Meet the Doctors at Downers Dental
Dr. B. Gulati, DDS
Dr. Gulati is a graduate of Northwestern Dental School, one of the best dental schools in the country. She graduated with top honors and was consistently on the Dean’s list throughout her dental schooling. Her treatment approach is one of listening to her patients and working with them to reach a commonly agreed upon health goal. Dr. Gulati educates her patients on the importance of dental health and the role it plays in a person’s overall health and well-being. Dr. Gulati has been one of Americas Top Dentist’s for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and also featured on American Health Front on FOX television. She feels that continuing education and expert training is the key to a successful dental practice.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina Dental School in 1998. He then completed a General Practice Residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, MO and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship and Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Jones is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and is an instructor for Basic Life Support. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, International Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and McHenry County Dental Society. He is also a clinical assistant professor at University of Illinois Dental School and treasurer for the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Jones’ clinical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, intravenous anesthesia, dental implants and facial trauma.
He is married and has three dogs; Elwood, Elvis and Stevie ray.
Dr. Fatjona Aliaj
During my extramural clinical rotations through the UIC College of Dentistry, I was challenged to become a flexible and adaptive clinician. At Asian Human Services, I was able to design complicated treatment plans for immigrant patients who had received failed treatment from their home countries. My patience, creativity, communication, and patient-doctor rapport was polished at the Children’s Clinic when I treated fifteen-year-olds who acted like two-year-olds, and two-year-olds who acted like fifteen-year-olds. My speed and endurance evolved at Dr. Rada’s Clinic when providing comprehensive dental treatment to special needs patients under anesthesia. This involved diagnosing, treatment planning, and executing the treatment within a limited two-hour timeframe.
During my education at the UIC College of Dentistry, I refined my dentistry skills. My dental experience as a student was comprised of providing comprehensive dental services through direct and indirect restorations, fixed and removable prosthodontics, non-surgical endodontic and periodontal therapy, and oral surgery. In addition, my training in digital dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics made me significantly interested in pursuing continuing education to expand my skills as a clinician. I became familiar with prescribing oral appliances for sleep apnea patients, analyzing the upper airway through CBCT software, and providing limited orthodontic treatment.