Meet the Dentists
All our professionals at Best Dental Group maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. James P. Economos
Since 1980, practice founder Dr. James Economos has been helping patients create artistic, beautiful, and aesthetic smiles. He looks forward to the everyday challenges and rewards that come with being a dentist, and enjoys helping his patients receive the most benefit from their dental care.
Dr. Economos was born and raised in Illinois. He received all of his post-secondary and professional education in the state of Illinois in 1979, and started practicing dentistry in Bartlett, in 1980.
Dr. Economos understands what is important to his patients; and having grown up in Illinois, he can relate personally to the needs of the communities he serves. Dr. Economos is a certified Invisalign provider, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 Invisalign providers in the country.
Getting to Know Dr. Economos
Even before becoming a dentist, Dr. Economos loved combining science and art to create beautiful designs. In high school, he worked with several Chicago area businesses, creating one-of -a-kind stained glass windows. Today, Dr. Economos maintains his relationship with Morton's Steakhouse restaurants, and continues to make beautiful stained glass for each of their locations throughout the world.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Economos enjoys spending time with his family. He has six children. He speaks fluent Spanish and has recently taken a keen interest in local politics. Dr. Economos also has his private pilot's license and flies regularly.
Dr. Milton Geivelis
Dr. Milton Geivelis is a Board Certified Specialist, whose practice is limited to Periodontics and dental Implants. Dr. Geivelis believes that the most important people in our practice are our patients. He strives to deliver the highest quality care, utilizing the most up-to-date techniques and equipment, in the most comfortable and gentle manner possible.
Born in Athens, Greece, Dr. Geivelis received all of his education and graduate training from Northwestern University. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, a Master's of Science Degree, and a Specialty Degree in Periodontics.
Dr. Geivelis regularly participates in continuing education, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Geivelis was a professor and director of Graduate Periodontics at Northwestern University Dental School, training the dental residents in Periodontics. He has been involved in academic research, and has authored and co-authored several professional articles. Dr. Geivelis lectures about Periodontics and Implants nationally and internationally; and he has received several academic and clinical awards for his work as a Periodontist.
All About Dr. Geivelis
Outside of the practice, Dr. Geivelis loves spending time with his family! He and his wife, Paula, have two children, a daughter, Arianna, and a son, Alex. He also enjoys playing tennis and soccer. Dr. Geivelis looks forward to working with you, and helping you enjoy all of the benefits of a healthy, bright, beautiful smile.
Dr. Ashwini Joshi
Dr. Ashwini Joshi believes that a healthy and beautiful smile can light up your face and help build confidence. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to her patients in a comfortable and friendly setting. She is passionate about her profession and enjoys the opportunity it gives her in getting to know her patients and their families and the pleasure in making them smile.
Dr. Ashwini Joshi graduated dental school from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also completed her specialty certification in Orthodontics and a Masters in Science degree in Oral Sciences, also from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she was indicted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Joshi is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held only by a small percentage of orthodontists throughout the United States. She has also completed a one-year craniofacial fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012, Dr. Joshi received the prestigious Milo Hellman Award for the most outstanding research in orthodontics.
Dr. Joshi keeps herself updated with the latest developments and advances in orthodontics by attending various Continuing educations courses.
Dr. Joshi, Personally
Ashwini is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi. In her free time, she enjoys reading, music, movies, trying various cuisines, going for long walks and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Niketa Shah
Dr. Shah is very accustomed to the office as she has been a patient here since she was 11 years old. She assisted for several years at the office during high school, at which time she discovered her passion for helping patients. Dr. Shah believes that educating each patient about their oral health and hygiene will enhance the quality of their life.
Dr. Shah was born and raised in Illinois & attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelors in Community Health. She then went to Barry University in Miami, Florida where she received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Shah’s last stop was in Boston, Massachusetts where she attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
Getting to know Dr. Niketa Shah
Dr. Shah recently got married and is ready to explore Chicago after being away for so long. She is excited to be back home, and to spend more time with friends and family.