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    Timothy T. Moss , DDS

    "What I love most about the dental profession is the smile that best complements their features, whether it's a brighter smile or a complete transformation.

    "My father is a dentist and growing up around the dental profession gave me a genuine passion for helping people attain healthy beautiful smiles. From an early age, I saw that a person's smile plays a valuable role in his or her image and self-esteem.

    "Today at Grove, I offer comprehensive treatment to ensure both beauty and function. Being part of a large, multi-specialty practice is exciting because of the many benefits it offers patients. As your general dentist, I oversee all of your treatment, including services performed by any of Grove's many specialists.

    "Please don't hesitate to call for a consultation with me. I'd like to have the opportunity to discuss today's dental treatments and how they can improve your smile."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    EDUCATION FOR THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CARE

    "My education prepared me to provide a comprehensive approach to your dental health. Because I continue to study the latest techniques in the field, I can provide the best treatment plan for your individual needs."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois in Chicago
    • Bachelor of Dental Science: University of Illinois in Chicago
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Illinois Champaign - Urbana
    • Continuing Education: Exceeds the yearly required amount

    PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

    "I maintain active memberships in several important professional organizations. Keeping in touch with my colleagues in the field helps me stay on top of current issues in dental care."

    A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

    "No matter what stage of life you're in, a beautiful smile can be one of your greatest assets. I believe Grove's teamwork approach can give you the healthiest, most attractive smile ever. Our wonderful staff and exceptional patient care make the difference and keep our patients smiling."

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    Tyson C. Frenzel , DDS

    "I love being a dentist, because what I do makes people happy and improves the quality of their lives. Whether I'm relieving a bad toothache or helping a patient realize their dream smile, knowing I've made a difference in someone's life is what keeps me practicing.

    My patients know me as a caring, gentle, trustworthy dentist who's genuinely concerned about them and their dental health. As my patient, you'll discover that I try to get to know you and how you like to be treated.

    I've dedicated myself to giving every patient the individualized care they deserve, so they can achieve and maintain beautiful smiles that last a lifetime."

    SPECIALTY:

    General Dentistry

    AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION

    "The most valuable and useful tool I have is my education. Since graduating, I've worked hard to strengthen and build upon it. The skills and techniques I've learned along the way are what enable me to improve the smiles and lives of others."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science: Loyola University of Chicago

    CONTINUALLY GAINING KNOWLEDGE

    "Since I became a dentist, I've taken numerous courses and seminars, so I can provide you with the latest advances in dental treatments and techniques. I realize that when I graduated from dental school, my education wasn't ending - it was just beginning." Completes over 20 hours per year of postdoctoral study in cosmetic restorations, endodontic treatment, implant restorations, crown and bridge restorations and nonsurgical gum care.

    LINKS TO THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS

    "As part of my professional obligation to my patients, I maintain a thorough awareness of all the latest developments in dentistry. My active memberships in professional organizations play a key role, because through them, I meet regularly with other dentists and share advancements that will give you a healthier, more beautiful smile."

    Certificates of Achievement: Micadent Air Abrasion, 21st Century Endodontics, Tulsa Dental

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    Kelly A. Janas , DDS

    "I believe every person deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. With innovative treatment techniques such as whitening, cosmetic veneers and implants, you'll have the opportunity to achieve that perfect smile you've always dreamed of.

    "When you visit us, you'll not only receive the most up-to-date dentistry, but a warm welcome from my staff and me. That's because I sincerely believe in providing you with a relaxed environment and making your visit an enjoyable one.

    "I want you to leave with a smile due not only to advanced, gentle dentistry, but because you had a pleasant experience, as well."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

    "One of the reasons why I love being a dentist is because the possibilities with your smile are limitless. Thanks to my strong education, anyone can have the dream smile they envision. Through this combination of knowledge and skilled hands, there's no reason you can't have the most perfect smile."

    Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry

    Continuing Education: Exceeds the yearly required amount

    A COMMITMENT TOWARD ADVANCED DENTISTRY

    "Every year, new advances are made in dentistry - advances that can give you a healthier, more attractive smile and that can make your care more comfortable. As your dentist, I've made sure I have the up-to-the-minute training and the most advanced equipment, the first step in offering you care you can count on."

    Postgraduate Training: General Dentistry, Endodontics, Implants, Removable Prosthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontics

    THE BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    "Being an active member in professional dental organizations is very important to me. I'm able to share ideas with other dentists and keep up with the latest advances within the dental community. When state-of-the-art breakthroughs occur, such as with cosmetic veneers and teeth whitening, I'm right there to bring them to you."

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    Kayoun Lee

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    Mohammad Taqvi

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    David H. Smith , DMD

    "My promise to you is to provide the best surgical and dental care available. To accomplish this, my staff and I are devoted to understanding your every need before our own. "

    “We believe in encouraging each patient to provide input into their treatment, thus helping to ensure their dental health through a partnership."

    “When you visit, you’ll not only be treated using the latest surgical equipment and techniques, but you’ll be treated with respect and consideration. These two principles, along with my staff, are the foundation of the care I provide."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Smith received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Oral Surgery

    COMMITTED TO DENTAL EXCELLENCE

    "When a patient asks me to enhance their smile, I know they are trusting me with something very precious and personal. Throughout my years of undergraduate study, during dental school and in my chosen career, I have always been committed to excellence. That excellence has been the underlying principle of my dental profession."

