Dentist

Take care of your teeth with service from Northwestern Dental Group. Our dental office in Niles, IL, features a range of treatments for patients throughout the area. Schedule your visit with us today to meet with our trustworthy team.

Dr. Larry A. Mulvaney

Dr. Larry Mulvaney is a renowned dental professional that focuses on advanced dental treatments for adults. He is friendly, personable and always takes extra time to make his patients comfortable to ensure their visits are stress-free. These are just a few of the reasons why he’s frequently recommended by patients.

Qualifications
A graduate from the University of Illinois dental school, he completed his periodontal externship at Northwestern Dental School and received his Masters of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School. He graduated from the MISCH International Implant Prosthetic Program and New York University two-year Implant and Prosthetic Program. He also completed the one-year advanced implant surgery and anesthesiology program at the University of Puerto Rico.

Additionally, Dr. Mulvaney one of the 14 Kois Course Graduates in Illinois and the 444 across the U.S. The Kois Course is an intensive curriculum involving aesthetic, occlusion and restorative dentistry.

Because of his extensive training, Dr. Larry Mulvaney can perform multiple procedures in a single visit using conscious sedation or IV sedation. While most dentists aren’t certified to facilitate IV sedation, Dr. Mulvaney is one of the few who can. This practice helps lower a patient’s stress level by making them relax and put them into a deep sleep during more involved procedures.
Dr. Mulvaney has regularly worked with dental implants and is an authority on bone grafting, which is instrumental to ensuring the success of a dental implant. He is dedicated to improving his skills through ongoing training and education so Northwestern Dental Group patients have access to the newest technologies and he has lectured at industry events discussing implant related procedures.

Dr. Mulvaney is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Association, Illinois Dental Association and a general member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In addition, he is one of only 156 Fellows of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Illinois, as well as one of only 55 members of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists in Illinois. Dr. Mulvaney’s credentials and memberships include:

  • Chicago Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Graduate, University of Illinois Dental School 1987
  • Graduate, MISCH International Implant Prosthetic Program
  • Graduate, Kois Prosthetic Program
  • Graduate, 2-Year NYU Implant & Prosthetic Program 2011
  • Graduate, University of Puerto Rico 1-Year Clinical Residency in Implant Dentistry Mastership & Anesthesiology Program
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Dr. Tina Khoury, Dentist: Gurnee

Dr. Tina Khoury focuses on treating patients of all ages with a vast range of general dental needs. One of the things Dr. Khoury excels in and likes most about dentistry is interacting with her patients in a meaningful way as she helps them obtain a beautiful, healthy smile that they both can be proud of.

Dr. Tina Khoury was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Lebanon, which has influenced much of her life.

She attended Peoria Notre Dame High School and continued her higher education at Bradley University. There, she received her undergraduate degree in chemistry with minors in biology and marketing. Dr. Khoury earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. She practiced there using the most up-to-date, first-rate technology and research methods. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General dentistry and Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Khoury moved to Gurnee, Illinois. in the summer of 2015. As fate would have it, she accepted a position with Northwestern Dental Group, while her husband began to pursue his PhD in neuroscience at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband in the city and being in Peoria to see her family and friends.

Philosophy of Care
“Dr. Khoury’s philosophy of dental care is simple. She seeks to provide optimal treatment to her patients. She achieves this through both an individual and a team effort. Her priorities and decisions for an individual’s treatment is based on making sure that each individual’s level of comfort is met during their time with her; every patient is different and therefore has different needs. Dr. Khoury’s team and she created a setting that allows for each patient to have as much time as needed. This individualized approach ensures that her clients receive the highest quality of care, while building a relationship with her, their dentist, during their treatments and simultaneously having fun.”


Dr. Chris Ullmann: Niles

Dr. Chris Ullmann was born in Poland, lived briefly in Austria and then moved to Germany, where he grew up in his early years. He came to the U.S. when he was 18 and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a pre-med undergraduate degree. In 1992, he has received his D.D.S. degree from Loyola Dental School in Chicago. Afterward, he spent some time volunteering as a dentist in Arizona on an Indian Reservation. He then practiced briefly in Germany with his father, who he considers his mentor. Later, he opened his own office focusing on all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, and snore/sleep appliances. Additionally, he is also a certified Cerec (crown in one day) dentist.

Outside of dentistry, he dedicates all his time to his three children, attends as many athletic events as possible and just likes being a hands-on dad. Additionally, he occasionally plays on a men’s tennis team at a club.

