Our Orthodontists

Arlington Heights Orthodontist – Yaroslav Yarmolyuk DDS, MS

Yaroslav-Yarmolyuk-DDS-MS“For me, orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics is the way of helping my patients to improve their lives by giving them a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile. Orthodontic treatment changes lives by making patients’ smiles more attractive and significantly improving their confidence and self-esteem. I am proud to be able to provide orthodontic treatment to the residents of Arlington Heights and neighboring areas,” says Arlington Heights’ orthodontist, Dr. Yarmolyuk.

After completing his undergraduate studies in Biology, Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Dentistry, where he received extensive theoretical and clinical training in dentistry. During his studies at UIC, Dr. Yarmolyuk obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. Dr. Yarmolyuk was involved in a variety of research and leadership activities and is a recipient of multiple honors and awards. 

After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Yarmolyuk continued his training at Marquette University post-graduate orthodontic residency. This intense full-time, two-year training in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics prepared him to treat even the most challenging orthodontic cases. Dr. Yarmolyuk constantly increases his knowledge and keeps up with the new techniques and advances in the field of orthodontics by attending professional meetings and continuing education courses. Dr. Yarmolyuk holds a specialty dental license in orthodontics. Dr. Yarmolyuk resides in the Northwest suburbs with his wife, son and daughter.

Education:
Marquette University, Department of Developmental Sciences, Orthodontic Residency

  • Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Bachelor in Dental Science

Professional Memberships:

Languages:

  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Polish
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Arlington Heights Orthodontist – Cleidy Arboleda DDS, MS

Arlington Heights Orthodontist Cleidy Arboleda“Studying Orthodontics has allowed me to tangibly see the difference that you can make in someone’s life, whether big or small. Giving someone the confidence to smile with pride is a privilege. I know something as simple as a healthy and beautiful smile can mean an improved outlook on life,” says Dr. Arboleda.

Dr. Arboleda was born and raised in Colombia, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a degree as specialist in Orthodontics. She moved to Chicago in 2009 and after three years of residency, Dr. Arboleda received her Master of Science degree in Oral Sciences and Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2015, Dr. Arboleda became a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Only 25% of all orthodontist go through the rigorous testing process to become board certified and Dr. Cleidy is one of them!

Dr. Arboleda and her husband reside in Glenview Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Professional Affiliations:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Chicago Dental Society

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
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Harwood Heights Orthodontist  Amrita K. Rakalla, DDS, MS

RakallaDr. Rakalla, DDS, MS was born and raised in Danville, Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Continuing her education at UIC, she also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She has received several awards during dental school, which include the American Institute of Orthodontic Research Award and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Lina K. Tharp Award for compassion in providing oral healthcare to patients. Dr. Rakalla completed her orthodontic residency at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Dr. Rakalla resides in Chicago (West Loop). She likes baking, cooking, reading and trying out new restaurants. During her free time, Dr. Rakalla enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
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Pilsen Orthodontist – Ginu Devi Dahiya

the-new-doctor-254x300“My profession is my passion. My love for the field of orthodontics has allowed me to combine my scientific knowledge with my professional experience to spread happiness, one smile at a time,” says Dr. Dahiya.

Dr. Dahiya has obtained her Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto, followed by her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2013 from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her specialty studies in Orthodontics along with earning a Master of Science.

She was a Charlie Schulz Scholar Award Recipient who presented her research on unilateral extractions in Class II subdivision malocclusions at the national AAO conference in 2016.

She devotes time to attend orthodontic seminars and meetings to stay up-to-date on developments and new emerging researches in the field of orthodontics and dentistry. Dr. Dahiya is an avid runner and hopes to run a marathon in the near future. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and actively encourages this in her patients as well.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists

Languages:

  • English
  • Hindi
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Rockford Orthodontist – Tony ZHANG

tony-picture“To give everyone a beautiful, healthy and confident smile is my biggest passion.” says Dr. Tony. Dr. Tony obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2014 from University of Detroit Mercy. He completed his specialty studies in Orthodontics in 2016 from Loma Linda University, he also obtained his Master’s degree in 2016 from Loma Linda University.

He was a recipient of highest academic standing award from Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and a recipient of Dr. William S Kramer Award of Excellence from OKU National Dental Honor Society. He received Edward Hoban Memorial Scholarship from Mrs. Mary Hoban as well. He likes to give back to the community and volunteer in many events including “Give kids a smile.” He likes to stay tuned with the newest technologies and developments in orthodontics while striving hard to make every treatment as efficient and effective as possible.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists