Meet the Doctors

Pediatric Dentist, Khadija Khan, DMD

Pediatric Dentist Chicago

Dr. Khadija Khan is a pediatric dentist who strives to make each dental visit positive and enjoyable for every patient. She is passionate about creatively tailoring her approach to treating each child to create a welcoming and nurturing environment. 

Dr. Khan graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering. She then attended dental school at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD degree. Dr. Khan went on to receive specialty training and completed her residency in pediatric dentistry at Stony Brook University in New York where she served as co-cheif resident. 

Dr. Khan has a passion for pediatric dentistry and is committed to her patients. She delivers the highest quality dental care in a fun and friendly environment. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Khan loves exploring new places, traveling, cooking and enjoying good food with family and friends. She loves all things Disney so you might find her singing her favorite tunes in the office!

Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Norma Herrera, DDS

Dr. Norma Herrera received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She then went on to study Public Health at San Diego State University prior to graduating from the Howard University School of Dental Medicine. Next, she completed a General Practice Residency, followed by a Pediatric Dental Residency, at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Herrera is a pediatric dentist with over ten years of experience in treating children ranging from infancy to young adulthood. She is dedicated to establishing a trusting and long-term relationship with both patients and their families, to ensure they are receiving oral health guidance and appropriate treatment early on.

In addition, Dr. Herrera speaks Spanish and enjoys practicing Portuguese. Favorite hobbies and pastimes of hers include being outdoors, reading, traveling and lifting weights. Furthermore, she also enjoys watching the Animal Channel, dancing salsa and working on her cooking skills.

Orthodontist, Dr. Pranali Patel, DDS, MSD

Dr. Pranali Patel received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the Dharmsinh Desai University in Nadiad, India. She then continued on to study Advanced Education in Oral Medicine at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ. Lastly, she finished her dental studies at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, obtaining her Doctor of Dental Surgery and completing her Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Pranali Patel enjoys traveling and immersing herself in new experiences. She is very adventurous at heart, loves outdoor sports and tries to stay active every day. In addition, spending time with her family is one of her top priorities. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, photography, yoga and learning something new every day.

Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Carem Diaz, DMD

Dr. Carem Diaz received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1993. She went on to obtain a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University, School of Dentistry in 1997. In 1999, Dr. Diaz completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry from Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.

Dr. Diaz believes in the importance of establishing optimal oral health in early childhood. She also strives to ensure all children have a dental office experience that is welcoming, safe, and fun. In her free time, Dr. Diaz and her husband enjoy hiking, visiting seaside towns in New England, and going to the beach.


Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Parneet Heer, DMD

Dr. Parneet Heer received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam in Punjab, India and was a recipient of the Colgate Indian Dental Association Scholarship. In addition, she was awarded first place in paper presentation. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. 

Dr. Parneet Heer has always cherished and discovered great purpose in working with children of all ages. As a Pediatric Dentist, her most precious moments happen when she can connect with every patient, earn their confidence, and make them feel relaxed so that going to the dentist becomes a positive experience. Her goal is for every young patient to leave healthier and more confident than when they came in.


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