    • Board Certified Fellow: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program: University of Illinois
    • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry: Temple University School of Dentistry

    SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH MY COLLEAGUES

    "When I meet with other dental professionals, I exchange ideas, learn about new treatments and hear advance word on new surgical technology. Staying active in my professional associations is a powerful way to ensure my patients receive the very best surgical care possible."

    TAKING THE TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK

    "A strong belief of mine is to help those less fortunate receive a healthy smile. I think everyone is entitled to quality surgical care, but I realize that compromising circumstances often hinder surgeons and patients from meeting. That's why I volunteered my time to perform reconstructive cleft surgeries for the impoverished people of Mexico."

    Volunteer: Mission trip to perform lip/palate surgeries for patients in Mexico

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    Mina H. Chung , DDS, MS, FAAPD

    "The best part of pediatric dentistry is the kids. I love interacting with my young patients and their parents. I enjoy talking to them, and I make sure I take the time to explain what I'm doing. My goal is to make their visit comfortable - even fun! Whether it's their first trip to the dentist or they're old pros, kids deserve a dental staff that understands them, enjoys them, and is trained to address their needs.

    Dentistry has changed rapidly in the past decade. So in addition to being a good dentist, I also try to be a good teacher. If I can educate kids and their parents about the importance of regular check-ups and good preventative care, they can avoid many problems later in life.

    I chose Grove Dental because of the standards of excellence set for pediatric dental care. We build lasting relationships with children. They are always treated with respect and tender loving care. Along with a kid-friendly environment, we have a tremendously qualified staff focused on dental care for children."

    SPECIALTY:

    • Pediatric Dentistry

    A STRONG CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

    "With my education in clinical dentistry and background in research, I love to take interest in the latest developments in dentistry and oral health. Keeping up with the advances in dentistry allows me to provide the most effective and comfortable treatments for my patients."

    • Board Certified Diplomate: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Master of Oral Biology: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bachelor of Dental Science: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bachelor of Economics: University of Chicago
    • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry: University of Illinois College of Dentistry and Medical Center
    • Residency in Hospital Dentistry: University of Illinois and University of Chicago Medical Centers
    • Research Associate Positions: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

    "By staying active in professional organizations and teaching at the university, I am always learning. My annual trips to Nicaragua allow me to use my skills to care for underserved children. These have been some of the most rewarding experiences in my career."

    • Clinical Assistant Professor: University of Illinois at Chicago, Pediatric Dentistry
    • American Dental Association, Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry: Evidence Reviewer
    • Team Dentist: Lakeview Dental/Medical Mission to Nicaragua
    • Certification: Northeast Regional Board Certification, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Category II Certificate for Dental Laser

    TEAMWORK FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

    "When it comes to the care of our pediatric patients, I believe in working together as a multidisciplinary team to provide the most integrated dental care possible. That's why I'm proud to be a part of the Grove Dental team. We take pride in the expertise of our professionals and the caring attitudes of our support staff. It's a rewarding place to work. Our patients tell us they won't go any place else."

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    Komail Abbas , DMD, MPH

    “I have a passion for dentistry, being able to combine two of my greatest interests, the art of dentistry and healthcare is truly a blessing. I’m very lucky that my job doesn’t feel like work.

    As a licensed general dentist, I provide compassionate and comprehensive dental care to families of all ages however, over the years I have found that I have a special connection with pediatric patients. I enjoy seeing young smiles transform into big healthy smiles. Children are very optimistic and find the at of dentistry just as fascinating as I do. It is my hope and dream to be able to inspire children to pursue a career in dentistry.

    I have a special interest in cavity prevention, non-surgical treatment of dental care, and conservative restorative treatments. There is no better reward than to partner with patients to help them achieve a healthy, radiant smile that will last them a lifetime. Though I’m only a license general dentist, I’ve dedicated my professional life to pediatric dental care and take multiple courses every year to stay at the forefront of knowledge and techniques in pediatric dentistry.

    I chose Grove Dental because for more than 50 years, Grove has partnered with families in the Chicagoland area to help them achieve their best smile. It’s truly amazing to think that over the course of 50 years, Grove has witnessed thousands of smile transformations. It speaks volumes to the patient-centered care that Grove provides.

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG CLINICAL BACKGROUND and EDUCATION

    Dr. Abbas accomplished earning an AEGD – Advanced Education in General Dentistry and has also practiced with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee.

    • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry: Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Master of Public Health: Yale University School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry: Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering: Northwestern University in Evanston, IL

    A COMMITMENT TOWARD ADVANCED DENTISTRY

    Because Dr. Abbas has a background in public health, this has led him to become a strong advocate for preventative, conservative dentistry. He believes this also leads to an ideal setting for the pediatric population.

    OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

    During his free time, Dr. Abbas enjoys playing basketball and weightlifting. He has interest in dental mission trips, as he goes every year to Ensenada, Mexico with pre-dental students to provide free dental care.

    OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    • Urdu
    • Spanish
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    Michael W. Bennett , DDS

    “Welcome to Grove Dental. As your general dentist, I am passionate and dedicated to providing you with quality care and a positive dental experience. I strive to develop strong, healthy partnerships, so together we can address your needs and desires while using the best of my skills and knowledge.

