Meet the University Dental Center Staff!
Dr. Habbal graduated from Northwestern University in 1992. He completed general practice residency at Evanston Hospital in 1993. His residency training included oral surgery, periodontal surgery, orthodontics, endodontics and emergency medicine. After completing his study, Dr. Habbal went back to Northwestern as a part time instructor. Dr. Habbal is a member of the American Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Habbal has been in private practice in Palos Heights since 1993. Over the years he attended many advanced studies in TMJ disorder, Orthodontics, Implants, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is constantly striving to improve his skills and knowledge.
Dr. Habbal completed his mini-residency in orthodontics and TMJ Therapy. He is a member of the International Association of Orthodontists. Although he treats adult and children, he believes certain conditions are more easily treated early with removable functional appliances reducing the need for braces later on.
Dr. Habbal is active in his community. He was President and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Palos Heights.
Dr. Habbal stays busy with his family and tries to keep up with his four daughters. Renee is a black belt in Karate. Rhonda is also in Karate and following in her big sister's foot steps. Rachel is in her first year of ballet and tumbling. Roxanne is the precious new baby! Dr. Habbal has been married to his wife Michelle for 16 years. She left her career as a Pharmacist to raise their four girls. You might even get to meet her as she is always in the office helping out.
W. Habbal D.D.S
Dr. Habbal has been a dentist since graduating from Northwestern University in 1992. He completed his General Practice Residency at Evanston Hospital in 1993. His residency training included oral surgery, periodontal surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, and emergency medicine. He was also a part-time instructor at Northwestern University. Over the past years, he has attended many advanced studies in TMJ disorder, Orthodontics, Implants, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Habbal is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the International Association for Orthodontics. Dr. Habbal and his family have been residents of Palos Heights for 21 years. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing tennis.
Ana - R.D.H
Ana has known Dr. Habbal since 1994 when she became his patient. In 1999 she was employed by Dr. Habbal as a Dental Assistant. As time passed, she explored the field of dentistry and realized this was the career choice for her. Several years ago she decided to further pursue a career in dentistry. Currently she is still working at University Dental Center as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
She always enjoyed working in the dental field, but she also enjoys spending quality time with her two children. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading a good book or watching movies.
Sue - Office Manager
Susan has 33 years experience working in a dental field. She worked as a dental assistant and office manager for 20 years before starting with University Dental Center on 2004. She is the "go to" staff member if you have any questions regarding your dental insurance plan and benefits.
Joanna (Asia) - Dental Assistant
Joanna has been working at University Dental Center since 2008 as a Dental, Surgical and Orthodontic Assistant. Throughout those years, she attended some extra courses for Dental Assistants which allows her to help out more, and to do more work on patients. She really enjoy what she's been doing. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She is always a happy person who loves to travel and to smile.
Dominika (Mika) - Dental Assistant
Dominika is currently a student. She is interested in pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene. She began working at University Dental Center in January of 2015, and she love it! In her free time she enjoy going to the gym or spending time with friends.
Iwona - Dental Assistant
Iwona started working at University Dental Center in 2015, making her the newest staff member. She aspires to be a dental hygienist. She likes to spend time with her family and friends in her free time.