Dental Staff

Dentists at Ovation Dental in River Forest, IL

All our professionals at Ovation Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.


Dr. Courtney Villari

River Forest, IL Dentist

Ovation Dental

Dr. Villari was born and raised in Oak Park, where she attended Whittier Elementary,  Brooks Jr. High and OPRF High School. Her education continued in Madison at the University of Wisconsin where she earned her Bachelors of Science. Returning to the Chicago area, she attended the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School receiving her BS in Dentisty and DDS degree.  Dr. Villari believes strongly in giving back to the community that has given so much to her.  She donates dental supplies to homeless shelters, and visits community schools each year teaching children proper oral hygiene and brushing technique. Dr. Villari is committed to continuing and never-ending improvement.  She is an active member of many study clubs and dental associations in order to work and mentor with the best dental professionals in the area and around the country.  She has completed continuing education courses in dental implants, Invisalign, rotary endodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral surgery. She is currently a member of the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Implant Study Club and Seattle Study Club; WCS. In addition, she has a special interest in implant dentistry, pediatric dentistry and working with patients that are fearful or have anxiety about dental treatment.  Her measure of success is the quality of the relationship with each patient, not just the quality of dental service provided. She looks forward to meeting you. Dr. Villari recently received her Fellowship with the ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and was featured on CBS Medical News Program in September of 2013 for her experience with dental implants.


Dr. Athan Nicolozakes (Dr. Nic)

River Forest, IL Dentist

Ovation Dental

Dr. Nicolozakes (Dr. Nic) grew up in Wooster, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and completed Dental School at the same university. After dental school, he completed a General Practice residency through the UChicago Medicine at Northshore Hospital. During his residency, Dr. Nic worked with a variety of specialists, triaging, and treating traumas and emergencies, delivering care to medically compromised patients while gaining expanded training in General Dentistry. Dr. Nic has a love for the outdoors and athletics. Tennis, golf, and volleyball are amongst some of his regular activities. To escape the city, he enjoys being on the water or in the mountains and has discovered a love for fly fishing. 

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