Former Dentologie DA here. Great office that treated the DAs right and as far as I can tell, the associate docs seemed pretty happy. The owner docs are cool guys that just seem to want to build a cool practice network. One of them is TikTok famous which, whether you agree or not, definitely seems to help the practice. Not sure if they’re looking for new associates but I definitely recommend checking them out.
Chicago is a cool city to live in. It can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Most docs I know chose to live in the downtown area in fancy skyrises, but there are countless areas outside of the immediate downtown area that are nice and affordable. With the train system there, getting where you need to go is never too hard. I moved to Denver last year and frankly I’m thinking of going back to Chi.