    Grove Dental's history and reputation in this area allows patients to come with a high level of expectations and to leave highly satisfied. Being the son of Dr. William Bennett, retired former Dental Director at the Lombard office, I take great pride in this legacy and am committed to holding it to the strongest standards.

    It is a privilege to practice dentistry in such an elite and dynamic organization and to be able to offer you the unique level of service that is available within this group. You have my commitment that I will listen and work hard to achieve the dental health and smile of your dreams. My number one priority is to treat all of my patients in the finest way possible and build relationships that will last a lifetime."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG WORK ETHIC AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    “The work ethic of my father, my strong educational background at Marquette University along with my residency have given me the foundation to passionately serve my patients in an exceptional way.”

    • General Practice Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree: Marquette University School of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences: Marquette University

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    "It is important to be a part of professional organizations in order to discuss and exchange information with colleagues that will improve and enhance the entire dental profession."

    GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

    "As a healthcare provider, I have a heart to see others get the service they need; therefore, I volunteer my time and service to give back to those less fortunate in the community. My philosophy is that my donation of service, skill and expertise may not change the world at large, but it will change someone's world."

    Volunteer Opportunities:

    • Veterans Administration, Iowa City - Worked in the VA in Iowa City as a small way of giving back to our Veterans.
    • Give Kids a Smile - Examined pediatric patients and educated parents in the area of oral health.
    • Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) - Provided free general dental treatment to patients in multiple locations through this charitable organization.
    • Southern Wisconsin Center - Provided dental care to patients with severe developmental and cognitive disabilities.
    • Tri-County Community Dental Clinic- Provided emergency and pediatric dental care to patients in Appleton, WI while in dental school.
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    Sanaa Bhimji , DMD

    My practice philosophy is to earn my patients’ trust and create a long-lasting patient relationship. As your dentist, I’m committed to providing quality dental care so that you can live a worry-free life and smile for decades to come.

    I look forward to serving you with all your oral health care needs. Your input and questions regarding treatment options and recommendations are always welcome. With proper oral health information, you will be more equipped to make informed treatment decisions and get excited about the results.

    One of my specialties is smile makeovers and working in harmony with all facial structures for a favorable and aesthetically pleasing outcome. My goal is to help you achieve your goals in life with a confident and radiant smile.

    I recognize that dental care is a team effort! My upbringing in Africa has taught me to think of my peers and community as my “tribe" and for that reason I try to nurture, protect and entertain those around me. I’m often told that I bring a vibrant energy in a team setting.

    I chose Grove Dental because they offer patients a wide range of dental specialists all located under one roof. This patient-center philosophy of care allows us to collaborate as a team in order to help the patient achieve their desired goal. Working in collaboration allows us to take care of you and your family in a familiar, caring, and one convenient location.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    BACKGROUND and EDUCATION

    “Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, where there is little to no access to healthcare; I wanted to make an impact in my community while still using my creative skills to create beautiful smiles.”

    • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry: Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery: Manipal University, Manipal, India

    OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

    “I absolutely love the outdoors. Whether it is going for a short hike, camping for a few days or rock climbing. I am the most energized when I am one with nature. When I cannot be outdoors, you’ll find me by my easel giving life to the thoughts in my mind through drawing and painting.”

    OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    • Urdu
    • Hindi
    • Gujarati
    • Swahili
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    Gregory M. Freebeck , DDS

    "A healthy, attractive smile uplifts and encourages those around you. It reveals your sense of humor, shows affection, hides mischief and brightens your face.

    And because people are unique, so are their smiles. That's why I promise to treat you with one-on-one, friendly care. The kind of care I'd want for myself and my family.

    I will make every effort to ensure your visit is an enjoyable one. I use only the most advanced equipment and gentle dentistry techniques for your ultimate comfort and convenience."

    Dr. Freebeck was recently named one of Chicagoland's Top-Rated Dentist by Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    "AN EDUCATION THAT WORKS FOR YOU. . .

    ...is one of the many wonderful benefits of visiting us for all of your dental needs. Plus, my continuing education ensures you're receiving the most advanced, gentle dentistry available. I consider myself fortunate to have gained the education and experience to help so many people improve their smiles."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science: Medical Technology, Eastern Illinois University
    • Medical Technology Internship: Evanston Hospital School of Medical Technology
    • Continuing Education: Completes three times the required amount

    "SHARING WITH OTHERS IN MY PROFESSION. . .

    ...is one way I stay up-to-date on the latest advances in dental treatments and technology. When I meet with other dental professionals, I exchange ideas and discuss challenging cases. I feel as though these meetings are not just for my own benefit, but for yours, as well. Because ultimately, the knowledge I gain from these encounters positively benefits your dental care."

    "TREATING YOU WITH A GENTLE TOUCH. . .

    ...is something you can count on receiving when you visit me. I not only believe in offering you the most effective dentistry possible, but in getting to know you, as well. I want to give you the same kind of gentle, comfortable care that I demand when I'm the one in the dental chair."

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    Samuel B. Allen , DDS, MSD

    A straight, beautiful smile is universally sought after. While it is an aesthetically pleasing feature, it enhances a person’s overall well-being in many ways. When a person’s teeth are not in alignment, the function of the teeth and jaw are not optimal; therefore, food may not be digested properly, excellent oral hygiene is difficult, wear and tear on the teeth is advanced, and the pressure from the misalignment may cause headaches and facial pain. Seeing these transformations in my patients, along with a renewed self-esteem and a new desire to smile, is by far the greatest reward of my profession as an orthodontist.

