Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.
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Steven Shandley, DDS
Dr. Shandley was born and raised in San Diego, CA. The eldest of 10 children, growing up in a large family taught him to be patient, to accept and shoulder responsibility and to always be aware of the needs of others. These qualities have carried forward into his life and dental practice. He practices dentistry while focusing on his patients’ individual concerns and together with his patients, develops a unique treatment plan for each patient’s needs.
Dr. Shandley completed his undergraduate education at the University of San Diego. He lived at home and commuted to school for four years, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He attended Northwestern University Dental School where he was elected Student Council Class President.
Upon completion of dental school, he chose to further his education in the general practice residency program at Illinois Masonic Hospital. He was asked to stay a second year as the chief resident in the Department of Dentistry. This tenure proved to be a great experience in treating dental emergencies, treating physically and mentally compromised patients as well as working closely with the ENT surgeons to coordinate treatment for head and neck cancer patients.
Dr. Shandley founded his private practice in 1982 in South Barrington and helped open the Illinois Masonic Center for Family Medicine satellite dental clinic for six years before focusing exclusively on his private practice.
His personal interests include: running and bicycling, he has competing in several marathons and triathlons, as well as, scuba diving, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
M. Elizabeth Kane, DDS
Dr. Kane grew up on a farm in South Barrington and after completing her dental education, returned to practice in her home community. She loves to make a positive impact in her patients’ lives through dentistry, and she also loves building relationships with her patients and getting to know them throughout the years. She feels like her patients are dear friends. Dr. Kane is committed to providing the most effective esthetic dental care possible knowing that the details make all the difference and strives to always know the latest advances in dentistry.
Dr. Kane completed her undergraduate education at Colorado College in Colorado Springs where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She then attended dental school at Northwestern University, where she was lauded by her instructors as very detail oriented and always striving for perfection.
Upon completion of dental school, she pursued an optional year of advanced training in a general practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago. During this year, she acquired experience and skills in delivering dental care in a comprehensive medical setting. Her dental treatment was focused on physically and mentally compromised patients in a hospital environment.
After completing her residency she joined the staff of the Department of Dentistry at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago and founded her practice in South Barrington in 1982. At Illinois Masonic she practiced in the “Dentistry for the Handicapped” program and simultaneously opened and ran a satellite dental clinic for the hospital at the Illinois Masonic Center for Family Medicine. She grew the program for the hospital for six years before centering her time on the South Barrington practice.
Her personal interests include a passion for horseback riding, she has competed in advanced level eventing competitions. She also enjoys scuba diving, skiing, bicycling, hiking and spending time with her husband and three daughters.