Olaitan Okediji-Registe, DDS
Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe was born in Chicago, but she spent her formative years in Nigeria and the UK. At the age of 16, she returned to the United States to attend the University of Colorado Boulder. It was there that she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She continued her education at Creighton University, where she was awarded a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
After practicing in the Illinois area for several years, Dr. Okediji-Registe opted to open up her own practice in May of 2013. With the purpose of patient comfort and quality care, Dr. Okediji-Registe always holds the highest standards. She achieves the best care for her patients with her skills, judgment, and compassion. Her approach to your treatment starts with listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, she reviews and discusses the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment options to determine what approach to dental care most interests you and meets your personal needs.
Dr. Okediji-Registe is a member of the American Dental Association®, Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society. She is committed to staying at the forefront of new developments, techniques, and technologies, which enables her to provide the best quality of care for her patients’ oral health.
In the fall of 2021, Dr. Okediji-Registe completed her certification in bite function dentistry. Bite function dentistry involves helping the patient achieve optimal biologic form, which includes a healthy, beautiful, functional and pain-free chewing system. Currently, Dr. Okediji-Registe is one of the few dentists in the world who are trained in and practice the TMJ/bite function dental arts.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Introducing: Anita Afshari, DDS
Dr. Afshari was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee and went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UT as well. While at UT, Dr. Afshari was a part of multiple organizations, including the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Student Dental Association, the Hispanic Student Dental Association, Give Kids a Smile, Mid-South Mission of Mercy and Remote Area Medical. Dr. Afshari moved to Chicago to practice general dentistry. She is currently a member of Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Outside the office, Dr. Afshari enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading psychological thrillers, cooking, drinking too much coffee, and constantly exploring a new part of the city!
Meet Our Team
At Magnificent Mile Family Dental, providing our patients with a pleasant and rewarding dental experience is our highest priority! Our dentists and staff are highly trained and skilled, and we strive to provide friendly, high-quality dentistry in Chicago, Illinois. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful staff, and we look forward to taking care of your smile!
Sharon Young – Office Manager
Sharon has been a member of our team since May of 2013, and she loves that we provide superior customer service to every patient we meet. She also loves that our team strives to make every patient feel like they are a part of our big, happy family. Sharon contributes to the success of the practice by helping patients feel as comfortable as possible. She understands that many people are already nervous about going to the dentist, and she does her absolute best to show them that we care. She loves what she does, and she makes sure every patient knows that. Sharon has worked in the dental field for over 20 years, and she can’t see herself doing anything else but putting a smile on each patient’s face.
Sharon is married and has two wonderful children. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her family. Sharon has an associate’s degree in business management with a concentration on healthcare management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has also completed her MBA in the spring of 2019.
Pamela Smith – Dental Assistant
Pam graduated from Springboard Dental Assisting School in Oak Forest, Illinois, in 2014 and joined our team in 2018. She loves the family-oriented focus of the office and makes sure each patient receives premium care and that the doctor and her team members are set up to succeed. At home, Pam lives with her Olde English bulldog, and she enjoys traveling, shopping and brunching!