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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.

Dr. Kimberly Sheppard, D.D.S. – Periodontist

After graduating with highest honors from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Kimberly Sheppard completed her post-doctorate training in periodontics, also at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sheppard’s specialties include dental implant placement, bone and soft tissue grafting, the treatment of periodontal disease, and an array of other services. Dr. Sheppard has always prided herself on her excellent level of patient care and continues to run her practice with a patient-centered philosophy of care.

Dr. John P. Lavieri, Jr., D.D.S. – Oral Surgeon

Dr. John P. Lavieri, Jr. was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburbs. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He went on to receive both a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He completed a four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center. He served as Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loyola until the dental school closed. He now lives in North Central Illinois.

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.