Meet The Doctors

Dentists in Skokie | North Shore Dentist

Group led by Dr. Asher Gelman & Dr. Jason Brenner consists of Dr. Louis Freeman, Dr. Patrick Carroll, Dr. Toni Wolf, Dr. Calvin Finkel, Dr. Richard Conen, Dr. Brian Currie, Dr. Daniel Chavin.

Dr. Asher Gelman

Dentist, DMD

Dr. Gelman earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded the Academy of Dental Materials Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Dental Materials and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity Award for Undergraduate Scholarship. He continued his post-doctorate training in a General Practice Residency at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, an affiliate hospital of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he gained extensive experience in dental implantology and prosthodontics. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Gelman graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University with a B.A. in Biology.

Dr. Gelman has conducted research in modern aesthetic dental ceramics and presented that research before the International Association of Dental Research. His techniques have been published in the peer reviewed Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Drawn to dentistry both for its creative and technical aspects, Dr. Gelman has a passion for cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Association, and the Chicago Dental Society, and is committed to lifelong learning through continuing education

Originally from New York, Dr. Gelman now lives with his family on the North Shore. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, brewing beer, discussing super heroes with his 8 year old son, chasing after his 5 year old daughter, or playing with his 2 year old daughter.

Dr. Jason Brenner

Dentist, DDS

Dr. Jason Brenner earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland Dental School of Dental Medicine and continued his post-doctorate training in a general Practice Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, where he gained extensive experience in dental implantology and prosthodontics.

Originally from New York City, Dr. Brenner graduated cum laude from City University of New York Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Economics. He now lives in Lincolnwood with his wife and 4 children. In his free time Dr. Brenner enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, cooking and music.


Dr. Daniel Chavin

Dr. Chavin was awarded the Probe award for excellence in didactic and clinical periodontology and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology award for excellence in reading and diagnosing radiographs.
Dr. Daniel Chavin, a General Dentist Earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Chavin became a registered dental hygienist in 2007. While working he completed his bachelors degree at UIC with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. He went on to receive a masters in biomedical sciences through Roosevelt university. During his doctorate at the university of Kentucky he was awarded the Probe award for excellence in didactic and clinical periodontology and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology award for excellence in reading and diagnosing radiographs. At the university of Kentucky he completed a wide variety of procedures that including extractions, oral surgery, endodontics, restorative, and implant dentistry. Dr. Chavin has been happily married since 2014 to his wife Jessica. The Chavins have 2 sons that keep them on their toes constantly.

Dr. Toni Wolf

Dr. Wolf is a 1979 graduate of Northwestern University School of Dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of general dental practice and takes extensive continuing education courses, with particular interest in cosmetic, restorative, implant, and geriatric dentistry. Our patients comment on how understandable her diagnosis is and how comfortable dental treatment is in our office. Dr. Wolf enjoys coming to work everyday, working with her staff, and providing her patients with the best up-to-date care. Dr. Wolf is married with three daughters and two dogs, and she lives in Evanston. She enjoys cooking, opera, canoeing, kayaking, and is a big fan of dogs.

Dr. Wolf holds memberships in the following organizations: American Dental AssociationAmerican Association of Women DentistsIllinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.

Dr. Calvin M. Finkel

Dentistry always appealed to Dr. Finkel because it uniquely integrates science and artistry. From providing and maintaining that beautiful smile to keeping patients healthy and feeling their best, he truly enjoys using his knowledge and talents to improve my patients' quality of life.

He is fortunate to feel the same way today as he did when he began his dental career and opened his own practice decades ago. "I love my work and simply cannot imagine doing anything else. It is my greatest source of pride to not only continue serving some of my earliest patients but to also be entrusted with the honor and responsibility of treating their children and even grandchildren!"
Dentistry is constantly evolving, and he believes that it is critical for dentists to continually hone their knowledge and skills by staying up to date with the latest research, newest treatment protocols, and best practices. He utilizes the latest technology and instrumentation available.

He's conservative in his approach, but offers alternative treatment options whenever possible. He's a firm believer in taking all the time necessary to communicate with his patients, answer all their questions, and make certain that they always understand their options. He strives to make his patients comfortable and relaxed while providing outstanding dental care. In addition, he never forgets that his patients' time is valuable. As such, he works hard to minimize waiting time by scheduling sufficient time for each patient. He is also responsive to off-hour inquiries to see to his patients' emergency needs as necessary.


