Meet The Team

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienist are licensed and certified professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dental technology and patient communication. We are excited about what we are doing, we have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.


 

Dr. Omar Ali, DMD


Dr. Omar Ali is a graduate of the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was a leader among his clinical class, with a special focus in implants and high-end cosmetic treatments. It was during college that he met his wife, Donna, while they both sat on the executive board of a social equity organization, promoting volunteerism, charity and outreach. It is Dr. Ali’s compassionate nature that led him to Gibson City Hospital where he still treats patients twice a week as the Clinical Director of the Dental Health Clinic. There he provides care for the low- income community with limited access to dental assistance. Dr. Ali recently welcomed his first daughter, Nida (named after his mother), while watching with pride as his wife, Donna, completes her dental training at Midwestern University. Dr. Ali is a fervent Chicago sports fan, and loves to travel – his most recent adventure took him to Venice, Italy. Dr. Omar Ali is a top-tier dental practitioner with a flair for the artistic and love for serving the community. 

Dr. Ahmad Ahmad, DMD


Graduating Magna Cum Lade from the elite Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine via Boston University as a leader of his clinical class, Dr. Ahmad Ahmad is an absolute professional regarding all facets of dental care. Dr. Ahmad has performed thousands of procedures, ranging from general family dentistry to advanced cosmetic treatments for in-need patients. During the course of his career, Dr. Ahmad has made the betterment of others a key priority for his work. Recently, he completed a volunteering expedition to Honduras, providing dental care to impoverished people; many of whom had never seen a dentist before. The need to give back to his community was a value passed onto him by his parents, who are his biggest supporters. Dr. Ahmad’s father passed recently from a preventable cardiac disease – an event that fueled his passion for preventative, systemic forms of healthcare. When Dr. Ahmad is not providing world-class dental care, you can find him on the golf course, or telling jokes to his lovely wife, Suzanne – who is the light of his world. Dr. Ahmad uses his considerable skill, training, and sense of personal responsibility to provide patients with, not only industry-leading healthcare, but an “overall health experience” that is compassionate, effective and, above all, fun. 

ChyAnne , EFDA

Office Manager


ChyAnne is an expanded function dental assistant.  She began assisting in 2002 in Utah and has been in love with the dental world ever since!  She received her Dental Radiology certificate at Weber State University in 2002.  After returning to Illinois, she worked in oral surgery and general practice, earning a certificate in Coronal Polishing and Sealants and OSHA Certification.  She also holds a certificate in Nurse Assisting, trained as a Practical Nurse, Conscious Sedation, and is CPR Certified.  She is passionate about the dental field and continuing education.  ChyAnne enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand their dental condition and the options available to them.  She enjoys travelling with her husband and daughter, hosting family parties, and rock climbing.

Esmeralda , EFDA

Insurance Specialist


Since Esmeralda (or Esme, as she is affectionately known) has been assisting she has become very passionate about caring for all our patients and their dental needs. Esmeralda came to us from a very busy practice where she worked with multiple doctors, refining her skills to perform any task required.  She is a very quick learner and her easy-going personality keeps our office efficient even in the busiest of times.  She received her certificate in Sealants and Coronal Polishing from the Illinois State Dental Society.  She has refined her skills in our office as a specialist in the knowledge of dental insurance benefits, plan provisions, claim filing and even appeals-just one way we make your dental visit with us that much easier!  She is thorough and precise, and is a pleasure to work with. When Esmeralda is not working, she loves to spend time with her 2 adorable children. 

Tammy , RDH

Hygienist


Tammy earned her degree for Dental Hygiene from Prairie State University in Chicago Heights.  She has dedicated her life to improving the oral health of her patients, and truly enjoys her job.  Tammy loves having the opportunity to teach each individual the best way to care for their oral, and overall, health.  She understands the effects dental health can have on the body, and wants to make sure all of her patients have all the tools and information they need to stay healthy!

A native of Will County, many of you may already know Tammy!  She enjoys going out on her boat with her favorite husband, Rich, can be found at any local car show, or even out walking her dogs.   She has 2 pit-bull rescues, Manny and Ari, who she loves to pieces!  When she is not out on the community, she is at home gardening, canning, or just relaxing by a bonfire.


Natalie

Dental Assistant


Natalie is a long-time resident of Braidwood. She LOVES animals, and has had just about every kind of pet imaginable.  Natalie is a strong supporter of pet adoption.  She has dedicated herself fully to making our patients feel at ease, and is always calm and comforting.  She LOVES animals of all kinds, and has some unique and interesting pets.  When she is not at work she spends time with her family, and finds herself playing taxi/chaperone to her daughter's many school events!

Stephanie

Dental Assistant


Stephanie is a Coal City girl with hometown Iowa charm!  Her many years of experience are invaluable.  She is passionate and knowledgeable, and always happy to help in any situation.  Stephanie is also an employee of the County Health Department, which puts her ahead of the curve in knowledge and training for disease prevention, proper decontamination procedures, and an overall interest and knowledge of public health!  She is a crafter, and also owns her own business.  How she finds time to do all this with 3 kids and plenty of pets at home, we will never know!