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Experienced - Franklin Park, IL Dentist

Get to Know Dr. Ljiljana Svjetlica

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.

Franklin Park dentist Ljiljana Svjetlica

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Why Did You Decide to
Become a Dentist?

Dentist and two young patients playing with dolls in the waiting room

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.

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Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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.

Outside of the Dental
Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Kids playing on outdoor jungle gym Kids playing basketball

Dr. Lilly loves sports including karate, biking, swimming, skiing, and tennis. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and son.

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