Naperville Dentist – Anthony LaVacca, D.M.D., FACP
Dr. Anthony LaVacca has many of the characteristics you would look for when seeking the best Naperville dentist. What qualities make Dr. LaVacca one of the best Naperville dentists? Dedication to excellence, extensive training, and innovative contributions to the field of dentistry.
After completing undergraduate studies in accounting at Rutgers University, Dr. LaVacca attended Temple University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He then completed a general practice residency at East Orange Veterans Hospital, and extensive post-graduate prosthodontics training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
As a board-certified prosthodontist and a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Dr. LaVacca has presented lectures both nationally and internationally on several topics, including Superior Implant Replacement with State-of-the-Art Computer Software, a Brief Overview of Full-Mouth Rehabilitation using Implants, Decreasing Chair Time with a Controlled Indirect Technique for Fixed Prostheses and Surgical Implant Hands-on Training.
Before opening Naperville Dental Specialists, among others, he practiced Restorative Dentistry with University Associates in Dentistry, Implant Prosthetic Rehabilitation Dentistry at the Chicago Center for Advanced Dentistry, and Advanced Restorative Dentistry at LaSota & Lee Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York. Other professional appointments include serving as director of the general practice residency program and interim director of the postgraduate program in prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as an assistant professor.
Dr. LaVacca has received several honorary recognitions for his contribution to the field. He has presented table clinics for the Temple University Alumni Association, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He participated in a study focused on Bond Strengths of Laboratory Veneering to Gold-Coated Titanium and Bond strengths of Polymer Glass to Three Cast Alloys.
Dr. LaVacca maintains memberships with the American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration and the International Association for Dental Research.
|Dr. LaVacca proudly supported the Chicago Blackhawks by providing the team with excellent dental care from 2005-2010 and was affiliated with the team for the Stanley Cup.||
Naperville Dentist - Kiley Hirons, D.D.S.
Dr. Kiley Hirons received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University where she majored in Mangement and minored in International Business and Technology Information Systems. After working as a consultant for Arthur Andersen she was ready for a new challenge. She had found her passion, dentistry, and received her doctor of dental surgery degree from University of Illinois-Chicago.
As a general dentist, Dr. Hirons strives to provide the highest standard of care in a relaxed environment. She believes in comprehensive oral heath care with a strong emphasis on disease prevention. Dr. Hirons understands the importance of oral health and educates patients on its systemic impacts.
Patient comfort is the top priority for Dr. Hirons. She takes the time to answer any questions and goes above and beyond to make each patient feel comfortable. In creating a relaxed atmosphere, Dr. Hirons is able to provide her patients with optimal esthetic results. A bright smile exudes confidence.
Dr. Hirons believes that learning is a life long journey. She is always updating her knowledge base with continuing education courses. Dr. Hirons is a general dentist and has completed Invisalgn as well as Lumineers certification courses. Professional memberships include; Academy of General Dentists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
In her leisure time, Dr. Hirons enjoys the sights and sound of Chicago. She enjoys traveling, snowboarding, running, scuba diving, yoga, tennis, golf, and trying new restaurants.
Naperville Dentist – Lidia Ickes, D.D.S.
Dr. Lidia Ickes grew up in Southeastern Michigan where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oakland University followed by Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Ickes graduated with recognition for her academic accomplishments and she is a member of the National Dental Honor Society-Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Before Dr. Ickes moved to Illinois, her dental career was dedicated to private practice in Michigan. There she excelled in all aspects of general dentistry and she treated patients of all ages and dental needs. Her dedication and patient-focused approach demonstrates her proven commitment to oral health. Dr. Ickes always maintains a high level of comfort while achieving the optimum desired results. She takes pride in delivering compassionate comprehensive dental care with a strong emphasis on prevention and patient education.
To broaden her knowledge of the latest dental advances and the evolving technology in the industry, Dr. Ickes regularly attends continuing education classes and workshops. This is a priority that helps her daily practice demonstrate innovative clinical excellence. She is professionally affiliated with Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Ickes recently moved to Illinois with her husband, Matt. They currently live in the city of Chicago where they are experiencing all the best the city has to offer. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, attending sporting events, running, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Naperville Dentist – Jessica Mehta, D.D.S.
Dr. Jessica Mehta grew up in the Northwest suburb of Schaumburg. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Mehta was motivated to enter the dental field from an early age. She gained admission to Marquette University under a competitive pre-dental scholars program, one of only a few nationwide.
