Meet The Dentists
Dr. Shieh grew up in Munster, Indiana and attended Munster High School. He later graduated with honors from Purdue University in West Lafayette. Dr. Shieh graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010. He was awarded the Gutherie P. Carr Award during his time. After graduation, Dr. Shieh wanted to provide quality comprehensive dentistry to his patients. He achieved this goal by enrolling in multiple continuing education classes. He has completed both orthodontic training through the Academy of GP Orthodontics and the Maxicourse Implant course through the American Academy Implant Dentistry. He was appointed as an Associate Implant Fellow in 2013.
Dr. Shieh has a passion in mentoring prospective dental students and young dentists. He currently serves as a board member for the Young Dental Committee in NWI and the Public Relations Committee for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He also has a strong sense to help others by offering his time and services to the underserved. He has participated in mission trips to Guatemala to aid in this capacity. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel along with family and friends. They are both avid travelers and love to be outdoors. He also enjoys playing sports, especially basketball and tennis.
Dr. Dunlop grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. She attended Valparaiso High School and later received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Butler University, graduating with honors. Dr. Dunlop graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with distinction in 2010. Dr. Dunlop was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national Dental Honor Society. Her love for children inspired her to continue her studies at Riley Hospital for Children where she received her Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry. During her residency, she was honored with the Ralph E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance. She is also board certified through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dunlop’s pediatric dental training includes treating infants, children, teenagers and patients with medical, physical, and mental special needs. Dr. Dunlop believes in caring for your child as if she were caring for her own. She sincerely looks forward to meeting you and your child! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Roger and exploring Northwest Indiana. They are both avid travelers and love to be outdoors.
Dr. Najamuddin grew up in Munster, Indiana where she attended Munster High School. She later graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a degree in Biology. Dr. Najamuddin completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2014. Upon graduation, Dr. Najamuddin knew she wanted to settle down in Northwest Indiana to care for the community in which she grew up. Dr. Najamuddin is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Northwest Indiana Dental Society. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband Ibrahim and her two beautiful children Aria and Aydin.
Dr. Brandon Cesario grew up in Naperville, Illinois and comes from a family of dentists. Both his great-grandfather and grandfather were dentists in the Chicagoland area and have impacted his decision to become a dentist today. Obtaining his Bachelor of Biological Science at Indiana Wesleyan University, he then went to pursue his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University in Alton, Illinois. While in dental school, he realized his favorite part of dentistry was treating children. He decided pediatric dentistry was his true passion. After dental school he went on to complete two additional years of specialty pediatric dental training at NYU Langone Hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Dr. Brandon is very passionate about providing dental care to children and patients with special needs. Creating a positive atmosphere while maintaining optimal oral health is one of his top priorities. He is very proud to be part of the South Shore Smiles dental team that shares those values. His enthusiasm and friendly demeanor, combined with a sense of humor, helps ease anxiety of both patients and parents.
Some of Dr. Brandon’s interests and hobbies outside of dentistry include golf, traveling, exploring Chicago, running the Chicago lakefront, kayaking, eating sushi and trying new cuisine (Dr. Cesario welcomes dining suggestions). He is a big advocate for physical fitness, and enjoys working out regularly and has participated in multiple triathlons. He looks forward to working with the smallest smiles in your family.
Roger Shieh DDS
Rachel Dunlop DDS, MSD
Saba Najamuddin DDS
Brandon Cesario DMD
Why Choose Us?
The benefits of working as a team are invaluable to your comprehensive care. Having a general dentist and pediatric specialist allow Dr. Shieh and Dr. Dunlop to work together and provide you and your family with the best treatment options available under one convenient location. Examples include orthodontic wires being taken off during cleaning appointments for a more thorough and effective cleaning. Fillings and checkups can be accomplished at the same orthodontic appointment. By combining appointments, families are able to SAVE TIME and MONEY! Dr. Shieh and Dr. Dunlop truly enjoy working together in order to help benefit you and your family. They will certainly make you feel like one of their own.
It is the mission of South Shore Smiles to strive for, attain and deliver the highest level of dental care for our patients.
We will treat every patient in a caring, concerned, empathetic, understanding, honest and professional manner.
We will maintain the highest ethical, personal and professional standards possible.
We will strive daily for professional dental excellence through our caring, sincere and professional treatment for each of our patients.
We will be measured both personally and professionally through our belief and dedication towards providing each and every one of our patients with the best dental care possible.
We will dedicate ourselves towards fostering a friendly, positive, professional, supportive, educational, stimulating and family oriented dental office environment.
We will always strive to exceed your expectations and make your whole family smile!
At South Shore Smiles, we are committed to helping you maximize your
insurance benefits. However, insurance policies vary and we can only
estimate your coverage in good faith and cannot guarantee coverage due
to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient
portion must be paid at the time the services are rendered. As a
courtesy to our patients, we will bill the insurance companies for
these services. We encourage all of our patients to actively research
their policies and become educated about their insurance. At South
Shore Smiles, we are network providers for Delta Dental PPO and
Premier, Cigna PPO, and Select Medicaid Plans.