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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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    Mohammad Taqvi

    Dr. Mohammad Taqvi earned his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Midwestern University.

    Dr. Taqvi pursued a career in dentistry because it allows him to connect with people and help them overcome a fear or insecurity.   He truly enjoys finding solutions for different situations or challenges and providing a unique treatment plan to fit each patient.  He is committed to providing the best oral care and giving his patients a confident and radiant smile that will last a lifetime.

    When Dr. Taqvi is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing with his two dogs.  Fun facts – Dr. Taqvi is ambidextrous and speaks Urdu!

     

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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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    Kayoun Lee

    Dr. Kayoun Lee earned her bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Dr. Lee pursued a career in dentistry because it allows her to make a significant impact on the health, well-being, and self-esteem of her patients.  She enjoys both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. “A smile makeover can provide life changing results. I enjoy the challenge of restoring a patient’s oral health and beauty while helping them overcome any fear and anxiety.”  Her primary goal is to practice preventative dentistry in order to minimize traumatic mouth injuries.  

    As a lifelong learner she uses advanced technology to provide excellent care and customized treatment plans for her patients.  Dr. Lee enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including implant restoration, crowns and bridges, extractions, root canals and preventative care.  Her patients describe her as compassionate, knowledgeable, and kind.

    When Dr. Lee is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, watching movies and riding a bicycle with her twin babies! Dr. Lee is also fluent in Korean.

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    Mohammad Jamaleddin , DDS, MS

    “The art of dentistry is a very rewarding field. It is much more than just treating teeth; it’s giving a person renewed sense of self-worth and confidence. “

    Dentistry is in my blood and written in my DNA. I come from two strong generation of dentists. My grandmother was a dentist and her love for the field was so infectious that my mother decided to follow in her footsteps. As a third generation dentist I could not be any prouder; I pray that maybe one day I will gift the love of dentistry to my own children and the passion that our family has for the art of making people smile will live on.

    I am fluent in four languages: English, French, Arabic, and Spanish. I’ve been very fortunate to travel all over the world. In fact, it gives me a unique ability to understand and communicate with patients at a much deeper level. While some aspects of treatment are universal, others are more personal. My treatment plan reflects the unique wants and needs of every person and every background.

    I look forward to bringing my generational dentistry knowledge, passion and experience to Grove Dental.  Treating patients with chronic oral pain and giving them back the ability to enjoy the foods they love is simply priceless.

    I chose Grove Dental because they share the same philosophy of care and vision as I do. Treating patients like family and listening to their concerns is the foundation of a long-lasting relationship-which is why Grove has been around for more than 50 years.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • Periodontics

    Special Medical Interests:

    Regenerative dentistry: the art and science of regenerating tissues (bone, ligament etc.) lost to disease. My own research involved the use of light (low level lasers) to disinfect surfaces on the one hand (aka photodynamic therapy) and accelerate wound healing on the other (aka photobiomodulation). Research is still early but very promising!

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    • Certificate of Periodontics: University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine

    Additional Training and Credentials:

    • Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
    • Certificate Conscious Sedation

    Professional Memberships

    • Chicago Dental Society
    • Illinois State Dental Society
    • American Academy of Periodontology
    • American Dental Association
    • International Team of Implantologists

    Outside of the Dental Office

    “Traveling the world with my wife learning about different cultures and meeting new people.”

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    Lina Alsibaie , DMD, MS

    Dr. Alsibaie brings many talents to our team, as we strive to create a Best-In-Class experience for all of our patients.

    By expanding her interests from general dentistry, Dr. Alsibaie also specializes in Invisalign, Class II functional correctors, Temporary Anchorage Devices (temporary implants), orthodontic treatment in conjunction with orthognathic surgery and cleft treatment.

    Dr. Alsibaie chose a career in dentistry because it allows her to help build confidence in her patients and their smiles. In her opinion, this impacts the lives of those patients in many ways. She enjoys the interaction she has with her patients and helping them to bring out their best smile.

    Being bi-lingual, Dr. Alsibaie is also fluent in Arabic. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, cooking, and running outdoors. Dr. Alsibaie welcomes new orthodontic patients. Call or visit us online to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Alsibaie can't wait to care for your smile.

