Dr. Dhara has a great deal of experience treating children with oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia. She is comfortable treating children of all ages and backgrounds and has a passion for working with children that have special needs. Her philosophy is to focus on preventative therapies and to counsel families on how to improve oral health with changes in their nutrition and oral hygiene habits at home.
While attending dental school, Dr. Dhara realized at an early point that she wanted to specialize in pediatric dentistry. As a part-time nanny for three different families and a private tutor, she soon felt that pediatric dentistry was a natural fit. Outside of the UIC pediatric dentistry residency clinics, she worked at a high volume practice that focused solely on the pediatric population. Dr. Dhara founded a community service based sorority, Delta Kappa Delta, at her undergraduate campus, which focuses on children education and child abuse prevention and awareness. For two years, she has served as the National President of this organization to help spread their message. She has also volunteered at Children’s Clinic, Goldie’s Place, and other outlets that provide free or low-cost dental care to children and adults.
Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctorate in Dental Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor in Science, Major in Community Health and Minor in Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Assoication
To make an appointment with Dr. Patal, call 708-652-2468 (Cicero), 773-528-8900 (Lakeview), 847-566-5100 (Mundelein), 773-725-8818 (Portage Park) or click below: