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MEET THE DOCTORS

Meet the Doctors at Smiles for Families

Dr. Robert Busan

Dr. Busan was born in Romania and moved to the Los Angeles area when he was only three years old. He became familiar with dentistry while working summers in his mother’s Los Angeles dental practice and he later chose to follow in her footsteps. Dr. Busan provides a complete range of periodontal services including the newest advancements in dental implants, bone grafting, and soft tissue grafting.

Dr. Renee Pappas

Dr. Pappas, a general dentist, was born and raised in Chicago, where she lived with her family on the north side for many years. A first-generation daughter of Greek immigrants, she attended Lane Technical High School and later received her Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago. She is a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She currently holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. She is past President of the Northwest Suburban Branch to the Chicago Dental Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Dr. Ben Marine

Dr. Marine was born and raised in Orion, a small farm town in western Illinois. He was exposed to dentistry at a young age, as his father is an orthodontist, and his family enjoyed spending time with many of the dentists in the community. This exposure ‘planted the seed’ of how rewarding a career in dentistry could be. Dr. Marine continued to solidify his interest in dentistry by working as an oral surgery assistant for several summers as a teenager. Dr. Marine feels that his small-town upbringing and lifelong interest in dentistry have shaped his philosophy of listening to his patients’ concerns and placing their well-being above all else.

Dr. Marine received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Business Management from Augustana College, and went on to obtain his dental degree at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Marine is married to Lora, the love of his life and an orthodontist, furthering the family commitment to dentistry!

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.  In his free time, Dr. Marine enjoys any outdoor activity, cooking, traveling, and, of course, spending time with his wife.

Dr. Alan J. Moltz

A graduate of Washington University and the University of Illinois Dental School, Dr. Moltz has been practicing dentistry for 29 years. In 2007, he received a fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry and has advanced training in implants, root canals, and bite function. Dr. Moltz’s strengths are his multifaceted experience in dentistry including CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing), porcelain bonded dentistry, root canals, surgery, implants, and restoring complex cases. He feels he is a good communicator and educator, which helps patients understand and assume responsibility for their oral health.

Dr. Moltz currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity. This organization has partnered with Henry Schein Cares and the federal government to enact the Holocaust Survivors Program, through which AO volunteers treat Survivors living below the poverty level across North America. In addition, for the past 9 years, Dr. Moltz has worked with dental anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Higgins to treat patients with special needs, a traditionally underserved population. In his spare time, Alan Moltz likes to golf, work out, and travel. “My favorite part of being a dentist is keeping people healthy by restoring and keeping their mouths healthy.”

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