    EDUCATION:

    Dr. Alsibaie is board-certified, which is a wonderful addition to our dental family because only 20% of all orthodontists hold this status.

    • Board Certification: University of Iowa
    • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry: University of Louisville
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting: University of Illinois at Chicago

    SPECIALTY:

    • Orthodontics

    PROFESIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AWARDS 

    • American Dental Association
    • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
    • Chicago Dental Society
    • American Association of Orthodontists
    • American Board of Orthodontics
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    Dr. Fayroza Shehayber , DMD

    Dr. Fayroza Shehayber, DMD received her undergraduate degree from Benedictine University Lisle in Illinois and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in 2022. Dr. Shehayber’s professional areas of interest include general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetics, and implantology.

    “My favorite part of being a dentist is that it provides me the opportunity to interact with people of all ages, cultures, and personalities. Using my position as a dentist to provide patient education is very important to me.”

    Dr. Shehayber strives to provide her patients with best-in-class dental care by continuing to learn and evolve using today’s cutting-edge technology and contributing to the oral health needs of her patients and community.

    In her free time, Dr. Shehayber enjoys reading, painting, spending time with friends and family; and spending time outdoors. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Arabic.

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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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    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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    Dr. Danny Kaplan

    Dr. Danny Kaplan, D.D.S., attended University of Illinois College of Dentistry for both dental and endodontic specialty certificate. He has a strong interest in endodontic treatment and retreatment. With a commitment to ongoing education and training, Dr. Kaplan pursues a career in dentistry that will provide best-in-class oral care and to give his patients a confident and radiant smile.

    “Dentistry allows for the opportunity to meet a wide array of patients and work with fantastic teams. Also, when procedures go as planned (thankfully the vast majority of the time), it allows the opportunity to contribute to people’s health and comfort.”

    Dr. Kaplan engages, connects, and builds trustworthy relationships that extend beyond the chair. It is this approach that he believes sets Grove Dental apart.

    When not in the office, Dr. Kaplan enjoys keeping it simple. He enjoys spending time with family, including his two young kids, doing pottery, and triathlons.

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    Dr. Seokjae Son , DMD

    Dr. Seokjae Son, DMD received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. Dr. Son specializes in preventative and comprehensive general dentistry.

    “Working in dentistry allows me to find out what is causing patients’ pain and discomfort and eliminate it. Just seeing my patients’ smiles and knowing that I was able to improve upon [their] lives is one of my favorite parts of dentistry.”

    Dr. Son’s primary focus with every patient is to provide dentistry that is comfortable and painless with an exceptional aesthetic outcome. He takes the time to truly listen and address his patients’ concerns and problems to ensure they receive the highest quality of care in a comfortable and friendly environment.

    In his free time, Dr. Son continues to expand his knowledge of the dental industry by taking Continuing Education courses to remain up-to-date with new technologies, methodologies, and materials in the dental field. He also enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, listening to music, and bicycling with his children.

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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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    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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    Dr. Anissa Anast

    Dr. Anissa Anast, D.M.D., attended Illinois State University, where she earned her B.A. degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She then went on to Midwestern University to graduate with her Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Anast is committed to ongoing education, training, and professional memberships. Her specialty is in general dentistry.

    “I enjoy providing a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free space for my patients. I am grateful to be in a field where you have the opportunity to form long-term connections with patients. I like to help educate patients on their dental health, and the connection it has to their overall health. I have a strong appreciation for art and healthcare, and I find dentistry to be the perfect space to bring those two things together.” – Dr. Anissa Anast

    Dr. Anast is committed to providing best-in-class patient care as the foundation of Grove Dental as she engages, connects, and builds trustworthy relationships that extend beyond the chair. It is that approach that she believes sets Grove Dental apart – empathy throughout the patient care journey. 

    When Dr. Anast is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog. She enjoys watching TV shows and movies, as well as playing video games. Traveling and trying new foods are activities Dr. Anast is always up for. She also spends a lot of her free time painting and cooking for her family.

