About Us

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Since 1984, University Dental Professionals has been providing exceptional dental care in Chicago, Illinois. Located in Hyde Park, directly across from the Museum of Science and Industry, our location has made it convenient for our patients throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Focused on our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our dentists utilize the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to customize our approach, one patient at a time. As a team, we are committed to collaborating with each other to ensure the best treatment options.

Our very own in-office UDP dental plan reflects our philosophical approach to prevention and oral health. With more and more studies showing the systemic effects of poor oral health, our dental plan is 100% based on prevention and maintaining your oral health. The core of our plan is our hygiene recall system and our ongoing educational pursuits that keep our hygiene team at the forefront of oral health. Each and every provider participates in our UDP plan to offer our patients the best in services and reasonable fees without any limitations.

Our experienced doctors are leaders and innovators in dentistry. They are educators, authors and well-respected clinicians highly skilled in cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, implant dentistry, All-on-4® procedures, BOTOX®, dental sleep appliances, Invisalign® and far more. Implementing digital and laser dentistry allows our patients the latest in comfortable and high-quality dentistry.

We are a practice based on value and trust. Come see what sets our team apart.

Lou Graham, DDS

Dr. Lou Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals, focusing on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes in his teachings the same things he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.

Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He served as the Dental Director at the University of Chicago and provides dental services for the University of Chicago Transplant Center. He is the founder of Catapult Education, teaching dentists worldwide.

Rauf Yousuf, DDS

Dr. Rauf Yousuf, periodontist, is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1995. After completing a hospital fellowship in general dentistry at Illinois Masonic Hospital, he received his specialty training in periodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He holds a master’s degree in oral biology from Indiana University as well.

Dr. Yousuf served as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Dr. Yousuf specializes in all aspects of periodontics, including soft tissue grafting, bone grafting, implants, crown lengthening and reconstructive periodontal surgery.

Mary Roman, DDS, MS

Dr. Mary Roman, Endodontist, was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Alexandria in 2008. In 2013, she completed the two-year advanced standing program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She also completed her advanced specialty training in microsurgical endodontics at UIC where she additionally received a Master of Science in oral sciences. During her specialty training, Dr. Roman’s area of research was tooth-related maxillary sinus manifestations. Dr. Roman diagnoses and treats endodontic disease by employing the latest evidence-based procedures and technology. She focuses on patient education so that her patients can make informed decisions regarding their treatment. Dr. Roman teaches in the pre-doctoral clinic at UIC. Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Endodontists, Edgar Coolidge study club, the American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. Besides English, Dr. Roman is fluent in Arabic and German and speaks limited French.

Samantha Chou, DMD

Dr. Samantha Chou has expertise in the full range of dental and surgical treatments for complex oral conditions. She specializes in oral and maxillofacial prosthodontics, using most current techniques and cutting-edge industry innovations for rehabilitation of the oral and maxillofacial region. Dr. Chou also performs oral surgery, dental implant placement and prosthetics, cosmetic dentistry, and full mouth reconstruction. Her clinical training and academic research focused on advances in bone grafting, sinus/ridge augmentations and implant placements utilizing various CAD-CAM technologies. She has presented the results of her research at national meetings of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Currently, Dr. Chou uses comprehensive treatment techniques and strategies supported by research evidence to address patients’ aesthetic concerns while improving their overall oral health. Dr. Chou’s goal is to help patients experience the confidence and peace of mind a beautiful smile can make. “My patient’s smile is my top priority, and I am committed to creating beautiful smiles and maintaining them for a lifetime.”

Dr. Bhagavatula, DDS

Dr. Bhagavatula received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She completed an advanced education in general dentistry program at Marquette Dental School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And she received her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Harvard Affiliated Institution) in Chennai, India. Dr. Bhagavatula has dental licenses from the State Boards of Illinois, State Board of Wisconsin and the Dental Council of India. She is affiliated with the American Dental Association®. Dr. Bhagavatula also believes in continuing education and has taken part in many programs, including “Teeth in a Day and More Than a Day,” “Real World Endo: New Dimensions in Endodontics” and “The Christensen Bottom Line 2013.”

Tony Tomaro, DDS

Dr. Arthur (Tony) Tomaro is a graduate of The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, where he also completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. He continued his education and trained under some of the top leaders in dentistry. He is a graduate of the F. A.C.E. institute, a leader in complex gnathology and TMJ. Prior to his relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Tomaro enjoyed 26 years of private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Tomaro is previous Director of Clinics at Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies. He maintains a private practice limited to Anterior Esthetic, Complex Occlusion, and Full Mouth Reconstruction. Dr. Tomaro is recognized as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His knowledge of occlusion and esthetics has made him popular for other dentist to seek him for their own personal care.

As a member of Catapult Education, Dr. Tomaro teaches hands on courses, as well as peer lectures to dentists nationally and internationally. His teaching focuses on techniques related to General Dentistry (Tooth Colored Fillings and Crowns), Full Mouth Reconstruction, Diagnosis, Business of Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, The Art of Smile Design, and Occlusal Procedures that are used in daily patient care.

Dr. Tony Tomaro is a published author and a consultant for dental laboratories and manufacturers, and a current contributing author to  national dental publications and dental laboratory publications on several topics. He is affiliated with the following prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
  • Nevada Dental Association (NDA)

He can be reached at 702-533-3336 or via email at atomaro@ameritech.net.

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