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. He is constantly striving to improve his skills and knowledge.
Although he treats adults and children, he believes certain conditions are more easily treated early with removable functional appliances reducing the need for braces later on.
Dr. Habbal and his family have been residents of Palos Heights for 25 years and has been in private practice in Palos Heights since 1993, and is active in his community. He was President and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Palos Heights. He is also an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the International Association for Orthodontics, the American Dental Society, the Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, playing tennis and stays busy with his family, and tries to keep up with his four daughters. Dr. Habbal has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 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.