Our Team

At Dental Matters, our team offers years of industry experience and ongoing education. We stay up-to-date on the latest tools and techniques, giving you access to unbeatable services for a full range of dental services. Feel free to reach out to our friendly doctors if you have questions about your dental health.

Dr. Mazher Syed

General Dentistry

Dr. Mazher Syed has been helping people to put their best smiles forward for the past 15 years. His dedication to patient care shines through in his thoroughness in dental work, and he hopes to encourage healthy smiles in all of his patients. 

Dr. Mazher Syed earned his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from Rajiv Gandhi University in India before earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Additionally, he has continued to learn throughout his career and expand his knowledge on more specialized topics. Dr. Syed has trained with Nobel Biocare on All on Four implants, completed a two year program (USDI) for orthodontic training and a professional orthodontic seminar, pursued continuing education with AIC Education and Hiossen for oral surgery and implants, and attended a crown clinic and hands on course through the Institution of Dental Advancement. Additionally, Dr. Syed is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Illinois Dental Association (IDA), and Chicago Dental Society (CDS). 

For the past 15 years, he has been an associate dentist at other dental offices, performing oral surgery, orthodontic treatment and general dental procedures. After working at other dental office locations, he decided it was time to open his own private practice in 2019. He speaks fluent Urdu and is known for using his sense of humor to help patients feel at ease in his office. He likes to say that his mission is to save the world one tooth at a time. 

Dr. Maha Khaden

Dr. Khaden received her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago. She continued her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where she received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD).  She has graduated with many honors, including Dr. Curt J. Gronner Award, A.C.E. Student Scholars, and Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award which honors senior dental students who have achieved academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding leadership. Dr. Khaden believes everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. She continuously strives to increase her knowledge and skills through continuing education courses and mentorship. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), ISDS (Illinois State Dental Society), CDS (Chicago Dental Society) and AAWD (American Association of Women Dentists). 

Dr. Khaden was born in Chicago, however, she considers Pakistan her second home. She is fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi. She is working towards becoming proficient in Spanish as well because she believes it’s important to communicate with people from different backgrounds and ethnicities. In her free time she cherishes her bonds with her friends and family, reads novels, and pursues continuing education courses. She is always looking for the next book to read and would love to hear what books you love and recommend!

Dr. Irum Tariq

Dr. Irum Tariq grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago and DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry. When not in the office, you can find her either hiking, exploring the city, and traveling during the summer or hibernating with snacks at home with her family during the winter (there’s no in between!) Dr. Tariq believes in putting her patients first and helping them achieve beautiful smiles while also going the extra mile to make sure they are comfortable in the dental chair to build lifelong relationships.