Yamen Akhras D.D.S, M.S.

Dr. Yamen Akhras is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry. There he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2012. After graduating, Dr. Akhras worked in the capacity of both an associate dentist and a practice owner in the Southwest Suburbs of Illinois and the state of Wisconsin. After extensive restorative and surgical experience, Dr. Akhras decided to pursue a 3-year specialty residency program in Periodontics and Dental Implants at the University of Illinois Department of Periodontics, where he was also chief resident in his 3rd and final year. Dr. Akhras also completed a clinical research study comparing minimally invasive and traditional periodontal regenerative surgery, with two papers he co-authored undergoing peer review before publication. This effort culminated in a Masters of Oral Sciences degree (MS). He is currently a member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Akhras is an avid learner and frequent traveler, having traveled extensively all over the world to learn the latest on the topic of Periodontics and Dental Implants. He has extensive experience in placing/restoring dental implants, surgical extractions, IV moderate sedation, and directing the dental team when treating complex cases under General Anesthesia. He is the most recent addition to the exceptionally talented team comprising Doctors Crosby and Trahan, where he joined the 40-year old practice in June 2024.

Dr. Akhras is married to his wife Nora and lives in the suburbs of Illinois with their three boys. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, swimming and reading.


Professional Education

2021 – 2024 Advanced Specialty in Periodontics and Masters in Oral Sciences
Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Illinois in Chicago, IL
2010 – 2012 Doctor of Dental Surgery
School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
2008 – 2010 Post-Graduate Diploma Major of Health Care
School of Management, McGill University in Montreal, QC Canada
2002 – 2007 Bachelor of Dental Medicine Class Valedictorian
Misr University for Science and Technology, 6th of October City, Egypt

Professional Experience

June 2024 – present Associate Periodontist
Midwest Dental Implantology in St. Charles, Illinois
August 2014 – present General Dentist/Periodontist as of June 2024
Premier Dental & Implant Center in Orland Park, IL
March 2013 – June 2021 Associate Dentist
Midwest Dental in Beloit, WI
September 2012 – July 2014 Associate Dentist
Advanced Family Dental in Crest Hill, IL
July 2012 – Feruary 2013 Associate Dentist
Midwest Dental in Freeport, IL

Licenses Held

ILLINOIS Specialty License in Periodontics
INDIANA State Board
ILLINOIS Dental Sedation Permit
WISCONSIN Sedation II Permit


2023-2024 Chief Resident, Post-Graduate Periodontics
2024 Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award
2014 - 2018 Midwest Dental Diamond Club Dentist

Community Service

February 2017 Syrian American Medical Society: Lebanon Dental Mission Trips
2011/2012 Give Kids a Smile: University of Minnesota
2012 The Union Gospel Mission: University of Minnesota
2012 Student Ambassador: University of Minnesota

Yamen Akhras D.D.S, M.S.