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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Uzma Hatia, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Hatia, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

"Every time you smile at someone, it's an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." –Mother Teresa

My Mission

"The combination of science and art that results in benefiting my patients is what I love most about dentistry."

Education

University of Illinois – Champaign, IL
University of Illinois College of Dentistry – Chicago, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Hatia has had advanced training in Invisalign, laser dentistry and aesthetic continuum. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Hatia lives in Chicago, IL with her husband Kamran Chaudri. She has been involved with Joliet's Family Fun Fest and several Free Dentistry Days in the past. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys running, hiking, snowboarding, traveling and most outdoor activities.

Laura Shim, DMD

“My philosophy is to treat my patients like family. I enjoy building relationships and pride myself on being able to treat everyone with compassion and professionalism. As my patient, I want you to know that your oral health is my priority and that we will work together to improve your oral health.”

My Mission

“I am committed to providing exceptional comprehensive care while also creating a comfortable and supportive environment for my patients. My goal is to put you at ease, to educate, and to work as a team to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and wants.”

Education

University of California, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry – Los Angeles, California

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Boston, Massachusetts

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Shim is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

Aside from practicing dentistry, Dr. Shim enjoys hiking, traveling, photography and cooking. 

Farai Kambasha, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Kambasha, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

"Dentistry is a passion for me. Getting the opportunity to change someone's smile and thus their whole life for the better is the reason my team and I truly love what we do every day."

My Mission

"To provide total quality dentistry in a professional and reliable way. To help my patients achieve optimal oral health status while providing them with the most favorable dental experience possible."

Education & Background

Dr Kambasha earned his degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. In addition to his formal education, he has also received continuing education training in Invisalign technology. Dr. Kambasha is an active member of the American Dental Association.

Personal Attention Professional Excellence

"I am fortunate to have an exceptionally committed team by my side to provide you with personalized care and high quality dentistry. We will take time to listen and answer any questions because not only are we creating beautiful smiles, but we are also building trusting relationships."

Providing You With Comfortable Dental Care

"My patients are important to me. I constantly try to better myself and my technical skills in an effort to provide the best care for my family of patients. I like being able to exceed my patients' expectations in comfort, quality of care and overall experience. This is what drives my approach to the practice and leads to Lifetime Care for our patients.

I enjoy meeting and interacting with patients and I look forward to working with you to establish a healthy and beautiful smile!"