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Dentist Merrillville, IN

Anthony A. Brucci, D.M.D


Dr. Anthony Brucci started his childhood dream of becoming a dentist at Arizona State University, where he majored in biology. Next, he graduated with honors from the University Of Louisville, Kentucky and received his D.M.D (Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry) in 1994. After his board certification from Indiana State University in May 2000, Dr. Brucci joined the practice of Premier Dental Group. He is an active member of the Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Association, as well as local dental societies.

Dr. Brucci is well versed in all areas of general dentistry but has developed a special interest in implants and restorative dentistry. His philosophy on patient care is providing quality care that is cost-effective. He has opened his dental office to students in need of externships, as well as to college students who might be interested in dentistry as their career path. In addition, Dr. Brucci also has donated and is continually working with The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

Dr. Brucci has been married to his wife, Roseanne, for 17 years and has three beautiful daughters: Ava, Nina, and Sophia. He resides in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he enjoys fishing, golf, and spending quality time with his family.

Chernara Baker, D.M.D

Dr. Chernara Baker received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, where she received the Excellence in Dentistry Award. During her time in dental school, she co-founded the first student chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and was a leader in the University’s Student National Dental Association (SNDA) chapter. She also was a member of the Community Advisory Council to the Urban Health Program (CAC-UHP), a program sponsored by the University to encourage the participation of minority students in the health sciences fields.

A native Chicagoan and graduate of Whitney Young Magnet High School, Dr. Baker has been actively involved in public health initiatives targeting underserved communities throughout her medical career. She organized a student-run dental practice at Goldie’s Place, a local support center providing dental care to the Chicagoland homeless population, and participated in the Intercambio Cultural Maya (ICM) medical outreach program in rural Mexico and Guatemala, where she provided pro bono dental services to indigenous communities. Dr. Baker is the recipient of the Lewis Exium Scholarship Award and Smith Barney Mercantile Award and was featured in N’DIGO magazine after being recognized as a rising community influencer by the BOSS Network.

In her spare time, Dr. Baker loves to bike ride along Lake Michigan and spend time with her dog Prince and Morris Day.

Fadi Akhras, D.M.D

Dr. Fadi Akhras was raised in a medical family. His father is a surgeon, brothers are physicians, and his sister is a pharmacist. Doctor Akhras completed his dental education at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Massachusetts. He received his training in orthodontics at the University of Buffalo New York School of Dentistry. Doctor Akhras is a member of the local and national orthodontic societies.

Dr. Akhras is married and has two young children. When he is not working, he likes to spend his time playing tennis and jogging. He also enjoys watching sports and traveling. Since Doctor Akhras started practicing orthodontics in the Chicago land area, he has helped hundreds of patients achieve great results with beautiful smiles that should last a lifetime!

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Dentist Merrillville, IN