Naperville Prosthodontist - Anthony LaVacca, DMD, MS, FACP, FICOI
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 both the American College of Prosthodontists and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 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 - Irene Pisareva, DMD
Dr. Irene received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago in Social Psychology, and completed her D.M.D. degree at Midwestern University in Glendale AZ. Dr. Irene utilizes the most up-to-date, innovative, state-of-the-art methods in dentistry with proficiency in the newest technologies and materials.
Dr. Irene is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has extensive training in esthetic smile design, general dentistry, 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 Dentist - Lidia Ickes, DDS
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 - Brian Ruby, DDS
Dr. Brian Ruby was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in Evergreen Park, Illinois and graduated from Evergreen Park Community High School in 1985. Following high school, he attended Illinois Benedictine College, where he played four years of baseball and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1989.
Dr. Ruby began dental studies at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1989 and graduated in May 1993. In September 1993, he received North East Regional Board licensure and began working as an associate dentist at Oak Lawn Dental Center. In October 1996, Dr. Ruby acquired Hickory Hills Dental Center Ltd. in Hickory Hill, and in October 1999, he acquired Dr. Brian D. Ruby Ltd. in Naperville.
- June 2013 - Completed Advanced Invisalign certification
- May 2011 - Was honored at UIC College of Dentistry's graduation ceremonies for his student mentorship program.
- April 2007 - Acquired certification from Invisalign® for basic orthodontics I and II.
- Since 2007, Dr. Ruby has regularly participated in continuing education.
- May 2009 - Completed a two-day course on Lumineers® placement and shade modification.
- June 1999 - Completed a three-day course on Aesthetic Posterior Restorations from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
- 12-year member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Naperville Dentist -David Gershenzon, DMD
Dr. David graduated from Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Glendale Arizona.While at Midwestern University, Dr. Dave received advanced training in general & cosmetic dentistry as well as training in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, endodontic surgery & implant placement. Along with his dental training Dr. Gershenzon is also BLS (basic life support) certified. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, he is an active participant in the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and most importantly, is committed to continuing his education in the field of dentistry.
Naperville Dentist - Dr. Dona Toumeh, DMD
Dr. Dona is an amiable advocate for her patients, providing excellent quality care. She grew up in Dallas, Texas where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Analytical Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. She completed her D.M.D degree at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. While at Midwestern University Dr. Dona received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, endodontic surgery, and Invisalign.
Dr. Dona is a member of American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is part of the Illinois CADCAM club. She utilizes the newest technology in dentistry and stays up to date with the newest innovations. In her free time, Dr. Dona likes dancing, yoga, and reading books. She also loves providing dental care to the underprivileged adults and children worldwide.
Naperville Dentist Anesthesiologist - Zak Messieha, DDS
Dr. Zak Messieha is a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist who has been practicing anesthesiology with a focus on anesthesia care for dental, head and neck, and maxillofacial procedures since 1995. He received his DDS degree from Ohio State University and his internship training from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital. His anesthesiology residency was completed at the Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY.
In 1996, he came to University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Center, where he continues to teach and train residents in anesthesia as a Clinical Professor. Dr. Messieha is the Clinical Director and President of Office Anesthesiology & Dental Consultants, PC, an anesthesia care organization dedicated to office-based anesthesia for children, patients with special needs, and fearful adults that is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
Dr. Messieha continues to lecture nationally and internationally on issues related to anesthesia care, pain, and anxiety control with special interest for anesthesia for children and patients with special needs and phobic adults. He continues to publish articles and research related to newer and safer techniques in anesthesia, especially in the office-based and ambulatory environment. Messieha has held leadership positions in both national and international professional organizations related to this field.
When not occupied with his professional activities, Dr. Messieha enjoys traveling, playing soccer, reading, and being involved in his local church. Many of those activities are shared with his wife and three adult children.
For more information about the scope of anesthesia services provided by Dr. Messieha and his team, visit the Anesthesiology & Dental Consultants, PC website.
Naperville Endodontist - Dr. Fuwad Al-Sabek
Dr. Al-Sabek received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then went on to earn his Master of Science in Endodontics at the same university. Since then, Dr. Al-Sabek has focused on developing painless root canal and endodontic treatments that only require a single visit. Using the very latest equipment and setting a standard of excellence for his staff, Dr. Al-Sabek ensures every patient has the best experience possible. Dr. Al-Sabek is committed to delivering high quality care with a focus on patient comfort and satisfaction.
When not at the dental office performing root canals or other procedures, Dr. Al-Sabek enjoys time with his wife, son, and two daughters doing outdoor activities and is a committed car enthusiast.
Naperville Orthodontist - Manal Ibrahim, DDS
Innovative Orthodontic Centers "Enhancing Smiles for Life"
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. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She has 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!