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Burr Ridge Dentist

Dr. Lucas Hooker

Dr. Lucas Hooker grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to Baylor University for undergraduate where he received his degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Hooker went on to attend University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry where he graduated top of his class and received awards recognizing his scholarship and compassion in interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Hooker is passionate about the work that he does and stays up to date with the latest in dentistry as an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Hooker treats all of his patients with a sense of kindness, compassion, and respect and prides himself in educating his patients about the importance of proper dental care and maintenance. Whether it is your first or your hundredth time in the dental chair, Dr. Hooker will make you feel comfortable in your decision to visit Smile Obsession for your dental needs.

Dr. Lucas Hooker
Dr. Maritza Perez
Burr Ridge Dentist

Dr. Maritza Perez

Dr. Maritza Perez grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Chicago earning a Bachelor of Arts followed by a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery from UIC College of Dentistry.

With over 16 years of experience and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Perez takes pride in the transformative power of a confident smile. She believes that a beautiful smile not only enhances appearance but also contributes to overall self-esteem and health. Driven by this philosophy, she dedicates herself to understanding her patients on a personal level, ensuring that each individual receives gentle, thorough, and comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs.

Beyond the dental chair, Dr. Perez is a devoted wife and mother of three energetic boys: Aidan, Bryce, and Luka. She finds joy in creating art, exploring her culinary skills in the kitchen, and embarking on adventures with her family.

Chicago Lakeview Dentist

Dr. Nicholas Politis

Growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Politis continues as a fourth-generation dentist within his family. He studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology for his Bachelors in Chemistry and Masters in Biology, where he stayed on to work as an assistant chemist in their preclinical research institute. Dr. Politis then pursued his dental degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, continuing his professional education through a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Dr. Politis has always loved drawing as a child, seeing dentistry as an opportunity to marry his appreciation for artistry and science. He looks forward to serving Lakeview and its surrounding communities, while developing meaningful relationships with patients. Dentistry affords all practitioners a unique opportunity to not only help others through direct service, but also to educate patients on how to keep a healthy and happy smile for a lifetime

Dr. Nicholas Politis
Dr. Nicholas Politis
Chicago Lakeview Dentist

Dr. Nicholas Politis

Growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Politis continues as a fourth-generation dentist within his family. He studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology for his Bachelors in Chemistry and Masters in Biology, where he stayed on to work as an assistant chemist in their preclinical research institute. Dr. Politis then pursued his dental degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, continuing his professional education through a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Dr. Politis has always loved drawing as a child, seeing dentistry as an opportunity to marry his appreciation for artistry and science. He looks forward to serving Lakeview and its surrounding communities, while developing meaningful relationships with patients. Dentistry affords all practitioners a unique opportunity to not only help others through direct service, but also to educate patients on how to keep a healthy and happy smile for a lifetime

Dr. Margaret Tulowiecka
Chicago Loop Dentist

Dr. Margaret Tulowiecka

Dr. Tulowiecka majored in Biological Sciences and minored in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She further continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine at UIC in Chicago. In her spare time she loves spending quality time with family and friends.

She is an auntie to two wonderful and talented nieces. She enjoys traveling, going on roadtrips and hiking national parks. As much as she enjoys nature, she does love Chicago and what it has to offer. Dr Tulowiecka loves walking or biking along the lakefront and enjoys discovering new places to dine and listen to music.

She is very excited to meet patients and provide them with individualized healthcare needs.

Chicago Loop Dentist

Dr. Margaret Tulowiecka

Dr. Tulowiecka majored in Biological Sciences and minored in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She further continued her education and earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine at UIC in Chicago. In her spare time she loves spending quality time with family and friends.

She is an auntie to two wonderful and talented nieces. She enjoys traveling, going on roadtrips and hiking national parks. As much as she enjoys nature, she does love Chicago and what it has to offer. Dr Tulowiecka loves walking or biking along the lakefront and enjoys discovering new places to dine and listen to music.

She is very excited to meet patients and provide them with individualized healthcare needs.

Dr. Margaret Tulowiecka
Chicago Loop Dentist

Dr. Taimoor Rahman

Having grown up in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Rahman graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Immunology and Human Biology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Upon finishing dental school, he then completed a general practice residency at Loyola University Medical Center, where he learned how to manage medically complex cases and surgical procedures.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Rahman loves to travel, play video games, try new restaurants and catch up with old friends. He strongly believes that every patient deserves to be treated like family, and will go the extra mile to ensure that they get the quality and comfort that they deserve.

