Dr. Hammes is a native to the Chicago area, having grown up in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry in 2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Hammes began his dental career with the U.S. Navy, completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Great Lakes Naval Health Center. From there, Dr. Hammes served as the dental officer aboard two ships, the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42), and the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD-49), homeported in San Diego, California. He then served as division officer of Oral Diagnosis at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes.
From 2013-2014, Dr. Hammes completed a one-year Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. Dr. Hammes is dedicated to excellent patient care in a comfortable environment, oral health, and staying up to date in the advances in dentistry through continuing education.
Dr. Hammes enjoys sports, volunteering, the outdoors, staying in shape, travel, and pulling for teams to break 100-plus-year championship droughts.