Testimonials

Dr. Kathy is the best! She is my dentist. For parents with children they will provide 'warm fuzzies for them. My daughter will now be bringing my 3 granddaughters there. State of the art equipment & the staff there is amazing. HIGHLY recommend! Keri C.

GREAT. Amazing service. Each time I'm there I feel so taken care of & very well-informed about how to better take care of my teeth and mouth. Highly recommend! Briana C.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Cathy did both my exam and cleaning, and answered all my questions. This was my first visit to Celebrating Smiles, but I feel as if I have been going here for years. I definitely plan on scheduling my future appointments at Celebrating Smiles. Nannette B.

Love it!! Love Bridget and Dr. Cathy. Wonderful experience, so glad we changed to Celebrating Smiles. Laura H.

DR. CHU and her staff are WONDERFUL ,at Celebrating Smiles they do an outstanding job to ensure a great dental experience. Dolores is a pleasure, the best hygienist ever! - Gina K.

I had to come in for my first cavity and beforehand I let them know it was between work and school for me. They said a half n hour time is all they need to get the job done and to my delighted surprise it was twenty-five minutes! Wonderful group of workers who love their jobs and create a welcoming atmosphere. - Michael S.

Very through exam by Dr Cathy! Everything was we'll explained and talked about! Already scheduled my follow up appointment, and my 6 month cleaning! - Kaley J.

Have been with Celebrating Smiles for over 15 years now and the whole family has greatly appreciated the relationship and service above and beyond. - Ted E.

I cannot say enough about the quality and care given at this office. Dr. Chu has an amazing staff that is incredibly genuine and sincere. They care deeply for their patients. I am not an easy patient to deal with and they never cease to amaze me at how well I am treated there. I have never had good experiences at any other dentist office. Dr. Nguyen is my Dentist there. I can go on and on about how great she and her team are, but I think you get the idea. Hands down the best office, best staff, best care, and best everything! I highly recommend them. - Jordan C.

Dr Cathy makes going to the dentist feel like a beautification day! It's not the usual awful experience that makes people hate going to the dentist. She will change your outlook! You need to go see her! - Anna M.

Felicia_Chu_2Dr. Felicia Chu received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1993, after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduation, she completed a general practice residency program at the Dental Clinic of Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. This residency enabled her to gain valuable experience working with medically compromised patients, as well as develop the skills necessary to treat a variety of complex cases. Following her residency, she began practicing family dentistry in Elgin. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to fill the dental needs of the entire family by performing a wide range of dental procedures including sealants, tooth-colored fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers, partials and dentures, restoring dental implants, extractions and root canal therapy. She prides herself in delivering all dental treatment in the most gentle and caring manner. She also finds helping others extremely rewarding. She has volunteered her time to these organizations: Greater Elgin Dental Clinic, the Elgin Junior Service Board,  The United Way, YWCA, Girl Scouts, Elgin Community Dental Assisting Program, the Fox Valley River Dental Society, and the Dental Department of Sherman Hospital.  Since 2007, she has been in charge of a program called Dentist with a Heart where local dental offices provide free dental care for 1 day in February to those who otherwise could not afford these services. She strongly believes in the importance of continuing education because it keeps her current with the latest advancements in dentistry. She has received her Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award.  The Fellowship Award is based upon the completion of 500 hours of continuing education and the successful completion of a written exam. She has been a member of the following organizations: Women in Management, YWCA Board of Elgin, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Fox Valley River Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry,  Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy Study Club, Elgin Dental Study Club and the Dental Department of  Advocate Sherman Hospital. She has been the past president of the Dental Department of Sherman Hospital and Elgin Dental Study Club and is the the current president of the Fox Valley River Dental Society. For fun, Dr. Chu likes to play golf, tennis and run.  She has run 3 marathons and has a hole in one! 


Dr. Cathy NgCathy_Nguyen_2uyen was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school locally, Dr. Cathy continued her education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she was a pre-dental scholar and majored in biomedical sciences. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Health Sciences and ultimately graduated with honors, cum laude, as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Cathy received an award from the Quintessence Publishing Company for outstanding clinical achievement in restorative dentistry. She also received an award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for outstanding achievement academically and clinically in implant dentistry.

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. 


 

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