changing lives, near and far, one smile at a time

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