Alan J. Acierno, DDSDentist
Dr. Acierno was recently featured in Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctor issue!
Kevin F. Breen, DDSGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Breen has always had a passion for science, health, and people. His approach to dentistry reflects his dedication to all three. With meticulous attention to detail and quality, he takes a comprehensive approach and has a gentle touch. Dr. Breen’s aim is to help each of his patients make informed decisions about their own health and smiles. He doesn’t just tell, he shows. In much the same way he doesn’t just explain, he listens.
Dr. Breen grew up northwest of Chicago in rural Hebron, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry in 2004. Dr. Breen is relentless in his pursuit of knowledge and is a firm believer in continuing education. He enjoys being part of the most recent advances in dentistry and will always consider himself an ongoing student of the profession.
Dr. Breen’s other interests include traveling, baseball, hockey and all types of skiing-whether it be on fresh snow or open water. When the weekend weather is nice, you can often find him appreciating the outdoors while out boating on Lake Geneva and Lake Michigan.
Linda DiFranco, DMDGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
With over twenty years of experience in the dental field, Dr. DiFranco provides exceptional care for her patients. Dr. DiFranco graduated from the highly regarded University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1994. Prior to obtaining her dental degree, she was a registered Dental Hygienist for many years practicing in a wide variety of dental offices specializing in implants and periodontics. “I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with various talented dentists as a hygienist while attending dental school. The knowledge and experience gained in these private practices was a rare opportunity to both learn and observe from many leaders in dentistry”.
Dr. DiFranco continues to seek out educational opportunities to provide the highest standard of care for her patients. She has studied and completed coursework at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In addition, Dr. DiFranco utilizes other educational opportunities by regularly attending dental conferences and is a member of several dental study clubs and associations.
Alexander Smith, DMDGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
I am originally from Holland, Michigan. Following high school, I decided to continue my academic career at Adrian College in southeast Michigan. I majored in Biology and earned my bachelor’s degree while also playing NCAA Division III lacrosse for Adrian.
After graduating from Adrian College, I attended Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL where I earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. During my time at Midwestern, I had the opportunity to serve on the board of multiple student organizations while also gaining invaluable clinical experience that has prepared me for providing the utmost level of dentistry to my patients.
My passion for dentistry originally stemmed from a love of the sciences, healthcare, working with my hands, and most importantly, the opportunity to create and build lifelong relationships with patients while working together to improve oral health. I am now a member of the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. I enjoy attending meetings and lectures that provide me with the most up-to-date standards, procedures, and technologies in order to stay current with the ever-changing field of dentistry.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Summer, and our English Bulldog, Wilbur. We enjoy camping, traveling, hiking, boating, biking and pretty much anything outdoors. I also love playing many sports and am always eager for a new challenge. Summer has even attempted to introduce me to and improve my ice hockey skills with her 20+ years of playing experience.
Dr. Frank SparacinoPeriodontist
Dr. Frank Sparacino is a Chicago native and has been providing optimal periodontal care to patients in the Charleston area since 2004. Upon earning his undergraduate dental degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Sparacino studied Periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), and the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Sparacino and his wife, Gretchen, are the proud parents of a daughter, Tessa, and two sons, Joey and Leo. They share their home with their dog, two cats, and 10-12 chickens. Besides treating his patients and spending time with his family, Dr. Sparacino enjoys camping and boating.
Dr. Mark A. FerrariGeneral and Cosmetic Dentist
Hello my name is Dr. Mark A. Ferrari, and I am looking forward to joining the amazing team at Acierno Dental and serving you as your dentist
I graduated with a B.S. degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I attended Marquette University School of Dentistry attaining a D.D.S. degree. Upon graduation, I have practiced preventive and restorative care in Schaumburg.
I reside in Palatine with my wife and two children. I am an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Education Association. I am also a past founding member of the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Therapy and active in area study clubs while also attending numerous post-graduate courses and seminars each year.
I also hold the positions of Clinical Supervising Dentist one day per week in the Dental Hygiene Program at Harper College, providing supervision, instruction and guidance to its second year students and their respective patients, as well as Adjunct Professor of Dental Materials.
Acierno Dental is a modern dental clinic, specialized in diagnostics and treatment of dental and oral disorders. We offer comprehensive services from all fields of dentistry. In addition to high-end dental equipment, all services are provided in a comfortable, luxury environment.
Monday8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am - 1:00 pm