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.

Shira Levy, DMD

A former member of the Israeli Intelligence Unit, Dr. Shira Levy is a 2009 graduate of Tufts University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine after earning her bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from the University of Illinois. After completing an advanced residency affiliated with the Lutheran Medical Center in Redding, California, she relocated to Chicago where, in addition to practicing general dentistry, she became a certified Invisalign® provider. Dr. Levy is dedicated to providing her patients with the latest techniques and currently available treatments in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Susan McMahon, DMD

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Susan McMahon enjoys one of the largest cosmetic dental practices in Western Pennsylvania and practices with University Dental Professional in Chicago. She is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, and a fellow of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. An author and lecturer, Dr. McMahon has devoted her professional career to the pursuit of advanced technologies in cosmetic dentistry and smile design. She served as a Clinical Instructor in Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and is a frequent lecturer at many other dental schools.

She also lectures to dentists in both the United States and Europe on cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening. A seven-time award winner of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Annual Smile Gallery, Dr. McMahon has twice been awarded gold medals. She has also been voted by her peers as Top Cosmetic Dentist in Pittsburgh.

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.

Andrew Bosworth, DDS

Dr. Andrew Bosworth is a Minnesota native who grew up in a family of dentists, so his passion for the art and profession began at a young age. He began his undergraduate career at the University of Denver and ended it with a B.S. in biology at the University of Wisconsin — Madison. From there, he went back home to the University of Minnesota to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

During his dental training, he was involved in the periodontal surgery honors program and also spent four months working at a dental clinic in Bergen, Norway. While highly versed in all areas of the profession, his interests peak in the areas of endodontics, periodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

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.”

Serena Shah, DDS

Dr. Serena Shah was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Her passion for dentistry sparked when she attended a dental mission trip in Uganda with her father, who is also a dentist. She went to the University of Winnipeg for her undergraduate studies where she double majored in biology and biochemistry. From there, she went to the University of the Pacific (UOP) in San Francisco where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery and became a certified Invisalign® provider. During her dental training, she was the Vice President of the Academy of General Dentistry at UOP and promoted continuing education amongst her peers. Dr. Shah is dedicated to providing her patients with comprehensive care using the most conservative techniques and up-to-date technologies.

Dr. Shah loves to travel, try new restaurants and spend time with her family.

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