    If you suffer from any of these issues or if you just want a straight, beautiful smile, come see me. I will listen to your desires and concerns and give you recommendations for treatment that will meet your goals. Orthodontics is a partnership between doctor and patient – without that partnership, the goals are unattainable. Together we will create a straight, beautiful smile and together we will celebrate the result!

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Allen received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Orthodontics

    EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, LEADERSHIP, AND RESEARCH

    The commitment to helping patients have a straight, beautiful smile started with my dedication to learning. Education was the gateway to my profession, and I optimized the opportunity to learn. With a desire to exemplify academic excellence, I graduated first in my dental class.

    • Masters of Science of Dentistry: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Doctor of Dental Science: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree: Utah State University

    In addition to the formal degrees, I have received several honors and awards for leadership. I have also completed research in the area of orthodontics to improve patient results.

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    Samar Islam , DDS

    "Since 1999, I have practiced all aspects of general dentistry, specializing in preventative, restorative and cosmetic techniques. Whether you come in for a routine check-up or you are suffering dental discomfort, my goal is to provide exceptional care while ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

    "As someone who has many active interests -- I love running, racquetball, restoring cars and traveling -- I know you wouldn't want to be sidelined with dental problems any more than I would! That's why I am such a strong advocate of preventive care. I can introduce you to a routine care program that will improve your smile and keep it trouble-free for decades to come.

    "Like all of us at Grove Dental, I make every effort I can to offer truly personalized care to my patients. I hope you will feel free to ask questions about any concerns you have. I look forward to getting to know you and your family."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A RIGOROUS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    “I received my initial dental training from Northwestern University Dental School, one of the most prestigious and rigorous programs in the United States. I update my knowledge regularly with specialized education courses.”

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago
    • Bachelor of Science: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Continuing Education: Courses in advanced rotary endodontic training, aesthetic restorations and cutting edge dental products and treatments.

    PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

    “I am an active member in the premier local, state and national dental societies. My memberships help me keep in touch with other dental professionals and give me many opportunities to learn about the latest developments in the field.”

    COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL TREATMENT

    “My extensive training and background allow me to provide a full range of care. Please feel free to ask about any dental services that interest you, including teeth whitening, restoring one or more lost teeth, or bonding and veneers. There are many ways Grove Dental can help improve your smile!”

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    Naushin Khandaker , DMD, MPH, MS

    “My philosophy of dental care is based on team collaboration and having the patients’ best interest at heart. Dentistry is a career where science, art, and skill play a major role and produces life-changing results. As your dentist, I’m fully committed to partnering with you on your dental health journey and pledge to utilize my education and skills to help you achieve optimal results that will leave you smiling for a lifetime.”

    Over the years, I have been blessed to be a part of many smile transformations. There is nothing more rewarding as a dentist than witnessing a patient fall in love with their smile for the very first time.  My goal as a dentist is to partner with my patients and provide them with the education and science-backed data to get them on the road to a beautiful and healthy smile.

    I feel very lucky to work for Grove Dental. I’m surrounded by caring, talented people that share the same philosophies of dental health care as I do.  It speaks volumes to work for a dental practice that has been around for more than 50 years."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG CLINICAL BACKGROUND and EDUCATION

    Dr. Khandaker graduated Magna Cum Laude in Bachelor of Science in Biology at State University of New York in Albany, NY.

    • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Masters in Public Health: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Masters in Bio-Medical Sciences: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Bachelors in Biology: State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

    A STRONG CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND

    Dr. Khandaker has a strong, diverse dental background. She’s passionate about comprehensive dental planning, restorative care, cosmetic dental enhancements, and has experience treating patients with special health care needs.

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

    Dr. Khandaker stays abreast of the newest clinical skills and techniques by actively participating and being a member of dental health organizations.

    • American Dental Association
    • American Student Dental Association
    • Chicago Dental Society
    • Illinois State Dental Society

    OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

    When Dr. Khandaker is not busy wearing her superhero dental cape you can find her at home baking an assortment of delicious baked goods and spending time with her beautiful family.

    OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    • Urdu
    • Bengali
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    Kevin T. Moss , DMD, FAGD

    "I love practicing all aspects of general dentistry, but my true passion is cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

    My goal is to create a relationship with my patients and to provide the best care possible. Communication is the key - I always want to hear your concerns, and I will do my best to answer all the questions you have. Everyone here at Grove is committed to pampering you with the best care possible, that's why we have such an excellent staff and pay attention to every detail.

    Grove is so convenient and comfortable for my patients. It's such a luxury to have all specialties under one roof. It makes it easier for them to seek out the best treatment, and it enables me to provide the best care.

    I look forward to working with you and helping you enjoy the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    QUALITY EDUCATION, SUPERIOR TREATMENT

    "I consider my education to be a lifelong process. The best thing I can do for my patients is to have a solid education and to continue to add to it every year. I have extensive training in oral surgery, rotary endodontics (root canals), implants and cosmetic dental procedures. I believe it is vital to keep up with the latest technologies and treatments."

    • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry: Southern Illinois Dental School
    • General Practice Residency: Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology: University of Illinois Champaign
    • Continuing Education: Exceeds the yearly required amount

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    "Dentistry is a rapidly expanding field. I stay in touch through membership in several prestigious organizations."

    CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMUNITY

    "I work as a volunteer as a way to give something back. It feels good to help people who don't have access to proper dental care, or who can't afford it."

    Volunteer: Special Olympics, Jamaica Humanitarian Mission, Nicaragua Humanitarian Mission

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    Mark D. Cabana , DDS

    "When people ask me why I became a pediatric dentist, the answer is simple. I like to see children with a big, beautiful smile. I'll always do whatever I can to make your child's dental care gentle and as painless as possible. Because I know that a good experience here will help them maintain proper oral care throughout their life.

    Providing the type of dental care your children deserve begins with me and continues with our staff. My child-friendly, helpful staff will ensure that your child's visit is an enjoyable one. Plus, our practice is filled with the latest children's dental equipment to suit our patients perfectly!

    It warms my heart to see a child go from being afraid of the dentist to actually looking forward to their next visit. That's what keeps me practicing."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST Dr. Cabana received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Pediatric Dentistry

    BUILDING YOUR TRUST WITH A SOLID EDUCATION

    "I am thankful for the solid educational opportunities that allowed me to become a pediatric dentist. My formal education laid the groundwork for my practice, but this foundation is just the beginning in the learning process. My staff and I listen to our patients and their parents and learn from them in order to address and treat their specific needs."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry: Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York, NY
    • General Practice Residency: Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn, NY
    • Pediatric Dental Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
    • Continuing Education: Completes the required amount in courses such as Workshop for Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

    LIFELONG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    "One of the ways I continually fine-tune my knowledge is through membership in national and regional professional organizations. Today, there are more advances in children's dentistry in a year than in an entire decade just a generation ago. If I relied solely on my formal education, I might be unaware of a breakthrough technology or a new procedure that could benefit you."

    ENSURING A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

    "Providing your children with an enjoyable experience is my number-one priority. That's why I've filled my practice with only the latest equipment and the friendliest, most helpful staff around." We provide:

    • A friendly staff
    • Child-sized chairs
    • Rooms decorated to appeal to children
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    David H. Smith , DMD

    "My promise to you is to provide the best surgical and dental care available. To accomplish this, my staff and I are devoted to understanding your every need before our own. "

    “We believe in encouraging each patient to provide input into their treatment, thus helping to ensure their dental health through a partnership."

    “When you visit, you’ll not only be treated using the latest surgical equipment and techniques, but you’ll be treated with respect and consideration. These two principles, along with my staff, are the foundation of the care I provide."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Smith received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Oral Surgery

    COMMITTED TO DENTAL EXCELLENCE

    "When a patient asks me to enhance their smile, I know they are trusting me with something very precious and personal. Throughout my years of undergraduate study, during dental school and in my chosen career, I have always been committed to excellence. That excellence has been the underlying principle of my dental profession."

    • Board Certified Fellow: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program: University of Illinois
    • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry: Temple University School of Dentistry

    SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH MY COLLEAGUES

    "When I meet with other dental professionals, I exchange ideas, learn about new treatments and hear advance word on new surgical technology. Staying active in my professional associations is a powerful way to ensure my patients receive the very best surgical care possible."

    TAKING THE TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK

    "A strong belief of mine is to help those less fortunate receive a healthy smile. I think everyone is entitled to quality surgical care, but I realize that compromising circumstances often hinder surgeons and patients from meeting. That's why I volunteered my time to perform reconstructive cleft surgeries for the impoverished people of Mexico."

    Volunteer: Mission trip to perform lip/palate surgeries for patients in Mexico

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    Michael P. Cunningham , DDS, MS

    "The best thing about what I do is seeing the look of pleasure on a patient's face after I've renewed their smile with expert dentistry and periodontics. My goal is to help people look and feel their best, in a relaxed environment. Just recently, I began offering oral sedation - just another way I can make my patients more comfortable.

    Knowing that personal confidence can dramatically affect our lives, I constantly strive to help you improve your oral health and increase your confidence. As a team, we want to partner with you to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

    In order to offer the most up-to-date procedures and techniques to my patients, I attend three times the required continuing education courses which includes extensive training in all aspects of implant dentistry."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Cunningham received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Periodontics

    HIGHER EDUCATION FOR A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE

    As a student, I am inspired to learn. I'm inspired when a patient feels confident about their appearance. It motivates me so that I surpass the required continuing education by three times. My goal is to provide my patients with periodontal dentistry that's comfortable and a renewed smile that lasts a lifetime.

    • Certificate in Periodontics: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Master of Science: Histology, University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Continuing Education: Completes three times the required amount

    ACTIVE IN THE DENTAL COMMUNITY

    "My involvement in professional organizations keeps me informed of new developments in dentistry - all of which benefits you as a patient. Plus, over the years, I've had the opportunity to share techniques and difficult cases with other periodontists."

    Former Associate Professor: Periodontics, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

    DEDICATED TO DENTAL EDUCATION

    "Teaching at the University of Illinois was very rewarding to me. I love being able to share my knowledge and experience in periodontics with up-and-coming dentists. When standing in front of a classroom, I feel as though I'm giving something back to a community that once helped me begin my dentistry career."

