Meet Our Libertyville Dental Team
Ala Dean Attar, DMD
Dr. Attar is rooted in the Libertyville community. He was raised in Libertyville, Illinois and is a graduate of Carmel High School. He was exposed to medicine at an early age with two physician parents. They inspired him to serve his community. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1997. He completed a 2 year general practice residency at University of Illinois where he served as Chief Resident from 1998-1999. He continued to teach part time at University of Illinois in the Department of Oral Medicine until 2005. He has also completed working with the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago since 2007. Currently he is an ADA member, AGD member, and part of his local Chapter Seattle Study Club. He lives in Lake Forest and is married to his sweetheart Lina, and has two beautiful girls, Alia and Rayanne. He spends his free time running and enjoys skiing.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Attar for about 6 years, starting as a Dental Assistant and now working as the Office Manager. From the beginning, Dr. Attar has always pushed our team to further our education. He has sent me to numerous continuing education courses, as well as working hand in hand with management consultants. Currently I am going to school part-time to obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene. From a young age I was always drawn to a person’s smile, so I knew a career in the dental profession was in my future. With summer being my favorite time of year, concerts and festivals fill a lot of my free time. I also enjoy traveling, being outdoors, boating, or relaxing on the beach. A few goals of mine are to finish school while continuing to work for Dr. Attar, and go overseas for a dental mission to help the underserved children.
Jordan is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She joined our team in July of 2013. After graduating from College of Lake County with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She knew she wanted to work for an office with the latest technology. Our office was a perfect fit! Jordan has received advanced training and certification to administer local anesthetics as well as nitrous oxide sedation. She is also certified in laser dentistry. As a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and Lake County Dental Hygiene Society, she stays at the front of advancements in Dental Hygiene. Her goal is to provide the best quality dental care available to all her patients.
Kelly joined the team in December of 2004. Kelly served as a dental assistant in a cosmetic practice in Skokie, Illinois for 22 years. She graduated from the Las Vegas Institute for cosmetic dentistry where she was both an assistant as well as a patient. Since Kelly has experience in all aspects of the dental office she is the one to go to with any questions. Kelly is married with four grown children and one adorable grandson. At home you can find her either in her garden or on the boat “living the lake life.”
Taylor joined our team as a Dental Assistant in August of 2013. Prior to working in our office, she had 4 years of dental experience already. She has experience in not only general dentistry but in orthodontics as well. Taylor is also certified through the University of Illinois for coronal polishing and sealant placement. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. What she loves most about dental assisting is meeting new people and providing comfort and quality care to each patient.
Kati is the newest member of the team. She has been in the dental field for about 6 1/2 years now, starting as a hygiene assistant and now as a receptionist/ finance coordinator. She really enjoys helping people and bringing them the best dental care possible. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews.
I joined the wonderful Attar Dental family in November of 2014, building upon four years of prior experience in the dental profession. I graduated from Gateway Technical College’s Dental Assistant program in May of 2012. and am currently working towards my dream of becoming a dental hygienist. I am trained in sedation dentistry, and also possess extensive knowledge in the endodontic (root canal therapy) field. I absolutely love what I do, which makes coming to work every day a joy. It is gratifying to know I am making a significant difference in peoples’ lives. Other than enjoying my career, I usually spend my time at home. I have am amazing 2.5 year old son named Aadan. He is my entire world and I love spending time watching him grow and learn. I also have a wonderful boyfriend and two crazy cats to keep me occupied while at home. I am very much a homebody, and enjoy cooking, crafting and spending time with family and friends. When I do go out, I enjoy concerts, fairs and summertime in general.