Meet the Doctors
Anthony Lombardi, D.D.S., B.S.
Dr. Lombardi graduated from Loyola University in 1982. He later graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School in 1986. His philosophy of practice is to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. Dr. Lombardi is a Joliet native & over the last two decades, he has built a stellar reputation in the dental community. Dr. Lombardi and his wife Sheila live with their 5 boys in Morris. Dr. Lombardi practices with state of the art procedures & equipment. The practice he has built over the past two decades has set new standards for excellent quality of care.
Zaid Atarchi, BDS, MSc, MS
Dr. Zaid Ramzi Atarchi is a Board Certified Periodontist, he graduated in 2001, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the College of Dentistry, Baghdad University. He was selected to complete a prosthodontics residency at the same school. This residency provided him with advanced training in restorative dentistry, he earned his Master’s Degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics in 2005. He also held a faculty position as a full-time Clinical Lecturer at the College of Dentistry, Baghdad University. He spent several years in private practice and volunteering in community clinics, serving and educating oral health for people in need. Helping people and improving their smiles energizes him. He feels fortunate to be rewarded emotionally every day for what he does, who he helps, and who he gets to work with. His interest in education compelled him to pursue another specialty training program, he enrolled at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, where he earned his Master of Science in dentistry and Certificate in Periodontics in 2016.
Dr. Atarchi is an active member of American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Atarchi and his wife Israa are heavily involved with the raising of their four daughters. They all enjoy reading, travelling and numerous other outdoor activities.
Dr. Mohammed Almandalawi, D.M.D. – Oral Surgeon
Dr. Mohammed Almandalawi is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with extensive training in dentoalveolar surgery, IV Sedation, dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, facial reconstruction, and the diagnosis and management of a variety of maxillofacial cases ranging from pathology to TMJ disorders. Dr. Almandalawi graduating from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Harlem Hospital Center affiliated with Columbia University where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Almandalawi is a member of the American Associate of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the UPENN SDM Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society.
Joseph Kunnel, DDS, MS, PhD – Orthodontist
Dr. Kunnel, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, was former Chief Orthodontist at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, IL; is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Medical School in Chicago and an Orthodontic instructor at Northshore University Hospital in Evanston. Dr. Kunnel has been the recipient of several awards including the Orhan C. Tuncay Teaching Fellowship Award from the American Association of Orthodontists, the Clinical Scientist Award from the National Institute of Health, and the Howard Hughes Award. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific papers and lectures at many national and international meetings.
Dr. Kunnel offers children, teens and adults the most advanced materials, equipment and techniques in orthodontics with the goal of assisting each patient in achieving healthy, functioning teeth and an inviting smile. Dr. Kunnel offers treatment options that include, traditional braces, self-ligating braces or highly esthetic clear braces. Dr. Kunnel is a certified Invisalign provider and offers Invisalign aligners to patients that want a virtually invisible option for straightening their teeth.