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 Pisareva
Dr. Irene Pisareva, DMD believes in a humanistic approach to patient care to meet patients’ needs and help them achieve radiant, healthy smiles. Dr. Pisareva 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. 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.
Dr. Dustin Durnell
Dr. Dustin Durnell, DMD loves getting to know his patients and making them feel comfortable, while providing the best possible care. He’s excited by new dental technologies and always strives to improve the standard of care. Dr. Durnell received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He routinely engages in continuing education and stays on top of the latest advances in the field.
Dr. Daniel Oh
Dr. Daniel Oh, DDS focuses on conservative dentistry using modern technology and treats patients with the highest standard of care. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He’s a recipient of the U.S. Army Health Professional Scholarship, which allowed him to serve military members as a captain and a general dentist. Dr. Oh is starting his residency in endodontics at the University of Illinois, Chicago this summer.
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.
Dr. Steven Yuan
Dr. Steven Yuan received his dental degree from the Loyola University Dental School in Maywood. After graduating, he completed extra training in endodontics, orthodontics, Invisalign, implant, and temporal mandibular dysfunction treatments. He is a perfectionist and never stops evaluating and considering what is best for the patient. After many years in private practice, Dr. Steve is looking forward to growing alongside the team at Naperville Dental Specialists.