Dr. Taimoor Rahman
Dr. Taimoor Rahman
Chicago Loop Dentist

Dr. Taimoor Rahman

Having grown up in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Rahman graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Immunology and Human Biology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Upon finishing dental school, he then completed a general practice residency at Loyola University Medical Center, where he learned how to manage medically complex cases and surgical procedures.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Rahman loves to travel, play video games, try new restaurants and catch up with old friends. He strongly believes that every patient deserves to be treated like family, and will go the extra mile to ensure that they get the quality and comfort that they deserve.

Dr. Richard Razdolsky DDS
Glenview Dentist

Dr. Richard Razdolsky

Dr. Richard Razdolsky, a Glenview Dentist, comes from a family whose dental experience spans multiple generations. His father is an orthodontist and Dr. Razdolsky’s passion for dentistry and creating beautiful smiles has been life-long.

Dr. Razdolsky is driven and finds great reward in providing his patients with hope and happiness through life-changing smile makeover solutions.

His advanced cosmetic training includes completion of Honors in Aesthetic Dentistry program at NYU College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

Outside of the office, Dr. Razdolsky loves spending time with his family, playing hockey, traveling abroad, enjoying the outdoors, and learning everything he can about cosmetic dentistry.

Glenview Dentist

Dr. Richard Razdolsky

Dr. Richard Razdolsky, a Glenview Dentist, comes from a family whose dental experience spans multiple generations. His father is an orthodontist and Dr. Razdolsky’s passion for dentistry and creating beautiful smiles has been life-long.

Dr. Razdolsky is driven and finds great reward in providing his patients with hope and happiness through life-changing smile makeover solutions.

His advanced cosmetic training includes completion of Honors in Aesthetic Dentistry program at NYU College of Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

Outside of the office, Dr. Razdolsky loves spending time with his family, playing hockey, traveling abroad, enjoying the outdoors, and learning everything he can about cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Richard Razdolsky DDS
Glenview Dentist

Dr. Chris Kyros

Dr. Kyros received his degree from Northwestern University in 1989 and has been practicing for over 28 years. He is a member of the Hellenic Dental Society and volunteers with the Dental Lifeline Network which offers free services to the disabled, elderly, and medically-compromised. He enjoys golf and traveling.
Dr. Chris Kyros
Dr. Chris Kyros
Glenview Dentist

Dr. Chris Kyros

Dr. Kyros received his degree from Northwestern University in 1989 and has been practicing for over 28 years. He is a member of the Hellenic Dental Society and volunteers with the Dental Lifeline Network which offers free services to the disabled, elderly, and medically-compromised. He enjoys golf and traveling.
Frankfort Dentist

Dr. Ali Amra

Dr Amra was born in Chicago’s south suburbs and received his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dr. Amra is a motivated dentist who is always eager to grow and improve. He has completed various courses in surgical implant placement and bone grafting techniques. As a versatile general dentist, he’s experienced in extractions, bone grafting, implant placement, root canal therapy, and restorative and prosthetic work. Currently, Dr. Amra is delving into the world of cosmetic dentistry, expanding his skill set with courses on Botox. Outside of work, Dr. Amra enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also a real soccer fanatic, as he loves to play and watch the sport.

Dr. Ali Amra
Dr. Ali Amra
Frankfort Dentist

Dr. Ali Amra

Dr Amra was born in Chicago’s south suburbs and received his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Dr. Amra is a motivated dentist who is always eager to grow and improve. He has completed various courses in surgical implant placement and bone grafting techniques. As a versatile general dentist, he’s experienced in extractions, bone grafting, implant placement, root canal therapy, and restorative and prosthetic work. Currently, Dr. Amra is delving into the world of cosmetic dentistry, expanding his skill set with courses on Botox. Outside of work, Dr. Amra enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is also a real soccer fanatic, as he loves to play and watch the sport.

Dr. Brittney Borga
Lakeview Dentist

Dr. Brittney Borga

Dr. Borga grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee for both her undergraduate and dental school programs. Upon graduating, she practiced dentistry in Southeast Wisconsin for a few years before moving to Chicago with her husband. Dr. Borga continued her restorative dental skills working downtown in the Loop for over 8 years before joining the Smile Obsession team.

