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About Us

At Great Smile Addison, we are dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming dental experience for every patient we treat. Our team includes highly experienced dental professionals led by Dr. Athar. Our technical team includes certified dental hygienists, personable supporting clinical staff, and knowledgeable financial coordinators and administrators.

Advanced Technology and Comforts:

• Intraoral Camera
• Monitors For You to See What We See
• Digital X-Rays
• Pillows and Blankets
• Nitrous Oxide Sedation
• Care Credit Financing
• IV Sedation  

Team Office

Dr. Athar

Meet Dr. Athar

Dr. Athar graduated with honors from Benedictine University with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. She completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2008. She is a firm believer in staying up to date with advances in dentistry and has hundreds of hours of continuing education.

Her approach to dentistry is simple: to provide the best care to her patients. Dr. Athar uses a team effort, including her patients to develop and execute and ideal plan with the best outcomes. She strives to make a connection with every patient and get them involved in their care. 

Dr. Athar is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, βββ honor society and the Chicago chapter of ΔΣΔ. 

Dr. Athar and her husband live in Elk Grove. In their free time, they enjoy volunteering in their community, cooking, relaxing with friends and spending time with their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy. 

Dr. Danesh

Meet Dr. Danesh

Dr. Amir Danesh got his DDS in 2008 and received his postdoctoral specialty training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Danesh career goal is putting the patient`s interest first and minimize any inconvenience and stress to patients by making the process noninvasive and more efficient. He is a big believer in evidence-based dentistry and uses current techniques and industry breakthroughs supported by scientific evidence, for providing the highest quality of care to his patients.

During his residency program, Dr. Danesh was selected as a winner of first prize in a Clinical Showcase Scholarship from New York University. He was also selected as the recipient of Award for Academic excellence for his scholarly activities. He believes that research plays a vital role in the enhancement of patient care. He has contributed to publication of 2 books and published more than 20 papers in prestigious journals including Journal of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Implant Dentistry, Clinical Implant Dentistry and related research, Journal Craniofacial Surgery, Journal of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Journal of Periodontal Research.

He is a reviewer as well as an editorial member of many professional scientific journals and has several oral and poster presentations at national and international meetings such as American Academy of Periodontology. His specialty clinical training and academic research focus on various advanced and complicated implant and oral surgeries including bone regeneration and grafting, sinus lift procedure, ridge augmentation, atraumatic surgical extractions and site preservation, soft tissue augmentation, and treatment of gum and peri-implant diseases. In addition, he has been trained in Nitrous Oxide and Intravenous Sedation that helps patients to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. IV sedation or "twilight sleep" will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember procedures that may be very uncomfortable for patients.

Dr. Danesh is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, a member of both the American and International Association for Dental Research, The International Association for Orthodontics, and American Orthodontics Society. Dr. Danesh is passionate about the specialty of periodontology and implant dentistry and makes a serious commitment to continuing education by attending the professional meetings to stay updated in the field. He is bilingual in both English and Farsi.


Meet Debbie

Debbie graduated from William Rainey Harper College with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1987.

Debbie is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and is actively involved in continuing education courses.
She focuses on providing the best quality of care along with confidence, trust and reassurance that every patient is comfortable and happy.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her 3 boys, relaxing with friends and many activities in downtown Chicago.