    Dr. Anast is a very honest and loyal person. She loves working in a team atmosphere and learning from her colleagues.

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    Rachael Cole

    Dr. Rachael Cole, D.D.M., attended University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cole joined our team to pursue a career in dentistry to provide best-in-class oral care and to give her patients a confident and radiant smile that will last a lifetime. She enjoys prosthodontic aspects of dentistry including crown and bridge work, as well as aesthetic dentistry.

    Dr. Cole is committed to providing best-in-class patient care as the foundation of Complete Dental Care as she engages, connects, and builds trustworthy relationships that extend beyond the chair. It is that approach that she believes sets us apart – empathy throughout the patient care journey. 

    When Dr. Cole is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, she enjoys fitness and leading an active life. She also enjoys baking, macaroons being one of her specialties!

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    Mohammad Jamaleddin , DDS, MS

    “The art of dentistry is a very rewarding field. It is much more than just treating teeth; it’s giving a person renewed sense of self-worth and confidence. “

    Dentistry is in my blood and written in my DNA. I come from two strong generation of dentists. My grandmother was a dentist and her love for the field was so infectious that my mother decided to follow in her footsteps. As a third generation dentist I could not be any prouder; I pray that maybe one day I will gift the love of dentistry to my own children and the passion that our family has for the art of making people smile will live on.

    I am fluent in four languages: English, French, Arabic, and Spanish. I’ve been very fortunate to travel all over the world. In fact, it gives me a unique ability to understand and communicate with patients at a much deeper level. While some aspects of treatment are universal, others are more personal. My treatment plan reflects the unique wants and needs of every person and every background.

    I look forward to bringing my generational dentistry knowledge, passion and experience to Grove Dental.  Treating patients with chronic oral pain and giving them back the ability to enjoy the foods they love is simply priceless.

    I chose Grove Dental because they share the same philosophy of care and vision as I do. Treating patients like family and listening to their concerns is the foundation of a long-lasting relationship-which is why Grove has been around for more than 50 years.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • Periodontics

    Special Medical Interests:

    Regenerative dentistry: the art and science of regenerating tissues (bone, ligament etc.) lost to disease. My own research involved the use of light (low level lasers) to disinfect surfaces on the one hand (aka photodynamic therapy) and accelerate wound healing on the other (aka photobiomodulation). Research is still early but very promising!

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    • Certificate of Periodontics: University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine

    Additional Training and Credentials:

    • Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
    • Certificate Conscious Sedation

    Professional Memberships

    • Chicago Dental Society
    • Illinois State Dental Society
    • American Academy of Periodontology
    • American Dental Association
    • International Team of Implantologists

    Outside of the Dental Office

    “Traveling the world with my wife learning about different cultures and meeting new people.”

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    Dr. Fayroza Shehayber , DMD

    Dr. Fayroza Shehayber, DMD received her undergraduate degree from Benedictine University Lisle in Illinois and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in 2022. Dr. Shehayber’s professional areas of interest include general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetics, and implantology.

    “My favorite part of being a dentist is that it provides me the opportunity to interact with people of all ages, cultures, and personalities. Using my position as a dentist to provide patient education is very important to me.”

    Dr. Shehayber strives to provide her patients with best-in-class dental care by continuing to learn and evolve using today’s cutting-edge technology and contributing to the oral health needs of her patients and community.

    In her free time, Dr. Shehayber enjoys reading, painting, spending time with friends and family; and spending time outdoors. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Arabic.

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    Dr. Mustafa Youssef , DDS

    Dr. Moustafa Youssef, DDS received his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Mansoura Dental University in Egypt in 2012 and completed his Research Fellowship at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He is also certified in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Youssef’s professional areas of interest include general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and digital dentistry.

    “My goal is to provide my patient with painless dental treatment, by ensuring their visit is as stress-free and pain-free as possible.”

    In his free time, Dr. Youssef enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is a member of the International Association for Dental Research and the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to English, he is also fluent in Arabic.

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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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    Dr Shivani Shah

    Dr. Shivani Shah received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky. She has practiced general dentistry in both Kentucky and Illinois.