Philosophy of Care
My philosophy is to provide comprehensive, detailed, highest-quality dentistry that focuses on the individual as a whole, keeping the patient’s overall health in mind.


Drs. Jacek & Bozena Wolniak, Dentists: Niles

New to Northwestern Dental Group, Dr. Jacek and Bozena Wolniak specialize in providing the patients with unprecedented quality dental care. Both Dr. Jacek and Bozena Wolniak have been practicing dentists for the past 26 years, all of which have been together. Both graduated with a DDS degree in 1987 from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine.


Dr. Greg Weathers

Dr. Greg Weathers joined Northwestern Dental Group’s Arlington Heights office in 2016 after two of their dentists went on to pursue specialty training and a teaching position. He graduated from the University of Illinois Dental School and began practicing on the northwest side of Chicago.


Dr. Brambert

Dr. Brambert joined Northwestern Dental Group in the summer of 2017, bringing his passion for providing great patient care to our offices in Skokie, Vernon Hills and Arlington Heights. Dr. Patrick Brambert treats a wide range of patient needs and enjoys getting to know entire families that come in for their dental visits. He values the trust built between himself and the patient and always strives to work together with patients to achieve a healthy, happy smile.

Dr. Brambert was born and raised in Bloomingdale, Illinois, and knew he wanted to be a dentist from an early age. He attended Lake Park High School and continued his studies at Elmhurst College, receiving his degree in biology with minors in chemistry, Spanish, and psychology. Dr. Brambert graduated summa cum laude and as an Honor Program scholar.

While at Elmhurst College, he discovered his love of research. He has presented at multiple national conferences, which includes winning first place in the natural science and mathematics category at the National Collegiate Honors Council for his published cancer research.

Dr. Brambert earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, he earned a distinction in dental public health and was able to utilize cutting edge technology for patient care. Dr. Brambert completed an externship at the university special needs clinic and then completed a second externship at the Cass Lake, Minnesota, Indian Health Service reservation. While completing his dental studies, he continued to pursue his passion for research and won first place at the American Association for Dental Research conference in Iowa City for his published article on tooth whitening associated erosion.

Continuing to learn the latest research in the dental field is a priority for Dr. Brambert and he is always happy to share his knowledge with others. His public health background also means that he is constantly looking for ways to get involved in the community.

In his free time Dr. Brambert enjoys hiking, playing piano, and performing improv. He has been featured as an actor in multiple films and TV shows such as Chicago Fire and Empire. Dr. Brambert is also a dedicated fan of Birmingham City Football Club and is very excited to marry his fiancé next September.

Dr. Brambert’s goal is to provide amazing dental care in order to achieve long-lasting comfort, function, and naturally beautiful teeth that should last a lifetime. Dr. Brambert believes that everyone is entitled to a beautiful smile.


Dr. Richard Kruger

Dr. Richard Kruger was born in Chicago but grew up in Springfield, Illinois. After attending Northern Illinois University, and graduating from the University of Illinois’ College of Dentistry, he married a local girl and became an associate dentist of a practice in Niles. In 1979 he opened his own general practice in Niles and maintained that office until 2013. At that time he joined Northwestern Dental Group at the Implant Center in Niles. Dr. Kruger performs restorative and prosthetic dentistry including fillings, crowns, fixed bridges, removable complete and partial dentures, as well as the restoration of implants.

In 2002 Dr. Kruger established In Home Dental Care. This allows him to make dental care available to those patients unable to come to the office. In Home Dental Care has been serving all of Chicagoland since 2002, providing patients with high-quality, and compassionate dental care in the comfort of their own home. Dr. Richard C. Kruger specializes in mobile dental care, as well as dental care for the elderly. Dr. Kruger offers a wide range of services; whether you need a regular check-up, crowns, dentures, geriatric dental care, or even emergency dental treatment. His home-bound dental service eases the burden placed on families and caretakers when planning dental care for their loved ones. Dr. Kruger and In Home Dental Care proudly serve the entire metropolitan area of Chicago. We come to you!

Personal Interests
Dr. Kruger and his wife, Gail, reside in Glenview and have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. When he is not practicing dentistry, which he loves to do, he enjoys golfing, traveling and in particular, cruising. He has been on almost all the Caribbean cruises, except one, which he will take with his wife in February. He plans to take the Alaskan and Mediterranean cruises too in the near future!


