| Dr Trusha Patel, DDS
Dr.Trusha Patel graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Micro Biology. She was also the recipient of a dental degree from the same university. Dr Patel continued on to the University of Illinois Dental School at Chicago, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Sciences (DDS).
Tami Wanless, RHD, M.Ed.
Upon completion, Dr Patel was able to practice dentistry. However, she decided to gain more experience by participating in the General Practice Residency Program at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. There she worked with patients with problems ranging from cancer to sports injuries. The experience with working in a hospital expanded her knowledge and has enabled her to build a career in dentistry.
After her residency program, Dr Patel began working in Schaumburg and Deerfield, IL. She branched out on her own and opened a practice in Bloomingdale, IL. in September of 1996. Dr. Patel's philosophy is to make the dental visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and to dispel the notion of fear that has long been associated with dentistry.
Tami's passion for dentistry began at the age of fifteen when she started work as a dental assistant. She earned her Dental Hygiene Degree (RHD) at Harper College. Tami, then continued on from there and received her Bachelors Degree from the University of St. Francis and her Masters Degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University.
In addition to working in a private practice with Dr.Patel, Tami also teaches Dental Hygiene at the College of Dupage and has been teaching hygiene at Illinois' top three Hygiene Schools for over 17 years. Tami feels that teaching provides her the best opportunity to stay current in the latest dental techniques.
If that is not enough to keep her busy, she also started her own successful dental instrument sharpening business and continues to co-ordinate the hygiene department for the Illinois Mission of Mercy through the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS). Tami also manages a grant for the ISDS to ensure all long term care facilities have educational training in proper dental care.
Tami is passionate about dentistry and compassionate with her patients. She will, as will all members of the TruCare family, take care of your dental needs and will work to ensure you get the best treatment possible.