Dental Team

Ukrainian Village Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.


Dentist in Ukrainian Village, IL

Miswak Dentistry

Dental Staff in Ukranian Village

Dr. Tariq Riyal is a lifelong Chicagoan with a dedication to serving the communities he grew up in. Growing up to working-class parents, his family did not have the luxury of dental insurance and struggled to find a dentist that could adequately address all of their needs. It was this childhood experience that led Dr. Riyal towards the field of dentistry with the hopes of one day being able to provide high-quality, affordable dentistry to anyone who needs it.

Dr. Riyal graduated from the acclaimed UIC College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After completing dental school, Dr. Riyal went on to obtain his Masters in Public Policy from National Louis University. He has carried out his mission of quality, affordable dentistry throughout dental school and his career. As a student, he was the president of UIC's American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), which worked tirelessly to bring free dental care to the homeless and low-income areas. Dr. Riyal has also participated in extensive training for Oral Surgery, Pediatric Care, and working with special needs patients. An active member of the ADA, ISDS, CDS, AGD, and AAPHD, Dr. Riyal is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the dental field and being among the industry's leaders.

Thomas Kaminski, D.M.D.

Ukrainian Village Chicago DentistDr. Thomas Kaminski was born and raised in Park Ridge, IL. He attended Marquette University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, IL with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. After dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency program at the prestigious University of Chicago’s Evanston Hospital he acquired advanced training in all aspects of Dentistry including Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Pediatrics. Covering Emergency Room call for 4 hospitals, Dr. Kaminski also gained extensive experience with trauma and other dental emergencies. While working at Evanston Hospital, Dr. Kaminski was awarded multiple service awards for professionalism and quality of care. He believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered his time and dental skills locally and internationally over the years. In his free time, Dr. Kaminski enjoys biking, snowboarding, and being outdoors.


DENTAL HYGIENIST in Ukrainian Village, IL

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Dentist in Ukranian Village

Shauna graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a degree in dental hygiene and dental assisting in 2013. She joined the Miswak team in January 2014. 

I've known I wanted to work in the dental field since I was 12 years old! I was getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist  and realized this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I love everything about my career; meeting new people everyday, developing relationships, and helping my patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile! 

On my time off I enjoy spending it with my loved ones. I enjoy doing a lot of DIY crafts and getting my cardio in at the gym. I love reading but love Netflix just as much! But most of all, I love making people laugh!


Briana Polen, RDH

DENTAL HYGIENIST in Ukrainian Village, IL

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Briana Polen Dentist in Ukranian Village

Briana graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and joined the Miswak Family May of 2019. You will find that Briana is cheery and always dedicated to providing each and every person with an exceptional experience.

I didn’t know that I wanted to be a dental hygienist when I first started school, but one day, I had an epiphany- teeth! - and I haven’t looked back since. There’s just something fulfilling about making people feel good about their smiles.

In my free time, I like to attend music festivals, practice special effects makeup, and catching up on sleep.

The Administration Team

Ukrainian Village Dentist Staff members
Left to Right: Mikie, Ivette, Ari, Jackie

We will take care of you on the phone and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We call to verify your insurance, fight to get treatment covered for you, and make sure that you have a clear treatment plan with payment options if needed. Our mission is to provide you with exceptional customer service in every aspect.

The Dental Assistant Team

Dentist Team Ukrainian Village
Left to Right: Nina, Crystal, Crissy

We take care of you during your treatments, we make sure you are comfortable at all times, take your radiographs and impressions. We make sure the doctors have everything they need to make your treatment a success, and many other things that ensure you have an amazing experience with us.

Office Hours
Monday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Friday:  9:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Receptionist Only)
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed