The University Dental Center Team

Wally Habbal
Wally Habbal
DDS P.C.

Dentist, Orthodontist, & Oral Surgeon

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.

Anna Kwit
Anna Kwit
R.D.H

Dental Hygienist

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. She is the Senior Registered Dental Hygienist at University Dental Center.

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
Sue
Officer Manager

Office Manager

Sue has over 40 years experience working in the dental field. She worked as a dental assistant and office manager for 20 years before joining University Dental Center, in 2004. She is the "go-to" staff member for questions regarding dental insurance plan and benefits.

Joanna
Joanna
Advanced
Dental Assistant

Advanced 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 enjoys what she does.

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
Dominika
R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Dominika began working at University Dental Center in January of 2015. She joined the team full time after she graduated from Fox College with her Dental Hygiene License in 2019. She loves teeth and helping her patients obtain a healthy smile!

In her free time, Mika enjoys going to the gym or shopping.

Marykate
Marykate
R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Marykate joined the UDC team in 2020 right after graduating from Fox College, where she obtained her license in Dental Hygiene. She loves educating her patients on oral health.

In her free time, Marykate enjoys spending time with friends in the city.

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.

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