1151 N Arlington Heights Road, Buffalo Grove, IL


1151 N Arlington Heights Road, Buffalo Grove, IL


Office Manager

This is the best career, because I love helping people! Plus, working with incredible doctors, a fun team, and most importantly our wonderful patients makes each day a pleasure! Taking on a management role and learning from Marlene Garfield, a spectacular role model, has been an exciting challenge. After years of training, successfully completed actuarial exams, obtaining multiple designations (FSA 2003-2013, CFA 2006-2016, and MBA 2007), and a 20+ year career working as an actuary, I decided to make a life change and join my wife and brother-in-law in managing our family’s dental office. More recently, I’ve been working on this new endeavor where we’ve created a new partnership, Dental Design. Now, I’m closer to home, see more friends and family as patients while working in the office, and have joined a wonderful team where all our efforts surround serving our fantastic family of patients.

 On a personal note, I reside a few minutes from the office in Riverwoods where I live with the love of my life and my wife – Beth, and our four adorable children (Jordyn, Jacob, Samantha, and AJ). So, as to be expected with young children, I am always running around after them. With the few minutes of personal time I get, you can find me playing basketball, golf, cards, heading to the movies or theater, or just having a nice dinner with friends.

 Please stop in and say hello, I look forward to meeting each and everyone!

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“Visiting Dental Design is always a very pleasant experience. Their commitment to punctuality, friendly reception, and excellent dental care will always make this practice the choice for my family.”


via Google 

“Great office, really attentive and sensitive to your needs whether they be financial or concerns about the procedures.”


via Google 

“Everyone was extremely accommodating and helpful. I broke a crown over the weekend and they were able to get me in within an hour of my calling the office.”


via Google 

“Wonderful practice. My family loves this dentist. Dr. Gelman has wonderful personality, great with little kids. Accommodate our busy schedules and same day appointments if needed.”


via Yelp 

“Dr. Shulkin is a kind and gentle guy and was able to explain what course of treatment was appropriate for me and all of the options clearly.”


via Facebook 

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