Dr. Qingshan Li loves helping people and cares for each patient as a friend. For Dr. Li, orthodontics is not only about changing a person’s appearance, but their life. He wants patients to finish with straight teeth, improved oral health, and a beautiful smile they love. Every day he sees the difference orthodontic care makes: his patients gain self-esteem and become more confident in all parts of their lives!
Dr. Li was drawn to oral healthcare in childhood, when a friend suffered from dental issues. Seeing the care his friend received, and how the treatment changed that person’s life, inspired him.
After finishing his dental degree at HeNan Medical University in China, Dr. Li went on to earn a Ph.D. in Dentistry from Albrechs-Christine University in Kiel, Germany. He followed that with a Certificate in Orthodontics, also from Albrechs-Christine University. Dr. Li then came to the United States and completed a second Certificate in Orthodontics from the Eastman Institute of Oral Health at the University of Rochester.
Each year, Dr. Li completes numerous continuing education classes. He studies at national and international meetings, and attends lectures, seminars, webinars, and hands-on courses. By staying current on advancements in orthodontic technologies and methodologies, Dr. Li is able to align teeth, creating attractive and functional smiles.
Dr. Li is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, Illinois Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society.
In his spare time, Dr. Li is often found with his wife, who is a Prosthodontist and a full time assistant professor at the University of Illinois Chicago. The couple has a lovely daughter and a cute dog, Ollie. Dr. Li enjoys swimming, traveling, and photography.