Dr. Irfan Atcha is a cosmetic and general dentistry professional based in Chicago. He mainly practices cosmetic dentistry, and maintains two private practices: New Teeth Indiana Dental and New Teeth Chicago Dental. Recognized as one of the leading dentists in the Chicago area, Dr. Atcha is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Irfan Atcha is a specialist in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Experienced in practically every aspect of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Atcha has undergone extensive training in anesthesia and advanced sedation methods. He has built up an impressive skill set over the years, and his innovations in the area of cosmetic dentistry have earned him the respect of patients as well as peers.
Dr. Atcha has been practicing privately since 1996. In the years since then, he has achieved an impressive record of accomplishments that has cemented his reputation as one of the top dental practitioners in the industry. Despite his lengthy string of accomplishments, Dr. Atcha retains the same drive, commitment, hunger for learning, and the quest for self-improvement that have characterized much of his career. In his goal to always stay on the cutting-edge of the dental profession, he periodically undergoes training and re-certification courses, and is a fixture in most major dental conferences around the world. It is this commitment to continued education that has ensured Dr. Atcha’s ability to provide the best quality dental care and advanced treatment to his patients.
The roots of Dr. Irfan Atcha’s excellence and capability in the dental profession can be traced to his extensive educational and training background. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. In 1996, he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery at the same university. He was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations throughout his career, highlighted by the fellowship award at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2007, and diplomat awards from the American Dental Implant Association and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in April and May 2009 respectively.
In August 2009, Dr. Atcha presented a table clinic at the ICOI World Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also signed on to the Board of Directors of the American Dental Implant Association. In addition to being a dental practitioner, Dr. Atcha is also a published author, having written an article on the role of TGF (growth factor) in HPV oconoprotein synthesis. The article was published in an issue of the Journal of Biochemistry.
Dr. Atcha has an equally impressive track record in post-doctoral education. He attended the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies from 1999 to 2000, taking up studies in anterior and posterior aesthetic continuum, with a focus on neuromuscular dentistry. In 2000, he underwent training in Peter Dawson’s Occlusion series 1 and II in Petersburg, Florida, later on undergoing CEREC training at the GLEC institute with Dr. Mark Morin. He has also attended courses on Invisalign certification, DOCS training, Oral Sedation for patient comfort, and a Cerinate-hosted training program focusing on the Lumineers method for no prep smile makeovers.
In addition to these training programs, Dr. Atcha has undergone training or attended courses in Advanced Endodontic techniques for single-visit root canal procedures, dental implant training at the Zimmer Institute in Chicago, and a 9-month training program on dental implant continuum and advanced bone grafting and harvesting with Dr. Arun Garg, also in Chicago.
Still other training and certification programs that Dr. Atcha has attended are Waterlase dentistry training at the World Laser Institute, a clinical residency on “All-on-4” dental implant methods at the Dr. Paulo Malo’s Malo Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal, advanced sinus augmentation and immediate dental implant placement with Dr. Ziv Mazur in Bucharest, and a workshop on Aesthetic Regeneration with Dr. Paul Petrangaro.
Other highlights of Dr. Atcha’s post-doctoral education are training and certification courses are dental implant training under Nobel’s Biocare program, Nobel Guide and All-on-4 dental implants and Teeth-in-an-hour training with Dr. Tom Belshi, a hands-on workshop and training in Bone Marrow Aspirate techniques via stem cell harvesting, which were hosted by Dr. Dennis Smiler and Dr. Muna Soltan.
Dr. Atcha is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Indiana Dental Association, Northwest Indiana Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Crown Council, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologist (ASDA). He is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), a diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Dental Implant Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Dental Implant Association. Dr. Atcha is a BLS and ACLS certified dental practitioner.
2016 is proving to be a promising year for Dr. Atcha, with the first few months marked by awards and commendations from his peers in the medical industry, as well as endorsements from the public. In April 2016, he was named the Top Implant and Cosmetic Dentist in Chicago for his outstanding performance and excellence in patient care. Based on patient reviews and a thorough overview of each dental practitioner’s work, the award is granted only to those who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performance in their fields.
In May 2016, Dr. Atcha became one of the first dentists to provide zygomatic implant treatment to patients. A groundbreaking procedure aimed at addressing the concerns of chronic denture users, zygomatic implant treatment enables the use of dentures by patients who would not be able to do so otherwise due to the absence of supporting bones in the upper jaw. Unlike many other procedures aimed at treating denture users, zygomatic implants do not involve bone transplant procedures.
Today, Dr. Atcha continues to offer a wide range of dental care and treatment services to his patients by way of his two private practices. Specializing primarily in tooth restoration, zygomatic dental implants, and “All-on-4” dental implantation treatment, Dr. Atcha also provides tooth whitening, tooth bleaching, veneer and crown work, tooth reshaping and contouring, jaw bone grafting, and ridge augmentation services.