Meet Our Doctors

Naperville Periodontics

 

Susan A. Cascino, D.D.S.

Dr. Cascino graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University School of Dentistry.  As a dental student she was the recipient of 11 awards including those from American Academy of Periodontology, Alpha Sigma Nu honor society of Jesuit universities and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Cascino completed her specialty training in Periodontics from Loyola. During her training, Dr. Cascino published an article in Compendium, a well regarded dental journal.

Dr. Cascino was an instructor for several years in the Department of Periodontology at University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. She continues to present lectures to local dental groups.

Dr. Cascino regularly attends continuing education courses to keep current with new advances in both periodontology and implantology. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology and the Midwest Society of Periodontology and The American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Cascino has practiced in Naperville since 1998. Her outside interests include reading books, playing tennis and her family including her son, C.J.

Samer Shaltoni, D.M.D., M.S.

We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Samer Shaltoni to Naperville Perio as our new periodontist and implant surgeon!

Dr. Shaltoni grew up in Darien IL and graduated Cum Laude from Benedictine University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. He then pursued dental training and completed his periodontics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry where he served as chief resident and ambassador for the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

Dr. Shaltoni is certified to provide IV sedation to help those that may be nervous, anxious or prefer to be sedated. He is experienced with complex full arch dental rehabilitation including the fixed replacement of teeth with All-On-Four dental implants. He also brings new a technology in wound healing called Platelet Rich Fibrin to our practice. Dr. Shaltoni, is a contributor to one of the latest textbook on this technology titled, “Understanding Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)” , authored by Dr. Richard Miron.

Currently, Dr. Shaltoni holds memberships with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Illinois Society of Periodontology (ISOP), Midwest Society of Periodontology, American Academy of Osseointegration (AO), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

During his free time, Dr. Shaltoni enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, trying new restaurants, watching basketball, and is an avid car enthusiast.

Publications

Shaltoni S, Ashrafi S, Narvekar A, Viana MG, Nares S. Peri-implant disease education and diagnosis in the pre-doctoral curriculum. J Dent Educ. 2020;1-9. https://doi.org/10/1002/jdd.12400

Miron, Richard J., et al. “Chapter 17 – Use of PRF in Sinus Grafting.” Understanding Platelet-Rich Fibrin, Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2021, pp. 253–273.

Robert E. Pizzurro, D.D.S.

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Dr. Pizzurro received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1972. As a dental student, he was the recipient of the Award of Merit from the American College of Dentists. He was also a member of the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity.

In 1974, Dr. Pizzurro completed his specialty training in Periodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. He earned a certificate in the specialty of Periodontics.

Dr. Pizzurro became a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology, initially, in 1986 and was re-certified in 2010. Diplomat status is achieved through a series of written examinations, oral examinations and case presentations. Only about one third of periodontists are diplomats.

Dr. Pizzurro previously held teaching positions at Northwestern Dental School, Loyola University School of Dentistry and Michael Reese Hospital. More recently, he taught in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Pizzurro has presented lectures both locally to dental societies, and nationally to the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Pizzurro regularly attends continuing education courses to keep current with new advances in both periodontology and implantology. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontology and the Midwest Society of Periodontology.

Dr. Pizzurro has practiced in Naperville for over 35 years.

Outside the office, he enjoys nature photography and working out. He also tries to spend as much time as possible with his three granddaughters.