Bruce Abdullah, DDS, MS
Dr. Bruce has been rejuvenating patients’ smiles with dental implants as a part of our multidisciplinary team since 1999, working closely with Dr. Ivan to provide the best cosmetic and rehabilitative results for patients. In our office, Dr. Bruce’s focus is periodontics and dental implants. He performs the gum surgeries needed for implants and to achieve healthier teeth and gums.
Dr. Bruce graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and Tufts University. He currently teaches in the post-graduate department of periodontics at UIC and places more implants than most other periodontists, making him one of the most experienced implantologists in Chicago. He has also been a speaker for programs regarding the latest techniques in implants and periodontal surgery.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful family.
Kathryn Valcarenghi, DDS, Radianté COO
Dr. Kathryn helps her patients achieve healthier smiles with gentle and comfortable care. Dr. Kathy graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1986. Her primary focus within the office is performing root canal treatments, but she also provides general dentistry for families and friends of our niche cosmetic patients. With a gentle touch and personalized attention, her patients often remark that their root canal was surprisingly painless and comfortable.
In her free time she enjoys swimming, walking her dog, and spending time with her two daughters, Lisa and Juliana.
Peter Kim, DDS
Dr. Peter Kim graduated University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Before coming to Radianté, Dr. Kim practiced Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Hinsdale for more than 20 years. Dr. Kim has devoted his career and extensive continuing education toward proper form and function paying particular attention to Occlusal and proper orthognathic alignment of his patient’s occlusion or bite. Improper occlusal alignment is associated with neuralogic disorders, TMJ in Elmhurst, IL, and migraine headaches. Dr. Kim is most proud of the high level of education his patients have received over his career regarding the art and science of dentistry. Through a strategic, comprehensive approach, he helps his patients achieve comfortable and beautiful smiles.
Dr. Kim also uniquely utilizes his keen artistic talent designing beautiful homes inside and out. Also when not helping patients have strong, healthy and attractive smiles, you can find Dr. Kim enjoying his 3 beautiful daughters, traveling and loves golfing with family and friends.
Ivan Valcarenghi, DDS, FWCM
Ivan Valcarenghi, DDS, “Dr. Ivan” as he is known, graduated from the University of Illinois College Of Dentistry with a concentration in Cosmetic Dentistry, the most satisfying treatment Dr. Ivan loves to do… helping patients look and feel confident and their best. Dr. Ivan believes his heritage and culture in the arts, music and languages allowed him to apply the “form follows function” principles to the art and science of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Ivan often says, “to do Cosmetic Dentistry well, to make sure veneers look beautifully natural, requires extensive training, but you also need an eye for what really works for each individual smile.
As a perennial student, with over 5000 hours of continuing education, Dr Ivan has obtained extensive training in special areas of dentistry as a natural progression and outgrowth of these form and function principles, such as TMJ/TMD and neuromuscular. Neuromuscular Dentistry is the epitome of understanding these principles to help patients look and feel their best, with strong, healthy, attractive faces and smiles.
This desire to help patients look and feel their best also led to the natural progression for a Cosmetic Dentist… the face. So Dr. Ivan has obtained extensive training with the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) and together with aestheticians provide patients with beautiful faces through facial esthetics.
This is why Dr. Ivan is so excited about being a part of Radianté. This is the culmination of a lifetime of training in Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Esthetics. Radianté’s purpose is to be THE center for head and neck health and beauty. Dr. Ivan is committed to giving back to his community. He is active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s “Give Back a Smile” program, where he works as a volunteer, restoring the smiles of women who have been abused. He created the Advanced Dental Study Group where Chicagoland dentists meet monthly to share ideas and learn. He is a founder and fellow in the World Congress of Microdentistry (now Minimally Invasive Dentistry).
Known as Chicago’s “Extreme Makeover” cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ivan can frequently be heard on the radio in the Chicagoland area. He also regularly speaks to dentists and the public on dental health issues, and he has published numerous articles. Dr. Ivan’s relentless pursuit of education, training, and perfection of his skills is why he is counted among the foremost leaders of Cosmetic Dentistry & Facial Esthetics today.
Renata Kmiecik, Licensed Esthetician
Renata graduated from HP College in 2010. Her passion for skin care and the science behind it are matched only by the desire to create welcoming relaxing atmosphere for her clients. Renata's skill and attention to detail shine through every treatment she performs, establishing trust with personal attention to her clients needs and requests helping them to achieve their ultimate skin care goals.
Nikki Martinez, Office Manager
Nikki is so excited to join Radianté! She worked with Dr. Ivan and Dr. Kathy 15 years ago before moving to start a her life with her new husband in Arkansas where she managed a successful general dental practice. Returning to the Chicago area after 15 years and 3 kids, she is again excited to bring her organizational skills to Radianté and join up again with Dr. Ivan and Dr. Kathy. Nikki has over 20 years experience in all phases of dental practice including promotion, operations and systems, delivery and quality control. Radianté guests will enjoy and benefit from her ebullience and experience. When not at Radianté, Nikki has a super full life as wife and mom to her three children.