About Your Dentist

Maria Hamidani, DMD

“Dentistry allows me the opportunity to be part of a dynamic field and a dynamic team that takes pride in serving others.”

My Mission

“I believe that successful dentistry begins with patient education, and this forms the foundation for the excellent care we provide. Our patients are key players in our care team. I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our patients and helping them enjoy the best dental experience possible.”

Education

Hospital Dentistry Residency
Mercy Hospital St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Doctorate of Dental Medicine
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Downers Grove, IL

Bachelor of Science in Health Science - magna cum laude
Benedictine University at Lisle - Lisle, IL

Continuing Education &Professional Memberships

Dr. Hamidani’s residency allowed her the opportunity to gain valuable experience treating patients with complex medical needs in general practice and operating room settings. She is an active member of the Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Hamidani is committed to continuing education in order to provide her patients with state-of-the-art technology, procedures, and materials in dentistry. She enjoys attending the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting every year – this is a conference dedicated to networking with dental professionals from over 16 different countries and learning all about the latest professional products and instruments in dentistry.

Life & Hobbies

When she isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Hamidani enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her little sister and adorable nieces. She has been married to her husband, Azhar for three years. Dr. Hamidani is a native Chicagoan, and she’s an avid Bulls fan! She also partakes in amateur photography and photo editing, as well as learning new culinary recipes. Dr. Hamidani enjoys volunteering with community outreach programs, such as Give Kids A Smile and Missouri Mission of Mercy events.
 

Sunitha Samuel, DDS

“You don’t have to brush all your teeth – just the ones you want to keep!”

My Mission

“I strive to provide compassionate and competent care to patients while educating them on how to protect their oral health. My goal is to make my patients feel comfortable while in the dental chair and help them reach optimal oral health and confidence in their smile.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
New York University College of Dentistry – New York, New York

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience
Binghamton University – Binghamton, New York

Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Samuels completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, which allowed her to hone her clinical skills in dentistry and gain experience in more complex root canal and surgical procedures.  

Dr. Samuels is committed to taking continuing education courses in order to keep up to date with any advancements in dental technologies and materials. She is dedicated to a career of lifetime learning in dentistry and is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). She is also CDCA board certified.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Samuels is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Nassau County Dental Society.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Samuels enjoys spending time with her family, rock climbing, traveling, and exploring new places with her soon-to-be husband.