Dr. Derek Bock received a Bachelor of Science as a double major in biology and chemistry at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. He ranked at the top of his graduating class and received Doctorates of Dental Medicine from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Medford, MA. He also received post-graduate training in orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then completed a one-year fellowship in craniofacial orthodontics at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center.
Dr. Anokhi Bock received a Bachelor of Science from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She then earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine with high honors and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (national dental honor society) at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She then continued her studies at Riley Children’s Hospital through Indiana University School of Dentistry where she obtained a Master of Science in dentistry and received a Graduate Student Research Award through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for her research on fluoride’s effect on bone.
Dr. Kelsey Brar grew up in the western suburbs and attended Benedictine University in Lisle where she received her undergraduate degree. She then went to The University of Illinois at Chicago where she obtained her D.M.D. After dental school, Dr. Kelsey furthered her education with a three-year pediatric dentistry residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago while also pursuing a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration. While in residency, she focused her research on reducing oral health disparities amongst pediatric patients.
Dr. Shiloh Golden grew up in Skokie, Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois – at Urbana Champaign. He then attended Rush University and completed an M.S. in Biotechnology while applying to dental school. Dr. Golden earned his D.M.D. from the University of Illinois – at Chicago College of Dentistry, and went on to complete orthodontic residency at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, earning an M.S. in Orthodontics.
Dr. Namie Kong grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After her undergraduate studies, she was part of a pediatric cancer research team at the University of San Francisco, California, where she co-authored papers published in scientific journals. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania and later completed a General Practice Residency in New York.
Dr. Vidhee Shah is a Chicago native who grew up in the northwest suburbs. Go Bears!
Dr. Shah completed her Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Neuroscience from University of Illinois Chicago. From there, she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Marquette University: School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. Coming full circle, Dr. Shah came back to University of Illinois Chicago to complete her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and earning an additional Masters (M.S.) in Oral Sciences.
During her residency, Dr. Shah conducted her research on the association of household chaos on pediatric patient appointment failure rates. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Justin grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended nearby Loyola Academy. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Santa Clara University in California, he moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine.
While applying to dental school, Dr. Justin worked as a dental assistant for a school-based fluoride and sealant program for the Boston Public Schools, where he first gained experience working with children. He learned the importance of making an impression on children at an early age in order to establish healthy lifelong dental habits.
Dr. Darin Chokdee grew up in Morton Grove, IL where she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then attended Roosevelt University and completed an M.S. in Biotechnology and Chemical Sciences and worked in cancer research at Northshore University Health Systems prior to dental school. Dr. Darin earned her D.M.D. from A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, completed a general practice residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and went on to complete a pediatric dental residency program at the University of Texas-Houston.