Dental Staff

All professionals at Danos Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

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Get to Know Your Dentists

Dr. George Danos, D.D.S.

Dr. George Danos attended Northwestern University Dental School where he graduated in 1981.  Dr. Danos is a different kind of dentist in the best way possible. The amount of gentleness, patience, and kindness he gives to each one of his patients ensures that he provides you with the best care possible. He is also well regarded by his clients for his thoroughness. Dr. Danos has the ability to work in an efficient manner while still making sure his clients' needs are met with such a high level of value. Through Dr. George Danos' passion for dentistry, he believes in conservative, preventive dentistry and his dental practice is to increase the longevity of his patience oral health.

Education

Northwestern University Dental School
Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1981

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Illinois Dental Association, Member
  • Chicago Dental Society, Member
 

Dr. Jenna Polacek

Dr. Jenna Polacek grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended St. Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology. After graduation, she moved back to Omaha where she attended Creighton University School of Dentistry and obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following dental school, she chose to continue her education and completed a one year General Practice Residency at Loyola hospital in Maywood, IL.

She is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois State Dental Society. She enjoys volunteering at events such as Give Kids A Smile, Special Olympics, and dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Dr. Jenna focuses on doing what is best for patients while helping them stay informed so they can continue to improve their overall oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys running, fishing, going to the movies, and cheering on her Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Dentistry
 

Dr. Erez Nosrati, D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S.C.

Dr. Erez Nosrati is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, Board-Certified specialist in Periodontics and Oral Implantology. He received his DMD degree from the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine and his Master of Science in Cardiac Physiology from Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem. Dr. Nosrati has served as an associate researcher and consultant to several biotech companies for research involving diabetes, cancer, cardiac diseases and more. Dr. Nosrati, in cooperation with Riley Children's Hospital and Indiana University Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, conducted advanced research regarding the connection between heart disease and periodontal health in children with congenital cardiac diseases. The results of that research were presented in the AAP meeting 2012 in Los Angeles and published in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Nosrati has over 10 years of experience in dentistry and is proficient in all aspects of Oral Implantology and surgical and non-surgical periodontology. Dr. Nosrati is part of the Straumann Speaker Consortium and has lectured nationally and internationally on Periodontology, Implantology, Cardiac Physiology, and the Cardio–Systemic connection.

Education

  • Indiana University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, 2005

Activities & Affiliations

  • Riley Children's Hospital, Associate Researcher
  • Indiana University Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, Researcher
  • Straumann Speaker Consortium, Speaker
 

Dr. Vincent Colletti, D.D.S.

Dr. Vincent Colletti graduated Creighton Dental School in 2014. He was awarded multiple honors including: Deans list, American Student Dental Association Leadership Award, and The International Academy of Implantology Excellence Award. He currently is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Vince is involved in continuing education year round. As members of the International Academy of Orthodontics and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Vincent Colletti brings new technologies, materials, and techniques to the practice. We are lucky to have him here and look forward to many years to come.

Education

  • EMPIRE LAW SCHOOL CREIGHTON DENTAL SCHOOL, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2014

Activities & Affiliations

  • Illinois Dental Association, Member
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Chicago Dental Society, Member
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • International Academy of Orthodontics, Member
 
Dr. Thomas Drozdz, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Dr. Thomas Drozdz, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Dr. Thomas Drozdz is a 1983 graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry. He has practiced Dentistry in the Chicago area for over 35 years. Once said "the best way to become an expert at something is to teach it." Dr. Tom has served as a preclinical instructor for the Loyola Dental School Department of Endodontics. Currently he is a preclinical instructor in General Dentistry for Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine. Along with his wife Deanne they are Ballroom Dance instructors. Dr Tom’s commitment to continuing education ensures that he provides the best up to date care possible and has earned him a Fellowship Award from the Academy on General Dentistry.

Education

  • Loyola University School of Dentistry
    Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1983

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Illinois State Dental Society, Member
  • Chicago Dental Society, Member
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
 
Jingyuan Fan, D.D.S., PhD

Jingyuan Fan, D.D.S., PhD

Dr. Fan is a Board-certified Specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. She is currently an Assistant Professor on the faculty of Midwestern University. She is interested in diagnosing and managing periodontal disease, treating gingival recession and placing dental implants. Dr. Fan received her Advanced Specialty Training in Periodontics at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester and earned a Ph.D. in Oral Biology from School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Midwestern University, she was an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at University of Rochester. She has published and presented numerous articles and is also a reviewer for academic journals. She had been recognized with several awards, scholarships and honors through her clinical and academic career.

Education

  • Eastman Institute for Oral Health
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Board of Periodontology, Diplomate
 

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We at Danos Dentistry know that finding a dental office that can be the solution to meet the needs you have is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer a number of services and team of well-educated, extremely dedicated dentists to walk you through your needs and the scope of your goal. Make an appointment today so that you may start on the road to a healthier you.

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