From a young age, Dr. Philip Gurgone has possessed a passion for dentistry. He cares deeply about helping people discover their best smiles and healing patients in pain. Seeing a patient rediscover life after restoration provides Dr. Gurgone with immense job satisfaction. As part of the McGonigle Dental team, Dr. Gurgone gets to put that passion to work alongside the best dental staff in Tinley Park.
Dr. Gurgone was born and raised in Orland Park. His AP Biology teacher recognized his budding interest and invited him to shadow her and her colleagues at the UIC College of Dentistry. Here, Dr. Gurgone discovered his love of dentistry and his career path.
He would go on to graduate from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, where his leadership skills and dedication led him to earn the respect of his peers and become the president of his class. He participated in the Comprehensive Implant Residency Program, training in implants, bone grafts, sinus grafts, and providing fixed and removable restorations. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS).
As part of the McGonigle Dental family, Dr. Gurgone is dedicated to helping his community in Tinley Park and beyond. He’s joined dental mission trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. He’s also participated in Dentistry from the Heart and Give Kids a Smile Day, providing preventive dental care to children of underserved communities.
In his free time, Dr. Gurgone enjoys baseball (Go White Sox!), golfing, cooking, and playing guitar. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kristina. They reside in Mokena with their beautiful daughter Juliana.