Dental Experts in Chicago
Meet our accomplished staff!
Art of Modern Dentistry is comprised of highly educated Chicago dentists
who are continuously furthering their knowledge of dentistry to ensure
you receive the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment. We invite you
to meet the distinguished dentists that make up our team:
Dr. Nikoo Daftary - Art of Modern Dentistry owes its development to the leadership of Dr.
Daftary since 2005. Dr. Daftary is a graduate of Northwestern University
Dental School and also received certification in endodontics during her
time at Longwood Dental Center, LLC, where she was appointed lead dentist
in 2004. Since 2005, Dr. Daftary has been fully devoted to the development
and success of Art of Modern Dentistry. She has lead Art of Modern Dentistry
to become one of the most modern general dentistry groups in the City
Dr. Leslee Rutherford - Our lead pediatric dentist, Dr. Rutherford helps set up children for
a lifetime of good oral health through education and preventative treatment.
Dr. Rutherford graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College
of Dentistry, and later received her certificate in pediatric dentistry
in 2006.She places an emphasis on prevention with the children she treats,
believing that early education and proper oral hygiene are the key to
a lifetime of good oral health.
Dr. Caroline Jermanus - Dr. Jermanus is a board certified periodontist, proficiently trained
in all aspects of periodontics including non-surgical and surgical treatment
of periodontal diseases. Dr. Jermanus attended Nova Southeastern University
for her dental training, and she went on to finish specialty training
in periodontics and dental implants at the University of Florida, where
she received a certificate in periodontics and dental implants in addition
to a master's degree in Oral Biology.
Dr. Lauren Mell - Dr. Mell is a biology graduate from The Ohio State University and continued
her education by attending OSU's College of Dentistry where she earned
multiple scholarships and participated in research. After graduating from
dental school cum laude with a DDS degree, Dr. Mell moved back to Chicago
and furthered her education through the prestigious dental residency at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Currently, Dr. Mell is an active member
of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society,
and the Chicago Dental Society.
John Pawluk, DDS - John W. Pawluk, DDS, Director of Endodontic Associates of Illinois,
offers an impressive record of success in providing endodontic treatments
to thousands of patients who consistently praise him for his professionalism
and compassion. Dr. Pawluk completed his postgraduate Microsurgical Endodontic
specialty training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey, where he served as Chief Resident and Instructor, teaching dental
students clinical endodontics.
Dr. Patricia Chao - Dr. Patricia Chao works as an Associate Dentist at the Art of Modern
Dentistry, focusing on children ages 2 – 17. She holds a Doctorate
of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center School
of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Chao's approach to dentistry includes
a firm belief in preventative care, patient education, and long-lasting
Schedule a free consultation by calling our Lakeview office at (773) 935-3600
or our South Loop office at (312) 922-1898. Our staff looks forward to