Dr. Obeid graduated from dental school in 1993, achieving his Doctor 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 other rigorous programs: a one-year prosthodontic fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a two-year fellowship for advanced education in general dentistry at the Nova Southeastern University — Miami Campus, where he was awarded the American Top Dentist for 2013 and 2015 by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, as well as the John Tabak Memorial Award for Special Care Dentistry from Nova South University. Dr. Obeid’s gentle bedside manner and warm sense of humor make him an excellent choice for those who are nervous about visiting the dentist.
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.
Dr. Abdelrahman Salem
Dr. Abdelrahman Salem has always found great pleasure in helping others achieve their goals in life by giving them a beautiful smile. He values the opportunity and the trust his patients give him to help them make this life-changing experience. He likes treating his patients like family and feels honored when they select him to be their orthodontist. He enjoys treating both children and adults with metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign®. Nothing makes him happier than seeing the pleasure he brings to his patients after finishing braces.
Every year, Dr. Salem attends courses and conferences to stay up to date with the latest orthodontic innovations and techniques. As a Board Certified orthodontist, he feels it is his duty to be involved in the research and continuing education that allow him to provide the best treatment options available to his patients.
Dr. Salem finished his Residency in Orthodontics from the University of Illinios at Chicago (UIC) where he also graduated with a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in oral sciences. Dr. Salem is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), the highest certification in the specialty of orthodontics. In addition to patient care, Dr. Salem is active in clinical research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research interest is in three-dimensional (3D) cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). He has a publication with the title “Implementation of ultra-low-dose CBCT for routine 2D orthodontic diagnostic radiographs: Cephalometric landmark identification and image quality assessment” that was published in one of the leading orthodontic Journals in December 2015.
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!
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.