Meet the Doctors

Meet Dr. Nilofer Khan

  • Meet Dr. Nilofer Khan

    Dr. Nilofer Khan is dedicated to helping her patients achieve beautiful smiles using her talent, education, and passion for dentistry. Dr. Khan is an owner and General Dentist at NK Family Dental. She received her DDS from New York University. She loves that her profession as a dentist allows her to work with her hands and engage her artistic aptitude as she helps her patients obtain healthy smiles.

    She believes that your smile is a window to the world. It portrays your personality, self-image, and how you feel about other people. Her professional goal is to enhance the lives and smiles of her patients by helping them achieve optimal oral health, using both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She believes a beautiful, healthy smile will not only contribute to your well-being but can also increase your self-esteem.

    Dr. Khan understands that open communication is the key to a successful patient-dentist relationship. She strives to keep her patients well-informed about their dental health and how they can best care for their teeth at home. As part of the dialogue, Dr. Khan initiates with her patients, she helps them to understand the connection between oral health and overall body health, knowing that the better informed the patient, the more proactive they are in taking care of their mouths and their bodies.

    Dr. Khan knows that it is essential for her to keep abreast of new research and technologies in the ever-evolving field of dentistry, so she seeks out continuing education offerings. She has completed many courses including Invisalign, periodontal surgery, endodontics, and orthodontics and has received advanced training in crown lengthening and bone grafting through courses at the Perio Institute. Additionally, Dr. Khan has completed training at the Academy of GP Orthodontics and enjoys providing orthodontic care to her patients. Her education and training also allow her to offer a wide range of services including root canal treatments, dental implants, complete smile makeovers and same-day services using CEREC.

    The enjoyment Dr. Khan receives from working with and caring for her patients, who span a wide range of ages and backgrounds, gives her great gratification.

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  • Meet Dr. Jung

    Dr. Jung received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Purdue University and earned her dental degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jung grew up in South Korea and the midwest.

    She feels blessed to have a career that can give her patients confidence with a beautiful smile. Dr. Jung’s goal is to provide personalized services to facilitate your good health.

    In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring Chicago and other cities. She is also an avid golfer and loves pilates.

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  • Dr. Henry Sharfaei
    Meet Dr. Henry Sharfaei

    Dr. Sharfaei is an associate dentist at NK Family Dental. In 1992 Dr. Sharfaei graduated from Northwestern’s School of Dentistry with extensive experience in endodontia, exodontia, crowns, bridges, veneers, and full mouth rehabilitation. He uses a personal practice style which embraces the continuing education of new dental techniques, detailed attention to procedure, and warm, caring, responsible patient service.

    Dr. Sharfaei is also an Associate Professor of Physiology and Pathology – Chicago National College of Naprapathy, having conducted classes in Neurophysiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Renal Physiology, Acid-Base Physiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Immune Physiology, Reproductive Physiology, and Integumentary Physiology.

    He has also co-authored numerous text books, supporting workbooks, and visual materials on the topic of Modern Sectional Anatomy published by Triton College Press (1990) and W.B. Saunders Co. (1992).

    He is an Award Recipient – having received the Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry from the Academy of Operative Dentistry.

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  • Meet Dr. Al-Saffar

    Dr. Al-Saffar is an associate dentist at NK Family Dental. She received her Doctorate Degree of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental medicine. After graduation, Dr. Al-Saffar continued her dental education by completing one year of residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at NYU langone hospitals.

    Her interest in dentistry began as a teenager when she had her braces removed and she was fascinated by the substantial positive improvements dentistry is able to provide in the right hands. In the years that followed, She realized that the link between oral health and systemic health is substantial and She wanted to be a part of this as a career. She is very excited to bring her enthusiasm for quality, personalized dental care to each and every patient. Dr. Al-Saffar specializes in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance.

    Always striving to learn, Dr. Al-Saffar frequently engages in continuing education to expand her skill set and knowledge, In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

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    Meet Dr. Amir Danesh

    Dr. Amir Danesh got his DDS in 2008 and received his postdoctoral specialty training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Danesh career goal is putting the patient`s interest first and minimize any inconvenience and stress to patients by making the process noninvasive and more efficient. He is a big believer of evidence based dentistry and uses current techniques and industry breakthroughs supported by scientific evidence, for providing the highest quality of care to his patients.

    Dr. Danesh is a board certified periodontist and Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Danesh was selected as a winner of first prize in a Clinical Showcase Scholarship from New York University. He was also selected as the recipient of Award for Academic excellence for his scholarly activities. He believes that clinical research plays a vital role in the enhancement of patient care. He has contributed to publication of 2 books and published more than 20 papers in prestigious journals including Journal of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Implant Dentistry, Clinical Implant Dentistry and related research, Journal craniofacial surgery, Journal of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Journal of Periodontal Research.

    He is a reviewer as well as editorial member of many professional scientific journals and has several oral and poster presentations at national and international meetings such as American Academy of Periodontology. His specialty clinical training and academic research focus on various advanced and complicated implant and oral surgeries including bone regeneration and grafting, sinus lift procedure, ridge augmentation, atraumatic surgical extractions and site preservation, soft tissue augmentation and treatment of gum and peri-implant diseases. In addition, he has been trained in Nitrous Oxide and Intravenous Sedation that help patients to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. IV sedation or "twilight sleep" will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember procedures that may be very uncomfortable for patients.

    Dr. Danesh is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, a member of both the American and International Association for Dental Research, The International Association for Orthodontics, and American Orthodontics Society. Dr. Danesh is passionate about the specialty of periodontology and implant dentistry and makes a serious commitment to continuing education by attending the professional meetings to stay updated in the field. He is bilingual in both English and Farsi.

    Learn more about our Dental Implant Specialist.

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    Meet Dr. Al-Sabek

    Dr. Al-Sabek received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, and obtained his endodontist specialty from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. He also went on to earn his Master of Science degree in endodontics at the same university.

    Since then, Dr. Al-Sabek has focused on developing painless root canal and endodontic treatments that only require a single visit. Using the very latest equipments, and technology which resulted in setting a standard of excellence. Dr. Al-Sabek ensures every patient has the best experience possible. He is committed to delivering high quality care with a dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction.

    When not at work, Dr. Al-Sabek enjoys time with his wife, son, and two daughters doing outdoor activities and traveling. He’s also a committed car enthusiast.

    Learn more about our Root Canal Specialist.

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