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.


Professional Associations

Hospital Affiliation

Mercy Hospital, Chicago

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.

Danielle Piano, DMD

Orthodontist in Lincoln Park and Hyde Park

Dr. Danielle Piano received her doctorate from Midwestern University, in Illinois and completed her specialty training at Loma Linda University where she earned her master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Piano stays current with the latest techniques, treatments and products to ensure her patients receive state-of-the-art care. Furthermore, she maintains professional relationships with the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and the Illinois State Dental Society as a member of these organizations.

Dr. Piano is a native of Burr Ridge, Illinois and found a passion for orthodontics early on, having grown up amongst dental professionals. She takes pride in her work and enjoys seeing the progression of her patients from start to finish. It’s always a pleasure to reflect on those before and after photos and to see the work she and her patients accomplished together in the form of a smile.