About Our Practice

Hope Dental office

Welcome to Hope Dental

We are confident that you will feel right at home when you choose Hope Dental. Dr. Ras and his highly trained team are proud to provide you with a state-of-the-art facility while offering the highest quality of dental care.

Dr Ras

A Team You Can Rely On

Our team has been trained to provide each patient with optimal oral health care.  Hope Dental is owned and operated by Dr. Russell Ras, which means that every patient will receive continuous dental care from start to finish. Hope Dental is here to provide you with the best and most up-to-date oral care while answering all of your questions and concerns along the way.

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Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime

No matter what your needs are, here at Hope Dental we strive to provide you with the best care possible. Our goal here at Hope Dental is that our state of the art technology combined with our extensive education and training will help us to surpass your expectations.

Meet our Team

Dr. Ras graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1986 and has been practicing in the same location for over 28 years. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Ras has remained dedicated to continuing his education, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. At Hope Dental, Dr. Ras and his staff make every effort to make sure that your visit is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. We look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Ras

Dr. Ras


Dr. Ras, or ‘Doc’, has been practicing dentistry in the LaGrange/Countryside area for over 30 years. BUT it doesn’t stop there!  He is a continuing ed nut! He has kept on top of all facets of the dental field through continuing education, enabling him to provide his patients with complete dentistry in one office.  Whether it’s fillings, extractions, root canals, implants, sleep apnea, orthodontics, whitening, or TMJ treatment, or any other dental need you might have, Doc is able to provide you with a continuity of care that ensures great results!  He is truly passionate about his work and his patients! Doc loves to spend time with his wife and daughters and has been taking piano lessons for the past 8 years. He is an avid White Sox fan, loves to golf, and serves as a lead usher at his church.

Donna R.

Donna R.

Office Manager

Donna started at our office 22 years ago as a dental hygienist. She also has a degree to teach high school English. In her spare time, Donna loves to spend time with her daughters and her grandson. She spends much of her time cooking for her family and baking for anyone with a sweet tooth! She also loves to travel and spend time at church where she is a communion lead.

Diane K.

Diane K.

Treatment Coordinator

After spending 12 years as Doc’s assistant, Diane has recently moved into the position of Treatment Coordinator. She has over 25 years of experience in the dental field which started when she served in the military. Diane has three children and spends her spare time raising chickens, gardening, doing art projects and volunteering at her church.

Diane B.

Diane B.


Diane has over 10 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She is very gentle and thorough and has a wicked sense of humor. Diane has two sons in college and recently brought a new little puppy, Penny, into their family. In her spare time, she loves golfing and traveling with her husband Jack.

What Our Patients Are Saying


“I could not be more pleased with the services Dr.Ras and staff provide. Honest and professional in every aspect. I have been a patient for over 10 years and appreciate Dr.Ras’ excellent services.”

Veronica R.

“Very happy with this practice. Our family of five have been with this practice for 12 years. All three children were referred for orthodontic work and I have had a few issues which were always dealt with efficiently. “

Jim T.

“After 55 years of using dentists, finally one that just works. Appointment system is brilliant, always very accommodating with times.”