Our Doctors

Kathy Pawlusiewicz, DDS (General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Sleep Apnea)

Dr. Pawlusiewicz joined Prospect Dental in 2003 as an associate dentist and rapidly advanced to a role of Clinic Director.  After taking over the practice, she has upgraded and modernized the clinic's equipment and procedures, making it the state-of -the-art facility that it is today.  Dr. Pawlusiewicz excels in the contemporary dental procedures as related to general dentistry with special attention to cosmetic and restorative procedures such as implants, crowns and bridge.

Dr. Kathy graduated pre-dental studies at Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor degree in Biology, and completed Dental School at the University of Illinois with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).  She continues her post-graduate dental education in general and cosmetic dentistry, attending conferences organized by the most prestigious dental education organizations, such as The Dawson Institute in Florida. Dr. Kathy is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and staff member at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

Dr. Pawlusiewicz sees patients with an array of general dental problems.  Veneers, Invisalign, implant restoration, crown and bridge, and teeth whitening are all utilized daily in treatment of patients, in addition to the regular services such as periodic check-ups, fillings and cleanings.

Dr. Pawlusiewicz, and the entire dental staff at Prospect Dental, utilizes only the best local dental laboratories.  Unlike many dentists who send their orders to labs in China in order to save on costs, Dr. Pawlusiewicz is adamant about using materials which are shown to be safe, effective and long-lasting.


Iwona Iwaszczyszyn, DDS (General Dentistry, Orofacial Pain, Sleep Apnea)

Dr. Iwona Iwaszczyszyn joined Prospect Dental in 2004. Since that time she has significantly impacted our clinic through caring, professional and superb approach to practice of dentistry.  Being a dentist is not only her work but also her passion.

Dr. Iwona completed dental school at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, with a doctorate and then post-doctorate specialty-degree in general dentistry; she then continued her education at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry.  She has taken numerous post-graduate courses in General and Cosmetic dentistry, continually improving her skills. She finished The Dawson Academy what gave her necessary skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry. 

Part of her practice also focuses on treatment of temporomandibular joints and orofacial pain. Dr. Iwona graduated from TMJ/Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency Program at UCLA School of Dentistry and incorporated many modalities of treatment of the pain in her scope of practice. It includes Botox (Xeomin) injections, trigger point injections, SPG blocks, splints etc. She is an active member of American Academy of Orofacial Pain and International Association for the Study of Pain.

For over 5 years she also treats patients that suffer from sleep apnea offering them oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP. Recently she has received a Qualified Dentist designation from American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 

She appreciates the importance of healthy, beautiful smile and its impact on self-confidence of the patient.  Dr. Iwaszczyszyn has great experience in all facets of general and cosmetic dentistry, including, but not limited to crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, lumineers, and implant restoration.  

She is a member of American Dental Society, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Polish Dental Society, Dawson Academy Alumni, Illinois Sleep Society and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine as well as a strong supporter of charity organizations such as Women for Women International Care, Lurie Children’s Hospital and The Oral Cancer Foundation. Dr. Iwona is also staff member at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. 

Jane H. Kim, DDS, MS (Periodontics)

Dr. Jane Kim works in Prospect Dental since 2007.  As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Jane Kim limits her practice to surgical therapy including treatment of periodontal disease, gingival recession, cosmetic periodontal surgery, crown lengthening, dental extractions, and dental implant therapy.  As a specialist, she partners with her restorative colleagues to provide comprehensive dental care to her patients.  Dr. Kim firmly believes in a team approach to delivering individualized care and attention consistent with patient goals and desires.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University, Dr. Kim continued her education at the University of Illinois receiving a second Bachelor of Science degree in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.  Following her general dental training, she continued her education in a three-year residency program at the University of Illinois, specializing in the field of Periodontics.  In addition to her specialty training, Dr. Kim also earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in Oral Sciences.  Today, she continues to serve as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois’ College of Dentistry.

Robert Lee, DDS (Endodontics)

Dr. Robert Lee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a key member of First Choice Dental’s endodontics team.  Dr. Lee earned his advanced degree in endodontics from the University of Illinois.  Prior to choosing to pursue a career as an endodontist, Dr. Lee practiced general dentistry in the greater Chicago area for a number of years, and earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Dentistry.  As part of his endodontic residency program, Dr. Lee gained diverse endodontic experience practicing at five different Chicago area dental clinics throughout the course of his residency.  Dr. Lee is the author of a professional article in the Journal of Endodontics.  In addition, he is active in a number of professional organizations including the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontists, as well as a member of the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club.  


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