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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dr. Jill Danaher
Dr. Jill Danaher is excited to have joined our Long Grove dental team of specialists. As a long standing member of the Illinois Dental community, She brings years of orthodontic experience to our patients.
Dr. Danaher received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Albertus Magnus College. She carried high honors at the University of Connecticut where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After practicing as a general dentist and teaching for six years, she returned to the University of Connecticut for her post-doctoral Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree.
Since moving with her husband and two children in 2009 from the North East, Dr. Danaher has been committed to providing excellent orthodontic care to the North Shore. As a member of several professional organizations and continually advancing her education, she is able to provide the latest treatment option and best possible dental care.
When Dr. Danaher is not in the office, she is spending time with her family, traveling or on the golf course.