Doctors & Staff
DR. NIKOO DAFTARY
Dr. Farideh Nikoo Daftary graduated from Northwestern Dental School in April of 2000. From July 2000 to June 2001 she was accepted into the postgraduate program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and obtained her certificate in Dental General Practice Residency. This experience helped her develop Oral Surgery and Endodontic skills. It also provided her with experience managing medically compromised patients.
In 2004, Dr. Daftary was appointed as the lead dentist at Longwood Dental Center, LLC, a multi-dentist practice. Dr. Daftary is a licensed general dentist in the State of Illinois who has received certification in Endodontics while at Longwood Dental.
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 of Chicago.
Dr. Daftary is a graduate of The Hornbrook Group’s Center for Advanced Clinical Education, which is recognized as one of the top cosmetic and full mouth makeover centers in the world. Dr. Daftary also actively participates in several monthly study clubs sponsored by the Hornbrook Group and PDL, where the most recent products and techniques in Dentistry are presented and discussed among colleagues.
Dr. Daftary is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Hornbrook Group, PDL (Seattle Study Club), and is a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and other cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Daftary is married and lives with her husband, son and six pets (two dogs, three cats and one lizard) in downtown Chicago.
DR. CAROLINE JERMANUS
Dr. Caroline Jermanus is a board certified periodontist. She grew up in Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University for her dental training. 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. Jermanus is proficiently trained in all aspects of periodontics including non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal diseases, periodontal bone regeneration and periodontal soft tissue grafting. She also has extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants, hard tissue grafting including sinus augmentation and soft tissue grafting to enhance esthetics of dental implants.
She is a member of many dental and periodontal organization including American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and the International Team for implantology.
When not practicing periodontics, Dr. Jermanus enjoys cooking, swimming, reading and most of all; spending time with her family.
Dr. Jermanus is dedicated to delivering the highest quality dental treatment. She believes in prevention first and foremost. She strives to provide her patients with the best treatment options available focusing on what is necessary for their long term oral health.
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 is a native of Queens, New York, where he graduated from the esteemed Bronx High School of Science. He earned both his B.S. in Biology and his dental degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with honors. During his university tenure, Dr. Pawluk received numerous awards for both his clinical work and his teaching skills. He was honored with the distinguished American Association of Endodontics Student Achievement Award in Endodontics and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Care Award. He was also inducted in the Honor Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
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. He practiced on the East Coast for several years before his love of the Midwestern way of life drew him back to Chicago.
Dr. Pawluk is currently a good standing member of:
- The American Association of Endodontics
- Illinois Endodontic Association
- Edgar Coolidge Endodontic Study Club
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
He is the co-author of several publications in endodontics and has served as an instructor for Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties.