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William Simon, DMD

Dr. Simon has been a practicing dentist for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1979, with a B.S. degree in Biology, and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree from Southern Illinois University in 1983. Dr. Simon is a member of the American Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He currently serves on the Illinois State Dental Society’s Committee of Access to Care and Committee for Medicaid Reform. Along with regular participation in continuing education classes and programs, he has lectured and consulted on a number of topics in the dental field. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Simon volunteers his time to charitable causes including the Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, The Marjorie Kovler Center for victims of political torture and the Old Irving Park free health clinic. He also volunteers his time to mentor dental students and offers various internship and externship programs in his practice. He is a founding board member and current Vice President of the Greater Avondale Chamber of Commerce.

Personally, Dr. Simon enjoys running, golfing, traveling, music, gardening and 60’s muscle cars. He is married with three children and has served as a scout leader, religious education teacher and coach of youth baseball, softball and soccer.

Dr. Simon's goal is to maintain a successful dental practice which serves to improve the quality of life for its patients and to help his employees grow and succeed in the field of dentistry.

Gina Rotkvich, DMD

Dr. Gina Rotkvich graduated in the top ten of her class from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2005. She then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Kentucky before moving to Chicago to experience all that the big city has to offer. She worked as a dental assistant for six years prior to entering dental school, giving her a total of 20 years dental experience. She previously served on the board for Kid's First Dental, a non-profit organization which serves school children in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

Dr. Rotkvich enjoys playing piano, running, traveling, concerts and spending time with her family. She completed the 2015 Chicago Rock-n-Roll half marathon in 1:55. Dr. Rotkvich played tennis for Union College where she obtained her Bachelors in Biology/minor in Chemistry. Since practicing in Chicago, she has appeared twice on the cover of City Chicago Woman Magazine.

Dr. Rotkvich greatly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry from treating young children to performing oral surgery. Her philosophy is to treat each and every patient as if they were family. Dr. Rotkvich is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, and the International Team for Implantology. She has also volunteered at the Free Peoples Clinic in Chicago, Chicago Cares, and Mission of Mercy. 

Kinnery Patel, DDS

Dr. Kinnery Patel began her path to dentistry at the University of Michigan where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. During her undergraduate years, Dr. Patel launched her career in dentistry by working as a dental assistant. She obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where she was awarded the “Best of the Best” Prosthodontics award.

Upon graduation, Dr. Patel furthered her education by completing a year long General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. During this training, Dr. Patel not only expanded her clinical and didactic dental knowledge, but also completed a month long Oral Surgery rotation at Cook County Hospital, was trained to perform IV sedations, and provided care to the special needs population of Chicago.

Her experiences in dentistry have molded her into a dental provider that truly enjoys all aspects of dentistry as well as treating patients of all ages. Currently, she is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, and American Dental Association.

After living in Michigan for a majority of her life, Dr. Patel is very excited to be living in the city of Chicago! She enjoys exploring the city from street fairs to different restaurants and cuisine. She loves to travel, meet new people, watch sporting events, and cherishes spending time with her friends and family.

Anjali Talwar, DDS

 

Dr. Anjali Talwar knew she wanted to be involved in the healthcare field from the moment she began working at her mother's medical office as a teen. It wasn't until she learned that she could combine her love of art and patient care into one career that she decided to pursue dentistry.

Dr. Talwar grew up in Schaumburg, Illinois and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After graduation, Dr. Talwar returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan to complete a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. During her residency, she received additional training in advanced dental esthetic and oral surgery procedures as well as the management of dental emergencies and medically compromised patients. Family and friends brought Dr. Talwar back to Chicago to start her career.

Dr. Talwar truly believes there is no better feeling than the relationships built with patients. She ensures she provides the best care to her patients by pursuing 100 hours of continuing education each year, and she is grateful to be able to learn from her colleagues as well as experts in the field.

In her spare time, Dr. Talwar enjoys yoga and is an avid runner. She has competed in multiple half marathons as well as a full marathon and hopes to compete in another marathon in 2017. She also is an aspiring chef and one day hopes to be as good of a cook as her mother.