Dr. Borga believes in creating relationships with her patients and helping them to achieve the best oral health they can. She focuses on patient comfort and wants all of her patients to have a smile they are proud of. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society and regularly takes part in continuing education to stay up-to-date on the new dental trends.

Dr. Borga lives downtown with her husband and their German Shepherd Dog and spends most of her time outside of work doing dog-related activities. She enjoys fantasy football, succulent plants, and anything involving animals.

Lakeview Dentist

Dr. Brittney Borga

Dr. Borga grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee for both her undergraduate and dental school programs. Upon graduating, she practiced dentistry in Southeast Wisconsin for a few years before moving to Chicago with her husband. Dr. Borga continued her restorative dental skills working downtown in the Loop for over 8 years before joining the Smile Obsession team.

Dr. Borga believes in creating relationships with her patients and helping them to achieve the best oral health they can. She focuses on patient comfort and wants all of her patients to have a smile they are proud of. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society and regularly takes part in continuing education to stay up-to-date on the new dental trends.

Dr. Borga lives downtown with her husband and their German Shepherd Dog and spends most of her time outside of work doing dog-related activities. She enjoys fantasy football, succulent plants, and anything involving animals.

Dr. Brittney Borga
Dr. Patel
Montgomery/Glenview Dentist

Dr. Ashutosh Patel

Dr. Patel grew up in Edmonton, Canada. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for his DDS degree. Dr. Patel loves all aspects of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Patel takes great pride in his work and ensures that his patients receive a high standard of dental care. He likes to work with his patients in order to create beautiful smiles that his patients can be truly obsessed with.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife who is also a dentist. He also enjoys watching and playing hockey. His favorite NHL team is the Edmonton Oilers. Dr. Patel also enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing video games, and binge-watching shows.

Dr. Patel is thrilled to serve the communities of Glenview Northbrook. He looks forward to seeing you very soon!

Montgomery/Glenview Dentist

Dr. Ashutosh Patel

Dr. Patel grew up in Edmonton, Canada. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for his DDS degree. Dr. Patel loves all aspects of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Patel takes great pride in his work and ensures that his patients receive a high standard of dental care. He likes to work with his patients in order to create beautiful smiles that his patients can be truly obsessed with.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife who is also a dentist. He also enjoys watching and playing hockey. His favorite NHL team is the Edmonton Oilers. Dr. Patel also enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing video games, and binge-watching shows.

Dr. Patel is thrilled to serve the communities of Glenview Northbrook. He looks forward to seeing you very soon!

Dr. Patel
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. Amrit Banipal

Creating smiles might sound cliche but that is exactly what I love about being a dentist. It gives me the opportunity to interact with my patients one-on-one, take the time to get to know them and understand their dental needs. My goal is to help all my patients by making every visit as comfortable as possible even though being in a dental office is not their favorite place to be. I prioritize that each patient is unique and so are their dental needs. I strive to do best for my patients and look forward to meeting each and every one of you! 

I went to UIC for undergrad and completed my Bachelors in Biological Sciences. Currently, I live in the western suburbs.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, checking out any new places and eating out.

Dr. Amrit Banipal
Dr. Amrit Banipal
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. Amrit Banipal

Creating smiles might sound cliche but that is exactly what I love about being a dentist. It gives me the opportunity to interact with my patients one-on-one, take the time to get to know them and understand their dental needs. My goal is to help all my patients by making every visit as comfortable as possible even though being in a dental office is not their favorite place to be. I prioritize that each patient is unique and so are their dental needs. I strive to do best for my patients and look forward to meeting each and every one of you! 

I went to UIC for undergrad and completed my Bachelors in Biological Sciences. Currently, I live in the western suburbs.  I enjoy spending my free time with my family, checking out any new places and eating out.

Dr. Azzo
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. Anne Azzo

Dr. Anne Azzo had wanted to become a dentist since childhood and now appreciates every minute of being one. Seeing patients’ happy faces after an appointment is one of the best parts of dentistry, and as Dr. Azzo likes to say, “If you are happy, we are all happy.” She strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable environment for patients while also focusing on quality care. She went to the University of Illinois at Chicago for her bachelor’s then later obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University at Downers Grove. She received Invisalign training and nitrous oxide training along the way. In her free time, Dr. Azzo enjoys seeing family and friends, travelling, hiking, and taking care of her German Shepherd named Ollie. Dr. Azzo hails from the Chicago suburbs and cannot wait to see patients of the Montgomery community!

