Meet Our Doctors

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Larry Mulvaney, DDS

Larry Mulvaney, DDS, brings more than 30 years of experience in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry to Northwestern Dental Group, with locations in Niles, Vernon Hills, Skokie, Gurnee, Arlington Heights, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois.

Dr. Mulvaney began his professional pursuits at the University of Illinois Dental School in Chicago where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, Dr. Mulvaney completed a periodontal externship at Northwestern Dental School, also in Chicago and subsequently earned his Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School in Bellevue, Washington.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Mulvaney also graduated from the MISCH International Implant Prosthetic Program and New York University’s implant and prosthetic program. Furthermore, he completed a one-year advanced implant surgery and anesthesiology program at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

Dr. Mulvaney’s extensive training enables him to perform multiple procedures during a single visit, using conscious or IV sedation. As a fully certified IV sedation expert, Dr. Mulvaney can help patients relax during time-consuming and complex oral surgeries.

As a dental implant specialist, Dr. Mulvaney is also an authority on bone grafting and sinus lifts. He regularly works with men and women to ensure the success of their dental implants.

When he isn’t working with patients or developing treatment plans, Dr. Mulvaney augments his professional skills. He regularly participates in ongoing training and education to ensure his patients have access to the latest technologies and surgical procedures, and frequently speaks at industry events on implant dentistry and related techniques.

Dr. Mulvaney holds membership in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Chicago Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Association and is a general member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Mulvaney welcomes any man, woman, or family seeking high-quality oral health care to Northwestern Dental Group in Vernon Hills, Niles, Deerfield, and Hawthorne Commons, Illinois. 

Meet Dr. Esther Lim

Dr. Esther Lim graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; she earned Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List Honors.

She then graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2009. She was awarded 1st place for University of Michigan Research Day and ADA/Dentsply Student Research Award.

Dr. Lim strongly believes that a good clinician must keep up with the latest dental knowledge, as well as advancements in technology. That is why she has pursued extensive continuing education in Implant dentistry, Endodontics, Oral surgery, and Botox procedures. “I think of my patients as my family.” She loves being connected to her patients, and improving their lives brings her great satisfaction. Furthermore, she has devoted time to helping others with dental mission trips to Guyana, India and Laos.

Dr. Lim is married to another dentist, and together they have a young daughter. They like to spend time together cooking, traveling and volunteering at a local church. 

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