Meet Our Long Grove Doctors

Providing Premier Children's Dental Services in Long Grove

Specialists in Children's Dentistry

When it comes to your oral health, it’s important that you find a dentist in Long Grove that you can trust to help you take care of your mouth. We are proud to have these esteemed doctors with us, and we are excited for you to learn more about them!

Some of the many reasons why patients prefer Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove include:

  • Our doctors are amongst the most respected in the region
  • Our doctors conduct and study dental research
  • We utilize the latest proven technology
  • Our doctors have decades of experience
  • Our doctors have high-level educational backgrounds

We have affiliations with Loyola University, Northwestern Community Hospital, Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University and more. By providing a wealth of resources these associations allow us to offer the finest care.

Call (847) 634-6166 to learn more about our doctors, their qualification, and our values!

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    Dr. Mark L. Cannon

    Proud Founder & Senior Partner of Our Long Grove Practice

    Dr. Mark Cannon has been performing autism spectrum disorder research at Northwestern University as a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Core, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, and the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Research Center. His research has recently been concentrating on the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on the microbiome, especially the specific changes in the gut microbiome that occurs in A.S.D., in addition to xylitol inhibition of cancer cell lines. Dr. Cannon has also remained very active in dental materials research with the development of a number of new products that really benefit patients.

    About the Family

    Dr. Cannon is extremely proud of his children’s successes, that include:

    Ryan: He is now an Air Dispatch Controller living in Minneapolis. Ryan was a Captain, assigned to “Screaming Eagles,” the famous 101st airborne. He has also served two overseas tours, including a tour stationed at F.O.B. Wolverine, Afghanistan.

    Michelle: His youngest daughter, Michelle, is a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse at Dallas Children’s Hospital, living in Dallas TX and is engaged with the wedding planned for May, 2022.

    Andrea: Dr. Cannon’s daughter works in Minneapolis and is married to Jim, who is attended the Law School of the University of Minnesota and is a much respected, bright attorney. Andrea graduated with a psychology degree with Honors from Northwestern University. They have two sons, Henry and Luke and Dr. Cannon loves being “papa” (grandfather).

    Christopher: Dr. Cannon’s middle son graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and was stationed out of Fort Drum, New York, with the 10th Mountain Division. He was a Major and army aviator, flying Blackhawks and assigned to the 10th Air Combat Air Assault out of Fort Bevoir. Christopher served two tours in Afghanistan, one at F.O.B. Shank. Recently, Christopher finished his active duty and is currently obtaining his Masters Degree in Analytics in Denver, where he lives with his wife Amanda and daughter Molly, Dr. Cannon’s favorite grand-daughter.

    Keith: Youngest son Keith finished graduate school at the London School of Economics and is working in London, England.  He had graduated with his degree in Mathematics from the American University in Paris with Honors. Keith has also been very involved in the effect of diet on behavior and health. Keith is very talented in music and enjoys mathematics, plus the rigors of mathematic theory.

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    Dr. Michael G. Durbin

    Dr. Durbin has been with our Long Grove dental team since 1998 and became board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2001. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Durbin is a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

    Dr. Durbin has an honorable educational background, which includes:

    • B.S. in Biology with Honors in 1984 from Loyola University, Chicago
    • D.D.S. degree with Honors in 1988 from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry
    • Masters of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1990
    • Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1990

    Get in touch with us by calling (847) 634-6166. We’re here to improve your oral health and take care of your smile!!

    Actively Involved in the Dental Community

    Dr. Durbin is very involved with local and national dental societies. He has been a member of the House of Delegates of the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Our experienced doctor has served as an Officer of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists and on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Dental Society Foundation. He has served on the Board of Trustees and has also served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dental Society for the Illinois State Dental Society. He is currently the President-Elect of DentIlPac, which is the political action committee of the Illinois State Dental Society.

    About the Family

    Dr. Durbin is married to Dr. Renee Pappas, a general dentist who practices in Arlington Heights. Dr. Durbin met his wife in dental school and they were married shortly after graduation. They have two children, Kristen and Peter. Kristen is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in American Studies and Pre-Professional studies. She is the News Editor of the Observer, the student newspaper at ND. She spent this past summer living in El Salvador, working at low-income medical clinics in rural areas near San Salvador.

    Peter is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Science-Business, the fastest growing major at the university. He also writes for the Observer and participates in intramural football and volleyball, and is on the Ultimate Frisbee team.

    Local Involvement

    Dr. Durbin takes on a large role at the Des Plaines Lions Club. He has been a proud member since 1991 and has served two presidential terms. Dr. Durbin has served in several ministries, including a three-year term as Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council.

    In his free time, Dr. Durbin enjoys spending time with his family, boating, and snowmobiling. Dr. Durbin recently climbed Mt. Rainier in Seattle.

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    Dr. Joseph A. Tylka

    As a native of Chicago, Dr. Joseph A. Tylka specializes in dental sleep medicine and its clinical aspects. He even attended UCLA’s School of Dentistry in 2011, where he completed a mini-residency. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    Our premier doctor has an impressive educational background that includes:

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University’s School of Dentistry in 1985
    • Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Loyola University’s School of Dentistry in 1987

    Call (847) 634-6166 to learn more about our Pediatric Dentist at Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove!


    As a faculty member of Loyola and a staff member at Chicago’s Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Dr. Tylka lectures on various aspects of pediatric dentistry. Our experienced doctor enjoys the mentoring of new dentists and has been honored for his contributions with many awards. Dr. Tylka is also proud to have received Loyola’s Dept. of Surgery, 2010, Part-time faculty of the year award.

    Teaching Experience

    After receiving his specialty certificate, Dr. Tylka was a proud member of Loyola’s Dental School faculty, where he enjoyed his full-time pediatric dentistry teaching position. He was given the role of Loyola’s Director for the Division of Pediatric Dentistry in 1990 and remained in this position for three years. He was excited to join Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove after achieving Diplomate status in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1993.

    The multispecialty Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team at Loyola has welcomed Dr. Tylka as a member. He also enjoys teaching at Loyola’s General Practice Residency hospital program.