Our Northfield Dentist Team
Mary Afzali, D.D.S. - Northfield Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Afzali is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Kansas City Dental School, one of the best in the country.She received the Exceptional Academic Achievement Scholarship and Deanís Academic Honor Roll for high academic performance.
She also received honors in the periodontal program and was selected for Early Completion of Degree Requirements and received Acknowledgment for Significant Contribution made in the Advancement of Scientific Knowledge and its Application to Patient Care.
She founded her first practice, Glenlake Dental Care, in Glenview in 1990. In 2008 she founded Smile & Shine Cosmetic and family dentistry in Northfield, IL.
At present she is the president and her main focus is to support and empower her team of dentists to carry out a high standard of dental care. Preventative approach and viewing oral health as an integral part of complete body health has been Dr. Afzali's main focus.
John Sullivan, D.D.S.- Northfield Dentist
Dr. John Sullivan graduated in 1980 with a doctor in dental surgery from the University of Illinois college of Dentistry. Dr. Sullivan has been in private practice since that time and has enjoyed treating patients from all over the world. Dr. Sullivan has participated in numerous areas of continuing education which have included invisalign ( clear braces ), implant reconstruction, fixed and removable dentures, aesthetic crowns, tooth colored fillings and Lumineers ( veneers), Dr. Sullivan believes that health is happiness and that health is achieved through education and prevention. Dr. Sullivan is caring and consequently, he likes to spend time with his patients to listen to their needs to guarantee that the patients will be comfortable with the outcome of their treatment. His patients love him for his personal and caring attitude and gentle touch.
Ilana Birg, D.D.S.- Northfield Dentist
Dr. Ilana Birg completed her dental education at the prestigious Loyola University School of Dentistry where she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1993 where she was in the Honor's Dental Program. Prior to Dental School, she completed the dental hygiene program at Loyola University. Dr. Birg has been working in private practice in the Chicagoland area since 1993.
Dr. Birg has taken a wide rang of post-graduate coursework in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, ceramics and veneer restorations as well as occlusion with experts from across the county bringing her patients the most advanced techniques available.
Her philosophy is to provide excellent restorative and preventative dental care, which includes empowering patients through education to make smart decisions about their oral health and esthetics, to treat patients in a, comfortable and relaxing setting using the most advanced techniques and to develop long-lasting relationships and trust with patients. Her gentle touch make her patients experience as pleasant as possible.
She offers her patients at Glenlake Dental Care a unique combination of skill, esthetics and compassion and is dedicated to excellence in dental care, helping each patient achieve the smile they've always wanted.
Dr. Birg is happily married and is the mother of three beautiful children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, taking nature walks, photography and gardening.
Barry Kramer, D.D.S.- Northfield Dentist
Dr. Barry Kramer has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and has helped many patients to rehabilitate their oral health and to overcome their fear of dental care through his gentle touch and personal care and patience. Dr. Kramer will always strive to provide his patients with the best, most comfortable experience at the chair, addressing their individual needs and concerns. This ensures that he is providing truly individual treatment using his many years of experience chair side to achieve the most successful outcome using the most modern dental treatments available.
Dr. Kramer completed his undergraduate studies at University of Colorado in Boulder Colorado. He attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors while graduating in the top 5% of his dental class and at the top of his clinical courses. Dr. Kramer attends continuing dental education studies yearly in all aspects of general dentistry including, but not limited to, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, dentures of all types. Root canal treatments and needed surgical procedures for the gums and teeth. He has completed well over 1000 hours of continuing procedures for the gums and teeth. He has completed well over 1000 hours of continuing dental education studies during his many years of practice.
Dr. Kramer joined the staff of Smile and Shine Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in early 2012 and enjoys the practice of Dentistry and is dedicated to providing his patients with excellent care.
Eric Lim, D.D.S. - Northfield Dentist
Dr. Eric Lim graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois in 1999 with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery where he received the Gilbert J. Brinsden Award in Fixed Prosthodontics for excellence in the area of crowns and bridges. He continued his education in the following year by completing a specialized dental training residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Prior to starting his dental education, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, he has completed over 500 hours of continuing education.
He enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry; however he has gained extensive interest and experience in the areas of full mouth rehabilitation, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign.
Dr. Lim's emphasis is on full mouth rehabilitation, smile make overs and Invisalign. High professionalism and unique personal care best describe this doctor. His goal is to provide the best dental care to each patient with compassion. "I always try to create a comfortable and pleasant experience for my patients at each appointment."
He is happily married and has one son. Besides his passion for dentistry, he enjoys taking trips with his family, being active in the local church, playing the guitar, playing softball, and golfing.