Dr. Chammae attended dental school at New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in 2014, going on to complete a one-year residency at Jamaica Hospital in Jamaica, New York. He also completed an implant logistics internship in 2017 with Implant Direct, where he received advanced training in restorative and implant dentistry. He has been practicing in the area for over seven years. His chief goal is to restore oral health and smiles in every patient he sees, and he participates in continuing education on an annual basis to make sure he can attain those goals.
In his free time, Dr. Chammae enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends and family.
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. Mazon graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Washington. She began her interest in dentistry while researching new materials to help stop and prevent cavities. She then fully entered the world of dentistry at the University of Washington, eventually earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Mazon continued her training in a hospital dental residency in California. She enjoys providing care to patients of all ages, including children, stressing the importance of establishing good dental habits and making good experiences at the dental office. Volunteering is a passion for Dr. Mazon, so she participates in various programs to provide dental care to underserved communities, including Team Smile.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Mazon has a passion for music and languages. She plays the piano, flute and ukulele, and she sings of course with a karaoke machine during her downtime. Dr. Mazon speaks English and Spanish, as well as a bit of her family’s language, Tagalog. In the future, Dr. Mazon would like to continue to learn more languages.
Dr. Abdelrahman Salem has always found great pleasure in helping others achieve their goals in life by giving them beautiful smiles. 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® clear aligners. 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 Illinois 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
Our dental team places a great emphasis on providing excellent dental care for you and your family. We make it our goal to keep our patients as happy as possible and provide uplifting experiences during their time with our dentists in Mount Prospect, Illinois. If you would like to learn more about our amazing dental team, please feel free to contact Avid Dental Mount Prospect today at 847-439-6332 and schedule a visit with Dr. Wajih Chammae, Dr. Nidal Obeid or Dr. Abdelrahman Salem.
Our office manager, Sandy, became a part of our team in 2015. She has received a great deal of experience in the dental field since her graduation from dental assisting school in 2009. Sandy enjoys the opportunity to serve dental care to our local community, and she is very devoted to our patients. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her children and going horseback riding on the weekends. She is married and currently has three children.
Nelly first joined our dental practice in 2008 as our new insurance coordinator. She works hard to help out our patients by figuring out their insurance benefits and giving them more information regarding their dental care. Her favorite part about being on our team is the opportunity she receives to build relationships with our patients and help them feel taken care of. In addition to doing her job as best as she can, Nelly believes that her effort as an employee is a reflection of the office. She strives to meet the needs and expectations of our patients and helps to build a great-standing reputation for our team! In her spare time, Nelly enjoys weight training at the local gym and spending her time using cosmetics.
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.