At We Smile Dental customer care is our main objective. As a result our staff is carefully selected to provide a level of service that is second to none. You can always expect to be treated like family here. The decades of experience that our team has will ensure a genuine comfort that you can trust.
Hi, I am Greg Matke, it is my sincere pleasure to treat you at We Smile Dental. My interest in dentistry began long ago as a small child when I would tell my mother that when I grew up I was going to be a dentist.
As I grew and learned more about being a dentist I knew that this was what I wanted to do as a profession. Since graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1996, I have been in private practice in the Chicago area. From that time on I have expanded my knowledge and skills through numerous continuing education courses including but not limited to Surgery, Implants, and Orthodontics. Through these courses, I have been awarded fellowships with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Misch Implant Institute and am a graduate of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™.
I love being a dentist and hope you will find that at We Smile Dentist If you are our patient you will feel that you are part of our family.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our 2 children.
Professional Activities and Affiliations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Gp Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Society
- Chicago Dental Society
- Independent Dental Organization
Dr. Jacqueline Magallanes is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. As a student, she was involved in community outreach through various organizations and served as the president of the Hispanic Student Dental Association. Through these organizations, she was able to attend various student leadership conferences around the country, and serve as a volunteer promoting oral health and providing dental care in Chicago. Her outreach also led her to complete a five-week clinical rotation in Guatemala, where she provided dental care to underserved, indigenous families. Dr. Magallanes is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.
Helping patients understand their treatment and oral health conditions is something Dr. Magallanes believes helps reduce dental anxieties and misconceptions. She believes in patient-centered care consisting of disease prevention and patient education. Her goal is to ensure that each patient’s concerns are heard and addressed while prioritizing oral health.
Dr. Magallanes is a Chicago native, who in her spare time enjoys singing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Hello, my name is Kevin Wolf, and I am grateful to be a part of the We Smile Dental family. My interest in dentistry quickly developed towards the end of high school due to my love for meeting new people, as well as the artistry and attention to detail required by the field. I completed my undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and transitioned into my professional training at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, which was completed in 2018.
I have found that my passion in dentistry lies within my ability to connect and treat my patients. It is my goal to make all of my patients feel welcome and cared for, while continually providing the highest level of care. Through comfort, conversation, and a desire for continued education, I want all of my patients to know that while you are in the office, you will always be treated as family.
In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, golf, movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
Dr. Michael Albazzaz received his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University in 1996, graduating summa cum laude. After being involved in public education for several years, he entered dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he completed both his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 and, later, his Master’s degree in Oral Sciences, earned in conjunction with the completion of his residency program in orthodontics in 2008. Over the course of his dental and orthodontic education, Dr. Albazzaz earned over ten local and national-level awards for his research activities involving dental matrix proteins, and presented his research at several local and national meetings.
After graduation, Dr. Albazzaz entered into the clinical practice of orthodontics with the goal of delivering the best care possible to his patients. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society. He regularly pursues continuing education opportunities in order to stay current regarding the latest knowledge and techniques in orthodontics.
Dr. Albazzaz was born and raised in Illinois, and is gratified to be caring for the orthodontic needs of its residents. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling, photography, astronomy, and going out to the movies.
Dr. Brian Caraba graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School in 1995 and has been part of We Smile Dental since his graduation. Dr. Brian had an early mentor and teacher in his father, Dr. Richard Caraba, who has been a lasting inspiration to his son, patients, and the entire We Smile Dental Team since his retirement in 1998, after a 30-year career in dentistry.
Due to a back injury in 2017, Dr. Caraba has transitioned from direct patient care to training, leadership, and management with our We Smile Dental Team. He loves working with our team and developing their knowledge and skills of quality dental care.
Teaching and sharing his knowledge and experiences has become a passion for Dr. Caraba. He is currently inspiring future dentists as an instructor at the Midwestern University School of Dentistry. He is also a strong advocate for community outreach.
Besides practicing and teaching dentistry, Dr. Caraba has served the dental professional at the local, state, and national levels. He is a past Trustee of the Illinois State Dental Society, a past Delegate for the American Dental Association, and is currently a Director of the Chicago Dental Society.
His hobbies include cooking, gardening, physical fitness, reading, meditation, and listening to music.
Prosthodontic Lead for the Illinois Mission of Mercy and has been involved with the program for the past 5 years.