The Dentist in Buffalo Grove
The philosophy of our Buffalo Grove dentist and team is to provide dental care to our patients based on the most current scientific evidence, and our clinical experience. We will use the most up to date and proven materials and technologies to accomplish this task. We will partner ourselves with highly skilled and qualified specialists to provide comprehensive treatment for you, our patient. We will do so in a comfortable and friendly environment. We encourage our patients to partner with us to be sure that your individual needs are met.
Dr. Gary Morris, Prosthodontist
Dr. Morris completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington IN prior to enrolling at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, and Doctor of Dental Surgery. He completed his residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and joined Dr. Shiffman in practice in Buffalo Grove shortly there after.
An Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Graduate Education at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and a former Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Dr. Morris has continued his commitment to education by lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally on dental implants, implant Prosthodontics and other topics related to implant and restorative dentistry. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles published in the scientific literature relating to dental implants and restorative dentistry. He recently published a chapter in an oral surgery text book. He sat on the committee that formed the Dental Implant Center at Southern Illinois University and serves on the education advisory boards for several dental manufacturers. Dr. Morris is the education director for Dental CE Solutions, LLC. He also serves as a clinical advisor to four dental and dental implant manufacturers.
Understanding that each patient is an individual and that no two patient’s needs are the same, Dr. Morris will spend the time to get to know you. Followed by a thorough, comprehensive examination, he will develop a treatment plan designed to return your dentition to a state of health, beauty and function based on your individual diagnosis and desired outcome. Once your treatment is complete, a maintenance schedule will be designed for you with the idea of preservation of your restorations and prevention of further treatment in mind.
Dr. Morris is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and is the current president of the Illinois Section. He is also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration, Chicago Academy of Dental Research, ADA, ISDS and CDS.
During his spare time, Dr. Morris serves the community as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Long Grove Fire Protection District. Dr. Morris loves to spend time with his family, traveling, scuba diving, and enjoying water sports.
Dr. Robert J. Shiffman, General Dentist
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with honors, Dr. Shiffman entered dental school, at the same university. There he honed his skills as a diagnostician, with a talent for restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Practicing in the Buffalo Grove area since 1980, Dr. Shiffman has become recognized as a fixture within the community, and as a leader in his field. He has also developed an expertise in dental sleep medicine (sleep apnea and snoring), which has been the focus of his continuing education efforts.
Dr. Shiffman maintains a unique and personal approach to dentistry that is so rare in today’s hurly-burly world. He acknowledges that each patient is different, and has different concerns, so he takes the time necessary for each appointment. His patients describe him as incredibly friendly, methodical and efficient.
During his free time, Dr. Shiffman is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Shanna Spina, General Dentist
Dr. Shanna Spina was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She attended Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts graduating with a degree in French Literature in 1988.
Dr. Spina received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Upon graduation she completed a General Practice Residency at The Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. At this level one trauma center, she completed several rotations including oral surgery, anesthesia, and family medicine. After completion of her residency, she remained in Buffalo, NY. in private practice for several years before moving to Lexington, KY. with her husband. During the two years she lived in Lexington, she worked in a private practice as well as a pediatric dental clinic at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry.
Dr. Spina has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. She enjoys all phases of general dentistry. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, especially children. Particularly rewarding to Dr. Spina is getting to know her patients individually. She values relationships and trust that is built. Dr. Spina has the philosophy of treating her patients as if they were family.
Dr. Spina resides in the area with her husband and three children. She enjoys the outdoors and travel. In her free time you can find her at either a lacrosse, football or volleyball game with her children.
David S. Rosenbaum, Endodontist
Dr. Rosenbaum attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating with a degree in Economics. He received his dental degree from Northwestern University in 1982. He then served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, practicing in a community clinic near Bakersfield, California.
After practicing general dentistry for a few years, he sold his private practice and moved back to Chicago to begin a full-time residency program in Endodontics at Northwestern University. He received his Masters of Science and a Specialty Certificate in Endodontics in 1998. Dr. Rosenbaum became a Diplomate in Endondontics in 2007, having passed a series of rigorous examinations administered by the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Rosenbaum has given presentations at both the Chicago Dental Society and the American Association of Endodontists. He has a popular lecturer among general dentists on the topics of new technologies in Endodontics.
Dr. Rosenbaum is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, and the Illinois Association of Endodontists, currently serving as Treasurer of the latter organization.
Dr. Rosenbaum is married and the father of four children. He enjoys working out and reading science fiction and mystery novels.