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    Chad R. Wiersema , DDS

    "Some patients considering endodontic treatment may be anxious. However, modern root canal treatment is now nearly painless for most people. Through education and technology, the Grove Dental team and I provide a pleasant and relaxed environment for your visit. Be sure to ask me about any concerns you may have. I consider communication a vital part of my profession.

    “For health and cosmetic reasons, saving your natural teeth should be your first choice. A well-done root canal is like a solid foundation for a house -- it results in improved long-term health and teeth that can last a lifetime."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Wiersema received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Endodontics

    EDUCATION

    “After getting my doctorate in dental surgery, I completed a specialty certificate in endodontics. A strong dental education is the foundation of all that I do. My years of training in dental surgery and endodontics gave me the background to treat my patients knowledgeably and capably.”

    • Specialty Certificate in Endodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Olivet Nazarene University

    PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

    “Keeping in touch with my colleagues in the field helps me stay on top of current issues in endodontic care. I am an active member of a variety of prominent state and national professional organizations.”

    GROVE’S PASSION FOR PATIENT CARE

    “The team at Grove Dental is committed to gentle dentistry and excellent patient care. We coordinate our services to make your visits easy and convenient. From the moment you walk in our offices, we work together to give you the best experience possible.”

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    Komail Abbas , DMD, MPH

    “I have a passion for dentistry, being able to combine two of my greatest interests, the art of dentistry and healthcare is truly a blessing. I’m very lucky that my job doesn’t feel like work.

    As a licensed general dentist, I provide compassionate and comprehensive dental care to families of all ages however, over the years I have found that I have a special connection with pediatric patients. I enjoy seeing young smiles transform into big healthy smiles. Children are very optimistic and find the at of dentistry just as fascinating as I do. It is my hope and dream to be able to inspire children to pursue a career in dentistry.

    I have a special interest in cavity prevention, non-surgical treatment of dental care, and conservative restorative treatments. There is no better reward than to partner with patients to help them achieve a healthy, radiant smile that will last them a lifetime. Though I’m only a license general dentist, I’ve dedicated my professional life to pediatric dental care and take multiple courses every year to stay at the forefront of knowledge and techniques in pediatric dentistry.

    I chose Grove Dental because for more than 50 years, Grove has partnered with families in the Chicagoland area to help them achieve their best smile. It’s truly amazing to think that over the course of 50 years, Grove has witnessed thousands of smile transformations. It speaks volumes to the patient-centered care that Grove provides.

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG CLINICAL BACKGROUND and EDUCATION

    Dr. Abbas accomplished earning an AEGD – Advanced Education in General Dentistry and has also practiced with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee.

    • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry: Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Master of Public Health: Yale University School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry: Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering: Northwestern University in Evanston, IL

    A COMMITMENT TOWARD ADVANCED DENTISTRY

    Because Dr. Abbas has a background in public health, this has led him to become a strong advocate for preventative, conservative dentistry. He believes this also leads to an ideal setting for the pediatric population.

    OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

    During his free time, Dr. Abbas enjoys playing basketball and weightlifting. He has interest in dental mission trips, as he goes every year to Ensenada, Mexico with pre-dental students to provide free dental care.

    OTHER LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    • Urdu
    • Spanish
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    Stephanie Chummar , DDS

    “My goal is to establish a long-term relationship with my patients based on trust and rapport. Over the years, I’ve learned that the key to effective dentistry is having open communication between the patient and dental provider. I welcome your input and questions regarding your treatment options. Having you involved in the decision-making process will help to ensure that you receive the best treatment and reach your optimal dental health.

    I enjoy every aspect of dentistry however I have a deep passion for smile makeovers through prosthodontics. Being able to restore a smile through dental implants, crowns or bridges is truly rewarding. I love being witnessing the very first time a patient smiles in the mirror.

    My desire to become a dentist was born during high school. I knew nothing about dentistry beforehand however, I quickly became fascinated with the art of dentistry while shadowing a local general dentist. It was a life-changing moment for me when I witnessed a man regain his confidence through the science of restorative dentistry. Dentistry allows patients to improve their health, function, and beauty of their smile.

    I chose Grove Dental because they offer patients a wide range of dental specialists all located under one roof. This patient-center philosophy of care allows us to collaborate as a team in order to help the patient achieve their desired goal. Working in collaboration allows us to take care of you and your family in a familiar, caring, and one convenient location.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University at Buffalo
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: New York University College of Dentistry

    OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE

    “I love to be outdoors whether it is the beach to hiking mountains in Peru. My next trip is a RV and canoeing trip in Minnesota.”

    WORKING AS A TEAM WORKS FOR YOU

    “I enjoy working as a team with my fellow staff at Grove Dental. My team and I have strong work ethics. We work together to help the patient achieve the best possible results while providing a fun, relaxed environment.”

    MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

    • NSYDA
    • NYU Academic Progress Scholarship
    • Xi Psi Dental Professional Fraternity-Beta Chapter
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    John C. Frenzel , DDS

    "Your smile plays an important part in almost everything you do and is the key to a healthy life. That's why it's important for me to create a smile that you can show with confidence.

    "I'll sit down with you and develop a plan that will help keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime. Through innovative dentistry and a strong commitment to continuing my education, I'm able to provide the quality of dentistry you demand and deserve. And if there's any part of your smile you're concerned with, I can show you how it can be improved.

    "Together, we will decide the best way to create the healthy, beautiful smile you've always wanted."

