Marylene Vitiello, DDS

Pediatric Dentist in Lincoln Park and Hyde Park

Dr. Marylene Vitiello has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Chicago for over 20 years. She has a passion for teaching kids and their parents how to take care of their teeth and strives to provide “dental health care” instead of “disease care.” She believes that the best prevention starts with proper education. She is particularly interested in nutrition and continuously stresses the benefits of an appropriate diet. She enjoys promoting dental education whenever possible at schools and during radio interviews and television appearances.

At Tooth Fairy World, Dr. V strives to provide quality dentistry in a comfortable environment and to make each dental experience a pleasant one. The office is decorated with art and fish tanks to create a fun “dental home.” She encourages parents to take an active role in their children’s treatment and invites them to be present at each appointment. She considers her patients as a part of her “dental family” and is honored to take care of their dental needs and to watch them grow over the years.

Dr. Vitiello lives in Chicago with her two children and enjoys gardening, cooking, travelling and reading. She is fluent in French, Creole and Spanish.


  • Specialty License in Pediatric Dentistry: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry Residency: University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: Northwestern University School of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science: Northwestern University
  • Bachelor in Medical Technology: Barry University
  • Certified Medical Technologist: American Association of Clinical Pathologists

Professional Associations

Hospital Affiliation

Mercy Hospital, Chicago

Michael S. Stosich, DMD, MS, MS

Orthodontist in Lincoln Park and Hyde Park

Dr. Michael S. Stosich is a renowned orthodontist with subspecialty expertise in craniofacial and robotically assisted orthodontics. Dr. Stosich serves as the cleft lip and palate team orthodontist and craniofacial orthodontist in the Craniofacial Anomalies Multidisciplinary Program, which treats complex pediatric craniofacial anomalies such as craniosynostosis.

Dr. Stosich has built a large, well-respected clinical practice that encompasses all aspects of orthodontics for children and adults. Additionally, he has developed expertise in robotically assisted orthodontics.

Dr. Stosich is also an active craniofacial researcher and educator, having spent seven years at top research universities where he performed studies on how to move teeth more efficiently through bone, leading to published works on important advancements in treating orthodontic patients. As a result of his academic work, Dr. Stosich has been asked to lecture at numerous annual meetings throughout the U.S. and overseas. His achievements were also awarded by the National Institute of Health, which endowed grants toward future study. He continues this work at the University of Chicago.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine

Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice

Board Certification

Medical School
Temple University School of Dentistry

Temple University School of Dentistry

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

Additional Graduate Degrees
Master of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia (oral biology)
Master of Science, Columbia University, New York (bioengineering)

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric orthodontics
  • Adult orthodontics
  • Craniofacial orthodontics
  • Lingual orthodontics
  • Dentofacial orthopedics
  • Robotically-assisted orthodontics

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Houri Shafaie, DDS

Dentist in Lincoln Park and Hyde Park

Dr. Houri Shafaie received her Bachelor of Science from Towson State University, and then attended the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry. Dr. Shafaie has been in private dental practice for 18 years and is board certified by the Southern, Central and North East Regional Dental Boards. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the American General Dentist Association and the Illinois State Dental Society.

Does your smile make you smile?

No one better than an artist could understand the power of aesthetics and its impact on your life. Dr. Shafaie, a classically trained painter and esthetic dentist, has dedicated her dental career to enhance not only your dental health but the beauty of your smile. She is committed to provide you with superior dentistry and the personalized gentle care that you deserve. She strives to fuse beauty with comfort and function.

Dr. Shafaie focuses on patient education so you can appreciate the importance and maintenance of good oral health, understand the recommended treatment modalities and how your care relates to your total health and wellbeing.

Dr. Shafaie is dedicated to continued professional education and keeps up with the latest techniques such as Lumineer veneers, Invisalign, PerioProtect gum treatments and Snap-A-Smile interim prostheses.

Together with her husband, Dr. Shafaie is busy raising her daughters in Chicago. She loves painting and reading in her free time.