Yaroslav YarmolyukDDS, MS
Cleidy ArboledaDDS, MS
Inna SydorakDDS, MS
Lina AlsibaieDMD, MS
Brian LaBlondeDDS, MS
Cuong DaoDDS, MSD
Staš GrandiDMD, MSD
Stephen W. AndrewsDMD, 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.
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
American Dental Association (2006-2012)
American Association of Orthodontists
Illinois Society of Orthodontists
“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.
- The American Association of Orthodontists
- The Illinois Society of Orthodontists
- The American Dental Association
- The Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Inna Sydorak was born and raised in Ukraine. She and her family immigrated to New York City back in 2003. While in New York she earned her undergraduate degree in Economics at Hunter College where she was a participant of its Honors Program from which she graduated with the highest Summa Cum Laude distinction. She went on to complete her dental training at Columbia University where she was at the top of her class. Dr. Sydorak obtained her specialty degree in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her thesis work on bone biology and tooth movement has won a research award and is currently being reviewed for publishing in a scientific journal.
Dr. Sydorak could not be happier in Chicago. Between creating smiles, reading her favorite books, jogging by the beautiful Lake Michigan, and enjoying everything else that this amazing city has to offer, you will always see her smiling as she enjoys the work she does and always strives to deliver her best!
Dr. Lina Alsibaie attended the University of Louisville where she earned a degree in Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. She graduated with the highest Magna Cum Laude distinction and received the OKU Chapter Award of Excellence. She continued her training at the University of Iowa where she earned her degree in Orthodontics and Masters of Science.
Dr. Alsibaie is excited to be joining us at Orthodontic Experts, and is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to her patients.
Dr. Mark Guevarra is originally from Vancouver, Canada, and has lived all over the continent to pursue his education. Dr. Mark received his Honors Specialization degree in Biology from Western University in London, Ontario. He then received his Master of Science in Biological Sciences at Mississippi College, where he graduated with the highest Summa Cum Laude distinction. Dr. Guevarra went on to complete his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from The University of Pennsylvania, graduating with Honors in Clinical Dentistry, and Community Service. Dr. Guevarra continued his Ivy League training at UPenn to complete his residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Guevarra is ecstatic to join us here at Orthodontic Experts, and deliver excellent, personalized care to all of our patients. Outside of the office, you may see Dr. Mark running along the Chicago River, playing tennis at the local courts, or feasting on deep dish pizza!
“I do not have an orthodontic philosophy. I think that every person is unique and should receive his or her own individualized treatment plan. I want to provide my patients with the best care possible, and newer treatments are continuously being developed.” says Dr. LaBlonde.
Dr. Dao was born in Liberal, KS, but his family moved all over the country before settling in Saginaw, MI. Growing up, Dr. Dao was already timid and shy. Not having a great smile contributed to that. “I had ‘buck teeth’,” Dr. Dao says, “my canines were growing in near my nose. After I had braces, that was when I blossomed into a more outgoing person.” As an orthodontist, I want to instill that same confidence in other people.
Dr. Dao is an avid rock climber and amateur chef. You can always find him at the local climbing gym (First Ascent) during his spare time!
Dr. Dao is eager to provide patients with the utmost care they deserve.
Dr. Dao speaks both English and Vietnamese.
- Saginaw Valley State University, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- Albert Einstein Medical Center, General Practice Residency Certificate
- University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Dr. Grandi is originally from the great state of South Dakota, but he has lived all over the world! Dr. Grandi spent 8 years in Miami, FL (Go Canes!) completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He was then honored to be selected as a United States Naval Officer and completed 5 years of active duty service, with all 5 years being overseas. While in the military, he was chosen to be a part of several amazing teams of professionals that traveled around the world learning the best techniques in dentistry from the most accomplished clinicians, received mentorship from the brightest minds in leadership, and had the privilege of treating the men and women of the armed forces of not only the United States but also our Allied Nations. After completing his active duty military service, Dr. Grandi was humbled at the opportunity to continue his professional education at the world-renowned Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency program of the University of Colorado. He’s practiced dentistry in the US, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and as such, he has seen and been able to treat the entire spectrum of orthodontic problems.
“I was very fortunate to receive orthodontic treatment in my teenage years and to experience first-hand the effect a smile can have on someone’s self-esteem. I can remember talking to my orthodontist when I was 14 years old and learning how intricate, precise, and complicated orthodontic treatment can be. I’ve always had a passion for learning, and when I found out how challenging it is to create beautiful smiles, I immediately knew that I wanted to pursue this profession. I’ve dedicated my life to learning as much as possible about the art and science of orthodontics so that my patients can achieve their best smile and have the confidence to pursue their passions!”
Dr. Grandi has a wide range of interests and is constantly learning new things. Dr. Grandi’s parents have always been immersed in music and art with his father being an accomplished musician and his mother being a certified master of sewing and quilting. “My siblings and I grew up tinkering with all kinds of instruments and working with our hands to create things.” This upbringing has fostered Dr. Grandi’s creativity and his insatiable appetite for learning. “In my free time, I love to experiment with music or work on projects with my hands. I’m no Jimi Hendrix nor Bob-The-Builder, but I can play a few songs on the guitar and I’ve been known to design and build a landscape or two!” Dr. Grandi added, “While in residency, my friends and I bought a house and completely remodeled it inside and out, doing the majority of the work ourselves, weekend-warrior style. Over the process, I learned a lot about architectural drawings and interior design, which I’ve found to be fascinating!” Dr. Grandi has a big family, so keeping up-to-date on their activities as well as enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado are also ways he enjoys spending his free time.
“I truly believe that having a great smile helps to give you the confidence to get out of your comfort zone and pursue your passions. Day-in and day-out, my team and I help patients of all ages to realize the true potential of their smile. Whether you are looking for an enhancement of an already nice smile, or whether you are in need of complex orthognathic surgery to correct the position of your jaws, together, we will find a way to give you your best smile so that you can live your best life!”
In addition to traditional braces, Dr. Grandi’s extensive training has given him expertise in clear aligner therapy (Invisalign, Clear Correct), self-ligating braces (Damon braces), lingual braces (braces on the backside of the teeth), Phase I treatment (braces for children as young as 7 years old), growth modification (treatment for children whose jaws are growing abnormally), temporomandibular joint disorder treatment (TMJ treatment), cleft lip and palate treatment, and orthognathic surgery treatment (surgical treatment for adults whose jaws have grown abnormally).
The University of Colorado, Orthodontic Residency
Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Master of Science in Dentistry
Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Miami
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Marine Science
Stephen W. Andrews
Dr. Andrews has been practicing orthodontics for twenty five years. Dr. Andrews received his Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from The Medical College of Georgia (1982), where he was in the top 10% of his class.
He received his Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1989. He had assignments in England, Alaska, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, retiring as a full colonel after serving 26 years. Dr. Andrews became interested in orthodontics as a result of his experience during his general practice Residency experience in the Air Force. This experience helped him realize the importance of a beautiful smile and how it affects a person’s self-esteem.
Dr. Andrews and his wife, Julie, have three daughters ~ Marie and granddaughter Layla, who live in Denver; Shannon, who lives in Denver; and Kylie, who is in high school; as well as one son, Josh, Kailyn and grandson Orlen, who reside in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Andrews was certified as a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) in February 1995. The American Board of Orthodontics is the only certifying organization for the specialty of orthodontics that is recognized by the American Dental Association and sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists. The American Board of Orthodontics was established in 1929 and was the third certifying board in the health professions and the first in dentistry.
Board certification is an elective process and not every orthodontist undertakes this rigorous, lengthy and ongoing examination process. It is intended to provide assurance to the public that an orthodontic specialist has successfully completed an approved educational program and an evaluation process which includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise required to provide quality patient care. Completion of this process is an indication of an orthodontist’s commitment to establish and maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence in orthodontics.