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    "I've worked and studied hard to get where I am today. I strongly believe that it's my education that forms the backbone of my practice and the quality of care I give to my patients. I spend a lot of time learning the techniques that I perform, and think it shows in my patients' smiles."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Loyola University of Chicago

    AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO KNOWLEDGE

    "My education didn't stop with dental school. Treatments that were unheard of when I graduated are revolutionizing the field today. That's why I make a point of staying current on the most recent techniques and include the ones I find to be effective in the care I provide." Completes over 20 hours per year of postdoctoral study in cosmetic restorations, endodontic treatment, implant restorations, crown and bridge restorations and nonsurgical gum care.

    ACTIVE IN THE DENTAL COMMUNITY

    "Dentistry is a constantly changing profession. If I relied solely on my formal education, I might be unaware of a breakthrough in technology or a new procedure that could benefit my patients. One of the ways I continually fine-tune my knowledge is through membership in national and regional professional associations."

    • Board Member: Dental Care Plans Committee, Chicago Dental Society
    • Former Director: DENT-IL-PAC
    • Former Board Member: Peer Review Committee, Chicago Dental Society
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    Mary Ann Hollis , DDS

    “I believe that optimal dental care results from an excellent dentist-patient relationship. A relationship that is centered on positive communication allows me to create the most beautiful smiles possible for my patients.

    “For more than 30 years, I have dedicated myself to treating the whole person, not just their teeth. Dentistry is a unique combination of science and human relations. Understanding the whole person allows me to improve a person's appearance, self-image and self-confidence as well as their dental health. This is an exciting challenge that I take very seriously.

    “When you come to Grove, you are doing more than just seeing a dentist. Your Grove team is staffed by general dentists, dental specialists, clinical assistants, hygienists and administrative staff to serve all of your needs and desires under one roof. Grove has been committed to total care since 1968.

    “My dental education gave me the fundamental knowledge and skill to treat my patients. My dedication to exceeding continuing professional education requirements has allowed me to hone my skills to give my patients high technology options and choices for their dental needs."

    Dr. Hollis is committed to the art and science of dentistry. She currently serves as Board President of the West Suburban Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Hollis is also a proud advocate for the aging population; donating her time and talents to the DuPage Senior Citizens Council where she presides as Board Secretary and Vice President. 

    Dr. Hollis was recently named one of Chicagoland's Top-Rated Dentist by Chicago Consumers' Checkbook and America's Best Dentists

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A SOLID EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

    “My education gives me the base of knowledge I need to give my patients choices and options for their dental care. I’ve always believed in using education to hone my skills, which is why every year I exceed the required amount of continuing education.”

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Loyola University School of Dentistry, Maywood, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Loyola University, Chicago
    • Dental Hygiene: Loyola University School of Dentistry, Maywood, Illinois
    • Continuing Education: Exceeds the required amount

    SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH MY PEERS

    “One of the best ways to keep informed is to be active in the dental community. I am a member of some of the country’s most prestigious dental organizations. I value the opportunity to meet my colleagues and discuss important professional issues."

    WORKING WITH A CARING STAFF

    “One of the best things about Grove is its people. We have an exceptional staff who work together as a team to provide gentle, compassionate care to you and your entire family.”

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    Samuel B. Allen , DDS, MSD

    A straight, beautiful smile is universally sought after. While it is an aesthetically pleasing feature, it enhances a person’s overall well-being in many ways. When a person’s teeth are not in alignment, the function of the teeth and jaw are not optimal; therefore, food may not be digested properly, excellent oral hygiene is difficult, wear and tear on the teeth is advanced, and the pressure from the misalignment may cause headaches and facial pain. Seeing these transformations in my patients, along with a renewed self-esteem and a new desire to smile, is by far the greatest reward of my profession as an orthodontist.

    If you suffer from any of these issues or if you just want a straight, beautiful smile, come see me. I will listen to your desires and concerns and give you recommendations for treatment that will meet your goals. Orthodontics is a partnership between doctor and patient – without that partnership, the goals are unattainable. Together we will create a straight, beautiful smile and together we will celebrate the result!

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Allen received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Orthodontics

    EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, LEADERSHIP, AND RESEARCH

    The commitment to helping patients have a straight, beautiful smile started with my dedication to learning. Education was the gateway to my profession, and I optimized the opportunity to learn. With a desire to exemplify academic excellence, I graduated first in my dental class.

    • Masters of Science of Dentistry: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Doctor of Dental Science: Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree: Utah State University

    In addition to the formal degrees, I have received several honors and awards for leadership. I have also completed research in the area of orthodontics to improve patient results.

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    Matthew G. Crowe , DDS

    "Since 1995, I have practiced all aspects of general dentistry. I specialize in regular, preventative techniques as well as cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. It is my goal to provide my patients with the best all-around care possible whether you are coming in for a check-up or for crowns and bridges.

    "As the father of two active girls, I know how hectic the details of daily life can be. Suffering with dental problems is probably the last thing you want to do! That's why I emphasize preventative treatment that will keep your smile as healthy and trouble-free as possible."

    "As part of the comprehensive care I provide, I'll sit down with you and discuss any issues that concern you. Whether it's discomfort in chewing or a desire for whiter teeth, we'll come up with options that work for you and your lifestyle. I want to come up with a routine that will benefit you for a lifetime of excellent dental health!"

