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Our Team


Mariya is our clinical coordinator and a certified dental polishing professional. She has a number of years of clinical experience. Mariya also teaches dental assisting on a part time basis. She is capable, caring and wonderful member of our team. She is married and has two grown children.


Irina is our primary patient care assistant. Irina is also certified for limited direct patient care. Her gentle, caring, efficient demeanor and excellent people skills are appreciated by patients and the staff alike. Irina gets along well with everyone. She has two wonderful children.


Karen manages our schedules, helps our dental family with their insurance benefits and coordinates patient care. She also helps coordinate the business end of our practice. Karen has been in the dental management field for a number of years and is a true patient care coordinator expert. One of her primary purposes is to ensure you receive all of the dental benefits you deserve if you have any form of dental coverage.


Michelle is our hygienist. She is a University of Michigan graduate. She has two siblings and is engaged to be married. She is also a dog owner. She is trained to use our VELscope for oral cancer screening.




Dr. Dave received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Loyola University School of Dentistry. Prior to that he attended DePaul University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. McWhinnie also completed graduate work in microbiology at the University of Illinois Medical Center, a mini-residency in restoration of implants as well as five years of continuing education training in basic orthodontics.

Dr. McWhinnie’s professional affiliations include or have included the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Evanston Association of Dentists, the Conley Study Club, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He believes in continuing education and constantly takes courses to update his skills and knowledge. Recently Dr. McWhinnie was named one of the top dentists in the “Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook“. He is married with three children, an avid cyclist and a microlight aviation pilot. He rides a road bike, and flies paragliders and powered paragliders.

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