Our Team

James Poulos, D.D.S.

Dr. Poulos is Founder and Senior Partner at Madison Pine Dental Clinic. He received both his Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois. Dr. Poulos is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society. He has practiced on the West Side of Chicago for more than 20 years and is the recipient of the distinguished West Side Community Builders Award. He has also received advanced training in Cosmetic Dentistry and prosthodontics. In his free time, Dr. Poulos enjoys working out, skiing, fishing and golf.

David Kim, D.D.S.

Dr. Kim is Partner at Madison Pine Dental Clinic. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the top-ranked University of Buffalo, New York. He completed advanced training in the United States Navy for extractions and endodontics. Dr. Kim served our country for three years as a dental officer and was stationed in Norfolk, VA, and at Great Lakes Naval Dental Center. He also served for five years in the Navy Reserves. In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys working out and fine dining.

John J. Dzakovich, D.D.S.

Dr. Dzakovich graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1979 and has been in private practice his entire professional career. He was a clinical instructor in Loyola’s fixed-prosthodontic department and mentored a dental study club in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

He is a past president of The Chicago Component, of The Academy of General Dentistry; a member of The American Dental Association, Illinois Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, The International Academy of Gnathology and The Academy of Operative Dentistry. He is an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute and currently serves as Chairman of The Northwest Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society Peer Review Committee.

He has completed a five-year laboratory study of the effects of toothpaste and toothbrush on the human dentition, which was published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry in 2008. He is currently conducting a study regarding the effects of acid-erosion on the human dentition.

Dr. Dzakovich is an independent contractor for Madison Pine.

Patricia J. Nemec, D.D.S.

Dr. Nemec enjoys teaching children that a healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Her dedication to the dental profession has a strong focus on prevention and patient education.

She obtained her license to practice Dentistry in Illinois after graduating from University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry in 2005, and has been working as an independent contractor at Madison Pine Dental since 2006. Her commitment to compassionate, quality dental care is reflected in the success of Kid Zone.

Her goal is to make Kid Zone the welcoming “Dental Home” (as per the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendation) of all the kids on the West Side of Chicago. She is a firm believer in life-long learning and has attended extensive Continuing Education courses, especially in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Nemec is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Like Dr Dzakovich,  she is also an independent contractor.

Alex Chaparro, hygienist.

Alex is a graduate of College of DuPage Dental Hygiene program. She has been a hygienist with Madison Pine since 2014. Alex's favorite part about her job is educating patients about their oral health and giving tips and tools to keeping a healthy smile. Motivating patients to understand and practice prevention is her passion. Her goal at every appointment is to make patients feel comfortable, reduce dental anxiety, have fun, and learn something new. Alex is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.

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West Side Chicago Dentist

(773) 287-2277
5470 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60644


"Treating Families on the Westside For Over 30 Years"