Perfect Smiles is a private, multi-specialty practice. Our expertise is in high quality, comprehensive, restorative, and preventative dentistry for adults and children alike. We offer a full range of the latest treatments, including General Dentistry, Endodontic, Periodontic, Orthodontic, Oral Surgery, and Implant services. Our aim is to maintain healthy teeth for life in a calm, relaxed atmosphere where the needs and well-being of our patients are our highest priority. Call or visit one of our six convenient offices today.

Meet our team!

DR. LENA HALIKIAS

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Dr. Halikias is currently studying further at The Center for Esthetic Excellence, another top level esthetic insitution renowned in the dental field. Dr. Halikias believes that the most rewarding aspect of her career is the ability to create beautiful, radiant new smiles, which enhance and change the lives of her patients. Dr. Halikias is committed to excellence in Dentistry. When Dr. Halikias is away from the office, she enjoys the company of family and friends, traveling, biking, running and spending quality time with her children and husband. 

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Loyola School of Dental Surgery

Dental Residency
Pacific Aesthetic Continuum - San Francisco, CA
Center of Esthetic Excellence - Seattle, WA

Affiliations
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
Chicago Dental Society
Hellenic American Dental Society

Dr. Stephanie Lemberis

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Dr Lemberis is a 2012 Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She has been a dentist with Perfect Smiles for 4 years but her career in dentistry started much earlier than that at Perfect Smiles.... as a dental assistant to Dr Halikias more than 10 years ago. 

Dr Lemberis treats patients of all ages. Her goal is to create a comfortable and pleasant experience for all her patients. She is focused on taking the extra time to educate patients on the importance of their oral healthcare and also explain recommended dental treatment. She is committed to continuing education to provide patients with the latest knowledge and technology. 

Dr Lemberis is a certified Invisalign Provider. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental society. Dr. Lemberis participates annually in the Give Kids a Smile event, which provides free dental services to children in underserved communities. She has also traveled as part of the Jamaica Dental Mission, an organization that provides dental services to impoverished areas of Jamaica. 

Dr Lemberis lives in the southwest suburbs with her husband and two dogs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family & friends and enjoying all there is to offer in the city of Chicago! 

Dr. Sara DeSouza-Iampaglia - Endodontist

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Dr. Sara is an experienced dental professional with an international, multi-cultural background. Dr. Sara earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Aracatuba School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she also received her specialty training in Endodontics. 

After working a few years in private practice in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Sara relocated to Chicago where she was accepted at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry into the Post-Graduate Program. She earned a Master’s Degree (MS) in Oral Sciences at the same time immersing herself in research projects including extensive research in biomodification of root dentin using bioactive agents. Her passion for Endodontics led her to pursue and complete her Postdoctoral Endodontic Certification and upon completion of the program, Dr. Sara received her specialty license to practice Endodontics. 

Dr. Sara is a strong believer in continuing education, which includes attending courses, to stay acquainted with current trends in the field of Endodontics. Dr. Sara is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontics Study Club.

Dr. Sara currently lives in Naperville with her husband, and her two daughters, Isabella, 9, and Raquel, 6. During her personal time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Besides attending her daughters’ activities, which includes Tae Kwon Do and gymnastics, she is also a co-leader of the Girls Scouts of the USA. Dr. Sara loves crafts, cooking, baking, and good music. 

Dr. Carl A. Leonard, D.D.S - Prosthodontist, Implant Specialist

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Carl A. Leonard, D.D.S, received his dental degree from the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, and thereafter completed an additional three year program at the U of I - College of Dentistry where he was awarded his certificate in Prosthodontics. Prior to earning his DDS and certificate in Prosthodontics, Dr. Leonard graduated from Tulane University with degrees in economics as well as cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Leonard taught at the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Leonard is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society-Sigma Chapter, the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society. While attending the University of Illinois - College of Dentistry, Dr. Leonard received academic awards including: the Dr. Gould Memorial Scholarship, General Assembly scholarship and placed in the college's Advanced General Dentistry contest.

Dr. Leonard is proficient in both traditional and complex dental treatment. He has extensive training in crown and bridge dentistry and dental implant placement as well as implant supported restorations. Dr. Leonard prides himself on helping patients overcome dental conditions that limit their chewing and comfort with the use of dental implants or removable appliances to create healthy, comfortable and beautiful smiles.

Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez

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Dr. Rodriguez received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

At the UIC College of Dentistry, Dr. Rodriguez held executive positions in multiple student organizations.  She received both the Thomas Lakars Award and the Student Leadership Award from the International College of Dentists for exemplary leadership.

Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the Chicago Dental Society and American Dental Association.  She attends meetings and seminars regularly and attends continuing education courses to further her education in the field.  

Dr. Rodriguez currently lives in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  She is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently.   In her free time she enjoys traveling, fitness, and exploring Chicago’s restaurants scene.

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Dr. Giana Paterno

Dr. Giana Paterno received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University. She went on to earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a two-time recipient of Dr. Cascio award for clinical excellence and an active member of Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the Arcolian Dental Society. She is also a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Paterno frequently attends seminars and continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry.

Dr. Paterno enjoys being a general dentist because she is able to treat an entire family, from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between. When she is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and being active.

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Dr. Kristine Guliana

Dr. Kristine Guliana received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then went on to receive a Masters of Science in Biotechnology at Rush University. Dr. Guliana earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. 

 While in dental school, Dr. Guliana was awarded both the Ann Tschirley Gunatillike Scholarship and the Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievements in Periodontics. During which time, she offered community outreach to dental clinics in both Colorado and Chicago.

 Dr. Guliana is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Chicago Dental Society. She regularly attends meetings and continuing education seminars to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the dental field.  

Dr. Guliana is a compassionate and caring person who enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She is also a certified Invisalign provider. The doctor believes in patient education so that her patients can make informed decisions when it comes to their health care. Dr. Guliana can speak to patients in English, Assyrian, and Spanish. In her free time she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Dr. Yvette Battle

Dr. Yvette Battle earned her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C in 2008, where she ranked top in her class and was awarded the Outstanding Student Honor from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

 After dental school, she nobly served as a Captain in the United States Air Force for 4 years where she practiced general dentistry.  Dr. Battle held several leadership positions from Clinical Chief with a staff of 20 to Chairperson for Infection Control for her entire medical unit. 

In 2015, she earned both her graduate certificate in Orthodontics as well as her Masters in Oral Biology at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, MD.  During her residency, Dr. Battle served as the Chief Orthodontic Resident for the graduate program and was the first African-American woman named to this position.  Moreover, Dr. Battle serves as a mentor for the university’s Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and the Hyde Park branch of the Chicago Dental Society (CDS).

 A native of New York, NY, Yvette enjoys traveling, has a passion for playing basketball and owns an extensive collection of retro Jordan sneakers.