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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

Family and Comprehensive Dentistry

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.

Dr. Michelle N. Zmick

Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery

Michelle N. Zmick, D.D.S. is a periodontist with extensive training and experience in all phases of periodontics and implant dentistry. After graduating from Loyola University School of Dentistry, she completed her periodontal specialty training at the
University of Illinois College Of Dentistry. She has served on the faculty in the Department of Periodontics at both the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She has given numerous presentations at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meetings and at local branch dental society meetings. In addition to being honored as Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Zmick is licensed to provide conscious sedation (twilight sleep) for her patients.

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Zmick has provided outstanding periodontal care for her patients by incorporating the latest technologies and techniques in periodontics and dental implant surgery. She has extensive experience in the “All on Four” or “Teeth in a Day” procedure.

In addition to her surgical expertise, Dr. Zmick has taken advanced training in facial esthetics and has had extensive experience using dermal fillers and Botox for the treatment of facial wrinkles since 2006. Dr. Zmick has trained other professionals in these techniques and her expertise in these areas has added a new element of services we offer our patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Zmick and her husband enjoy spending time with their family, attending concerts and sporting events, and traveling.

Dr. Kaveh Adel

General Dentistry

Dr. Adel, as an undergraduate student, studied Biochemistry and Studio Art. He was accepted to the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa as one of the youngest early admittees.

He graduated in 1997 with the award in outstanding achievement in Operative Dentistry. He accepted a position as an adjunct faculty at the Department of Operative Dentistry and was a clinical instructor until the year 2000. He also was in private practice in Iowa City until August of 2000 when his wife, Dr. Yazdi and him moved to Naperville where he practiced for 18 years in his solo practice. He is proud to merge his practice with the amazing team at Wheatland Dental care as of September of 3018 as he will continue to provide personalized care while he will also be an Adjunct faculty at Midwestern University School of Dentistry in Downers Grove.

Dr. Adel is passionate about the time he spends with his patients and his meticulous attention to detail. He believes the care that he provides is a
conglomeration of art and compassion. Dr. Adel is a proud member of ADA (American Dental Association), ISDS (Illinois State Dental Society) and CDS (Chicago Dental Society).

Each year Dr. Adel attends numerous continuing education courses including Chicago Midwinter Meeting where he receives advanced training in Invisalign (clear orthodontics), Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring treatments, Restorative, Cosmetic, Implant and Endodontic phases of Dentistry in addition to nutrition and over-all well being.

Dr. Adel’s hobbies, when he is not spending time with his family, he enjoys drawing and holds associate membership in AAEC (American Association of Editorial Cartoonists) His most well-known cartoon was about Norway titled, “Love For Norway” dedicated to the victims of the Deadly bombing and shooting in Oslo and Utoya in July of 2011. He also loves authoring and illustrating Children’s Books with his latest book titled, “The Boy and the Red Balloon.” He is involved with several charities such as Autism Speaks and Make a Wish foundation where he strongly believes in giving as a strong pillar in success. He playings and
watches soccer, “football” as he calls it, and he is an avid fan of the Chicago Fire despite their not-so-stellar performance in the last few years!

Dr. Adel & Dr. Yazdi are parents of two boys who are amazing as they teach their parents about love, patience, and humanity and keep their parents busy and always challenged!”

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. 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. Kapil Vij

Orthodontist

Dr. Kapil Vij attended Glenbrook South High in Glenview, Illinois, where he graduated Cum Laude. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1995. He earned his DDS at the University of Illinois in 1999 and continued in the Pediatric Dental program. He also studied growth and development which led him to receive a Master’s of Science in Oral Biology in 2004. His search for answers to interceptive treatment and complex oral issues drove him to specialize in Orthodontics at Jacksonville University in 2007.

Dr. Vij is married and he enjoys playing with his three kids in his free time.

Dr. Mythili Rajesh

Pedodontist

Dr. Rajesh received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. After completing her Masters in Dental Biomaterials at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she earned her Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Rajesh is a Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has distinguished herself by receiving the Rackham Block Grant Award.

Dr. Rajesh is currently on staff at Advocate Sherman hospital in the department of surgery, performing full mouth dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia. Dr. Rajesh believes in giving the highest quality dental care and takes extra measures to make sure her patients are comfortable, thereby providing a positive dental experience for her patients in order to foster long lasting doctor-patient relationships. Dr. Rajesh lives in Naperville with her husband and three children. In her free time, Dr. Rajesh enjoys cooking, reading and travelling.

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