Our Dentists

The dentists and dental hygienists at Smiles for Families are a group of highly-trained and passionate dental professionals. Each member of our staff is committed to providing quality care and a positive experience in a comfortable environment.

Our goal is for your entire family to feel comfortable and confident in the level of care you will receive when coming to the dentist. We’ve taken great care in planning each detail of your visits and look forward to seeing you!

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. 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. 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. 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.”

Meet Our Hygienists

Katie Nay

Katie strives to help her patients achieve excellent dental health through individualized treatment based on their specific needs and concerns. Katie’s goal is to educate and share the importance of the relationship between a healthy mouth and healthy body. Prior to becoming a hygienist, Katie was a patient at Smiles for Families and began dental assisting for the practice in 1999.

Ruth Cogswell

Ruth passionately assists patients in achieving a lifetime of dental health. She enjoys the opportunity to help all her patients understand the benefits of good oral care and how it impacts their overall health. She believes that building relationships in combination with a healthy, happy smile is a great way to spend the day! Ruth has been a dental hygienist for more than 10 years and joined Smiles for Families in the fall of 2014.

Nancy Schultz

Nancy has been a valuable member of the Smiles for Families dental team since 1987. Smiles for Families’ dedication to incorporating the most current technology and methods of dentistry as well as their ‘patient first’ attitude have been the reasons for her extensive years of service. Nancy continues to expand her knowledge and skill set to stay current with the leading-edge techniques of today’s dental health care. Over the years, she has developed many personal and generational relationships that have provided her with pride and continuous satisfaction.

Carol Lamb

Carol has been a hygienist for more than 30 years. She has spent the majority of her career in the treatment of periodontal disease. She is very excited to be part of the Smiles for Families team. It is very gratifying for her as a hygienist to give care to the patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and well-being are the main concerns. Carol’s ultimate goal is to make healthy and beautiful smiles.

  • 201 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004