During her undergraduate and dental studies, Dr. Mehta worked closely with a Milwaukee clinic serving those who had limited access to healthcare. She gained invaluable experience, and saw first-hand the role oral health plays in her patient’s general wellness. This experience inspired Dr. Mehta to get involved in public health, and she was awarded with the National Health Service Corps Scholarship. After graduating from dental school, she devoted two years to providing dental care to the underserved communities of Milwaukee.
Dr. Mehta has a practice philosophy that focuses on ensuring her patients experience quality care, compassion, and comfort. She has been known by her patients as having a gentle touch. She is committed to building a long-term, trusting relationship with her patients. Dr. Mehta is very thorough and will tailor your treatment to best suit your individual needs and goals. It is her belief that dentists must educate their patients so they can make an informed decision about their oral health. She takes pride in her restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is dedicated to ensuring her patients leave her chair with a healthy smile that they truly love.
Frequently attending continuing education classes and staying current on the newest dental literature, Dr. Mehta ensures she stays on the cutting-edge of what is happening in dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Mehta resides in Chicago with her husband. In her free time she likes to take advantage of living in the city. She and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants, live music events, and exploring the unique Chicago neighborhoods. She is an avid Chicago sports fan, and especially enjoys attending Chicago Bulls and baseball games (ask her which team!) She also has a passion for traveling, and tries to discover a new city or country whenever she can get the chance.
Naperville Dentist – Irene Pisareva, D.M.D.
Dr. Irene received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago in Social Psychology, and completed her doctorate at Midwestern University in Glendale AZ. As a recent graduate, she utilizes the most up-to-date, innovative, state-of-the-art methods in dentistry with proficiency in the newest technologies and materials. Dr. Irene has extensive training in general dentistry, esthetic smile design, surgical procedures, and occlusion/TMD. Her belief is that a humanistic approach to patient care and exceptional attention to detail will help her patients meet their dental needs and achieve radiant, healthy smiles.
Naperville Orthodontist – Manal Ibrahim, D.D.S.
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After completing her undergraduate studies in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Manal Ibrahim attended the College of Dentistry, where she received extensive training in dentistry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Dr. Ibrahim then completed a three year training program in full mouth reconstruction and obtained an Advanced Combined Prosthodontics Certificate. She practiced restorative, prosthetic and implant dentistry for several years while consulting for a globally recognized dental company. She conducted numerous national and international lectures and research around the world on this topic. Later, she would focus her attention on the art of orthodontics and devote her private practice to this field.
Dr. Ibrahim continued her training and earned an Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Certificate from the New York University College of Dentistry. During her time at the university, she served as a Course Instructor in the Invisalign Training Program and the Introduction to Orthodontics, as well as a clinical instructor for dental students. Dr. Ibrahim also conducted research while at NYU and published a very significant article titled “Assessing the Influence of the Interdental Papilla Length on the Perception of Aesthetics” with a globally recognized co-author.
Due to her unique background in prosthetics, implants and orthodontics, Dr. Ibrahim has the ability to treat patients presenting with any degree of complexity. She now dedicates all of her time delivering orthodontic treatment at Innovative Orthodontic Centers, PC, established in June 2006.
Dr. Ibrahim stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, American College of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society. She also maintains her affiliation with her dental school and is on the Alumni Association Board of Directors of the University of Illinois.
Dr. Ibrahim and her husband, Dr. Anthony Lavacca, have been married since 2002 and have two wonderful sons. They love to travel, scuba dive and go biking. Dr. Lavacca also has an advanced certificate in prosthetic dentistry and they enjoy sharing dentistry together as a hobby and a profession. They also spend every free second they have with their amazing family & friends!
Naperville Pediatric Dentist – Rhiannon Holcombe, D.D.S.
Dr. Rhiannon Holcombe received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where she majored in Biomedical Science and minored in Psychology. She then went on to Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Holcombe completed a two year hospital and clinical based pediatric dental residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This program combination gave her the unique opportunity to be trained in multiple areas including medically compromised patients, oral conscious sedations, and management of general anesthesia cases. During her residency she also completed her Masters in Science. Her research focused on establishing a co-relationship between Pediatricians and Pediatric Dentist to improve the oral health of infants. Dr. Holcombe has also received the high honor of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Naperville dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca and his associates provide general dentistry, board-certified pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and board certified prosthodonitcs for the Chicago, Illinois metro area including Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Elgin, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Hindsdale, Hoffman Estates, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport, Marseilles, Minooka, Naperville, Oak Brook, Ottawa, Schaumburg, Spring Valley, St Charles, Western Springs, Wheaton, and Woodridge areas.