Robert C. Clay Jr., DDS
Dr. Bob grew up on the far southeast side of Chicago. After graduating from St. Francis de Sales High School, he attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in microbiology. Dr. Bob went on to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School where he received a second Bachelor’s Degree, a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following graduation, he completed his state and national board exams and began practicing dentistry in 1997.
Dr. Bob is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the South Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. His passion for his continually evolving dental profession drives him to continually expand his education and knowledge. Dr. Bob regularly attends educational seminars hosted by local dental study groups, as well as international dental communities. Healthcare is evolving so quickly and Dr. Bob is always excited to learn about the new techniques, technologies, and materials available. He always tries to implement them into our office to give his patients the best care available.
Dr. Bob is married to his wife Dana, our office manager, and they have one child, their son Christian. Dr. Bob and Dana are avid sports fans and are always ready to catch a game, whether in person or on TV. He is also a former high school basketball, and Babe Ruth League baseball coach. Their son, Christian, also shares their passion for sports as he loved watching basketball as early as 3 months old. There isn’t a sport that he doesn’t like, and Dr Bob will be the first to jump in and play with him whenever Christian wants to play. They love to spend time together playing sports, riding bikes, and going on excursions to explore new things whenever the opportunity arises.