Professional Memberships:
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. Anne Azzo

Dr. Anne Azzo had wanted to become a dentist since childhood and now appreciates every minute of being one. Seeing patients’ happy faces after an appointment is one of the best parts of dentistry, and as Dr. Azzo likes to say, “If you are happy, we are all happy.” She strives to provide a comfortable and enjoyable environment for patients while also focusing on quality care. She went to the University of Illinois at Chicago for her bachelor’s then later obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University at Downers Grove. She received Invisalign training and nitrous oxide training along the way. In her free time, Dr. Azzo enjoys seeing family and friends, travelling, hiking, and taking care of her German Shepherd named Ollie. Dr. Azzo hails from the Chicago suburbs and cannot wait to see patients of the Montgomery community!

Professional Memberships:
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Azzo
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. James Ojjeh

Dr. Ojjeh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Lab Technology, from Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry, in 1999. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, in 2004. Dr. Ojjeh’s career in dentistry began long before he started dental school. Prior to becoming a dentist and during dental school, he worked as a dental lab technician. Through this, he gained firsthand knowledge of the artistic component of dentistry. As a certified dental lab technician, he mastered the art of making crowns, bridges, partial dentures, implants, and many other prosthetic components that help restore patients’ oral health and enhance their smile.

Dr. Ojjeh’s many years of commitment to the dental profession are a testament to his passion and dedication to his patients’ oral health care. Dr. Ojjeh has an excellent chairside manner and takes a friendly, caring, and compassionate approach with all his patients. He understands that many people are afraid to come to the dentist. Spending time with his patients to address their fears and concerns in order to make them feel at ease is one of his top priorities. Dr. Ojjeh is also very thorough in the way he examines and educates his patients about the importance of their oral health and their dental needs. He is a strong advocate of preventative treatment.

Dr. James Ojjeh
Dr. James Ojjeh
Montgomery Dentist

Dr. James Ojjeh

Dr. Ojjeh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Lab Technology, from Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry, in 1999. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, in 2004. Dr. Ojjeh’s career in dentistry began long before he started dental school. Prior to becoming a dentist and during dental school, he worked as a dental lab technician. Through this, he gained firsthand knowledge of the artistic component of dentistry. As a certified dental lab technician, he mastered the art of making crowns, bridges, partial dentures, implants, and many other prosthetic components that help restore patients’ oral health and enhance their smile.

Dr. Ojjeh’s many years of commitment to the dental profession are a testament to his passion and dedication to his patients’ oral health care. Dr. Ojjeh has an excellent chairside manner and takes a friendly, caring, and compassionate approach with all his patients. He understands that many people are afraid to come to the dentist. Spending time with his patients to address their fears and concerns in order to make them feel at ease is one of his top priorities. Dr. Ojjeh is also very thorough in the way he examines and educates his patients about the importance of their oral health and their dental needs. He is a strong advocate of preventative treatment.

Dr. Elizabeth Escarria
Naperville Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Escarria

Dr. Liz is originally a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. She now lives in the western suburbs of Chicago and has a daughter. She graduated from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received her dental degree. Dr. Liz has also completed extensive training in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics for general and pediatric dentistry. She can definitely make your smile look its best! She is certified in fast braces, clear correct, Invisalign, and traditional braces . She sees both adults and children for general dentistry and orthodontics.  

 

Naperville Dentist

Dr. Elizabeth Escarria

Dr. Liz is originally a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. She now lives in the western suburbs of Chicago and has a daughter. She graduated from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received her dental degree. Dr. Liz has also completed extensive training in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics for general and pediatric dentistry. She can definitely make your smile look its best! She is certified in fast braces, clear correct, Invisalign, and traditional braces . She sees both adults and children for general dentistry and orthodontics.  

