All professionals at Anita Verma maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Anita Verma was born in New York City and raised in the suburbs of Princeton, New Jersey. She attended New York University in an accelerated BA- DDS program where she obtained her undergraduate and graduate education. After graduating from NYU, Dr. Verma completed a general practice residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Verma moved to the Chicagoland area after getting married and now practices at Woodlake Family dental. Dr. Verma’s practice philosophy is based upon extreme excellence. It is Woodlake family dentistry’s commitment to achieve beautiful, healthy and long-lasting smiles in a comfortable and safe setting.
Dr. Amit Sud was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He attended University of Washington where he obtained his BSc in cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Sud then attended New York University for his dental degree. Dr. Sud also attended Kellog School of Management at NorthWestern in Chicago where he obtained a certificate in the executive management program for dentist. Dr. Sud and his wife Dr. Anita Verma are the owners of Woodlake Family Dental, Dr. Sud practices in all phases of dentistry.
Dr. Sud enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with his family.
Dr. Sud Volunteers at the CDS Foundation Clinic providing free dental services to the underserved once a month.
We are devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!
Anthony J Reganato is a Private Practice Periodontist and Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Originating out of Long Island, NY, he attended New York University College of Dentistry for his DDS Degree, continuing on with a 2-year GPR Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, NY. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010 with two Certificates in Periodontics and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry, and is currently practicing in several general practitioner offices in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Reganato enjoys fitness, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Lynse Briney completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University and continued on to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. After graduation, Dr. Briney completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she had extensive training with special needs and medically compromised patients. While practicing general dentistry for three years she discovered that the days she enjoyed most were those spent treating children. In 2009, she returned to UIC for specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. While completing her specialty training, Dr. Briney also received her Master of Science in Oral Sciences investigating the relationship between oral health and childhood obesity.
As well as practicing at Woodlake Family, Dr. Briney also serves as the Oral Health Director at the Oak Park – River Forest Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic. There she has administrative duties and provides dental services to underserved children in Chicago-land. At the Children’s Clinic, she also has the opportunity to teach dental students from UIC.
In October 2012, Dr. Briney became a Diplomate to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also an active member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When not practicing dentistry or participating in organized dentistry, Dr. Briney loves spending time with her family, cooking, gardening and traveling. She looks forward to meeting your family and helping them learn healthy habits for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Dr. Saleem Siddiqui joined our practice the spring of 2014. Native to Chicago, Dr. Sal received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in 2007 and his post graduate degree in his specialty from St. Barnabas Hospital in New York.
He completed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, where he was Chief GPR and developed his interest in treating special needs and developmentally delayed patients. After completing his residency, he moved back to the Chicagoland area and worked at Milestone Dental Clinic in Rockford, IL and Crusader Community Health Center. It was there he realized his desire to become a pediatric dentist. Dr. Siddiqui is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry in the State of Illinois.
In his spare time, Dr. Sal enjoys biking, jogging, and maintaining a healthy life style.
Dr. Donald Miller graduated from Loyola University College of Dentistry in 1987, Dr. Miller continued his passion for dentistry by obtaining his Certificate of Endodontics in 1990 from Loyola University. Dr. Miller has been practicing Endodontics for the more than two decades in the Chicago land area. Dr. Miller is a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Miller also has a passion for teaching currently Dr. Miller is a clinical assistant professor of Endodontics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Miller has also been published in many articles in the Journal of Endodontics.
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience
Dr. Sapovadia graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2001. He then went on to complete a very competitive oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the prestigious Boston University in 2005. It was at Boston University where he trained under world renown oral and maxillofacial surgeons performing complex implant and reconstructive surgeries. He has special interest in pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, implant surgery and facial reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sapovadia is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Sapovadia is a native of Northwest Illinois, therefore, a true Chicago Bears fanatic. Aside from his passion for Chicago Bears football, he enjoys spending time with his family, most outdoor activities, traveling and has currently taken up guitar.
Dr. Li received her dental degree from Capital University of Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China. She then studied in the area of bone biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center where she received her Ph.D. degree. She later on attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed 3 years of orthodontic specialty training and a master degree in oral science. Dr. Li taught at Nova Southeastern University post-graduate orthodontic program from 2011-2013 as an associate professor.
Dr. Li published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on the topics of osteoblast differentiation, bone biology, tooth development and clinical orthdontics. She received Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award from American Association of Orthodontists in 2011; Albert P Westfall Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award from American Association of Orthodontists Foundation in 2012 and most importantly to her, she received the honor of “Most Reliable Professor” given by the 2012 Orthodontic graduate class at NOVA.
Dr. Li married with Qi who is her best friend since dental school and they share rooms with their three cats. Digua (sweet potato) was adopted in Connecticut who believes himself is the coolest cat in the whole world; Shiaomay (little beauty) was adopted in Chicago who is a people pleaser of all time; grumpy Tudou (Potato) was adopted from Beijing, who reunited with them after 10 years of separation and 7,500 miles of distance. When Dr. Li is not busy delivering smiles, she enjoys cooking, traveling and watching suspense movies.
Dr. Li is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), a member of American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO), and Illinois Society of Orthodontists (ISO).
Dr. Parth Nanavati was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he obtained his Bachelors in Biological Sciences. Dr. Nanavati then remained at the University of Illinois at Chicago for his dental degree, where he graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Nanavati has come full circle at Woodlake Family Dental. He started in 2007 as an assistant, and with the guidance of his mentors Dr. Verma and Dr. Sud, has returned to the practice as a General Dentist.
During his free time Dr. Nanavati enjoys following his beloved Chicago sports teams, watching and attending as many games as possible.
Dr. Nanavati is an active member in organized dentistry, and strives to be a lifelong learner. In the fall of 2016 he will begin an Endodontics Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I strive to provide the highest quality of care for my patients in a comfortable, fun, and professional atmosphere. Our trained staff and I work diligently to ensure that every visit to our office is a pleasant one.
Dr. Punita Shukla received her dental education at University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, IL and her undergraduate degree at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has now been enjoying living in downtown Chicago.
Dr. Punita enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular focus in restoring teeth to give patients beautiful smiles! She is a motivated and dedicated practitioner, looking to be a life-long learner, developing her skills, utilizing the best technology to provide personalized, high-caliber, and long-lasting treatment for her patients.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Alexanadra is our office manager. Alex has been in the dental field for many years specializing in all administrative areas. Alex's goal is to make sure all of our patients have a great expericence and to make sure everyones expectations are met. In her spare time Alex enjoys spending time with her family, and watching her favorite team the Chicago Bears.
Tonya has been in the dental field for over 15 years specializing in insurance and patient accounts. She is also certified in coronal polishing and sealants. Tonya joined the practice in January 2014. She enjoys spending time with her family, mountain biking and traveling.
Krissy graduated from Everest College in 2007 as a Dental Assistant. She has been working at Woodlake Family Dental since 2007. She is also certified in coronal polishing and sealants. As a Dental Assistant, her kind and caring nature helps our patients, even the most fearful, feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Besides assisting the General Dentists, she also assists the Periodontist with surgical procedures such as implants, grafts and complex extractions. In her time outside of work, Krissy enjoys baking, cake decorating and spending time with her family, friends and her cats.
Viri has been working as a dental assistant since 2008 and is certified in coronal polishing, pit fissure sealants and CPR. She enjoys working with our orthodontist the most. Currently Viri is attending College of Dupage for dental hygiene. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and crafts
Gail is a Naperville native. She graduated from the College of DuPage with and Associate of Arts degree. She joined the Woodlake Family Dental team in 2013, after completing her dental assistant certification. She is also certified in CPR, AED, first aid, coronal polishing, pitt and fissure sealants. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, snowboarding, painting and gardening.
Carrie is a long time resident of Joliet, IL and a graduate of Prairie State College with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene. During her time at Prairie State, she was a Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society inductee and the recipient of the Instrumentation Excellence Award given by Nordent Manufacturing Inc. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Carrie believes in developing personal relationships with each and every one of her patients instilling confidence and trust. She also enjoys taking continuing education courses in order keep her patients informed with the most up to date information possible. Carrie is very proud to be a member of the Woodlake Family Dental team.
Samantha has been involved in the dental field since 2007, first as a dental assistant and now as a hygienist. She acquired her Associate of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene from Prairie State College. She is also certified in nitrous oxide administration, local anesthesia and CPR. Samantha believes in using her knowledge, skills, judgments, values and positive attitude to provide her patients with the best possible treatment and education. She enjoys staying updated on the new and upcoming advances in dental care and keeping her patients informed. Samantha has a sincere passion for dentistry and is thankful to be able to say that she loves her job.
Leddy has been a Hygienist since 2007. She acquired her Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Kennedy King College. She is certified in nitrous oxide administration, local anesthesia and CPR. Leddy loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Laura have been in a Hygienist for over 10 years. She is certifed in nitrous oxide administration, local anesthesia and CPR. Laura loves spending time with her family and the outdoors.
Nineth is our surgical assitant that works wtih Dr. Reganato. Nineth has been in the dental field for over 10 years. Nineth is certifed Coronal polishing and placing sealants, Nitrous Oxide administration. Nineth loves traveling and spending time with her family.
Diana is our orthodontic assitant, that works with Dr. LI. Diana has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her sons play hockey.
Angie has worked in the dental field for over 10 years. She has plenty of experience with all types of dental benefit plans. She also has an excellent understanding of all procedures performed in our office. She loves working with people and is always available to answer your questions regarding treatment, insurance, financing, and scheduling. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and going to Cubs Games.
Zenny is Treatment Plan corodinator at our Berwyn location. Zenny is also a certified dental assistant.
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