Our Team

Get to know our dedicated team of dental and esthetic professionals! With extensive experience in a number of fields, our radiant team is here to help you get the smile and skin of your dreams, and to help you look and feel your best. Our expertise and passion is to help you achieve priceless confidence, self esteem, and success in everything you do.

Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award
Fellowship press release

Ivan Valcarenghi, DDS, FWCM, FAGD, D.ABDSM

Dr. Ivan has been in practice over 30 years with an emphasis on cosmetic and rehabilitation dentistry in a multi-specialty group practice in Elmhurst, Illinois. Patients needing complex, comprehensive or multi-disciplinary rehabilitation dentistry, or the advanced skills and cosmetic experience of a cosmetic dentist would benefit from his training. With over 4000 hours of continuing education, Dr. Ivan is committed to life-long learning. He is a certified Toastmaster and professional speaker, has spoken publicly and professionally often and has written numerous articles for professional and lay journals and newspapers. He has also contributed on local radio and T.V. regarding a variety of clinical and practice management topics. He is a graduate of several practice management programs, and has obtained education in business as well as training in marketing and communication.

Dr. Ivan was recently awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, named one of DCA’s Top 100 Doctors for 2019, and is now a Board Certified Diplomate for the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). The ABDSM is the board for the leading national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.

While he has a passion for dentistry and often “photoshoots”  his “Smile Makeover” patients, family comes first, and he enjoys celebrating his daughters’ many achievements after graduating Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is currently serving in his sixth year on Vanderbilt’s Parent & Teacher board. In his spare time, Dr. Ivan has recently discovered K1 racing and the incredibly challenging, yet relaxing, hobby of golf – he regularly shoots in the low to mid 80’s!

For more information on Dr. Ivan and his process, check out this article: Finding a Cosmetic Dentist

Kathy Valcarenghi, DDS

Dr. Kathy is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and Illinois Benedictine College. Her love of dentistry first began when she worked in her father’s dental office. Today, she enjoys all aspects of dentistry and being a dentist. Using the latest materials and techniques, she is able to provide patients with long lasting dental health and beautiful smiles that they love. With many hours of continuing education in Endodontics, Oral Health, and Smile Improvement, Dr. Kathy can help you with whatever dental health or cosmetic requirements that you may need! She will listen to you and find the solution to help you achieve your goals. She wants all of her patients to have the healthiest and best-looking smiles that they can!

Gerard Valcarenghi, MD, MPH

Consulting Physician

Dr. Gerard has practiced pulmonary medicine over 30 years holding several medical directorship appointments in critical care, including the Medical/Trauma Center’s Respiratory Dept., RICU (Respiratory Intensive Care Unit), the Respiratory Rehabilitation program and PFT lab at Enloe Hospital & Medical Center in Chico, Ca., St. Elizabeth Hospital and Butte College Respiratory Care Program and is credited with developing the sleep disorders department at Enloe.

One particular area of focus and research for Dr. Valcarenghi is in sleep disorders. He has spoken to professionals and the public understanding the underlying physiology of sleep disorders, an area of growing incidence and sophistication of treatment for patients.

Dr. Valcarenghi obtained his Masters degree (MPH) in Public Health from Loma Linda University Medical Center in California doing research in pulmonary in exercise physiology, nutrition and preventive medicine. The physiology of respiration is of particular interest as it relates to the upper airways in concert with the lower airways and how poor physiology of sleep results in system diseases not to mention neurologic deficits as well as obesity which often exacerbates the underlying sleep disorder.

As one of the principles of the North State Sleep Lab, he has a veritable wealth of experience in Sleep Disordered Breathing or SDB.

We are very happy to add Dr. Valcarenghi’s wealth of knowledge and experience to Radiante’ as a consulting physician.

Dr. Valcarenghi is also an accomplished classical pianist, avid runner, and is now always running to keep up with his three young children.

Peter Kim, DDS

Dentist

Bruce Abdullah, DDS, MS

Periodontist

Dr. Bruce Abdullah earned his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry. He received his Certificate in Periodontics and Masters Degree in Science from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1989.

Dr. Abdullah is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Periodontics in Post Graduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois and has been teaching for the last 20+ years. He performs and teaches the latest techniques in implant and periodontal surgery. Dr Abdullah is responsible for instructing the residents on the placement of implants and advancements in the field of implant surgery. He is also one of the first Periodontists trained in the field of implant osseointergration by Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark in 1987.

Dr. Abdullah is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is among only a small percentage of Periodontists throughout the world that has attained the qualifications of being a Diplomate of The American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Abdullah as a Periodontist is also certified by The Academy of Facial Esthetics to perform Botox and Dermal Fillers. As a cosmetic conscientious Periodontist, he has the unique ability to combine comfort and minimal postoperative complications.  

Dede A.

Certified Dental Assistant

Dede has been with us for nearly 8 years and has 20 years experience in the dental field. She is invaluable when it comes to Cosmetic Dentistry. Dede also does the preparations for our facial injectables and is a perennial student, continually furthering her knowledge and experience. Talk to Dede about her four Yorkies. 

Michel Uribe

Licensed Esthetician

Michel is one of our new esthetic professionals and has unique skills in Eye Lash Lift as well as our other facial esthetics procedures including microneedling. She also has wonderful hands, as anyone who has had a facial or head and neck massage can attest to!

Renata Kmiecik

Licensed Esthetician

Renata comes to use with over 20 years experience as an esthetic professional and is a 5-star esthetician from Kohler spas. She has magic hands, especially when it comes to the Radianté facial, peels, and microdermabrasion. She also has received additional training to better detect skin cancers.

Viviana C.

Certified Dental Assistant

Viviana is our newest certified dental assistant. Her experience is in periodontal health, which is the foundation of Cosmetic Dentistry. Without good periodontal (gum) health, you can’t proceed with cosmetic dentistry procedures, making periodontics the cornerstone of all treatment at Radianté.

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