 

Dr. Elizabeth Escarria
Naperville Dentist

Dr. Daniel Pagel

Dr. Pagel grew up in the Chicago suburbs and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University in Downers Grove. He then earned his dental degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. While in dental school, Dr. Pagel was the President of the UIC chapters of both the American Student Dental Association and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He continues his interest in organized dentistry by holding a board position on the Chicago component of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Pagel is consistently attending extra continuing education courses in order to expand his skills and provide better care to his patients. Whether you are seeing him for a Smile Makeover or a root canal, he will make sure you are never confused about your dental treatment and that you are always comfortable while in the dental chair.
Dr. Daniel Pagel, DMD, MA
Dr. Daniel Pagel, DMD, MA
Naperville Dentist

Dr. Daniel Pagel

Dr. Pagel grew up in the Chicago suburbs and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University in Downers Grove. He then earned his dental degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago. While in dental school, Dr. Pagel was the President of the UIC chapters of both the American Student Dental Association and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. He continues his interest in organized dentistry by holding a board position on the Chicago component of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Pagel is consistently attending extra continuing education courses in order to expand his skills and provide better care to his patients. Whether you are seeing him for a Smile Makeover or a root canal, he will make sure you are never confused about your dental treatment and that you are always comfortable while in the dental chair.
Dr. Shah
Naperville Dentist

Dr. Amer Shah

Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Amer Shah is dedicated to comprehensive, individualized care for his patients. After attending Loyola University in Chicago, he pursued his doctorate at the University of New England. He enjoys all kinds of procedures including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Today, he is Invisalign certified, a proud member of Spear Education, and recently became certified in placing dental implants.

Dr. Shah has been married since 2020. When he is not in the office, some of his favorite hobbies include watching and playing football, basketball, tennis, and pickleball. Most of his free time is spent with his family and friends; he loves going to restaurants, playing board games, traveling, hiking in national parks, and is a BIG foodie.

Dr. Shah is ecstatic to serve the Naperville, IL community. He enjoys being hands-on to complete various tasks, interacting directly with people, and being able to put a big smile on everyone’s face. He takes great pride in creating a friendly, painless and relaxed environment for all his patients. He is committed to helping people in achieving the dental improvements they need for a happier and healthier life!

Naperville Dentist

Dr. Amer Shah

Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Amer Shah is dedicated to comprehensive, individualized care for his patients. After attending Loyola University in Chicago, he pursued his doctorate at the University of New England. He enjoys all kinds of procedures including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Today, he is Invisalign certified, a proud member of Spear Education, and recently became certified in placing dental implants.

Dr. Shah has been married since 2020. When he is not in the office, some of his favorite hobbies include watching and playing football, basketball, tennis, and pickleball. Most of his free time is spent with his family and friends; he loves going to restaurants, playing board games, traveling, hiking in national parks, and is a BIG foodie.

Dr. Shah is ecstatic to serve the Naperville, IL community. He enjoys being hands-on to complete various tasks, interacting directly with people, and being able to put a big smile on everyone’s face. He takes great pride in creating a friendly, painless and relaxed environment for all his patients. He is committed to helping people in achieving the dental improvements they need for a happier and healthier life!

Dr. Shah
Dr. Regine Torres
Naperville Orthodontist

Dr. Regine Torres

Dr. Regine Torres grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI and received both her undergraduate and dental degrees from Marquette University, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to complete a residency at the University of Iowa and earned her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Torres has advanced training in orthodontic techniques utilizing both traditional braces and clear aligners, orthognathic surgery integrated treatment, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), functional appliances, and soft tissue laser to help patients achieve an esthetic and functional smile.

Dr. Torres takes pride in collaborating and communicating with her dental colleagues and patients in order to achieve the best possible results. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families throughout treatment, watching their smiles transform and confidence grow. She continues to grow professionally by staying up to date with current technology and treatment modalities by attending continuing education courses.

Outside of the office, Dr. Torres loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yorkshire Terrier. She enjoys traveling, hiking, music, stand-up comedy, trying new restaurants, and movie nights.

Dr. Torres is honored to be a part of the Smile Obsession team, offering comprehensive orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

Naperville Orthodontist

Dr. Regine Torres

Dr. Regine Torres grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI and received both her undergraduate and dental degrees from Marquette University, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to complete a residency at the University of Iowa and earned her Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Torres has advanced training in orthodontic techniques utilizing both traditional braces and clear aligners, orthognathic surgery integrated treatment, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), functional appliances, and soft tissue laser to help patients achieve an esthetic and functional smile.

Dr. Torres takes pride in collaborating and communicating with her dental colleagues and patients in order to achieve the best possible results. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families throughout treatment, watching their smiles transform and confidence grow. She continues to grow professionally by staying up to date with current technology and treatment modalities by attending continuing education courses.

