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Dr. Brainard Llanes in Roselle, IL

Brainard G. Llanes, DDS, FICOI

Dr. Brainard Llanes graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2002 after receiving his Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1995. He worked at Rush University Hospital for several years under Dr. Judith Lubosky, PhD. in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Llanes dedicated his time researching the immune system’s effects on premature menopause and unexplained infertility. He successfully published several papers in medical journals.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Llanes devoted his time in mastering the arts of dental science as well as attending continuing education courses, such as endodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. He received his advanced education in orthodontics through the Orthodontic Education Continuum in 2012 and is also a certified Invisalign-trained provider.

Dr. Llanes is a highly skilled practitioner and an accomplished lecturer and clinical advisor for various dental companies. Dr. Llanes is a study club member of Spear Education, which is regarded internationally as one of the most advanced continuing education study groups for dental professionals. He has published several papers in medical journals and has earned his Fellowship with International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Mastership with the International Dental Implant Association.

Dr. Brainard Llanes is recognized in “America’s Top Dentists” and “TopDoc Roselle”. He is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Association for Orthodontics and the International Dental Implant Association.

His staff and patients admire his utmost professionalism and easygoing manner. Dr. Llanes enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He is exceptionally dedicated to treating his patients with patience and respect, while providing the best dental care available. Dr. Llanes takes pride in his work and insures that his patients are 100% pleased with their treatment. In addition to providing exceptional dental care to his patients, he values giving back to the community. He has participated in numerous community events such as Dentistry for the Heart, a nonprofit organization to provide dental services to underserved communities. Dr. Llanes and his wife, Maryann also travel to the Philippines every year to host a free dentistry day to local communities. In his spare time, Dr. Llanes enjoys swing and salsa dancing, working with computers, and spending time with his wife, Maryann.

American Dental Association Member
Chicago Dental Society Member
Illinois State Dental Society Member
Member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Memeber of International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Member of International Association of Orthodontics

Paul Litvin, DDS, MS

Dr. Paul Litvin graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1969. Following dental school, Dr. Litvin pursued his Master Degree in Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH in 1972.

He is in good standing with American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology, Illinois Society of Periodontists, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Litvin’s primary focus, as a periodontal specialist, is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease as well as cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile. He is dedicated to optimizing patient’s oral health to make their teeth last a lifetime. Dr. Litvin finds it extremely rewarding to see his patients satisfied with their teeth restored to a healthy condition. He enjoys working at Modern Essence Dentistry due to the friendly and caring attitude of his co-workers as well as seeing how Dr. Llanes takes the same great care and concern that he does in his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Litvin enjoys biking, playing tennis, reading, going to plays/movies, and traveling. He loves spending time with his family, especially his 3-year-old grandson.

About Dentist Dr. Litvin in Roselle, IL
Member of Ameriacan Dental Association in Roselle, IL
Dentist who is a mmeber of American Academy of Periodontology
Roselle, IL Dentist who is a member of Midwest Society of Periodontology
Dentist whose a member of  Illinois Society of Periodontists
Dr.Litvin's Member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dr. Seju Patel in Roselle, IL

Seju Patel, DDS

Dr. Seju Patel grew up right here in Elk Grove Village and graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2021. After graduation, she began her career at a corporate office where she gained experience in delivering high quality dental care for her patients. She has recently rejoined the Modern Essence team, as she was previously a dental assistant at our office!

Dr. Patel’s dental career was inspired by seeing the dentists in her family help and care for others. Her goal is to provide the utmost quality of care for her patients by educating them on their dental and overall health. She prioritizes comfort and easing anxieties by getting to know her patients' concerns and dental health goals. In the future, she plans to open her own practice and continue to serve our community.

During her free time, Dr. Patel likes to spend time with her family and friends, watch a good Netflix show, and travel.

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