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North Chicago Dentist - Dr. Tanya Melnyk

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.

Chicago Dentist: Tanya Melnyk, DMDDr. 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. Shahram Raoof, DMD MMSC

Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

Dr. Shahram Raoof, a Chicago native, earned his B.S degree in Biology with Honors at the University of Illinois at Chicago before moving to Philadelphia to pursue his dental degree. After earning his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors in Clinical Dentistry, Dr. Raoof joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine to earn his certificate in the field of Periodontics and Masters of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology.

Dr. Raoof’s extensive training in restorative dentistry at UPenn and his continued work at Harvard in surgical procedures such as dental implants, sinus augmentations, connective tissue surgery and guided tissue/bone regeneration, has granted him the ability to treat patients completely and comprehensively. 

Dr. Raoof is committed to providing the most personalized, long-term functional and aesthetic treatment plans to his patients, through science and evidence based dentistry as well as compassion and empathy to his patients’ needs. 

Outside of office Dr. Raoof enjoys staying active through running, skiing, and biking. He speaks Farsi fluently and has a lifelong passion for traveling and exploring new cities and countries.  

Active licenses: 

The commonwealth of Massachusetts

Illinois Board of Dentistry 

Active Memberships: 

American Academy of Periodontology

Academy of Osteointegration

American Dental Association

Massachusetts Dental Society

Dr. Jose Rosalez, DMD

General Dentist

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. Robert Wier, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Wier is an excellent clinician, and a caring man who has valued his patients and staff for over 25 years. Following in his father's footsteps, his practice has been servicing the community for nearly 60 years. Dr. Rob has decided to pass along the legacy of his father’s practice to Dr. Melnyk in 2018, when Dr. Rob and his staff joined Smileworks Center.

Dr. Wier is a 1991 graduate of Loyola School of Dentisty. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentisty and is bilingual in English and German. Dr. Wier has one young son and enjoys skiing and trying out new restaurants in the Chicago area.

Office Location

  • Chicago
  • 4720 N Lincoln Ave
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 60625
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  • Call: (773) 728-9200