Dr. Richard Conen

Dr. Conen is committed to being a conscientious dentist by keeping abreast of all new advances in dentistry. For example he uses a small laser called the "Diagnodent" to detect cavities in their early stages and a computer controlled anesthetic device called "The Wand" which is designed to make delivering anesthetic a more comfortable experience.
"It takes dedication and hard work to remain on the cutting edge of the dental field, but I feel my patients deserve the best care and technology we have to offer" 

Bachelor of Science degree: University of Wisconsin
Doctor of Dental Surgery: Marquette University

Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society
Dr. Conen's Continuing Education hours are spent in an array of dental treatments including: cosmetic dentistry, infection control, gum and bone disease, dental implants, and children's dentistry.

Dr. Brian Currie

Introducing Dr. Brian Currie: Your Smile's Superhero!

Step into the world of dental magic, where oral health meets heartfelt care. Dr. Brian Currie, a dynamic general dentist, graduated at the top of his class from UIC College of Dentistry armed with a passion for dentistry that knows no bounds. Dr. Brian also received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Molecular Biology from Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated Cum Laude. Get ready to embark on a smile-transforming journey with a touch of inspiration and a whole lot of fun!

With a beaming smile and a heart brimming with compassion, Dr. Brian is a true champion of patient care. Their greatest joy lies in the ability to brighten lives, one smile at a time. Beyond the dental chair, they believe in fostering lasting connections, treating each patient like a cherished friend. Because at the heart of dentistry is not just crafting pearly whites but creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people feel truly cared for.

When Dr. Brian isn't bringing smiles to life, they are living their own life to the fullest! Family, friends, and great music hold a special place in their heart, and you'll often find them embracing the beauty of togetherness. Whether it's cozy gatherings, laughter-filled moments, or making memories to last a lifetime, they know how to cherish those closest to them.

And who could forget Dr. Brian’s trusty companion: their Beagle, Bailey! This four-legged friend is an inseparable part of Dr. Brian's life. Together, they embark on long walks, exploring the world and appreciating the simple joys it has to offer. Nothing beats the companionship and unconditional love of a loyal furry friend.

Beyond their dedication to patient care and personal pursuits, Dr. Brian is deeply involved in organized dentistry. Their unwavering commitment to the profession shines through their passionate involvement in dental communities, staying at the forefront of advancements, and spreading knowledge like confetti.

So, dear patients, welcome to the realm of extraordinary smiles, where Dr. Brian and their team of dental superheroes are ready to make your dental dreams come true. With their compassionate touch, infectious enthusiasm, and commitment to excellence, you're in for an exceptional dental experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Come join Dr. Brian Currie's dental adventure, where every appointment is an opportunity to unleash the magic of your smile and discover the joy of dental care done right.

Dr. Louis I. Freeman

Dentist, DDS

From the time of receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in Evanston, Illinois in 1980, Dr. Freeman has been the Chicago north shore dentist for over 32 years. Since beginning his career as a dentist in Skokie, Dr. Freeman has placed an emphasis on prevention and a concern for patient dental health.

While emphasizing dental health, Dr. Freeman has made it a priority to get to know each patient individually. As an experienced dentist in Skokie, Dr. Freeman firmly believes that establishing a caring and trusting relationship with each patient creates a more comfortable experience for both parties (especially with children). Dr. Louis I. Freeman is an active member of the north shore community of Chicago and lives in Wilmette with his three children.

Dr. Freeman has completed numerous advanced training courses in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, fixed prosthodontics like crowns and bridges, and removable prosthodontics like dentures and partial dentures.


Dr. Josha Mayer

Dr. Joshua Mayer, a Board Certified Periodontist, grew up in Colorado, where his love for winter sports developed. His dental career began in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, graduating with cum laude honors.
After becoming interested in periodontal surgery during dental school, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, an Ivy League University. At the culmination of his training, Dr. Mayer earned his certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, and was awarded the J. George Coslet Memorial Award, for demonstrating excellence in periodontal surgery.
Dr. Mayer’s specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania focused on the treatment of periodontal disease as well as the many surgical techniques related to implant placement, sinus augmentation, soft tissue grafting (connective tissue and free gingival grafting), bone grafting, periodontal regeneration, hard and soft tissue augmentation, periodontal plastic and cosmetic surgery, and the treatment of peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis. Beyond his surgical training, Dr. Mayer also has a Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Mayer is proud to be a Board Certified Periodontal Surgeon, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Since his graduation, Dr. Mayer has maintained a clinical faculty position at Midwestern University, serving as adjunct clinical faculty in the Department of Periodontics.
Seeing his patients through all stages of treatment gives him the most satisfaction in his dental practice. His patient’s are a top priority, and he strives to provide quality care from pre-surgical planning to follow-up. When not in the office, you can catch him loading the skis onto the roof rack or on the mountain slopes!

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