Meet Chicago Dentist Dr. Tanya Melnyk
About Dr. Tanya Melnyk
While still in college, Dr. Melnyk was employed as a dental assistant. Working in a dental environment surrounded by the artistry, skill, and life-changing impact on patients instilled in her a passion for dentistry and motivated Dr. Melnyk to pursue a dental career.
She successfully completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Melnyk then entered Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL, a graduate school of great academic record and advanced technology, where she received her DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) degree, graduating with honors.
Dr. Melnyk began working in the Chicago area as an associate dentist for a large dental group. During this time, she had the opportunity to further expand her knowledge and expertise, while enhancing her skills and techniques. She felt comfortable in the care she provided but desired more in cultivating relationships with her patients.
In 2017, Dr. Melnyk purchased Smileworks Center from Dr. Lani Basco, a well-regarded dentist, who had created a patient culture that was unique and based on genuine relationships. Dr. Melnyk intends to continue this philosophy, and promote a professional and caring environment for her patients.
Dr. Melnyk participates in multiple continuing education programs to learn about new products and techniques. She is a member of:
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- Ukrainian Medical Association of North America
In her free time, Dr. Melnyk enjoys being with her family and loves creating new memories with her husband, two children, and dog Bella.
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Dr. Jose Rosalez, DMD
Dr. Rosalez completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College. There he majored in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated with honors and went on to get his DMD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During dental school, Dr. Rosalez discovered his passion for helping others. His desire to help people was very noticeable to his professors who awarded him the Dr. Robert Savage Memorial award for exemplifying concern for patients. Not only was he focused on providing excellent patient care, he also performed well in his courses, earning him the Smith Barney Mercantile Scholarship for academic achievement. At the college of dentistry, Dr. Rosalez was fortunate to have a large patient base where he became comfortable with esthetic dentistry and implant restoration.
Dr. Rosalez is a member of:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Chicago Dental Society
- American College of Prosthodontists
In his free time, Dr. Rosalez enjoys traveling the world with his wife, being outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Waeil Elmisalati
Meet Chicago Periodontist and Implant Surgeon Dr Waeil Elmisalati
About Dr Waeil
Dr. Waeil (pronounced “while”) Elmisalati, a board certified periodontist, provides care at our Lincoln Square office in Chicago. For those who have concerns about gum health or questions about implants, he will be happy to help.
Dr Waeil graduated from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine receiving his degree in Periodontology and Dental Implants. Dr. Waeil Elmisalati also taught as professor of periodontics and dental implants at several academic institutions in the United States.
He has published and reviewed research articles in reputable national and international dental journals. Dr. Waeil Elmisalati is well versed in sedation dentistry, impacted wisdom teeth extractions, gingival grafts, and implant placements.
“I am passionate about saving teeth through multidisciplinary team-based comprehensive care. My clinical practice philosophy is focused on providing patient centered care utilizing the latest innovations and biotechnologies. My patients’ experience will be tailored to their dental needs and medical condition. The most rewarding part of my profession is to develop long-term relationship with our patients and their families.”
Dr. Waeil Elmisalati finds being active in the community is crucial as a healthcare professional. In the past few years, he volunteered his time to provide free dental care as part of the Mission of Mercy. He also involved in organized dentistry, being an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (A.A.P.), the International Team for Implantology (I.T.I.), the Academy of Osteointegration (A.O.), the American Dental Association (A.D.A.) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). In addition, he is an ambassador for the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
He moved to Chicago after living in Boston for several years for his education. In his spare time, Dr. Waeil Elmisalati enjoys cooking, skiing, cycling, traveling, and spending time with his friends.
From your initial in-depth consultation with Dr. Waeil Elmisalati at our state- of-the-art dental center to every point of interaction with our skilled and caring staff, your individual needs are our priority. Our mission is to make your experience as satisfying as possible. Dr Waeil is the perfect addition to our team as we strive to provide quality, compassionate and comprehensive dental care to our community.
The American Board of Periodontology, Board Certified Diplomate in
Periodontology and Dental Implant (2016)
Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine, Master of Medical Sciences (2015)
Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine, Certificate in Periodontology (2015)
Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine, Fellowship in Oral Biology (2011)
Garyounis University, School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery (2007)
American Academy of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology, Academy of Osteointegration,
American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association
American Academy of Periodontology - American Board of Periodontology