Dr. Svjetlica, known as “Dr. Lilly”, has 20 years of dental experience, starting her dental career in Serbia. When you visit Dr. Lilly, you can expect more than great dentistry, Dr. Lilly keeps her patients and the Franklin Park staff entertained with singing and jokes.
Dr. Lilly sees patients of all ages but has a sincere passion for working with children. As a child, Dr. Lilly watched her older sister struggle through negative dental experiences and wished she could ease her discomfort. Dr. Lilly learned the importance of having a dental provider that places an emphasis on communication and building trust, even with very young patients.
Originally from Novi Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Svjetlica earned her a dental degree from the Medical University of Nis College of Dentistry in Serbia. After moving to the United States, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry with her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry.
Over the decades, she has diligently pursued continuing education, particularly focusing on Invisalign and implant dentistry. Today, she is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Lilly loves sports including karate, biking, swimming, skiing, and tennis. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and son.