Sue Sullivan, RDH: Gurnee

Sue started her career as a dental assistant for a Periodontist. This experience provided a solid foundation of knowledge and piqued her interest in dental hygiene.

During hygiene school at Harper College, she was a student teacher in radiology and developed a program for radiographic recognition of dental landmarks and diagnosis of disease.

After graduating she began practice in Highland Park, and then came to work for Northwestern Dental Group in 1994. She regularly takes continuing education courses, and is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration.

In her spare time, she plays competitive pool and keeps her trophies at work. Sue also discovered that being “Mimi” to her 3-year old granddaughter is the most rewarding job.

Philosophy of Care
“Through compassion and education, I enjoy helping people take better care of their teeth. I try to create a relaxing and sometimes even fun atmosphere so my patients have a positive dental experience.”


Robin Lewin, RDH: Gurnee

Robin Lewin is a registered dental hygienist with more than 25 years of experience. She has been with Northwestern Dental Group more than 16 years.

In 1991, she started as an assistant in high school and worked as one through college. Robin then graduated with her RDH in 2000. She is a graduate of Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she received a Bachelor’s in Science in dental hygiene and a minor in health science. She has her certificate for the administration of nitrous oxide and her certificate to administer local anesthetic from UIC Dental School.

In her free time, Robin volunteers for a local dog rescue group where she fosters bully breeds. She’s also an avid gardener and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Philosophy of Care
“As a dental hygienist, I strive to provide my patients with the highest standard of care by providing specialized treatment for each individual. My goal is to enhance the patient experience by providing my professional knowledge and helping individuals understand not only their oral health, but also their overall health. I am able to accomplish this through continuing education where I continue to educate myself in order to provide my patients with the most updated treatments and best care possible.”


Lisa Furlong, RDH: Niles

Lisa Furlong was born and raised in Chicago. She became interested in the dental profession in high school, while working as an assistant in a dental office. As a result, she decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She attended Loyola University School of Dentistry, graduating Cum Laude. During her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two kids, Jack and Olivia.

Philosophy of Care
“Providing the best care to my patients is of utmost importance to me. I want to provide a comfortable and positive dental experience for all of my patients.”


Elaine Ezsak

Elaine has spent 15 years in the dental field providing excellent service to patients. Elaine joined Northwestern Dental in February of 2013; her role is facilitating Dr. Mulvaney’s patients’ understanding of treatment plans, complex and otherwise as well as helping them with the logistical and financial aspects of achieving their dental goals. Outside of work, Elaine enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Oscar Ortiz

Oscar was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but has called Waukegan home now for more than 15 years. In Oscar’s 6+ years of dental assistant experience, he has worked with numerous specialists. When Oscar isn’t taking smiles from ordinary to extraordinary, he spends his time playing football, baseball, and staying fit in the gym.


Cindy Echeverria

Cindy has been truly enjoying the exciting world of dentistry for over five years, from learning about all the different types of implants, to how to continue to improve her customer service skills to deliver an extraordinary patient experience! Cindy is certainly not a stranger to our patients in the Vernon Hills location.

Outside of work, Cindy enjoys art, from drawing with charcoal to painting with oils. She even gets creative while baking and playing with her three energetic little ones! Ask her to show you a picture of the tooth cupcakes she made when you come in!


Elwira Byjos, RDH

Elwira received her Dental Hygiene education from Harper College in 2011. Her passion for dentistry started when she was in High School working as a Dental Assistant. Elwira is committed to life-long learning and attends numerous dental continuing education classes throughout the year. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and North Suburban Dental Hygienists’ Society. Born and raised in Poland, Elwira moved to Chicago when she was 12 years old. She is a current resident of Niles. In her spare time, she loves to travel and be around loved ones.

Elwira is dedicated to delivering quality dental care in a comfortable environment and treats her patients with uttermost care and individualized attention.

Elwira’s goal is to help create healthy, beautiful smiles through prevention, patient education and gentle treatment. She believes a smile is our most important asset and she is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best oral health


Kendra

Kendra grew up in Rogers Park and Graduated from Niles North HS in 2008. After graduation, Kendra went to Everest College in 2009 for her DA certification and she has been a DA for 7 years now. Kendra is also a mother of 4 and is in the process of getting more certifications under her belt to be an extended DA.


Contact us for an appointment at our dental office for your treatment. We offer a series of services for patients near our five locations in Arlington Heights, Gurnee, Skokie, Vernon Hills, and Niles, Illinois.