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. 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.

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    Dr. Priya Katwala

    Dr. Katwala attended and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Anthropology. Dr. Priya Katwala was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago.  She pursued and completed a Masters in Biotechnology at Rush University. She received her doctor of dental medicine at University of New England. Upon graduation, she was recognized for her skill set and professional demeanor by receiving the Bryan Stone Award from the Dental Line Network in special patient care. Dr. Katwala completed a 1 year General Practice Residency at Brookdale Hospital, which allowed her to excel in specialized training in emergency medicine, hospital based dentistry, and in the caring for special needs patients. 

      Her pursuit of education in pediatric dentistry brought her to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center located in Queens, NY, where she successfully completed a pediatric dental residency. She was trained in sedation, behavior management, and became certified in frenectomy/laser dentistry as well as interceptive orthodontics. 

      Dr. Katwala is thrilled to be back in the Chicagoland area with her family and friends to serve pediatric patients in the community. In her free time, Dr. Katwala enjoys gardening, playing tennis with her husband, hiking, watching Formula 1 racing, and cheering on Chicago sports teams.  

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    Dr. Yiran Xu

    With a strong focus on community service and a compassionate approach, Dr. Xu is dedicated to improving lives through exceptional dental care. A proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for their undergraduate studies, University of Illinois at Chicago for Dental School, and Yale University for Pediatric Residency, Dr. Xu brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team!