Team Members


Ann Marie

My career in the dental field started at a young age when I was unsure of which career path I was going to take. I started working as a dental assistant and saw the amazing things that our dentists were doing and that intrigued me to continue learning more. I have been working in the dental field for over 20 

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Dr. Jay Patel

Creating Beautiful Smiles Dr. Patel’s journey began 8,676 miles away, in a city named Morogoro in Tanzania, a country located on the east coast of Africa. He later spent his pre-teen and early teen years in Ndola, Zambia, and then moved for his high school years to London, England. His voyage to the United States took place years later in 

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Dr. Rudolfo Valente

Creating Beautiful Smiles for His Patients “We will work together to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.” Dr. Rudy Valente grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and currently lives in Park Ridge with his wife and two sons. Dr. Valente’s interest in orthodontics began during his teenage years. His interest was sparked and he was motivated 

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Dr. Michael Slavin

Solving Your Healthcare Needs “I tell my patients exactly the way things are. I do not “sugar coat” procedures, so my patients are fully informed.” Dr. Slavin was born and raised in Chicago. Growing up as the last of six children he wanted to have a big family of his own. Now he has six children (four boys and two 

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Dr. Johnny Kuttab

Connecting with Children and Smiles “I’m a dad too! Every day before I leave, my daughter Annelise tells me: “Daddy, don’t let anyone cry today!” Something I take very seriously.” Growing up in Hoffman Estates, Dr. Kuttab completed his undergraduate and dental degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He graduated from dental school in 2008 and completed 

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Dr. Timothy Hang

Translating Happiness into Dentistry “I work with the Golden Rule: To treat others as I would like to be treated.” Inspired by a family member who worked in the dental field for many years, Dr. Hang saw dentistry as an impactful way to help others. In his words, he chose dentistry as he felt the desire to assist those in 

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Dr. Amy Kim

Achieve Optimal Oral Health “Your comfort and satisfaction is my #1 priority. I am here for YOU!” At a young age, Dr. Kim was inspired by her family dentist in Green Bay to pursue dentistry as a career. She went on to receive her dental degree in 2003 from Marquette University, School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. Following her graduation, Dr. 

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Dr. Peter Katris

Making Patients Smile “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be your dentist. I am always learning and perfecting my skills to provide you with the best dental care and cosmetic results possible. My team is very friendly, professional, and will treat you like family.” Originally from Waukegan, Dr. Katris has enjoyed working with people, first in his 

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