Dentist in Niles, IL
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Spiro Barlas
Dr. Spiro Barlas graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1987 and from the Loyola University School of Dentistry in1991. He did his residency at Northwestern University and Evanston Hospital. He is an Attending Faculty member at the University of Chicago's Pritzker school of Medicine. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Hellenic American Dental Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Fraternity which inducts less than 10% of each graduating class. He is also a Fellow of the World Class Laser Institute and completed an implant prosthodontics training program at the Northwestern University School of Dentistry. Dr. Barlas has been providing excellence in dentistry for more than twenty years and has staff priviliges at the Northshore University Healthcare Hospitals.
Damiane received her Dental Hygiene degree from Harper College in 2005. Shortly after, she joined our office staff. She also has a great deal of prior experience when she worked as a dental assistant from 1990-2005. She completed her certification in Dental Laboratory Technology at Triton College in 1983 and worked as a lab technician from 1983-1990. Damiane is a member of the American Dental Hygienist's Association and the Illinois State Dental Hygienist's Association.
Margaret (Margee) has been with our office since 1991 and was working as a dental assistant since 1981. Starting here as a dental assistant, in 2007 she became our Dental Treatment Coordinator where she uses the vast knowledge that she has gained through the years to coordinate patient treatment, appointments and insurance benefit follow-up.
Irma received her Dental Assisting Certificate from The Illinois School of Health Careers in 2007. She started in our office as an intern and has been with us since. Irma also received a certificate in Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants in 2008. She is in charge of dental materials and supplies and making sure that our patients are comfortable during their treatment visits.
Carol also started working in our office in 1991 as our dental receptionist. She has a background in nursing and was a medical assistant prior to joining our staff. Since 2007 she works with us on a part-time basis as one of our receptionists. Carol is also our valued resource person. She will fill in whenever needed.