Dr. Andreina Karamchandani (formerly Ramones) is a board certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is affiliated with and maintains privileges at the Department of Surgery Division of Dentistry of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Dr. Dre, as most of her patients know her, is originally from Boca Raton, Florida and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. She earned her DMD in 2011 from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and continued her training with a one year residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. During this time, and for two years following, she explored all areas of dentistry including general, cosmetic, orthodontics, periodontal therapy, implants, and endodontics. She went on to pursue her passion in pediatric dentistry at the hospital based residency program of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Here, she served as chief resident and obtained specialty training with medically complex patients, dental emergencies and traumas, and focused heavily on general anesthesia cases.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dre has traveled around the country and world to provide dental care to underserved individuals and communities through diverse public health dentistry. She’s worked with mobile dental programs to care for patients in long-term care facilities, Head Start programs, Women, Infants, and Children affiliate centers, and several other non-profit and social service organizations.
Dr. Dre believes that good pediatric dentistry requires patience, empathy, and the understanding that each patient has their own individual needs. She strives every day to embody these characteristics and to create the best experience for her patients and their families. She’s fluent in Spanish and English, and enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog Gladys Knight.
Dr. Reema Patel was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She successfully completed the 6-year Accelerated Scholar’s Program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. There she obtained her undergraduate education and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
After graduation, Dr. Reema moved to Chicago to complete a one-year General Practice Residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic where she had extensive training with special needs and medically compromised patients. While practicing general dentistry for three years, her desire and interest to continue to work with children led her to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Reema completed her pediatric dental training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in 2018.
Her ultimate mission is to educate both parents and children on preventive dental care. She recognizes that each child has different needs and is committed to providing the highest quality of dental care to her patients in a fun and enjoyable environment. When Dr Reema is not in the office, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter. She looks forward to meeting you and serving the local community!
Dr. Amelia Angelo-Ori, a Park Ridge, Illinois native, is thrilled to be working locally where many of her friends and large family reside. Helping others in her community is something that brings her a great sense of pride.
After working several years as a dental hygienist, Dr. Amelia chose to further her education in the field, receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University, Illinois. She was among the select few to be inducted into the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Dr. Amelia completed her pediatric dental residency at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University. There she served as Chief Pediatric Dental Resident treating medically compromised children and those with specific healthcare needs. Dr. Amelia provided emergency care for patients with dental traumas and served as a member of several multi-disciplinary teams such as; the craniofacial and the hematology/oncology teams.
Dr. Amelia is focused on individualized care by recognizing that each patient brings their own background, sensitivities and unique needs. She is dedicated to taking care of her patients as she would her own daughter, by creating a nurturing environment while providing dental care that is comfortable and safe. Dr. Amelia loves educating her patients and their parents on the importance of oral/systemic health and proper nutrition. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and skills.
Dr. Amelia is on staff at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the Department of Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Mark completed his Pediatric Residency at Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital. During his residency, he expanded his skill set considerably and received extensive training working with special needs and medically compromised patients. He frequently takes CE courses to stay up to date with the latest in prevention, minimally invasive and laser dentistry.
Dr. Mark strives to make every dental appointment a positive experience working with each child to ensure they’re as comfortable as possible. He pays special attention to ensure both the patient and parents are involved in creating a fun environment to learn about and improve their oral health.
Dr. Mark enjoys traveling, studying languages and exploring world cultures! Dr. Mark grew up in Okinawa Japan, and would love to visit again someday however Chicago has been home for last 10 years. He is always finding new and exciting adventures in the city. He is excited to meet everyone at Sprout!