MEET THE DOCTORS
Dr. Leila Younger
Dr. Younger is a board-certified pediatric dentist with more than 20 years of experience. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology and her dental degree from the University of Illinois, she completed her clinical training at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Younger also has her Master’s degree in pediatric dentistry from Northwestern University.
Dr. Younger serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
When she’s not treating patients at Smiles for Kids, she can be found teaching at the University of Southern California and visiting her two children who reside in Los Angeles. Dr. Younger also enjoys hiking and biking with her husband as well as traveling for medical mission trips to provide dental care in underserved areas.
Dr. Megan Davenport
Dr. Davenport is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana and attended the University of Notre Dame where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then graduated with high distinction for Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. After working for two years at a community health clinic in central Wisconsin as a general dentist, Dr. Davenport completed pediatric specialty training in Milwaukee at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Davenport takes pride in providing exceptional dental care to children in a compassionate, gentle way. It is her priority to help children feel safe and at ease while at the dentist so that they can have a positive and fun dental experience.
In her spare time, Dr. Davenport enjoys baking, college football (Go Irish!), traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Andrew Weiss
Dr. Weiss has practiced orthodontics in the Chicagoland area for 45 years, with a great majority of this time being spent alongside pediatric dentists. He is very familiar and comfortable treating the unique needs of children and adults. Dr. Weiss is a long-time resident of the surrounding community and has grandchildren in the area.
In addition to treating a multitude of orthodontic needs for children, Dr. Weiss is also an expert in treating adult patients. In fact, Dr. Weiss is an Invisalign premier provider with over 700 cases treated. Invisalign can be a great option for teens and adults. New advancements in technology over the years has made treatment more efficient and aesthetic. Dr. Weiss has taken numerous continuing education courses on this topic over the years, so he is a great choice for your Invisalign needs.
Dr. Jessica Mattern
Dr. Mattern is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, receiving a bachelor of science in Physiology. She received her D.D.S. from Creighton School of Dentistry and went on to complete her pediatric specialty training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. After completing her training Dr. Mattern was happy to call Chicago home as she has many family members in the Chicago area.
Dr. Mattern is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality of dental care. She strives to make every visit enjoyable and loves to see her patients smile.
Dr. Mattern enjoys teaching and is on staff at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry serving as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Mattern enjoys gardening, biking and running. She also has a passion for volunteering and has worked with many organizations including coaching for Special Olympics and participating in Medical/Dental outreach programs through Latin World Ministries.