A Friendly Dental Home For Every Child

We understand that children are not just small adults and they are not always able to be patient and cooperative during dental procedures. As pediatric dentists, we know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them as comfortable as possible. We offer a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child's teeth, gums, and mouth, in order to provide a team-approach to caring for your child.

What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.

Our Practice

Working as a team, Drs.  Mahmoud, Herer, Patenio, and Krishnamurthy strive to provide the highest quality of care for all patients that walk through the doors. All of the pediatric dentists in our practice have completed four years of dental school, followed by at least two years of residency training in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs.

Happy Holidays to everyone!  As we reflect back on another happy and productive year, the doctors and staff at Children’s Dentistry Group would like to take a moment to thank you all for your trust and confidence in allowing us to provide your children’s dental care.  We are truly grateful for your loyal patronage throughout the year and wish you and your families a wonderful New Year.

We have exciting news to share for 2018!  As many of you know, Dr. “Doc” Herer has been practicing pediatric dentistry locally for over 40 years, and has been a community business owner for almost as long.  He opened Children’s Dentistry Group in Lake Zurich in 2009.  He is both proud and excited to announce that his colleague, Dr. Sarah Mahmoud, will be assuming the ownership and administration of our practice.  Dr. Herer will continue practicing with the group.  Dr. Mahmoud shares his commitment to our community and providing exemplary dental care.  She is a caring, calm, and talented pediatric dentist.  Our group practice philosophy, which allows us to most effectively treat our patients, will enable them, along with Drs. Patenio and Krishnamurthy, to continue working together seamlessly, to brighten smiles and promote dental health.

Many of you already know Dr. Mahmoud, affectionately called “Dr. Sarah”.  For those of you who have not yet met her, we invite / encourage you to stop by for an introduction.  Dr. Mahmoud joined our practice two years ago.  She graduated Boston University School of Dentistry in 2006.  She chose to further her education by serving a two year residency at Miami Children’s Hospital.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She and her husband Hatim, and their two sons Jamal and Sami moved to Lake Zurich earlier this year.

We are confident you will continue to be well pleased with your children’s dental care at our practice.  In response to your specific needs, we gladly will answer any of your questions about the transition in the weeks ahead.  We look forward to seeing you soon!