Dental Specialists of Niles staff January 2020

Our experienced and caring doctors and staff look forward to helping you to create and keep your beautiful smile for a lifetime. We focus on your comfort, attention to detail, through advanced technology, and dedication to excellence.

Dr. Dorothy Anasinski

Dr. Dorothy Anasinski

Dr. Anasinski is a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon. She completed her residency at Northwestern University and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontology. She is a Diplomat of the Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery. She is the Chicago Dental Society Regional Educational Program Chairperson. She also served as President of the North Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. She is the founder of The Greater Chicago Dental Academy, an organization she created to further the continuing dental education of dental professionals, and provides five seminars per year.

Her interest in Periodontics began when she became a Dental Hygienist. She attended Loyola Dental School of Dentistry and became a Dentist, then completed her two year Periodontal residency. Her background has enabled her to provide superb results through nonsurgical methods in treatment for periodontal / gum disease. She is also known by her patients for her kind and gentle manner.

She has lectured and written several articles on topics in Periodontology and Dental Implants, including effective non-surgical therapies, advanced techniques in regenerative and implant surgery, and periodontal plastic surgery. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontists, Illinois State Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Osseointegration, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Ghadeer Thalji

Dr. Ghadeer Thalji

Dr. Thalji is a Board Certified Prosthodontist with extensive clinical experience in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, dental implant prosthetics, and the All-on-4 dental implant procedure. She is the Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program Digital Center of Excellence and Clinical Associate Professor at University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr.Thalji formerly was the Program Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at University of Iowa. She received her Doctorate Degree at the University of Jordan and completed her Advanced training and certification in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also earned a PhD degree in Oral Biology, and completed and published her research on dental implants.

She has received numerous recognitions and awards including the Ann Randolph Babcock Fellowship, Freedland Advanced Education Fellowship, the Osseointegration Foundation Clinical Science Research Grant Award and was the recipient of the Glaxo-Smith-Kline Young Prosthodontist Innovator Award from the ACP. Dr. Thalji is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics, has presented lectures to prestigious dental academies and universities, and has published abstracts and articles in multiple international journals.

She is on the Research Committee for the American Board of Prosthodontics, and affiliated with dental societies, including the American Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Osseointegration, and International College of Dentistry.

Joshua Ries, D.M.D

Dr. Joshua Ries

Dr. Joshua Ries earned his D.M.D. and his Certificate in Endodontics Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, has been practicing dentistry for nearly 15 years and Endodontics in the Chicagoland area for more than a decade.  He is the third generation in his family to practice dentistry.

Dr. Ries is an active member of several dental organizations and has held numerous leadership positions. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society (CDS), American Association of Endodontists and The Coolidge Club. He has served as President of the CDS Northside Branch and currently is a member of the CDS Membership Committee and Mediation Committee.  Dr. Ries maintains a Medical Staff position at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in the Department of Dentistry.