Dr. Belsam Kashlan
Dr. Belsam Renee Kashlan welcomes you to her practice as part of her family. Here you are not just a face with a mouth and teeth. Her background is rich with compassion and care for all ages. She is a skilled dentist who shines as a nurturing provider given that she is a daughter, sister, wife and devoted mother to her four daughters.
Dr. Kashlan began her training at Northwestern University for her undergraduate degree and continued to University of Michigan for her doctor of dental surgery degree. She has several years of experience in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kashlan prides herself in giving her patients the ultimate care and putting their needs first. Her dedication comes from treating her patients like family.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois Dental Society. She loves participating in commiunity events and is a member of the Darien Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Kashlan is a founding member of the Mommy Dentists in Business Group.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kashlan loves spending time with her husband Dr. Rany Jazayerli and their four daughters. She likes to travel, try new restaurants and enjoys endless dance parties with her girls!
Dr. Amer Shammaa – Orthodontist
Dr. Amer Shammaa is devoted to providing quality personal orthodontic care. His treatment approach combines the most innovative techniques and state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. Being trained under some of the best orthodontists in the country, Dr. Shammaa hopes to change people’s lives by creating a healthy smile that will make them happy and confident. He enjoys creating long-term relationships with his patients and their families.
Dr. Shammaa received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota, and his postgraduate certificate and Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from West Virginia University. Dr. Shammaa is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and several other professional organizations. He is certified and has valuable experience treating patients using Invisalign, TADs (mini-implants), lingual braces, Wilcodontics, orthognathic, surgical cases, and multiple other orthodontics techniques.
Dr. Shammaa is married to his wife Aylah. His hobbies include playing soccer, reading, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Yvette Valencia – DMD
Dr. Yvette “Evy” Valencia was raised in Berwyn, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She worked as a dental assistant and receptionist for five years prior to entering dental school, giving her a total of 12 years dental experience
When she is not in the office she enjoys running, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her dog Miley. She most recently completed the 2019 Chicago Marathon. Dr. Valencia speaks Spanish fluently and now lives in Chicago with her husband, Alex.
Dr. Valencia enjoys meeting and working with patients of all ages. She aims to create a comfortable environment for each patient while focusing on communication to ensure complete understanding of treatment. Her focus is on prevention and education. Dr. Valencia believes it is vital for her patients to understand their oral health needs and encourages any dental questions they may have. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Chicago Dental Society, The Illinois Dental Society and The Hispanic Dental Association.