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Katie Graber DDS, MS

“Not only will I treat you and/or your child’s smiles with skill and a soft touch, I will make sure your visits are a fun and positive experience.”

Education & Credentialing
  • Board-Certified: American Board of Orthodontics
  • Licensed Specialist: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • MS: Oral Sciences and Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • BA: Microbiology, Miami of Ohio
Community & Professional Involvement
Involvement

  • Sponsor, Carmel High School Street Scenes
  • Sponsor, Mundelein Halloween Festival
  • Sponsor/Volunteer, Libertyville Halloween Fest
  • Sponsor/Volunteer, Glenview Street Fest
  • Sponsor/Volunteer, Vernon Hills Days
  • Sponsor, various local youth sports teams
  • Participant, Turkey Trot (benefit Black Diamond Charities)
  • Participant, Highwood Pumpkin Run (benefit Autism Speaks)
  • Participant, North Shore Classic (benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy)
  • Volunteer, Kipling Elementary School
  • Member, North Shore Mom’s Spot
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • North Shore Women’s Dentists Group, Past President
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Central Lake County Dental Study Club

Teaching Affiliations

  • Faculty, SureSmile™
  • Faculty, Invisalign™

Former Teaching Affiliations

  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Accolades & Publications
Interviews for Print

Video Appearances

  • Featured in “Orthodontics Today: Not Your Mother’s Braces,” Video for the American Association of Orthodontists, 2009.
  • Appeared in a series of videos for the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Having Frenectomy Surgery, Having 3rd Molar Surgery, Having Impacted Canine Surgery, Having Orthognathic Surgery (Class I), Having Orthognathic Surgery (Class III), Having Orthognathic Surgery (LeFort), Having Orthognathic Surgery (Open Bite)
Personal
“In college, I was originally a technical theatre major because I really enjoyed the planning aspect of putting together a production with a team and working with my hands. However, I had also always been fascinated with science courses because they were extremely interesting. I was drawn to the dental profession because it is a wonderful combination of art and science!

It is an honor to work with my father, for whom I have so much personal and professional respect. I’ve learned a lot from him, most notably the benefits of friendly, one-on-one care that makes you feel like an important part of our family.”

When she isn’t at the office creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Katie likes spending time with her husband and their son, Mikey, and daughter, Bre. Dr. Katie’s hobbies include reading, traveling, and exercising; she is also a big fan of the Chicago Cubs.

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Kelley A. Gyllenhaal DDS, MS

“I love combining scientific problem solving with personal connection and communication to provide our patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care.”

Education & Credentialing
  • Board Certified: American Board of Orthodontics
  • Licensed Specialist: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • MS: Orthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • DDS: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry
  • BA: Northwestern University
Community & Professional Involvement

Involvement

  • Member, Chamber of Commerce
  • Sponsor, Carmel High School Street Scenes
  • Sponsor, Mundelein Halloween Festival
  • Sponsor, Libertyville Halloween Fest
  • Sponsor, Glenview Street Fest
  • Sponsor, Vernon Hills Days
  • Sponsor, various local youth sports teams

Dr. Kelley is actively involved in local organized dentistry. She serves on the executive board of the North Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. Each year she attends the Illinois State Dental Society annual session as a delegate, helping to influence important policy changes in the dental field. She is also a member of several local study clubs.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Chicago Dental Society-North Suburban Branch
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Central Lake County Dental Study Club
  • Glenview Dental SPEAR Study Club
Accolades & Publications
Projects & Publications

  • Masters thesis publication: “Accuracy of two indirect bonding transfer methods—a three-dimensional, in vivo analysis” (2015)
  • Pre-doctoral research project: “Salivary biomarkers in orthodontic patients with root resorption vs. controls” (2012-2013)

Awards

  • American Association for Dental Research Student Research Fellowship (2012)
  • Illinois State Dental Society Best Clinical Science Award (2012)
  • Illinois State Dental Society Best Basic Science Award (2011)
  • American Dental Association Foundation Scholarship
Personal
Raised in Glenview and a Glenbrook South and Northwestern graduate, Dr. Kelley feels a strong connection with the North Shore community and is grateful for the opportunity to serve its patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care. In her free time, Dr. Kelley enjoys spending time with her husband Brian (also a dentist) and their new baby (an aspiring dentist).

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Leslie Cohen DDS, MS

“One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Orthodontist is witnessing the transformation in a patient’s confidence and self-esteem throughout treatment; every person is deserving of the
benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile.”

 

Education & Credentialing
  • Board Eligible: American Board of Orthodontics
  • Licensed Specialist: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • MS: Orthodontics, The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry
  • DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • BS: The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Community & Professional Involvement

Involvement

  •  American Association of Orthodontists
  • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Chicago Dental Society – North Suburban Branch
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Inspire SPEAR Study Club
  • Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Dashing Together 
    Accolades & Publications
    • Masters thesis publication: Novel Machine Learning Approaches to Examine Surgical
    • Outcomes in Patients with Craniosynostosis (2021)
    • Undergraduate Research Scholar: Localization of 5-HT7 receptors by immunohistochemistry, in
      situ hybridization and agonist stimulated cFos expression (2014)
    • Dr. Eugene Blair and Mrs. Pauline Gucker Blair Scholarship (2020)
    Personal

    After moving around the Midwest to complete her education and training, Dr. Leslie is thrilled to be back serving patients in the community where she grew up. Her dad, who was a
    Periodontist, greatly motivated her desire to be part of the dental profession, and her brother felt that same influence as he is a dentist as well!

