715 Elm St. | Winnetka, IL 60093 (847) 441-5939

Meet the Doctors

Michael A. Czarkowski D.D.S.

The Winnetka Dental Group, under the direction of Dr. Michael A. Czarkowski, is dedicated to providing excellent, innovative and comprehensive treatment in a caring patient environment. Dr. Czarkowski received his dental degree from the University of Illinois, as well as advanced specialty certification in Prosthodontics. He has been providing his patients with the finest in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry since 1979.

Dr. Czarkowski is a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Equilibration Society, and the PDL Study Club. He is also a member and has served as president of the Chicago Academy of Dental Research. He is an adjunct assistant professor of Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Czarkowski believes that education and continuous training are ongoing. He attends meetings worldwide to stay abreast of changes in dentistry. His reputation has made him a popular guest lecturer in continuing education at national dental conferences and conventions.

He was the Team Dentist of the Chicago Sting 1980-1983 and Dentist for the Chicago Bulls 1985-1991. He currently is involved with the Department of Defense in pre-deployment dental screening and dental treatment of service members from all branches of the military.

Dr. Czarkowski has been consistently chosen by his peers as one of the Top Dentists in Chicago for ’04, ’08, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16! Sponsored by Top Dentists & the Chicago Tribune.

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Dr. Thalji

Dr. Thalji is a Board Certified Prosthodontist with extensive clinical experience in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, dental implant prosthetics, and the All-on-4 dental implant procedure. She is the Associate Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program and Associate Professor at University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr.Thalji formerly was the Program Director of the Advanced Prosthodontics Program at University of Iowa. She received her Doctorate Degree at the University of Jordan and completed her Advanced training and certification in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also earned a PhD degree in Oral Biology, and completed and published her research on dental implants.

She has received numerous recognitions and awards including the Ann Randolph Babcock Fellowship, Freedland Advanced Education Fellowship, the Osseointegration Foundation Clinical Science Research Grant Award and was the recipient of the Glaxo-Smith-Kline Young Prosthodontist Innovator Award from the ACP. Dr. Thalji is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics, has presented lectures to prestigious dental academies and universities, and has published abstracts and articles in multiple international journals.

She is on the Research Committee for the American College of Prosthodontics, and affiliated with dental societies, including the American College of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Osseointegration, and International College of Dentistry.