Dr. Cathy joined the Celebrating Smiles team in 2011. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Fox River Valley Dental Society. She is an active member of the Elgin Dental Society of which she was the president during the 2013-2014, the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 seasons. Additionally, she stays at the forefront of dentistry with regular continuing education courses. She has volunteered for Dentist With A Heart, Head Start, Give Kids A Smile and the Wisconsin Mission Of Mercy.
Dr. Cathy enjoys and is proficient in all facets of general dentistry. Along with her clinical skills, Dr. Cathy is an effective communicator and can speak Vietnamese. She can calm an anxious child or ease a fearful patient because above all, she cherishes the relationships formed with each patient while working with them to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.
During her free time, Dr. Cathy enjoys baking and gardening. She is also interested in fitness and loves NFL football. She enjoys watching all of the NFL teams, but of course the Chicago Bears are her favorite. Most of all, Dr. Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She lives with her husband, Peter, and cat, Apollo Creed, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Dr. Ambreen Jafri received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 2005. To keep abreast of cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Illinois Dental Association. Dr. Jafri is committed to the highest quality dental care. She applies a caring, detailed-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking the time to solve their dental issues effectively and thoughtfully provides treatment options that are specifically designed around each clients need. She always encourages her patients to be involved with their course of treatment in order to achieve the best result possible. Dr. Jafri says, “Dentistry offers me the opportunity to combine my artistic skills with science and the joy of healing to bring happiness to others. My greatest pleasure is when a new patient enters feeling nervous or anxious and leaves feeling happy, relaxed and free of pain!” She and her team deliver the most skilled dental care possible in an atmosphere of satisfaction and well-being. Her patient-centered approach to dentistry emphasizes comfort without compromise so that each visit is a great dental experience. In her free time, she love to spend time with her husband and three children. They enjoy playing squash (racquetball) and going on family bike rides.