Meet The Dentists

Dr. Rene Tanquilut, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Dr. Tanquilut was born in Chicago and raised in the southwest suburb of Orland Park. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois. As a graduate student, he completed an externship in oral surgery.

After dental school, Dr. Tanquilut completed a General Practice Residency Program (GPR) at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He rotated through various different departments during his residency, including Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Tanquilut has taken almost three times the annual continuing education hours required by the state. As a result of his training, continuing education and years of experience, he has been awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Professional Affiliations:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow)
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Fellow)
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Dr. Simona Cheskis, DDS

Dr. Cheskis offers exceptional, comprehensive and personalized care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The doctor holds herself to the highest standards of excellence to provide you with the quality dental services you deserve. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Cheskis frequently attends lectures, seminars and other continuing-education events to stay current with the latest advances in the dental field. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Cheskis enjoys treating patients of all ages with a specific emphasis on patient education and prevention, especially in children. She takes a holistic and highly individualized approach to each patient. Her particular interest is the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances.

In her free time, Dr. Cheskis enjoys music, singing, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Cheskis, her husband Alex and children Shane and Bella reside in Wheeling, IL. Dr. Cheskis looks forward to showing you how exceptional dentistry can improve your life.

Dr. Monica Babbitt, DDS (Periodontist)

Dr. Gay Brodersen, DDS (Pedodontist)

Western Springs Dentistry

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