Meet our Team of Dentists and Orthodontists

Robert A. Uhland, DDS

Dr. Robert Uhland graduated from The University of Texas Dental School and did his orthodontic speciality training at Loyola University in Chicago.  He also completed an internship at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Uhland is one of a select group of orthodontists who are board certified by the American Board of Orthodontists.  For the past 25 years he has been working in private practice as an orthodontist and has created thousands of beautiful smiles.  His wife is also an orthodontist and he enjoys staying busy attending all his children’s activities.
See Dr. Uhland at the Elgin and Grayslake locations.

Dr. Uhland’s Credentials:
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Orthodontic Residency: Loyola University at Chicago
Internship in Craniofacial Orthodontics: Mayo Clinic
Doctorate of Dental Surgery: University of Texas
Illinois licensed Orthodontist
Illinois Licensed General Dentist

Scott GoldmanScott D. Goldman, DDS

Dr. Scott Goldman attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for his undergraduate studies and the University of Illinois at Chicago for dental school.  Following dental school, he completed a two year post-graduate specialty training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago pediatric dental program.  His practice is limited to the treatment of children and those with special needs.  He has extensive training in treating children who require extensive work under general anesthesia.  In his spare time, Dr. Scott plays hockey and enjoys spending time with his wife and new son.
See Dr. Scott at the Elgin, Arlington Heights and Grayslake locations.

Dr. Scott’s Credentials:
Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry: University of Illinois.
Doctorate of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois.
Illinois Licensed Pediatric Dentist
Illinois Licensed General Dentist

Ashley Nicole Seide, DMD

Dr. Seide received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville- School of Dental Medicine. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Seide was the recipient of the DENTSPLY International Removable Prosthodontics award in 2010. She was also a member of the Xhi Psi Phi professional dental fraternity which has a central focus on community service. Dr. Seide believes in providing treatment to her patients in the same manner that she would treat her own family members. It is very important to her that all patients are educated about their dental health and are provided with comprehensive treatment to rid the body of dental disease. She believes that great long-lasting dentistry comes from a dedicated dentist striving for perfection and a patient who is motivated to maintain their oral health. Dr. Seide is originally from Carbondale, IL. Her hobbies include reading, pottery, and spending time with family and friends.
See Dr. Seide at the Elgin location.

Dr. Seide’s Credentials:
Doctorate of Dental Medicine Southern Illinois University
Illinois General Dentist

Sima Sam, DDS, MS

Dr. Sima Sam, DDS, MS graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School in 2002. She has been working exclusively with children for the past 6 years. She has been treating on average 1500 patients a year. Her philosophy is creating a comfortable environment around young patients in order to gain their cooperation.  She bly believes in emphasizing patient and parent education, prevention and early intervention. Dr. Sam has 48 hours of continuing education credits in the past three years. She enjoys reading, travel, photography and spending time with family.
See Dr. Sima at the Elgin and Arlington Heights locations.

Dr. Sima’s Credentials:
Doctorate of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois
Masters of Oral Sciences: University of Illinois
Illinois Licensed General Dentist

Preeti Shivakumar, DDS

Dr. Pree is originally from Libertyville, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from The Ohio State University. She makes continuing education a high priority, and because of the standard she keeps in practicing dentistry, she is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and Chicago Dental Society.  In her spare time, Dr. Shivakumar enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her beloved dog, Sage. She loves playing lacrosse, arts & crafts, and watching college sports!
See Dr. Pree at the Grayslake location.

Dr. Pree’s Credentials:
Doctorate of Dental Surgery:  Ohio State University
Illinois Licensed General Dentist


Paula A. Lobo, DMD

Dr. Lobo grew up in Northbrook, IL. She attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Psychology. Dr. Lobo was elected President of the Tufts University Pre-Dental Society and was offered the opportunity to student teach in the dental clinics during her fourth year. Dr. Lobo completed her general practice residency at Loyola University in Maywood, IL. She has also treated many pediatric patients in the operating room under general anesthesia. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society. She resides in Chicago with her dogs and enjoys playing tennis, and volunteering at the local animal shelter

Dr. Lobo’s Credentials:
Doctor of Dental Medicine: Tufts University
General Practice Residency: Loyola University
Illinois Licensed General Dentist

Poonam Shah, DDS

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dr. Shah attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate studies where she was awarded the Aronin Fellowship and NSEP Fellowship Awards. She then attended Indiana University for dental school where she was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation Scholarship and IndianaDental Association Student Leadership Awards. While in dental school, Dr. Shah completed a research externship at the AmericanDental Association, was the president of the Indiana Chapter of theAmerican Student Dental Association and completed two dental mission trips to Guatemala and Ecuador. Following dental school,she decided to venture off to New York where she completed a one year general practice residency at Kings County Hospital Centerfollowed by a two year post-graduate specialty training program atMaimonides Medical Center in pediatric dentistry. She is very excited to be back in the Midwest with her family and friends and, in her free time, Dr. Shah enjoys running half marathons, playing tennis, and traveling. Dr. Shah is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
See Dr.Shah at the Arlington Heights, Elgin, and Grayslake locations.

Dr. Shah’s Credentials:
Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry: Maimonides Medical Center
Doctorate of Dental Surgery: Indiana University School of Dentistry
Illinois Licensed General Dentist
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomate Candidate

Alison Slanina, DDS

Dr. Alison Slanina grew up in Naperville, IL. She attended Vanderbilt University to complete her bachelor degree. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dr. Slanina spent much time working in community health centers, schools, and hospitals, treating patients of all ages with their dental needs. She now focuses most of her practicing to pediatrics and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and American Association of Women Dentists.
It is of the utmost importance to Dr. Slanina that she stays up to date with the most modern dental practices. She regularly attends continuing education courses in order to provide her patients with the latest advances in dentistry. Dr .Slanina strives to make every visit a pleasant one, working with each person individually, paying special attention to their needs and treating them with the compassion and care that each patient deserves. When she is not practicing dentistry Dr Slanina love to travel, volunteer, and run after her one year old son! She is also the director of the Mobile Dental Division for Pediatric and Family Dental.
See Dr. Slanina at the Arlington Heights and Elgin locations.

Dr. Slanina’s Credentials:
Illinois licensed general dentist
Elgin and arlington heights

Aneeqa Malik, DDS

Dr. Aneeqa Malik grew up in Chicago and the western suburbs of Chicago. She attended Elmhurst College receiving her Bachelors of Science in Biology after three years. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Malik was a Chicago Schweitzer Fellow and volunteered at Misericordia, a community of mentally and physically disabled adults and children on the Northside of Chicago, where she promoted dental health and education. Dr. Malik believes prevention and education of patients to be the forerunners of oral health. Along with providing prevention education, Dr. Malik’s philosophy is to provide excellent care to her patients in a relaxing and comfortable environment.
Dr. Malik is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, and American Dental Association. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and cheering for the Chicago Bears.
See Dr. Malik at the Elgin location.

Dr. Malik’s Credentials:
Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Illinois
Illinois Licensed Dentist

Luke Behneer, DDS

Dr. Luke Beehner is from Omaha, NE, where he grew up as the youngest of seven children, prior to moving to Milwaukee to study Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. After completing his undergraduate studies, Luke continued on at Marquette University for dental school. During his time in dental school, Luke participated in three dental service trips to Guatemala. During his free time, he enjoys running, cycling, and playing basketball.
See Dr. Luke at the Elgin location.

Dr. Beehner’s Credentials:
DDS Marquette Univerisity
Illinois licensed general dentist