Dr. Bana Mashnouk
Dr. Bana Mashnouk is a board certified dentist specializing in cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. Dr. Mashnouk earned her DDS at University of Illinois– but in fact, she had earned another DDS studying in Al Baath University in Syria as well. Dr. Mashnouk has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years, and though she boasts plenty of experience, she’s passionate about learning new techniques and expanding her expertise beyond even dentistry to offer the best experience to her patients, learning and applying new technologies in dental and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Mashnouk is an active member of several medical organizations: the American Dental Association (ADA), the Chicago Dental Society (CDS), the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), and the Pacific Training Institute for Facial Aesthetic (PTIFA).
Dr. Mashnouk lives in Burr Ridge, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. Her husband is also a physician, sharing in her love of healing and caring for patients. In addition to her practice, Dr. Mashnouk is an avid reader. Her two favorite books are Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Dr. Richard Carlson, and The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom.
With her husband and family, Dr. Mashnouk has taken the time to collect new experiences in diverse cultures, ranging from the UK and continental Europe to East Asia. Dr. Mashnouk not only dedicates herself to serving her patients, but also pays it forward by doing charitable work for organizations to help war refugees and the misfortunate in Syria and around the world.
Dr. Nadia I. Kawar
Dr. Kawar recently joined Cass Family Dental as our Periodontist. Dr. Nadia I. Kawar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. She earned her Degree in Dental Surgery from University of Jordan and her Master’s Degree and Certificate in Periodontics from Saint Louis University. She practiced periodontics at Veterans Administration Hospital and in private practice.
Dr. Kawar is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology “Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award in Periodontics” in 2013. She is also the recipient of Dean Brennan Graduate Research award from St Louis University in recognition of her research “The relationship between periodontal disease and preterm labor and low birth weight”.
Dr Kawar believes in the connection between oral health and systemic health. Her therapy goals is to improve patients’ oral health, function and aesthetics while improving overall health. Dr Kawar practices all aspects of periodontal therapy, including non-surgical therapy to control periodontal inflammation and surgical therapy to restore and stabilize lost bone and soft tissues through grafting and replacement of lost teeth with dental Implant.
Many patients compliment Dr Kawar on her care and respect of their autonomy and sharing with them management decisions important to their own health. She believes that mutual respect and trust are the cornerstone of the relationship between the dentist and the patient.
Dr Kawar is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She maintains her knowledge up to date by attending professional meetings, teaching dental students and periodontal residents and conducting clinical research.
Dr Kawar enjoys spending time with her family, community service, music and playing Tennis.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at (630)-243-4554 or for more convenience, request an appointment online.
Yesenia, Dental Assistant
Yesenia grew up in Chicago. She received her dental assistant certificate from Everest College and has been a certified dental assistant for the past five years, She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and making her patients comfortable with her warm and welcoming manner as well as her knowledge of dentistry.
Yesenia loves working with children and in her spare time enjoys spending quality time with her family, new baby Victor, husband Gustavo and family dog Willy.
Nancy, Office Manager
Nancy is the Office Manager of Cass Family Dental. She has been with Dr. Mashnouk for the past 4 years. She’s been working in the dental field for years. Nancy enjoys helping patients get better dental care and knowing them on a first name basis. She likes photography and gardening.