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 Dean’s 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 Smile and Shine Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 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.
Dr. Daniel Drach, D.D.S. - Northfield Dentist
Dr. Daniel J. Drach, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois, class of 1982. Prior to that he completed the undergraduate program at Loyola University receiving a BA in Chemistry. He continued his post-doctorate education at the world renowned Pankely Institute where he received advanced training in the area of full mouth reconstruction and restorations of complicated dental cases. He further received the Invisalign certification and has earned the Premier Provider status. He was one of the first dentists in Chicago to receive Invisalign's Innovator Award. Dr. Drach has expertise in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth restoration and Dental Implants. He excelled his continue education in the area of dental Implants to comprehensive training in surgical placement and restorative aspect of Dental Implants. His extensive experience in the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques has helped hundreds of patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Daniel Drach brings thirty years of experience as a general dentist. He offers a full array of services to the entire family from the youngest to the oldest. Providing from preventative to extensive range of safe, aesthetic, restorative and functional dentistry.
Dr. Drach states: My first priority as a doctor is to teach my patients about their overall well being. My favorite response from my patients is when they tell me- “Thank you, Dr. Drach, No one ever explained that to me before the way you just did.”
His community support and participation include health education, Social betterment activities, drug education and human rights advocacy. Dr. Drach is passionate about community support and is actively involved in speaking engagements on variety of related topics.