About Your Dentist

Mike Donovan, DDS

My Mission

Dr. Donovan believes in providing good dental care in a relaxing atmosphere. He is known for taking time to get to know his patients, with an emphasis on making sure his patients understand their conditions and the treatment options they have in order to get to optimal oral health.

Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL

Continuing Education

Dr. Donovan has always enjoyed the full spectrum of dentistry, having done everything from root canals and periodontal work to crowns, dentures and implants for many years. Much to his surprise, he still enjoys a challenging extraction or root canal therapy as much as a good cosmetic case.

Dr. Donovan graduated from Northern Illinois University, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1990.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Donovan has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years, and is still interested in learning new things. He and his wife Tansy have three children who aren't children anymore, but who he loves very much. He likes to read and bike ride when he has time off.

Trushar Patel, DDS

My Mission

Dr. Patel's patient philosophy is simple: Everyone should be able to receive a pain-free visit, benefit from expert care and leave the patient chair with a beautiful smile. While Dr. Patel has been practicing for many years, he has a tremendous passion for technology.  He strives each day to continue to be on the forefront of modern dentistry and incorporate all advances available in the field into patient care.

Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of Bombay

Continuing Education

Dr. Patel's primary focus is general dentistry, but enjoys practicing all phases of the field including oral surgery, dental implants, periodontics, dentures, orthodontics and endodontics.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Patel's primary inspiration to pursue dentistry came from watching his own father practice family medicine in the suburbs of Mumbai. Dr. Patel has always enjoyed working with his hands and decided early on that he would pursue a career in dentistry. He is very grateful to have been practicing dentistry for decades and continue to do something he loves.

Dr. Patel met his beautiful wife during his time in dental school, where she was a classmate studying to become a pediatric dentisit. After they graduated and got married, they immagrated to the US and started their life together in Chicago. Dr. Patel and his wife now have two wonderful children and 4 awesome gradchildren.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Patel likes to travel abroad and experience different cultures and food. He also likes to spend time golfing in the summers and taking photos. Dr. Patel believes it is important to give back to the community and continues to provide free dental care. These various volunteering initiatives have even taken him to places like Uganda, Syria, and India.