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Dentists in Skokie | North Shore Dentist

Dr. Asher Gelman, Dr. Louis I. Freeman, Dr. Jason Brenner, and Dr. E. Dwayne Karateew



Dr. Asher Gelman

Dentist, DMD

Born and raised in New York, Dr. Asher Gelman now lives in Skokie with his wife, Rachael, and their four smart, stubborn, and sometimes well-behaved children, Emmett, Livia, Evan, and Margot.

Before following his wife back to her hometown, Dr. Gelman earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded the Academy of Dental Materials Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Dental Materials and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award for Undergraduate Scholarship. He continued his post-doctorate training in a General Practice Residency at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, an affiliate hospital of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he gained extensive experience in dental implantology and prosthodontics. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Gelman graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in Biology. Dr. Gelman has conducted research in modern aesthetic dental ceramics and presented his research before the International Association of Dental Research. His techniques have been published in the peer reviewed Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Drawn to dentistry both for its creative and technical aspects, Dr. Gelman has a passion for problem solving, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society, and is committed to lifelong learning through continuing education.

Dr. Louis I. Freeman

Dentist, DDS

From the time of receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in Evanston, Illinois in 1980, Dr. Freeman has been the Chicago northshore dentist for over 32 years. Since beginning his career as a dentist in skokie, Dr. Freeman has placed an emphasis on prevention and a concern for patient dental health.

While emphasizing dental health, Dr. Freeman has made it a priority to get to know each patient individually. As an experienced dentist in skokie, Dr. Freeman firmly believes that establishing a caring and trusting relationship with each patient creates a more comfortable experience for both parties (especially with children). Dr. Louis I. Freeman is an active member of the northshore community of Chicago and lives in Wilmette with his three children.

Dr. Freeman has completed numerous advanced training courses in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, fixed prosthodontics like crowns and bridges, and removable prosthodontics like dentures and partial dentures.

Dr. Jason Brenner

Dentist, DDS

Dr. Jason Brenner earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland Dental School of Dental Medicine and continued his post-doctorate training in a general Practice Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, where he gained extensive experience in dental implantology and prosthodontics.

Originally from New York City, Dr. Brenner graduated cum laude from City University of New York Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Economics. He now lives in Lincolnwood with his wife and 3 children. In his free time Dr. Brenner enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, cooking and music.

Dr. E. Dwayne Karateew


Dr. Karateew completed dental school at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery (now the College of Dental Medicine) in New York City. This was followed by Certificates in both Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining The Dental Store, he practiced for over 20 years in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada maintaining a practice which focused on Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Implant centered dentistry. In his private practice, he has placed and restored over 8,000 dental implants. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Advanced Education in Periodontology (Residency program) at UIC College of Dentistry in Chicago Illinois, where he is involved in both the education of the postgraduate Periodontology residents as well as with clinical research. Dr. Karateew has earned the status of a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration.

He and his wife, Dr. Mitra Sadrameli (Oral and MaxilloFacial Radiologist), are relatively new transplants to the Chicago area. From their urban apartment in the city center, Dwayne and Mitra are enjoying exploring Chicago and absorbing its history and architecture. Dr. Karateew enjoys: Fly Fishing, Downhill Skiing, Golfing and Gourmet Cooking.

Dr. Patrick Carroll

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Patrick Carroll is an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with eight years of experience. During his undergraduate studies Dr. Patrick Carroll focused on biology, where he graduated with honors, and earned himself an early admission to the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Upon completing his DDS in the top 10% of his class, Dr. Carroll elected to further develop his talents and complete his residency studying Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University.

While studying Oral surgery at Vanderbilt, Dr. Carroll would receive heavy exposure to trauma, pathology, anesthesia, and dentoalveolar surgery. His training at Vanderbilt was of paramount importance. Dr. Carroll would act as the chief resident of the facial trauma and reconstruction team where he would further hone his skills.

In his free time, Dr. Carroll enjoys traveling and exploring the corners of Chicago.


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