Bart Nierzwicki , MD, DMD, PhD, FACS

Board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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Bart Nierzwicki, MD, DMD, PhD, FACS

Meet Dr. Nierzwicki

Bartl L. Nierzwicki, DMD, MD, PhD, FACS is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Chicago, IL, and is known as a trustworthy, compassionate physician that makes sure all of his patients understand all of their options with the utmost professionalism and grace. He personally sees each patient during every visit to his office, from the initial consultation to the final post-operation check. This has earned him a reputation as being one of the best surgeons in the Midwest, and many individuals and families trust him with their care. In 2016, Chicago Magazine named him as one of Chicagoland "Top Docs." For children and adults, Dr. Nierzwicki performs reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries of the face, bone grafting, cancer excisions of the mouth, cleft palate and lip revisions, dental implants, surgical endodontics, and much more. 

Dr. Nierzwicki is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, as well as the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.  He is currently a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Nierzwicki has been in practice since 1998 and maintains medical privileges at the Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital. 

Special Training & Skills

Dr. Nierzwicki holds active certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support. His scope of practice is broad due to comprehensive training in maxillofacial surgical procedures, which encompasses all areas of oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery. Dr Nierzwicki’s dental practice involves dental implants, oral pathology, pediatric oral surgery, bone graft reconstruction in preparation for implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation, and removal of third molar teeth (under local and/or general anesthesia). His medical practice focuses on head and neck pathology and oncology, corrective, reconstructive and orthognathic jaw surgery, maxillofacial trauma, management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ, jaw joint) disorders, salivary gland diseases, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, and anesthesiology. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published papers on a variety of topics related to his areas of surgical interest.


Dr. Nierzwicki received his dental degree with high honors from Boston University, and his medical degree cum laude from University of Missouri – Kansas City. His oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, as well as a general surgery residency (PGY-1), were also completed at the University of Missouri. In addition, he was educated in the European tradition of maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. Nierzwicki holds a doctorate in medical sciences, with emphasis on radiation oncology of the head and neck. He also accomplished a sub-specialty fellowship in plastic and craniofacial surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Dr Nierzwicki was fortunate to begin his academic surgery career at the University of Missouri immediately following his fellowship training. He served 3 valuable years of service as an Assistant Professor at University of Missouri – Kansas City, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as a Residency Program Director involved in clinical and didactic instruction of oral and maxillofacial surgery residents.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Nierzwicki is proud to be a member of the following societies:

  • Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Fellow, European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
  • Member, International Team for Implantology
  • Member, Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


Dr. Nierzwicki is available to accommodate all Polish and Spanish referrals, as he speaks these languages fluently. He loves to talk about his family, and enjoys spending time with them as much as possible. In his spare time, he adventurously takes time off to go snow skiing and snowboarding. Dr. Nierzwicki is also a certified scuba diving PADI Divemaster.

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"What an amazing experience!"


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"Super clean state of art ..beautifully & well staffed I highly recommend Dr Nierzwicki they made me extremely comfortable"



"I just recently visited Dr. Nierzwicki and I was extremely satisfied by the nurses and the doctor, they were VERY polite and the doctor took time to answer all of my questions. I paid out of pocket and the visit was afforadable and I definitely recommend coming here. "



"Friendly visit, nice staff, well educated doctor, overall very pleasant experience."



"I got the number of Dr. Nierzwicki from the friend of mine that was his patient and was extremely satisfied and told me nothing but great things about Dr. Nierzwicki so I decided to give it a try since I had very bad experience with my previous periodontist who by the way destroyed my implant (that's why I needed a good trusted surgeon to fix his terrible job). I went to many doctors for a consultation and without a doubt I picked Dr. Nierzwicki. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism he treated me with, how accurate, honest, and helpful he was as well how his estimate looked against other doctors ( it cost me almost 40% less then at the other places! I couldn't believe it the difference! Right then I knew he is not trying nickel and dime me, but just gave me real, straight up value of the job he is going to do!!!). Making an appointments was very easy, the stuff was very professional, helpful and friendly. The office is very modern and clean. If fixing a bad implant job could be a good experience that definitely was IT ! I would and will absolutely recommend Dr. Nierzwicki to all my friends and family and if I ever have to get my implants or any other procedure done it would only happened from now on with Dr. Nierzwicki!"



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