    Dr. Leslie values a patient-centered approach and
    understands that each person is unique in their treatment goals and needs. She truly believes that being an Orthodontist is the best profession and feels thankful to have a career where she can
    positively affect those around her by creating beautiful healthy smiles and help build confidence while doing so.

    When she is not in the office, Dr. Leslie can be found spending time with her family, friends, and soon-to-be husband, Ethan. They have enjoyed all that comes with wedding planning
    and recently moved into a new home in downtown Chicago. She has always been interested in health and fitness and enjoys trying different group fitness classes and anything Peloton! After
    attending two Big Ten universities, Dr. Leslie loves watching any and all college sports games but will always be loyal to her Wisconsin Badgers.

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    Lee W. Graber DDS, MS, MS, PhD

    “I really enjoy interacting with patients of all ages on a daily basis and helping them achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful and confident smiles.”

    Education & Credentialing
    • Board Certified: American Board of Orthodontics
    • Licensed Specialist: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • PhD: Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
    • MS: Orthodontics, Northwestern University
    • MS: Anatomy, University of Michigan
    • DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry
    Community & Professional Involvement

    Involvement

    • Sponsor, Carmel High School Street Scenes
    • Sponsor, Mundelein Halloween Festival
    • Sponsor, Libertyville Halloween Fest
    • Sponsor, Glenview Street Fest
    • Sponsor, Vernon Hills Days
    • Sponsor, various local youth sports teams
    • Member, Chamber of Commerce

     

    Major Leadership Positions Held in Dentistry (Partial List)

      • President, North Suburban Branch, Chicago Dental Society
      • President, Illinois Society of Orthodontists
      • President, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
      • National Association Liaison, Illinois Society of Orthodontists
      • Vice President, World Federation of Orthodontists (5 year term)
      • President, World Federation of Orthodontists (5 year term)
      • Midwestern Trustee, American Association of Orthodontists Board of Trustees
      • President, American Association of Orthodontists
      • Secretary General, World Federation of Orthodontists (current)

      Major Meeting Chairmanships

      • AAO Annual Session Scientific Program Chairman
      • Co-Chairman Joint Conference: Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery
      • Co-Chairman Joint Conference: Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
      • General Chairman, 4th International Orthodontic Congress/AAO
      • Scientific Program Chairman, 5th International Orthodontic Congress
      • President, World Federation of Orthodontists, 6th International Congress
      • President, American Association of Orthodontists, Chicago
      • Scientific Program Co-Chair, AAO Midwinter Meeting, Adult Orthodontics

      Professional Affiliations

      • American Associations of Orthodontists
      • Illinois Society of Orthodontists
      • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
      • Chicago Dental Society-North Suburban Branch
      • Illinois State Dental Society
      • American Dental Association
      • Central Lake County Dental Study Club

      Former Teaching Affiliations

        • Northwestern University
        • Loyola University
        • University of Michigan
            Accolades & Publications

            Honors & Recognitions (Partial List)

            • Jaycees: Outstanding Young Men of America
            • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Academic Honorary
            • Fellowship: National Institute of Health, Research Training in Craniofacial Anomalies
            • American Association of Orthodontists Award of Special Merit
            • Listed in Who’s Who In American Men of Science
            • Honorary Member British, French, Japanese & Taiwan Orthodontic Societies
            • Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award (Highest Award of American Board of Orthodontics for contributions to orthodontics)
            • Illinois Society of Orthodontists Merit Award (First Awardee-2014)

            Professional Presentations
            Dr. Graber has lectured in the United States, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia on topics that include Craniofacial Growth and Development, Early Orthodontic Treatment, Adult Orthodontic Care, Psychosocial Factors of Malocclusion, New Technologies in Orthodontics, Integrating 3 Dimensional Imaging into Diagnostics, Treatment Planning and Therapeutics, Class III Treatment, Functional and Fixed Appliance Treatment, Orthodontic Considerations for the Dental Hygienist, Periodontal Considerations for Orthodontic Patients, Orthodontic Education, The Internet’s Impact on Orthodontic Health Care, Decision Making for Orthodontic Clinicians, and Issues Confronting the Delivery of Quality Orthodontics. He is a frequent coordinator of, participant in and moderator for national and international orthodontic specialty programs.

            Professional Publications
            Dr. Graber has contributed to multiple scientific journal articles, textbook chapters and is the co-author and editor of Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, a widely used graduate orthodontic textbook that has been translated in to multiple languages. Having been originally authored by his father, the text is now in its 6th edition.

            Personal

            “My grandfather was a dentist and my father was an orthodontist, and this greatly influenced my decision to follow in their footsteps. During my teen years, I often helped out at my father’s office and really enjoyed it. Since starting my professional careers as a full-time university teacher and clinical scientist, I have always emphasized the importance of advanced evidence-based treatment. Today our office team offers our patients over 30 years of clinical experience along with the most innovative orthodontic solutions. It is especially rewarding to practice with my daughter Katie—a fourth generation in dentistry treating four generations of Graber orthodontic patients! She and Kelley keep us focused on the latest treatment alternatives.

            I never forget that orthodontic treatment is almost always new to patients. I take the time to explain their recommended treatment and what to expect so they are fully informed about their care. Finally, everyone at Graber Orthodontics treats our patients just like family with focused, unhurried care, a gentle touch and the utmost friendliness.”

            In his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys being with his family, reading, traveling and windsurfing.