Outside of the office, Dr. Torres loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yorkshire Terrier. She enjoys traveling, hiking, music, stand-up comedy, trying new restaurants, and movie nights.

Dr. Torres is honored to be a part of the Smile Obsession team, offering comprehensive orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Regine Torres
Naperville South Dentist

Dr. Cristina Francisco

Dr. Cristina Francisco grew up in Addison, IL and graduated from North Central College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then went on to complete her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Roosevelt University. She pursued her dental education and training at the University of Illinois—Chicago College of Dentistry. During her time there, she served several board member roles with American Dental Education Association, Hispanic Student Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. 

Dr. Cristina is eager to return and serve the Naperville/Montgomery community she grew fond of during her time at North Central. She brings her enthusiasm and passion for dentistry with her to deliver care for all patients in a calm, kind and compassionate manner. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Cristina believes that the patient experience and comfort are key to building a respectful patient-provider relationship. As an educator and advocate for patients, she fosters patients’ individualized goals and concerns. “My mission is to set you up for successful life-long oral health.”
In her free time, Dr. Cristina likes to watch movies, explore new restaurants, take road trips and, most importantly, spend quality time with friends and family.

Dr. Cristina Francisco
Dr. Cristina Francisco
Naperville South Dentist

Dr. Cristina Francisco

Dr. Cristina Francisco grew up in Addison, IL and graduated from North Central College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then went on to complete her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Roosevelt University. She pursued her dental education and training at the University of Illinois—Chicago College of Dentistry. During her time there, she served several board member roles with American Dental Education Association, Hispanic Student Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists. 

Dr. Cristina is eager to return and serve the Naperville/Montgomery community she grew fond of during her time at North Central. She brings her enthusiasm and passion for dentistry with her to deliver care for all patients in a calm, kind and compassionate manner. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Cristina believes that the patient experience and comfort are key to building a respectful patient-provider relationship. As an educator and advocate for patients, she fosters patients’ individualized goals and concerns. “My mission is to set you up for successful life-long oral health.”
In her free time, Dr. Cristina likes to watch movies, explore new restaurants, take road trips and, most importantly, spend quality time with friends and family.

Streamwood Dentist

Dr. Peter Chung

Dr. Peter Chung graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in Kinesiology. He continued his education and received a master’s degree in Biotechnology at Rush University before attending dental school at A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. While in dental school, Dr. Chung received a certificate in Public Health and was the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics Award from the American College of Prosthodontists

Dr. Peter Chung, DMD
Dr. Peter Chung, DMD
Streamwood Dentist

Dr. Peter Chung

Dr. Peter Chung graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he majored in Kinesiology. He continued his education and received a master’s degree in Biotechnology at Rush University before attending dental school at A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. While in dental school, Dr. Chung received a certificate in Public Health and was the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the Study of Prosthodontics Award from the American College of Prosthodontists

Dr. Asa Carson
Tinley Park Dentist

Dr. Asa Carson

Dr. Carson is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and is a current member of Chicago Dental Society and American Dental Association. Dr. Carson believes it is important to create relationships and educate each patient, in order to provide an appropriate treatment plan and care. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, staying current with new dental technology, and spending time with family and friends.  
Tinley Park Dentist

Dr. Asa Carson

Dr. Carson is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and is a current member of Chicago Dental Society and American Dental Association. Dr. Carson believes it is important to create relationships and educate each patient, in order to provide an appropriate treatment plan and care. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, staying current with new dental technology, and spending time with family and friends.  
Dr. Asa Carson
Tinley Park Dentist

Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney

Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to graduate from Loyola University College of Dentistry. She is proud to have followed in her Mom and Dad’s footsteps, both of them dentists and had the extraordinary privilege of practicing with her Mom for 11 years. She is an avid animal lover, so much so that she’s expanded her practice to treat them. You may have seen a few of her patients when visiting Brookfield Zoo!

Dr. Anne is a member of the American Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society.

Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney
Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney
Tinley Park Dentist

Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney

Dr. Anne Solus Gaffney graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to graduate from Loyola University College of Dentistry. She is proud to have followed in her Mom and Dad’s footsteps, both of them dentists and had the extraordinary privilege of practicing with her Mom for 11 years. She is an avid animal lover, so much so that she’s expanded her practice to treat them. You may have seen a few of her patients when visiting Brookfield Zoo!