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    COMMITTED TO ONGOING EDUCATION

    "I have always viewed education as the foundation of my profession. To keep up with the latest developments in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, I take specialized education courses regularly."

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Loyola University of Chicago
    • Continuing Education: Exceeds the yearly required amount

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    "One of the best ways for me to keep connected is to be active in my professional community. I take part in three different dental societies that challenge me to keep on top of the latest developments and to bring this knowledge back to the office."

    THE GROVE DIFFERENCE

    "There are a lot of dental offices out there, but few can boast the comprehensive services and commitment to gentle dentistry that are Grove's trademarks. Not only are my patients happy with the treatment I give, they're just as pleased with the rest of the staff and services at Grove Dental."

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    Mark A. Kostko , DDS

    "My entire staff and I are focused on creating beautiful smiles through individual treatment options, the latest technology and gentle dentistry."

    “Each patient who walks through our doors is treated with kindness and respect to ease their fears and make their visit an enjoyable one."

    “By incorporating the latest advancements in dental technology, I provide each of my patients with dentistry that exceeds their expectations and optimizes their oral health."

    “It’s always a joy to see a patient leave with a renewed smile. A smile that not only makes them look better, but feel better, as well.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • General Dentistry

    A STRONG EDUCATION FOR MY PATIENTS

    “Education is never-ending in a field like dentistry. That’s why I constantly strive to expand my knowledge through continuing education. New technology and materials allow for more conservative techniques which greatly benefit our patients.”

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology: DePaul University
    • Continuing Education: Exceeds the required amount
    • Over two decades of experience

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES ARE THE KEY

    “Every time I meet with my colleagues, we share new ways to bring you the highest-quality dental care and the latest techniques available. Staying active in my professional organizations is a powerful way to ensure you receive the very best dental care possible.”

    TREATING YOU WITH A GENTLE DENTAL TOUCH

    “When you visit, you can count on receiving the most advanced care along with a caring attitude. I not only believe in offering you the most effective dentistry possible, but in getting to know you, as well. I want to give you the same kind of gentle, comfortable care that I demand when I’m the one in the dental chair.”

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    David H. Smith , DMD

    "My promise to you is to provide the best surgical and dental care available. To accomplish this, my staff and I are devoted to understanding your every need before our own. "

    “We believe in encouraging each patient to provide input into their treatment, thus helping to ensure their dental health through a partnership."

    “When you visit, you’ll not only be treated using the latest surgical equipment and techniques, but you’ll be treated with respect and consideration. These two principles, along with my staff, are the foundation of the care I provide."

    NAMED TOP DENTIST

    Dr. Smith received the eminent honor to be named and featured in the 2019 Top Dentists list published by Chicago Magazine. Out of 6,500 dentists represented by the Illinois Dental Society, six dentists from Grove Dental Associates were featured along with 190 Chicagoland dentists in the January issue of Chicago Magazine.

    SPECIALTY:

    • Oral Surgery

    COMMITTED TO DENTAL EXCELLENCE

    "When a patient asks me to enhance their smile, I know they are trusting me with something very precious and personal. Throughout my years of undergraduate study, during dental school and in my chosen career, I have always been committed to excellence. That excellence has been the underlying principle of my dental profession."

    • Board Certified Fellow: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program: University of Illinois
    • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry: Temple University School of Dentistry

    SHARING KNOWLEDGE WITH MY COLLEAGUES

    "When I meet with other dental professionals, I exchange ideas, learn about new treatments and hear advance word on new surgical technology. Staying active in my professional associations is a powerful way to ensure my patients receive the very best surgical care possible."

    TAKING THE TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK

    "A strong belief of mine is to help those less fortunate receive a healthy smile. I think everyone is entitled to quality surgical care, but I realize that compromising circumstances often hinder surgeons and patients from meeting. That's why I volunteered my time to perform reconstructive cleft surgeries for the impoverished people of Mexico."

    Volunteer: Mission trip to perform lip/palate surgeries for patients in Mexico

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    Lauren Hoye , DMD, MS

    Dr. Hoye truly loves being able to positively impact her patients' lives through the art of orthodontics. Witnessing smile transformations is the highlight of her career. What she loves most about orthodontics is its ability to instill the self-confidence a person needs to strive for one’s dreams and reach his or her full potential. Dr. Hoye is honored to be part of a profession that changes lives through smiles..

    Dr. Hoye currently lives in the western suburbs with her husband, Jim, and her daughter, Hallie. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling. She looks forward to becoming involved in and giving back to the local communities in which she lives and serves. 

    SPECIALTY:

    • Orthodontics

    WHY I LOVE ORTHODONTICS

    "My interest in orthodontics arose from my personal orthodontic experiences which inspired me to want to give back and do the same for others."

    EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, LEADERSHIP, AND RESEARCH

    Dr. Hoye attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois, where she was a part of the inaugural graduating class. After obtaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, she went on to complete a three year orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her Certificate in Orthodontics, Dr. Hoye earned a Master’s degree in Oral Science for her research pertaining to the accuracy of tracking orthodontic tooth movement using Dental Monitoring™ smartphone technology. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She is a member of numerous dental societies, including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and both the Midwestern and Illinois Societies of Orthodontists. Dr. Hoye is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

    EDUCATION:

    • Masters of Oral Science: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Certificate in Orthodontics: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine 
    • Bachelor of Accountant Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign