meet the doctors

Meena Goel, D.D.S

Owner/General Dentist

Dr. Goel graduated from the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. With a full curriculum of classes and extensive research work in the biology field, Dr. Goel was able to complete her degree in 3 years, graduating in 1996. Always aspiring to be a healthcare professional, she was accepted into one of the top dental universities in the country.

Dr. Goel graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois in the year 2000. Upon completion, Dr. Goel decided to further advance her knowledge of dentistry by participating in the General Practice Residency Program at Evanston Northwestern Hospital. This extensive program concentrated on dental treatment for medically compromised patients, cancer patients, oral surgery, and advanced gum disease treatments. This one-year program significantly expanded her knowledge of medicine and dentistry, allowing her to confidently start her career.

Dr. Goel is an accredited and active member of the International Association of Orthodontics, a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

She is also an active member of local women’s dental groups and dental volunteer activities.

In this continuously changing field, Dr. Goel maintains her updated knowledge and skills with extensive continuing education with Rondeau Seminars since 2015, focusing on Early Orthodontics treatments for children and adults, TMJ disorder treatments, and Sleep Apnea Solutions. Dr. Goel also hosts General Dentists from around the country for a 2-year hands-on mini-residency program in Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, and TMD treatments.

Dr. Goel believes in the importance of educating her patients, and providing them with comprehensive dental care, utilizing the best materials and techniques available. Maintaining their dental health is a commitment that she and her patients make to each other.

Sayali Bhatwadekar, D.D.S.

General Dentist

Dr. Sayali Bhatwadekar offers a practice devoted to comprehensive dentistry for both adults and children.  Her philosophy of practice is to provide a comfortable and dependable experience for all patients. Her philosophy is guided by the highest of ethics and excellent patient care.  She prides herself with treating every patient with compassion they need and deserve.

Dr. Sayali Bhatwadekar received her dental degree from Mumbai, India. She then graduated with a D.D.S degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor in 2010. She attributes much of her professional success to the sound training she received from the University of Michigan. She is also a member of Chicago Dental Society, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

Her hobbies include listening to music, singing, dance and arts/crafts. In her personal life, she loves to travel and spends time with her family. She is looking forward to meeting you and providing you with best individualized care. She appreciates your feedback and always endeavors to improve her practice.

Dr. Prasudha Karteeka Sunkara, D.M.D.

General Dentist

Dr. Sunkara graduated from MGR University in Chennai, India, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007.

Dr. Sunkara furthered her knowledge of dentistry by becoming a Research Assistant at UIC Chicago Dental School in the Department of Endodontics. The focus of her research was the effect of Vitamin D deficiency on primary and adult teeth. Dr. Sunkara has volunteered for the Mobile Dental Clinic affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital.

Dr. Sunkara graduated from Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University, in Boston Massachusetts with an advanced standing DMD. She is trained in digital dentistry, CEREC, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect. Dr. Sunkara is continuously attending various CE courses to update her knowledge and skills. She has attended courses regarding implants and various restorative procedures.

Dr. Sunkara is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Dental Implant Association.

Dr. Sunkara moved to Chicago and has been living in the Northwest suburbs for the last ten years. She is fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. In her free time, Dr. Sunkara likes to spend time with family, reading, crafting and designing Indian costumes.