Dr. Anne is a member of the American Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society.

Oak Lawn Dentist

Dr. Muhaned Elhindi

Dr Elhinidi is excited to be part of the Smile Obsession family! Having been taught the importance of hard work and dedication from a young age, Dr. Elhindi always strives to excel in everything he does.  Dr. Elhindi has a BS in Psychobiology and Arabic from UCLA and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Elhindi is a well-rounded general dentist that likes performing cosmetic dentistry as well as surgical procedures like impacted wisdom teeth and extractions. Dr Elhindi also loves working with kids. Dr Elhindi is also fluent in Arabic and can speak novice conversational spanish. 

Dr. Muhaned Elhindi
Dr. Muhaned Elhindi
Oak Lawn Dentist

Dr. Muhaned Elhindi

Dr Elhinidi is excited to be part of the Smile Obsession family! Having been taught the importance of hard work and dedication from a young age, Dr. Elhindi always strives to excel in everything he does.  Dr. Elhindi has a BS in Psychobiology and Arabic from UCLA and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Elhindi is a well-rounded general dentist that likes performing cosmetic dentistry as well as surgical procedures like impacted wisdom teeth and extractions. Dr Elhindi also loves working with kids. Dr Elhindi is also fluent in Arabic and can speak novice conversational spanish. 

Dr. Peter Straka
Oak Lawn Dentist

Dr. Peter Straka

Dr. Straka was raised in the Chicago Northwest suburbs and comes from a family of passionate dentists including his father, sister and uncle. He received his degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Shortly after, Dr. Straka chose to do a General Practice Residency in order to refine his prosthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery, and cosmetic skills at Richard L. Roudebush VA in Indianapolis, Indiana. After completing his degrees, he left Indianapolis to move back to Chicago and practice amongst friends and family.

During his time at school, Dr. Straka also joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard to which he is still active to this day. When he is not focusing on improving his clinical skills, he enjoys maintaining his physical fitness, golfing, attending events/concerts, working at his parish, spending time with his nieces and traveling across the country to visit friends and relatives.

Oak Lawn Dentist

Dr. Peter Straka

Dr. Straka was raised in the Chicago Northwest suburbs and comes from a family of passionate dentists including his father, sister and uncle. He received his degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Shortly after, Dr. Straka chose to do a General Practice Residency in order to refine his prosthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery, and cosmetic skills at Richard L. Roudebush VA in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After completing his degrees, he left Indianapolis to move back to Chicago and practice amongst friends and family. During his time at school, Dr. Straka also joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard to which he is still active to this day. When he is not focusing on improving his clinical skills, he enjoys maintaining his physical fitness, golfing, attending events/concerts, working at his parish, spending time with his nieces and traveling across the country to visit friends and relatives.

Dr. Peter Straka
Dr. Totonchi
Wheaton Dentist

Dr. Selam Totonchi

Dr. Selam Totonchi grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois – Urbana, Champaign. He continued his education and received a Master of Science in Chemistry at Northeastern Illinois University. After a few years of being a Research and Development Chemist, Dr. Totonchi decided to change paths and pursue a lifelong career in Dentistry where he completed his DMD at University of Illinois – Chicago College of Dentistry. During his dental education, he became the President of the American Dental Education Association Chapter at UIC and participated in national conferences to improve quality and access to oral health care. Dr. Totonchi continued advancing his dental techniques and education by completing a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

When not in the office, Dr. Totonchi loves to spend most of his time with friends and family. He is the fun uncle of 8 nieces and nephews all ranging between the ages of 0 to 7. He is a foodie that loves trying different restaurants and cuisines. Additionally, his other hobbies are playing competitive racquetball, interactive board games, and free-style cooking.

Dr. Totonchi is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care and ensures that his patients are comfortable in the dental chair. When asked what his favorite aspect of dentistry is, Dr. Totonchi said, “Being able to get patients out of pain, along with the joy and smiles after doing so!”

Wheaton Dentist

Dr. Selam Totonchi

Dr. Selam Totonchi grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois – Urbana, Champaign. He continued his education and received a Master of Science in Chemistry at Northeastern Illinois University. After a few years of being a Research and Development Chemist, Dr. Totonchi decided to change paths and pursue a lifelong career in Dentistry where he completed his DMD at University of Illinois – Chicago College of Dentistry. During his dental education, he became the President of the American Dental Education Association Chapter at UIC and participated in national conferences to improve quality and access to oral health care. Dr. Totonchi continued advancing his dental techniques and education by completing a General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

When not in the office, Dr. Totonchi loves to spend most of his time with friends and family. He is the fun uncle of 8 nieces and nephews all ranging between the ages of 0 to 7. He is a foodie that loves trying different restaurants and cuisines. Additionally, his other hobbies are playing competitive racquetball, interactive board games, and free-style cooking.

Dr. Totonchi is dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care and ensures that his patients are comfortable in the dental chair. When asked what his favorite aspect of dentistry is, Dr. Totonchi said, “Being able to get patients out of pain, along with the joy and smiles after doing so!”

Dr. Totonchi
Dr. Rachel M. George
Woodridge Dentist

Dr. Rachel M. George

Dr. Rachel M. George, Woodridge dentist, was born and raised in Chicago. She started working as a Dental Assistant in high school, it was through that experience that she became inspired to become a Dentist.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Benedictine University in Lisle. She graduated from the University of Illinois – College of Dentistry in 2005. She continued her training through a one-year Dental Residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. George is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. She strongly believes in education and staying current with the latest techniques and advancements in Dentistry. She also regularly attends continuing education courses.

Woodridge Dentist

Dr. Rachel M. George

Dr. Rachel M. George, Woodridge dentist, was born and raised in Chicago. She started working as a Dental Assistant in high school, it was through that experience that she became inspired to become a Dentist.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Benedictine University in Lisle. She graduated from the University of Illinois – College of Dentistry in 2005. She continued her training through a one-year Dental Residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. George is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. She strongly believes in education and staying current with the latest techniques and advancements in Dentistry. She also regularly attends continuing education courses.

Dr. Rachel M. George
Dr. Mui
Woodridge Dentist

Dr. John Mui

Dr. John Mui has treated thousands of happy patients over his 30 plus years as a general dentist. He believes in treating all patients as if they were a close friend or relative. You can be assured that all procedures will be explained clearly and performed with the utmost care.
 
Dr. Mui grew up in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, graduated as the valedictorian in his high school class, majored in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, and earned his DDS degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He has also completed a certificate from the United States Dental Institute for Orthodontics.
 
In his spare time, Dr. Mui holds a black belt in karate, loves to golf, watch the Bears, and try out new restaurants. He also speaks fluent Cantonese.
Woodridge Dentist

Dr. John Mui

Dr. John Mui has treated thousands of happy patients over his 30 plus years as a general dentist. He believes in treating all patients as if they were a close friend or relative. You can be assured that all procedures will be explained clearly and performed with the utmost care.
 
Dr. Mui grew up in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, graduated as the valedictorian in his high school class, majored in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, and earned his DDS degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He has also completed a certificate from the United States Dental Institute for Orthodontics.
 
In his spare time, Dr. Mui holds a black belt in karate, loves to golf, watch the Bears, and try out new restaurants. He also speaks fluent Cantonese.
Dr. Mui
Woodridge Periodontist

Dr. Joshua Mayer

Dr Mayer’s dental career began in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, graduating with cum laude honors. After becoming interested in periodontics during dental school, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he completed his periodontics residency and earned his certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Dr. Mayer’s specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania focused on the treatment of periodontal disease and many surgical techniques related to implant placement, soft tissue grafting, and bone grafting. Beyond his surgical training, Dr. Mayer also has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Seeing his patients through all stages of treatment gives him the most satisfaction in his dental practice. His patients are a top priority, and he strives to provide quality care from pre-surgical planning to follow-up.

Dr. Joshua Mayer
Dr. Joshua Mayer
Woodridge Periodontist

Dr. Joshua Mayer

Dr Mayer’s dental career began in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, graduating with cum laude honors. After becoming interested in periodontics during dental school, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he completed his periodontics residency and earned his certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery.

Dr. Mayer’s specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania focused on the treatment of periodontal disease and many surgical techniques related to implant placement, soft tissue grafting, and bone grafting. Beyond his surgical training, Dr. Mayer also has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Seeing his patients through all stages of treatment gives him the most satisfaction in his dental practice. His patients are a top priority, and he strives to provide quality care from pre-surgical planning to follow-up.

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