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Hello! My name is Dr. Sean W Cullinan. I assumed ownership of the Family Dental Center in 2008, and I am thrilled to be overseeing the construction of a fabulously modern new facility at 908 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview! (Expected to open October, 2014) I graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. My philosophy of care is to provide high quality conservative dentistry, incorporating the latest dental technologies, with patient comfort given the highest priority. I have taken advanced continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry (porcelain veneers, porcelain inlays/onlays, all ceramic crowns), orthodontics (Invisalign certified), and endodontics. I grew up in Glenview, attending OLPH, Springman, and then graduating from Loyola Academy in 1996. Continuing my Jesuit education experience, I completed my B.A. in history, with a pre-dental concentration, at College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA. As part of a medical team composed of physicians, dentists, optometrists and nurses from around the country, I participated in a medical mission trip to support underserved communities in Africa and India while in dental school. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy time with my wife, our three year old son (and one more coming at the end of December!) playing hockey, fishing, reading, and watching the Blackhawks. The highlight of my life is time spent with my wife, my growing family, my parents, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, many of whom reside here in Glenview! I am honored to continue the practice my father started 35 years ago. I hope to help you with your dental needs. I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, The Arcolian Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
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The best thing about being an orthodontist is the interaction with our patients and their families. I have worked in our orthodontist practice since I was 15 years old as a laboratory technician making retainers. I grew up in the area, attending New Trier High School, before moving to Cleveland, OH and going to Case Western Reserve University. Following my graduation from dental school, I obtained an Orthodontics Specialty Certificate and a Certificate in Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Working in tandem with my father has been awesome. It is a blessing to be able to treat generations of families. In addition to my orthodontic practice, I am actively involved in orthodontic and craniofacial research, as an avid member of the following professional organizations: American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA), Midwest Society of Orhodontists (MSO), and the Illinois Association of Orthodontists (ISO). Outside of orthodontics, I love spending time with my wife Jessica, my dog Cody, and my family and friends.
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Dr. Larry Zager was born in Chicago and received his dental degree at Loyola University Dental School in 1978 and his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Cook County Hospital in 1981. He became Board Certified in 1985 and is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the Chicago and Illinois Dental Society, and a member of the Chicago and Illinois Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has taught at the following institutions: Northwestern University Dental School, Ravenswood Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, and the University of Illinois Dental School. The scope of his practice includes the following: surgical extraction of wisdom teeth with or without IV sedation; placement of a wide variety of dental implant systems; use of advanced imaging with a CT-scanner (CBCT) to help restore dentitions with multiple implants; All-On-Four; sinus augmentations; bone grafting with soft tissue grafting of the upper and lower jaws; removal of tumors, cysts, and impacted teeth (wisdom & supernumerary teeth); biopsies; surgical root canals (apicoectomies/retrofills); evaluation and treatment for temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD); treatment of fractured jaws and facial bones; corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery); sleep and obstructive apnea; general and intravenous anesthesia; and treatment for the dental phobic, medically compromised, elderly, and physically handicapped patient. Recognizing that most patients are absolutely mortified when they have an appointment for oral surgery, Dr. Zager does everything in his power to complete the procedures painlessly. Dr. Zager is the proud parent of three adult children and enjoys dancing with his wife in his free time. He claims to have been born with two left feet, but through rigorous training at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio he's obtained some fairly impressive moves!
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The founding father of the Family Dental Center, Dr.Cullinan can still be seen occasionally at the office he created in 1980. Dr. Michael Cullinan graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1969 and subsequently served in the United States Army as a dental officer in Germany for 4 years. Returning to Chicago in the mid 1970s, he worked in private practice before establishing the Family Dental Center in 1980, dedicating it to providing dental care with excellence, integrity, and compassion. This Glenview, IL dental clinic has grown from one general dentist providing patients with the most advanced, comfortable and personalized dental care to multiple dentists and specialists. Attuned to providing the "latest" in technology and care for his patients, Dr. Cullinan is an avid reader and he continues to attend dental educational seminars. Dr. Cullinan is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. This father of three and grandfather of seven resides in Glenview with his wife. Though he "officially" retired in 2008, Dr. Cullinan can still be found at the Family Dental Center on occasion, ensuring that the practice he created more than 30 years ago is staying true to its original mission: uncompromised patient care and treating every single patient with the highest degree of compassion and empathy.
Bee joined our practice in March of 2014 as a part time dental hygienist. With Bee comes 34 years of experience in the dental office, she spent 10 years assisting as well as a lab tech before moving to the area to pursue dental hygiene. The majority of her career was spent on the Northwest side as well as Lake county. Small town girl, Bee, is from western Illinois, where she and her husband Jim have their beloved cottage on a lake. This is where she entertains her ever expanding of family, including 16 nieces and nephews. You can find her on the lake out fishing her husband or in the kitchen canning his ever abundant tomato crop. Bee is a member of the Illinois Dental Association. She loves practicing her passion and is eager to share her dental knowledge with her patients!