Dr. Nina Arora
Dr. Nina Arora is excited to be a part of the Palos Heights community! She truly enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve oral health and create beautiful smiles. Patient comfort is her number one priority and she works with all of her patients to ensure their visit is enjoyable. Dr. Arora is experienced in general dentistry and orthodontics, and has a passion for improving the oral healthcare of children.
Dr. Arora grew up in central Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 2008. She has been engaged in continuing education in a wide variety of topics ever since and is highly knowledgeable in her field.
When not in the office, Dr. Arora enjoys spending time with her family, staying fit with yoga, and you can sometimes catch her on The Second City stage performing comedy shows.
Dr. Umang Patel
Dr. Umang Patel places great emphasis on being an honest and gentle dentist who treats his patients, not just their teeth. Dr. Patel regularly completes numerous continuing education courses each year. Advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, restorative, and dental implants allows Dr. Patel to work with you on a wide variety of start-to-finish treatments.
Dr. Patel grew up in Canada and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario. He then went on to earn his dental degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife Susan and their two young children. He loves the Windy City and spending time outdoors, golfing, exercising, and chasing his children around. He is an avid Bears and Blackhawks fan.
Dr. Saba Sheikh
Dr. Saba Sheikh has been practicing general dentistry in the Chicagoland area for over 12 years. She studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a second Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Sheikh has extensive continuing education training in all aspects of general, family, and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Sheikh loves to focus on restoring teeth to transform healthy, radiant smiles. She is delighted to treat patients of all ages in a caring, gentle, and trustworthy manner. She strives to ease the patient’s fears through a thorough explanation of procedures, and open patient communication.
Dr. Sheikh is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, a member of the IAFA (International Academy of Facial Aesthetics), and the Chicago Dental Society. She is botox and filler certified. She is deeply connected to the Palos Heights community since growing up in neighboring Tinley Park and attending Carl Sandburg High School – Go Eagles! In her free time, she enjoys travel, fitness, new cuisines, reading hardcopy books, spending time outdoors at the Botanical Gardens and the Morton Arboretum, and of course her family.
Our Dental Team
Jennifer – Office Manager
Jennifer, Palos Heights Family Dental office manager, has 12 years of experience in the dental field to draw on in providing the best service and care to patients. Her greatest reward in being part of this community is helping patients meet their dental needs by creating an informative and relaxing experience. Most of all, Jennifer takes pride in seeing patients leave smiling and happy after every visit.
During her free time, Jennifer enjoys exercising, traveling and relaxing with family and friends.
Lisa – Dental Assistant
Filled with enthusiasm for her work, Lisa brings more than 30 years of experience as a dental assistant to Palos Heights Family Dental. Lisa loves getting to know patients during their visits, answering any questions they may have about their appointment and reassuring them that everything will be okay.
When not supporting her colleagues and patients, you can find Lisa antique shopping, spending time with her family, gardening, and looking after her pets.
Maria – Dental Assistant
A dental assistant with six years of experience, Maria supports the Palos Heights Family Dental community with an excitement for the field of dentistry that’s reflected in her care for her patients. Maria spends time getting to know them and answering the questions that will help patients identify their needs and make informed decisions.
During her time off, Maria enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching movies with her husband and loving on her two dogs.
Tricia – Dental Hygienist
With 18 years of experience in the dental field including 14 years of experience as a dental hygienist, Tricia loves working one-on-one with Palos Heights Family Dental patients and taking the time to educate them about creating individual home care strategies. Her priority for this community is to always provide comfort and the very best patient care.
Tricia loves hanging out with her husband and two children in her free time.
Maggie – Dental Hygienist
Dental hygienist Maggie was born and raised in Poland, and has nearly 30 years of dental experience, including 9 years practicing dental hygiene. At Palos Heights Family Dental, Maggie enjoys taking care of her patients and providing outstanding hygiene care.
If you don’t see her at the office, you can find Maggie reading, gardening, boxing and spending time with her husband and two children.
Our Palos Heights Dental Office
Because we treat patients of all ages here, we understand that each of our patients has different needs when it comes to staying comfortable. Our modern office amenities ensure that your family will stay happy and relaxed in our care!
- Toys, Games & Books for Kids
- Complimentary Coffee and Refreshments
- Free parking