About Us

We are proud to provide the best dental care available. Meet the team that will help you meet your needs.

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Dr. Rafael Pena, our dentist

Profile_DrPenaDr. Pena earned his multiple degree titles at Chicago’s University of Illinois in both 1979 and 1985.  After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, he gained his dental expertise excelling in clinical work in the University’s internationally recognized School of Dentistry.  He has since dedicated his life to the treatment of each of his patients in private practice on Chicago’s North Shore.  Just last year, a newly designed office space replaced Dr. Pena’s first office of 18 years to better serve each of our patients.  Our friendly and fully bilingual team is here to welcome you at our new location at l741 E. Dundee Rd. in the village of Arlington Heights.

Dr. Pena’s main emphasis is cosmetic dentistry to improve the aesthetic qualities of your teeth.  His extensive exposure to innovative procedures at national seminars allows us to offer you cosmetic treatments that deliver optimum results using non-invasive, pain-free techniques.  Dr. Pena’s formal aesthetic procedures include partial or full dental restoration, all porcelain restorations, cosmetic bonding, and tooth colored restorations  among other procedures. Come in for a consultation so that Dr. Pena and his team can achieve the aesthetic qualities that work best for your smile.

Dr. Pena and his wife Ellen are the proud parents of four sons.  Dr. Pena is a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society and the North Suburban Branch.


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Erika Castillo, our hygienist

Profile_EricaErika has been with the practice for 12 years starting out as a dental assistant for 2 years and then as a hygienist for 10 years.  Erika earned her R.D.H. degree in 2002 from the College of Lake County dental hygiene program.  She constantly upgrades her education taking courses and attending seminars in oral hygiene and gum disease prevention.  Patients love Erika’s warm and friendly care and constantly praise her gentle touch.





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Juanita Castillo, our office manager

Profile_JuanitaJuanita has been with our practice at the front desk for 6 years.  She welcomes patients with a friendly smile and is glad to help with insurance information and scheduling.