Meet Our Team
Westend Dental is a general and cosmetic dental practice located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology, our highly trained team makes every effort to educate patients, providing them with the information they need to make the best decisions about their dental health.
Our convenient scheduling options and patient amenities make dental visits comfortable and convenient for even the busiest professionals. At Westend Dental, we make our patients priority #1 and always leave them smiling.
David Fiore, D.D.S.
Founder & Dentist
The founder of Westend Dental, Dr. David Fiore has over 20 years of experience in dentistry and is continually adding new procedures and dental services to increase his ability to serve his patients. His newest areas of expertise include oral sedation dentistry, dental implants, advanced oral surgical procedures and cosmetic orthodontics. Dr. Fiore is an alumni of Loyola University; he graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and continued on from there to Loyola University School of Dentistry. An active participant in the community, Dr. Fiore oversees initiatives that place Westend Dental into local community organizations that serve the community and strives to be a leader in premiere dental care for the Lincoln Park area. In his spare time, Dr. Fiore enjoys going on ski trips with his three sons, a cup of coffee with his wife on Sunday morning and taking walks with his sheepdog Harry.
Matthew Zander, D.D.S.
Co-Founder & Dentist
Dr. Zander comes to Westend with expertise in comprehensive treatment planning, painless extractions in oral surgery and Invisalign Preferred Provider status. Dr. Zander began his dental career with a B.A. in Biology from University of Illinois and completed dental school from University of Illinois as well. With over 15 years experience in dentistry, he continues his dental education through the dental-specific Seattle Study Club. When not treating patients, Dr. Zander is highly involved in the community by volunteering through his children’s school functions and coaching youth ice hockey. In his spare time he enjoys barbecuing, golfing, and spending time with his wife and four children.
Zachary Weiss, D.D.S.
Dr. Zachary Weiss is the newest dentist to join the Westend Dental team. Focusing on comprehensive patient care and esthetic dentistry, Dr. Weiss is committed to improving the oral health of all of his patients. He attended Northwestern University as an undergrad and then went on to the Marquette University School of Dentistry to complete his dental education. Outside of the Westend Dental office you’ll find Dr. Weiss volunteering his time for Give Kids a Smile, Mission of Mercy and the Special Olympics. In his free time you might also catch him going to the movies, listening to music, playing tennis and spending time with his wife, Laura, and dog, Wrigley.
With many years of experience in the dental industry, Sylvana has spent 11 of those years as Westend Dental’s office manager. Sylvana’s favorite part of being Office Manager is working with the entire Westend team to provide the best care for patients as well as learn new technologies in the dental field. Sylvana first started her managerial career as a licensed cosmetologist and managed a variety of salons including Elizabeth Arden, Ulta Beauty and more. Because of her passion for helping customers and offering them attentive service, Sylvana made the switch to dentistry and since then has been providing Westend Dental patients with the utmost care and respect. When not in the office, Sylvana can be found riding motorcycles with her husband or enjoying the company of family and friends.
Hygiene Department Manager
The daughter of an orthodontist, Amy has always had a passion for helping people attain a healthy, attractive smile. Despite launching a successful management consulting career after college, Amy went back to school to follow her passion of dentistry. With over 20 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Amy has spent the last 16 years developing Westend Dental’s hygiene services, programs and product lines as Hygiene Department Manager. Amy holds both a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University along with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Harper College. Along with her work at Westend Dental, Amy enjoys being active in the community. She is a member of both the Illinois State Dental Society and Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. A world traveler, Amy has a passion for exploring new places such as Hawaii, London and Kenya. When in Chicago, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, Pashmina and Picasso.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A health and wellness advocate, Bernadette has been with the Westend Dental team for over 12 years and continues to appreciate the relationship she has with her patients. From basic dental hygiene instructions to advance care treatment, Bernadette enjoys guiding patients so they can excel in their dental health. In addition to her work as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Bernadette can often be found informing the community on the benefits and effects dental health has on one’s overall health through Westend Dental’s seminars and events. Originally from Detroit, Bernadette obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University. A three-time marathoner, Bernadette spends much of her free time running, or biking, along the Lake Michigan lakefront path or taking trips to visit family in Florida.
Megan P., R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Since joining the Westend Dental team in 2009, Megan enjoys interacting with her patients to learn more about them and educate them on best practices for incorporating dental health into their busy schedules. Inspired by her childhood dentist, Megan has always had a passion for dental hygiene and even left her prior job in sales and marketing to turn her passion into a career. Megan’s philosophy as a registered dental hygienist is to provide patients with the knowledge to make smart dental health decisions for their future while doing so in a relaxed, caring environment. Originally from Ohio, Megan received her Bachelor’s in Marketing from Ohio University and her Associate’s in Applied Science from Kennedy King College. A travel enthusiast, Megan spends much of her free time on getaway weekend trips or attending music concerts with friends.
With over 15 years of dental assisting experience, Lucy has spent three of those years helping and teaching Westend Dental patients the importance of dental health and how to take care of their smile. Although certified in both coronal polishing and oral sedation, Lucy enjoys every aspect of dentistry whether it’s cosmetic, surgical, orthodontic or implants. Along with seeing many patients throughout the day, Lucy loves working with the Westend team and continually learning new techniques in the dental industry. When not at Westend, Lucy can be found relaxing by watching movies, enjoying the latest Chicago restaurants or spending time with her husband and three children.
Lily comes to Westend Dental with a strong background in customer service through her previous career in the retail industry. Since switching to the dental industry and becoming a Hygiene Assistant, Lily still enjoys providing outstanding customer service to all of Westend Dental’s patients so they leave the office feeling great about their smile. Lily received her certification in Dental Assisting and is certified in coronal polishing and sealant placement as well. A fan of WWE Wrestling, Lily often attends WWE Live events and has even met John Cena. Lily also enjoys spending time away from the office with her family including her husband, baby son and companion dog, Rikku.
Jessica comes to Westend Dental with over 9 years of experience in the dental industry including dental marketing and patient care relations. As Scheduling Coordinator, Jessica enjoys the ability to educate people and make them feel comfortable while at Westend Dental and believes stellar customer service and a compassionate staff creates the perfect patient experience. In addition to her role at Westend Dental, Jessica is currently a culinary student at the Art Institute of Chicago and enjoys cooking for her family, friends and Westend Dental colleagues. In her free time Jessica can be found exploring the many restaurants Chicago has to offer or jogging along the lakefront.
As Marketing Coordinator for Westend Dental, Nicholas recognizes how marketing can affect patients and help connect them to the caring staff at Westend. In addition to marketing, Nicholas enjoys the compassionate and dedicated atmosphere Westend Dental offers to both its patients and its employees. A graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing, Nicholas enjoys utilizing new marketing concepts and technologies to help Westend patients feel connected to their dental care provider. In his free time, Nicholas can be found playing sports with his friends walking his dog or exploring Chicago.
Administrative Team Leader
Lauren believes that by helping one improve and maintain their smile it can give them the confidence they need to achieve their dreams. It is this passion for dentistry that has brought Lauren to Westend Dental to assist patients with their treatment needs and help in whatever way possible. A Chicago native, Lauren graduated from Homewood Flossmoor High School and has years of customer services experience through a variety of industries. In her free time, Lauren enjoys being with family, close friends or her Pitbull, Maximillion.