Meet our Team of Dentists and Orthodontists

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

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
 

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