Meet Dr. Henley

Naperville, IL Dentist and Periodontist

Carl Henley, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Henley was born in Benton, Illinois and lived there as a young child until moving to Downers Grove. He first began showing an interest in dentistry in 1963, at the age of six, when a bicycle accident forever changed his smile. The loss of his front teeth and several lengthy visits with his dentist only further planted the seed of his curiosity.

After graduating from Downers Grove High School, he attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. His dream became a reality when he graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Dentistry in 1983.

For nearly 25 years, he has built a reputation as one of Naperville’s top dentists. His ability to show his true talents and versatility as a dentist has led to his success. While being able to reflect his passion and working with patients of all ages he says, “continuing education is considered a part of our responsibility to our patients.” His practice is, “committed to excellence in dental care, where patients are treated as guests.”

Whether it is a conventional composite filling or a gorgeous “Hollywood” smile, Dr. Henley is experienced in numerous types of dentistry. He strongly believes in the importance of maintaining your oral health, as well as your overall health and wellness.


Dr. Henley received his Fellowship in 2007 from the Academy of General Dentistry.  He is an active member of several prestigious dental organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, and the International Association of Orthodontics.

In the latter part of 2012, he become a candidate for Fellowship with the American Association of Implant Dentistry.  When he is not traveling to further his education, he resides happily in Bristol with his wife, children, and two Bengal cats.  He has one daughter that graduated from Gonzaga, and another currently attending his Alma Mater at SIU.  In his spare time, Dr. Henley enjoys golfing, boating, and living life to its fullest.