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About us

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Perfect Smiles is a private, multi-specialty practice. Our expertise is in high quality, comprehensive, restorative, and preventative dentistry for adults and children alike. We offer a full range of the latest treatments, including General Dentistry, Endodontic, Periodontic, Orthodontic, Oral Surgery, and Implant services. Our aim is to maintain healthy teeth for life in a calm, relaxed atmosphere where the needs and well-being of our patients are our highest priority.

Meet our staff

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Dr. Lena Halikias

lenaDr. Halikias is currently studying further at The Center for Esthetic Excellence, another top level esthetic insitution renowned in the dental field. Dr. Halikias believes that the most rewarding aspect of her career is the ability to create beautiful, radiant new smiles, which enhance and change the lives of her patients. Dr. Halikias is committed to excellence in Dentistry. When Dr. Halikias is away from the office, she enjoys the company of family and friends, traveling, biking, running and spending quality time with her children and husband.

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Loyola School of Dental Surgery

Dental Residency
Pacific Aesthetic Continuum - San Francisco, CA
Center of Esthetic Excellence - Seattle, WA

Affiliations
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
Chicago Dental Society
Hellenic American Dental Society

Dr. Stephanie Lemberis

lemberis Dr Lemberis is a 2012 Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She has been a dentist with Perfect Smiles for 4 years but her career in dentistry started much earlier than that at Perfect Smiles.... as a dental assistant to Dr Halikias more than 10 years ago.

Dr Lemberis treats patients of all ages. Her goal is to create a comfortable and pleasant experience for all her patients. She is focused on taking the extra time to educate patients on the importance of their oral healthcare and also explain recommended dental treatment. She is committed to continuing education to provide patients with the latest knowledge and technology.

Dr Lemberis is a certified Invisalign Provider. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental society. Dr. Lemberis participates annually in the Give Kids a Smile event, which provides free dental services to children in underserved communities. She has also traveled as part of the Jamaica Dental Mission, an organization that provides dental services to impoverished areas of Jamaica.

Dr Lemberis lives in the southwest suburbs with her husband and two dogs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family & friends and enjoying all there is to offer in the city of Chicago!


Dr. Sara DeSouza-Iampaglia - Endodontist

Dr. Sara is an experienced dental professional with an international, multi-cultural background. Dr. Sara earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Aracatuba School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she also received her specialty training in Endodontics.

After working a few years in private practice in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Sara relocated to Chicago where she was accepted at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry into the Post-Graduate Program. She earned a Master’s Degree (MS) in Oral Sciences at the same time immersing herself in research projects including extensive research in biomodification of root dentin using bioactive agents. Her passion for Endodontics led her to pursue and complete her Postdoctoral Endodontic Certification and upon completion of the program, Dr. Sara received her specialty license to practice Endodontics.

Dr. Sara is a strong believer in continuing education, which includes attending courses, to stay acquainted with current trends in the field of Endodontics. Dr. Sara is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontics Study Club.

Dr. Sara currently lives in Naperville with her husband, and her two daughters, Isabella, 9, and Raquel, 6. During her personal time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Besides attending her daughters’ activities, which includes Tae Kwon Do and gymnastics, she is also a co-leader of the Girls Scouts of the USA. Dr. Sara loves crafts, cooking, baking, and good music.



Dr. Carl A. Leonard, D.D.S - Prosthodontist, Implant Specialist

Carl A. Leonard, D.D.S, received his dental degree from the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, and thereafter completed an additional three year program at the U of I - College of Dentistry where he was awarded his certificate in Prosthodontics. Prior to earning his DDS and certificate in Prosthodontics, Dr. Leonard graduated from Tulane University with degrees in economics as well as cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Leonard taught at the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Leonard is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society-Sigma Chapter, the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society. While attending the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, Dr. Leonard received academic awards including: the Dr. Gould Memorial Scholarship, General Assembly scholarship and placed in the college's Advanced General Dentistry contest.

Dr. Leonard is proficient in both traditional and complex dental treatment. He has extensive training in crown and bridge dentistry and dental implant placement as well as implant supported restorations. Dr. Leonard prides himself on helping patients overcome dental conditions that limit their chewing and comfort with the use of dental implants or removable appliances to create healthy, comfortable and beautiful smiles.



Dr. Kristina Zivrev

Dr. Kristina Zivrev graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was a member of the Honors College and participated in research at the College of Dental Medicine at UIC. Dr. Zivrev received her DMD degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine at Illinois- Inaugural Class. She is committed to providing patients the highest quality of dental care and believes having a great smile can truly change a person’s life.

She and her husband welcomed their baby girl Olivia in July of 2015. In her free time she enjoys reading books, spending time with her family and traveling. She is a member of the Macedonian community and speaks multiple languages including Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian. The reason she loves going to work every day is because she gets to interact with patients and form a trusting relationship, while providing them with quality dental services.

Dr. Najwa Jaamour

Dr. Najwa Jaamour is dedicated to providing her patients with a gentle, caring, and comprehensive approach to oral health. She believes strongly in evidence-based dentistry and takes pride in staying current with the latest dental research, techniques and developments. Her ultimate goal is to increase the longevity of her patient’s teeth through conservative, preventative and minimally-invasive dentistry.

A 2011 graduate of the University of Michigan School Of Dentistry, Dr. Jaamour has spent time in private practice in both Michigan and Chicago. While attending Michigan, she was a part of the Outreach Program which provided comprehensive and compassionate patient-centered care for culturally diverse populations in underserved areas throughout the state. Prior to entering dental school, Dr. Jaamour was an Honors graduate in Economics at Wayne State University.

Dr. Jaamour is affiliated with the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society. She resides in Chicago with her husband, and during her free time enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and riding horses.

Dr. Beena Patel Deshmukh, Periodontist

DrBeenaDr. Deshmukh is a graduate of Loyola University-Chicago School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1991.

After completing a one-year hospital fellowship in general dentistry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh; she received her specialty training in Periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She holds a Master's Degree in Dental Science from Indiana University as well.

Dr. Deshmukh specializes in all aspects of Periodontics including implants and periodontal plastic surgery. Dr. Deshmukh is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Midwest Society of Periodontics.




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