    “I strive to create a comfortable and positive experience for each patient, while working together to achieve their dental health goals. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and all walks of life and truly enjoy getting to know each person along their dental journey.”

    Dentistry has become a career where Dr. Shah can serve her community and grow both professionally and personally. “I believe that improved oral health leads to an overall better quality of life. Dentistry is the perfect blend of my interests – healthcare, science, artistry, and engineering.”

    Outside of her dental profession, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, crafting, and traveling. She is also trilingual – fluent in both Gujarati and Hindi in addition to Engish.

    Dr. Shah is excited to work closely with the Grove Dental team in providing the highest quality of dental care to her patients.

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    Dr. Lisa Cruz

    Dr. Lisa Cruz received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University. She is certified in Invisalign and Sure-Smile, and has a Lifetime Board Certification as well. Her areas of expertise and professional interests include: Phase 1, Invisalign, impacted teeth in both children and adults, as well as multidisciplinary cases.

    Dentistry has become a career where Dr. Cruz can connect with her patients and continue to enjoy the art, science, and service the profession offers. “I am able to connect with the patients in such a way to make them both feel comfortable and help them achieve their smile goals… It is a gift to give someone a beautiful smile. I love seeing the transformation.”

    Outside of her profession, Dr. Cruz enjoys spending time with her family; training and raising Dressage horses; reading, running, weight-training, and traveling.

    Dr. Cruz is excited to work closely with the Grove Dental team in providing the highest quality of dental care to her patients.

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    Mohammad Jamaleddin , DDS, MS

    “The art of dentistry is a very rewarding field. It is much more than just treating teeth; it’s giving a person renewed sense of self-worth and confidence. “

    Dentistry is in my blood and written in my DNA. I come from two strong generation of dentists. My grandmother was a dentist and her love for the field was so infectious that my mother decided to follow in her footsteps. As a third generation dentist I could not be any prouder; I pray that maybe one day I will gift the love of dentistry to my own children and the passion that our family has for the art of making people smile will live on.

    I am fluent in four languages: English, French, Arabic, and Spanish. I’ve been very fortunate to travel all over the world. In fact, it gives me a unique ability to understand and communicate with patients at a much deeper level. While some aspects of treatment are universal, others are more personal. My treatment plan reflects the unique wants and needs of every person and every background.

    I look forward to bringing my generational dentistry knowledge, passion and experience to Grove Dental.  Treating patients with chronic oral pain and giving them back the ability to enjoy the foods they love is simply priceless.

    I chose Grove Dental because they share the same philosophy of care and vision as I do. Treating patients like family and listening to their concerns is the foundation of a long-lasting relationship-which is why Grove has been around for more than 50 years.”

    SPECIALTY:

    • Periodontics

    Special Medical Interests:

    Regenerative dentistry: the art and science of regenerating tissues (bone, ligament etc.) lost to disease. My own research involved the use of light (low level lasers) to disinfect surfaces on the one hand (aka photodynamic therapy) and accelerate wound healing on the other (aka photobiomodulation). Research is still early but very promising!

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    • Certificate of Periodontics: University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine

    Additional Training and Credentials:

    • Certificate in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
    • Certificate Conscious Sedation

    Professional Memberships

    • Chicago Dental Society
    • Illinois State Dental Society
    • American Academy of Periodontology
    • American Dental Association
    • International Team of Implantologists

    Outside of the Dental Office

    “Traveling the world with my wife learning about different cultures and meeting new people.”

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    Dr. Gabriel Murphy , DMD

    Dr. Gabriel Murphy, DMD received his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2020. Additionally, he obtained his Pediatric Dentistry Certificate through the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh earlier this year.

    Dr. Murphy’s areas of expertise include pediatric dentistry, preventative treatment, growth and development, as well as interceptive orthodontics.

    “What I enjoy most about Pediatric Dentistry is that no two kids are the same, so each appointment is unique, fun, and individualized to your child. I get to work in an energetic, colorful space with enjoyable distractions for our patients.”

    Outside of his profession, he enjoys going out to eat and trying new foods; playing video games, weightlifting, watching movies, and playing with his dog Kiba.