North Shore Center for Dental Health
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My experience one more time was excellent. From the receptionist area all the way to the back room, Eva is my dental hygienist and the level of comfort with her it's what I was looking for, she is very gentle and attentive with my needs, the Dr. has a great patient skills communication, and this to me is priceless. I had a horrible experience with my last dentist, I am so glad that I found this great group of professionals that make every visit to their office like I am home. Thank you so much for all the care and concern for your patients, many blessings and keep it up! ;-)
- A Happy Patient
Meet Our Doctors

With four dentists on our team, including an Orthodontist and Periodontist, you and your family can get the care you need under one roof!

General dentist Dr. Chris Baboulas has expertise in family and cosmetic dentistry as well as implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Chris Baboulas
Dr. Kathy Karalekas is a general dentist who has received training focused on family and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Kathy Karalekas
Staff orthodontist Dr. Ronald Metelka is one of a very limited number of orthodontists trained in lingual orthodontics.

Dr. Ronald Metelka
Dr. Bruce Abdullah is a board-certified Periodontist and has received specialty training in periodontics and implantology.

Dr. Bruce Abdullah


North Shore Center of Dental Health - Doctors

Dr. Chris Baboulas - General Dentist

Dr. Chris Baboulas

Dr. Chris Baboulas is a 1986 graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry. His training focuses on family and cosmetic dentistry as well as implants and full mouth reconstruction. He is a member of the ADA, PFA, ICD, AGD, AAID, CDS, ISDS and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Dr. Chris proudly served his country during Operation Desert Storm and is currently retired from the US Army. 

Dr. Chris and his staff are happy to donate their time and services to many worthy causes. 

He has partnered with the "Give Back a Smile" program through the AACD in which he donates needed dental care to victims of domestic violence. 

He is also partners with the Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, in which he donates dental care to people who cannot afford needed treatment due to serious disabilities, advanced age, or impaired health. 

Dr. Chris Baboulas is a licensed General Dentist and is an Invisalign and Biolase certified provider.

Dr. Kathy Karalekas - General Dentist

Dr. Kathy Karalekas

Dr. Kathy Karalekas is also a 1986 graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry. Like her husband, Dr. Chris Baboulas, her training focuses on family and cosmetic dentistry. She is a member of the ADA, CDS and ISDS. 

Dr. Kathy Karalekas is a licensed General Dentist. She is also a Lumineers and Biolase laser certified provider.

Dr. Ronald Metelka - Orthodontist

Dr. Ronald Metelka

Dr. Ronald Metelka, our staff Orthodontist, received his doctorate degree from Loyola Univeristy and in 1980 received his specialty degree from the Northwestern University School of Dentistry. For over 20 years, Dr. Ron has treated hundreds of adults and children. He is a member of the AOA as well as the ALOA. He is proud to offer not only the latest in metal and ceramic braces, but also is one of a very limited number of Orthodontists trained in Lingual Orthodontics, which is brackets placed behind the teeth, so they are virtually INVISIBLE. Dr. Metelka is also Premier Invisalign Provider proudly offering Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. 

Dr. Bruce Abdullah - Periodontist

Dr. Bruce Abdullah

Dr. Bruce Abdullah is a board certified Periodontist and Diplomate of the Academy of Periodontology. He received his doctorate degree from Loyola University and his specialty training in Periodontics and Implantology from Tufts University. Dr. Bruce has been in full time practice since 1989 and has been teaching part-time as a clinical Professor at Loyola University and the University of Illinois, specifically in the post-graduate periodontics specialty program. He is the prime clinical instructor that teaches the residents on the placement of implants and advancements in implant surgical procedures. He is extremely proficient in all phases of Implantology. 

Patient Education Is Important

We are always happy to take the time necessary to answer your questions, before, during, and after your treatment. We also invite you to read our blog where you can learn more about oral health care, treatment options, and the latest in dental technology.

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