MEET THE DOCTORS
Meet the Doctors at Wheatland Dental Care
Dr. Henry Sharfaei
Family and Comprehensive Dentistry
A 1992 Graduate of Northwestern’s School of Dentistry with extensive experience in endodontia, exodontia, crowns, bridges, veneers, and full mouth rehabilitation. He uses a personal practice style which embraces the continuing education of new dental techniques, detailed attention to procedure, and warm, caring, responsible patient service.
Associate Professor of Physiology and Pathology – Chicago National College of Naprapathy, Chicago, IL (1993 – 1995) – having conducted classes in Neurophysiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Renal Physiology, Acid-Base Physiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Immune Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, and Integumentary Physiology.
Author – having co-authored numerous text books, supporting workbooks, and visual materials on the topic of Modern Sectional Anatomy published by Triton College Press (1990) and W.B. Saunders Co. (1992).
Award Recipient – having received the Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry from the Academy of Operative Dentistry in April 1993. Dr. Sharfaei is currently working towards his diplomate status in Dental Sleep Medicine with LVI Global Institute. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Sharfaei is a community volunteer and devoted husband and father.
Dr. Semira Rezayazdi
Family and Comprehensive Dentistry
Dr. Yazdi graduated from the University of Iowa, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree with honors in Biology and Chemistry. She also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa in the year 2000, where she was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Leadership award.
Dr. Yazdi strongly believes that excellence in dentistry is attained by mutual trust and open communication in addition to exceptional clinical skills. Her philosophy is that trust and spirit of cooperation are fundamental for success in treating each individual and should supercede all other factors.
Dr. Yazdi is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois Dental Association (ISDS) and Chicago Dental Society (CDS). She has completed and continues to complete numerous hours of continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest technology in all phases of Dentistry including restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Yazdi is also a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (ADSM). She focuses on the management of sleep-related breathing disorders including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, with oral appliance therapy (OAT). She works closely with sleep physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care for sleep related breathing disorders adhering to the recommended guidelines by the ADSM.
In 2003-2004 edition by the Consumers Research Council of America, Dr. Yazdi was listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Dentist”. She was also listed in the “Manchester Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Dentistry,” and included in the 2004-2005 “Honors Edition” of registry.
Dr. Yazdi and her husband, Dr. Adel, and their two sons reside in Naperville. Dr. Yazdi is actively involved in Patterson Elementary and Crone Middle Schools volunteering her time and energy and giving back to her community.
Dr. John Marsala
TMD, Head and Neck Pain, Sleep Apnea, Family and Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry
Comprehensive Dentistry with an Emphasis on Head and Neck Pain & Full Mouth Reconstructive Care. He considers all dentistry cosmetically.
Dr. John Marsala’s passion for dentistry began when he chose it as his life’s career at the age of 15. Born in Chicago and raised in Glen Ellyn he started his undergraduate studies at North Central College in 1976. During his time at North Central College, Dr. Marsala trained under a local orthodontist manufacturing oral appliances. This experience blossomed into an independent orthodontic lab business that served dozens of orthodontists in the Chicago land area. Focusing on the ultimate goal of dental school, he completed the required studies in the first two years, and by taking the fast track, he was accepted into dental school after his sophomore year of undergrad.
Dr. Marsala graduated from Loyola’s School of Dentistry in the top of Loyola’s handpicked centennial class in 1983. While at Loyola he researched and presented clinical expositions on dental kinesiology and TMJ and received top awards from faculty and the coveted “Students Choice Award”. Having finished clinical requirements early, Dr. Marsala also trained in advanced prosthodontics and was called upon by Loyola’s clinical chairman to handle difficult cases.
Dr. Marsala has also done much independent study in classical occlusion theories, avant-garde neuromuscular occlusion theories, and TMJ, and continues to study the latest general dental techniques and technologies.
He is a dentist in love with practicing family dentistry with a passion for the complex, advanced technologies and theories in oral rehabilitation. Dr. Marsala balances the scope of his practice between family dentistry and the management of sleep-disordered breathing, oral facial pain, gnathology, and full oral rehabilitation. He is a member of The International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr Marsala has been studying TMD issues and treatment since 1977 and has great success in treating sleep apnea with oral appliances.
Besides dentistry occupying a large portion of his time, Dr. Marsala lives with a particular emphasis in the Internal Martial Arts, Chi Qong, singing, and playing guitar. Above all, he appreciates and loves his family very much.
“Allow me to give you my undivided attention so I can fulfill your dental needs with all my ability. The passions which first drew me to choose this career at fifteen years old are still within me and only continue to develop and grow. I thank you in advance for choosing to work with us. Walk in Peace.”
Dr. Deanne DeLeon
Family and Comprehensive Dentistry
Dr. DeLeon received her doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in Alton, IL. She attended University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics.
Dr. Raza A. Hussain
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Raza Hussain joined the Wheatland Dental Care team in December of 2011 as the clinic’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Hussain grew up in Wisconsin, the eldest of five children, all of whom pursued careers in dentistry.
Dr. Mona Yang
Dr. Mona Yang received her dental degree from Shanghai Jiaotong School of Dentistry and her orthodontic certificate from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she has a PhD in biomedical science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she studied development of tooth and bone. Dr. Yang has also studied craniofacial growth and development, treating and modifying dentofacial abnormalities including those of the teeth, jaw, and face. She is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and has been in practice for 6 years, including 3 years of residency.
Dr. Bahareh Sabzehei
Dr. Bahareh Sabzehei attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree in 2005. Following her general dental training, Dr. Sabzehei completed a three-year post-graduate residency program in Periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her residency program, she also earned Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Oral Sciences.
Dr. Sabzehei has obtained the highest recognition for a specialist in the field of Periodontics by becoming a Diplomate of the American Boards of Periodontology. She has practiced in Chicago from 2008-2012. During this time she was also a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012 she moved to Orlando where she practiced Periodontics and was also a faculty member at the University of Florida.
In 2017 Dr. Sabzehei and her family moved back to Chicago where she calls home. Dr. Sabzehei strives for excellent clinical results and patient satisfaction. She is a member of several dental societies including American Association of Periodontics and Academy of Osseointegration. She continuously attends conferences and seminars to stay updated with the latest in the field of Periodontics and Implant dentistry.
Dr. Sabzehei lives in Chicago with her husband and two kids. They are excited to be back and enjoy many events and activities this great city has to offer.