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Welcome to Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics

At Pediatric Dental Associates, we consider it a privilege to be chosen as your pediatric dentists. Warmly welcoming kids of all ages to our Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Park Ridge, Chicago, and Glenview locations. Our dedicated team of pediatric specialists believe that good oral health begins early on. We emphasize a preventive approach to dental care to help your children learn both the importance of good oral hygiene habits and proper nutrition, so they can keep their teeth pearly white for many years to come!

Whether it’s time for your baby’s first dental checkup or your child has suffered a traumatic dental injury, you can rest assured that your loved ones are in the best of hands at our state-of-the-art facilities. Experienced in all facets of pediatric dentistry, our dentists are well-prepared to address all your child’s dental needs.

Committed to providing our valued patients with access to the best in modern dentistry, we employ cutting-edge technology such as dental lasers and offer many advanced services. If your child requires orthodontic care, we offer braces as well as interceptive orthodontics to correct dental malocclusions in their early development. We also offer space maintainers, comprehensive exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, emergency care, and more.

To schedule an appointment, please Request an Appointment online or give our office a call today. We look forward to becoming your family’s trusted pediatric dentists!

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Anjali Talati, DMD

Anjali Talati has trained in pediatric dentistry from Staten Island University hospital, New York. She received her doctorate and completed her training from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2005.

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George Lin, DDS

It takes more than technical skill to be a good children’s dentist. It takes compassion and commitment. Dr. George Lin has those traits in abundance. While making your child — and you — comfortable, he gets your child off on the right path to dental health in a practical, safe, and positive manner.

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Nazanin M. Tochaie, DDS

Dr. Nazanin M.Tochaie is joining our practice from Canada. Dr.Tochaie attended University of Toronto for her undergraduate degree and studied double Major in Human Biology and Biology and graduated with High Distinction in 2005. Following her graduation, she then attended Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry -Western University in London, Ontario, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009.

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Richard Klarck, DDS, MS

Dr. Richard Klarck strives to create positive experiences for patients that will last a lifetime.  He understands that each patient requires personalized care which is achieved through trust, and open communication between patients and their families. Dr. Klarck’s favorite part about being a pediatric dentist is being able to play a role in patients’ developmental milestones while empowering patient independence.

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Nay Soh, DDS

Dr. “Nay” Soh grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Marketing from Augustana College and her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She completed her pediatric residency at UIC and in addition received her Masters degree in Oral sciences. She has been practicing pediatric dentistry for over 20 years.

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Alexandra Bilunas, DDS

Dr. Alexandra Bilunas is originally from Omaha, NE. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2015 from the University of Nebraska. After graduation, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Bilunas then went on to complete her pediatric dental residency at the University of Florida, where she obtained her specialty certificate.

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Wale Akinwande, BDS, DDS, MS

Dr. Wale is an orthodontist. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry. After completing a one-year General Practice Residency at NYU- Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn New York, he went on to complete a specialty training in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Here he earned a certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree.

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Luke Janik, MD

Dr. Luke Janik is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, where he received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed his anesthesia residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. He further specialized in pediatric anesthesiology by completing a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

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Lori Shah, DDS

Dr. Lori Shah completed her pediatric dental residency at Staten Island University Hospital, which focused on managing dental anxiety in the pediatric patient. Her passion for pediatrics first began during her time at New York University, which is where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and served the diverse patient population of New York City. Being a Chicago native, she is a proud alumnus of Loyola University Chicago, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences.

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