Our team of experienced, caring generalists and specialists can address all of your oral health needs. We love what we do and we’re passionate about creating beautiful smiles. Read on to get to know the doctors that set Naperville Dental Specialists apart. Or, better yet, schedule a visit and meet them in person by requesting an appointment online or calling our office at (630) 848-2010.
Dr. Anthony LaVacca
Dr. Anthony LaVacca is a board-certified prosthodontist who has carved out a place as a leader in implant dentistry. He’s given lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of dental implant topics. Dr. LaVacca earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University. He then completed his residency at East Orange Veterans Hospital, as well as extensive post-graduate prosthodontics training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Irene Jovicic
Dr. Irene Jovicic, DMD believes in a humanistic approach to patient care to meet patients’ needs and help them achieve radiant, healthy smiles. Dr. Jovicic received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She also completed extensive training in esthetic smile design, general dentistry, occlusion/TMD and surgical procedures and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Lidia Ickes
Dr. Lidia Ickes, DDS prides herself on delivering compassionate, comprehensive dental care with a strong emphasis on prevention and patient education. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where she graduated with recognition for her academic accomplishments. Before joining our team, she was in private practice in Michigan, treating patients of all ages and dental needs.
Dr. Sergio Baron
Sergio Baron D.D.S is a General Dentist with 25 years of experience. He has developed a passion for pursuing excellence in the profession. He recently completed an AEGD residency at Marquette University School of Dentistry, with a fellowship focus on urgent care and advanced care services for the medically complex patient. His journey through dentistry has inspired him to pursue a teaching faculty position. With the combination of both clinical experience (since 1995) and faculty assistant experience (2017-2019) he developed motivation for education, and because of this he have been privileged to teach the new generation of Dentists.
Dr. Syed was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with distinction. He prides himself on the relationships he builds with his patients. Dental visits are fun for nobody, and his aim is to ease stress with his warm personality. He has spent his free time learning dental implants and advanced cosmetic dental procedures in order to best help his patients. Outside of work, Dr. Syed spends time cooking with his wife.
Dr. Fuwad Al-Sabek
Dr. Fuwad Al-Sabek is dedicated to patient comfort and satisfaction and uses the latest equipment to ensure every patient has the best experience possible. 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.
Dr. John Chae
Board-Certified Oral Surgeon
Dr. John Chae, DDS received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loma Linda University where he graduated with honors. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. He’s experienced in the management of facial trauma, odontogenic infections, oral pathology, dental implants, outpatient anesthesia and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Chae is on staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
After graduating dental school, Dr. AlRubaie finished a 2-year residency program in advanced education in general dentistry from Miami, Florida and practiced for 6 years as a general dentist in Illinois and Florida. Afterwards, Dr. AlRubaie joined a 3-year dual degree residency program in Periodontology and Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University/College of Dental medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr AlRubaie is a board eligible periodontist and has a great passion for his field. Dr AlRubaie did his Master thesis about dental implants and he has published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Zak Messieha
Board-Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist
Dr. Zak Messieha, DDS is a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist with more than two decades of experience. He’s also the clinical director and president of Office Anesthesiology & Dental Consultants, PC. He received his DDS degree from Ohio State University and did his internship training at the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital. His anesthesiology residency was completed at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY.