Nidal Obeid, DDS
345_unknown6Dr. Obeid graduated from dental school in 1993 achieving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He went on to acquire extensive training for a specialization in orthodontics at the University of Moscow in Russia and also completed two rigorous programs including a 1-year Prosthodontic fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and a 2-year fellowship for advanced education in general dentistry at the Nova Southeastern University FL Miami where he was awarded the American Top Dentist 2013 & 2015 from Consumers Research Council of America, and the “John Tabak Memorial Award for Special Care Dentistry” from Nova South University awards. Dr. Obeid’s gentle bedside manner and warm sense of humor makes him an excellent choice for those who are nervous about visiting the dentist.


Dr. Ginu Dayiha
Dr. Ginu Dahiya was born in India, raised in Canada, and studied in the U.S. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, after which she attended Case Western Reserve University where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2013. Dr. Dahiya then moved to Chicago where she completed her specialty studies in Orthodontics as well as a Masters of Science. Dr. Dahiya loves the field of orthodontics and appreciates the fact that it allows her to combine her artistic skills with her scientific knowledge in order to spread happiness one smile at a time.When she’s not working, Dr. Dahiya is an avid runner who hopes to run a marathon in the near future. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and actively encourages this in her patients as well. Dr. Dahiya loves to attend orthodontic seminars and meetings in order to stay up to date on developments in the field of orthodontics and dentistry, and considers herself a lifelong learner.Dr. Dahiya is fluent in English and Hindi, and was a Charlie Schulz Scholar Award Recipient who presented her research on unilateral extractions in Class II subdivision malocclusions at the national AAO conference in 2016. She is a member of the AAO, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois Society of Orthodontists.


Dr. Anas Barakat
Dr. Anas Barakat has been practicing dentistry since 2007. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, where he earned several prestigious awards for excellence in dentistry.
Dr. Barakat is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois Dental Society. The needs of his patients are his number one priority. He is well recognized by his patients for his thoroughness and his ability to consistently provide them with the best dental care possible.
Dr. Barakat resides in Schaumburg, IL. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, biking, and playing tennis.


Dr. Kamel Shehada
Dr. Kamel Shehada graduated from the University of Jordan in 2008 with a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. He moved to the U.S. to elevate his education and earned his second degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019, DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) degree. While studying at UIC, he completed a one-year oral surgery honor track concurrently with the DMD degree; he has a passion for oral surgery. After graduating, Dr. Kam worked as a lecturer and clinical instructor at Sanford Brown College.

He is an active member of the ADA® (American Dental Association®), CDS (Chicago Dental Society) and ISDS (Illinois State Dental Society), and he has completed a nitrous oxide and anxiolytics training to help anxious patients get the dental care they need. Another great skill Dr. Kamel possesses is his linguistic talent, speaking three languages: English, Arabic and conversational Spanish.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Kamel spends all his spare time with his wife and son. His little boy is his favorite hobby of all, and his family is very dear to his heart. He loves to spend time outdoors gardening and also dabbles in cooking every now and then. In his quiet moments, Dr. Kamel likes to thumb through his library and vast collection of dental books.

Meet Our Team

Family Dental of Palatine’s team works hard to ensure that you receive high-quality dental care when you visit our comfortable practice. We are a tight-knit group, working closely together to stay organized, and providing meticulous and precise dental care in Palatine, Illinois, and surrounding area. Come by our office or give us a call today at 847-485-8767 to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists. We look forward to meeting you!


Ingrid – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ingrid is our registered dental hygienist and has been in the dental field for over four years. She began her dental journey as a dental assistant but knew right away that hygiene was her passion! While working hard as an assistant, she studied and graduated from Fox College and received her hygiene license. Ingrid has completed certifications in administration of local anesthesia, CPR, and administration of nitrous oxide sedation to help anxious patients receive the dental care they need. In addition to hygiene, she is very passionate about her education, learning new things both in and out of the operatory, and she is always setting and achieving new goals and challenges.

Ingrid grew up in Mexico and is 100% fluent in Spanish, which makes her a great help to our community. When she is not in the clinic, Ingrid loves to travel and spends as much time as possible in the sun and on a beach! Another place she loves to be at is the gym; Ingrid loves to exercise. Her greatest joy is having the ability to not only build relationships but also to help patients achieve great oral health through the dental care she gives and by educating patients on how to maintain oral health at home.


Reem – Registered Dental Hygienist
Reem is our registered dental hygienist and has been in the dental field for over six years. She started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and completed her schooling during that time. Reem graduated from Fox College, where she was awarded the Golden Scaler Award for being the best in her class. Reem’s dedication to her practice shows in both her hands-on skills providing dental care to our patients and through her compassion and kindness, especially when educating everyone on the importance of oral health.

When she is out of the clinic, Reem spends all her free time with her husband of 15 years and her twin boys, whom she refers to as “her world.” As a family, their favorite pastime is playing soccer. In her earlier years, Reem played soccer and was elected All-State player two years in a row! On and off the field, though, she is always with her family and taking on new adventures.

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