First Year Postgraduate Students
Dr. Lauren Allegretti
Dr. Lauren Allegretti graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Spanish and Chemistry. Dr. Allegretti received her DDS degree from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2014. Her research interests include pain control, patient satisfaction with endo versus implants, and cone beam volumetric tomography.
Lauren enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.
Upon graduation, Dr. Allegretti plans to enter private practice and eventually teach at a dental school. She also intends to become board certified by the ABE.
Dr. Andy Barseghyan
Andok Barseghyan is originally from Armenia. He received his degree of Physician in the field of Stomatology in 2002 after graduation of Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia. Same year Dr. Barseghyan has been enrolled in to Prosthodontic residency program at National Institute Of Health in Armenia, meanwhile he also worked as a general dentist part time. In 2004 Dr. Barseghyan moved to USA and started working as an assistant in general dental practice. He attended several Prosthodotic and Endodontic CE courses with his mentor doctor while working as an assistant.
In 2012 Dr. Barseghyan has been accepted into University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine International Student Program, which he graduated in 2013 December with DDS degree.
Dr. Barseghyan is a member of Pi Rho Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.
Prior starting Postgraduate Endodontic program in UIC Dr. Barseghyan worked in general dental practice in Rockford, IL.
Dr. Barseghyan likes outdoor activates. While in Colorado his hobbies were road and mountain biking, skiing and kayaking.
Upon graduation, Dr. Barseghyan plans to join private Endodontic practice and teach part time in dental school.
Dr. Cynthia Czaperacker
Dr. Cynthia Czaperacker is from Grand Island, NY, a small freshwater island nestled between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Dr. Czaperacker earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from University of Rochester and Northwestern University. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Dental Medicine in 2013. While attending Pitt Dental, Dr. Czaperacker was awarded the Abe and Yeta Zurbow Scholarship for leadership,contributed to research in dental genetics, and was crowned Miss Czech-Slovak Pennsylvania 2012. This past year, Dr. Czaperacker completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Hampton Virginia's Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Czaperacker enjoys spending time with friends and family, supporting the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, and traveling in her spare time.
Upon graduation, Dr. Czaperacker hopes to become Board Certified by the ABE and enter private practice in Western New York.
Dr. Alexandra Martella
Dr. Alexandra Martella comes from Farmington Hills, Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan in 2010. Dr. Martella graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2014. While attending dental school Dr. Martella was awarded the AAE Student Achievement Award and inducted into both the Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. Dr. Martella’s areas of research interests are cone beam computed tomography and pain control.
Alex enjoys running, yoga, and cooking in her free time.
Upon graduation, Dr. Martella plans to enter private practice as well as teach part time. Dr. Martella plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.
Second Year Postgraduate Students
Dr. Young Joon Byun
Dr. Young Joon Byun graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Chemistry in 2005. Dr. Byun received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA in 2009. While attending the dental school, Dr. Byun was honored with the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award.
Dr. Byun completed one year of General Practice Residency at the Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA in 2010. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Byun moved back to Massachusetts and practiced general dentistry for three years before joining the endodontic reisdency at the UIC College of Dentistry.
Upon graduation, Dr. Byun plans to enter private practice and also eventually teach at a dental school.
Dr. Carlos Griswold
Dr. Carlos Griswold comes from Augusta, GA and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Augusta State University in 2009. Dr. Griswold graduated from Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine in 2013. While attending Georgia Regents University, Dr. Griswold was awarded the AAE Student Achievement Award. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. Dr. Griswold's areas of research interest include regenerative endodontics and pain control.
Carlos enjoys running and exploring the city of Chicago.
Upon graduation, Dr. Griswold plans to enter private practice and become Board Certified by the ABE.
Dr. Mary Roman
Dr. Mary Roman comes from Alexandria, Egypt and earned her Bachelor of Dental Science from the College of Dentistry Alexandria University in 2008. Dr. Roman graduated from the UIC College of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Roman's areas of research interests include efficacy of recently introduced instrumentation systems, cone beam computed tomography and outcomes in endodontics.
Mary enjoys painting, reading, concerts and traveling in her free time.
Upon graduation, Dr. Roman plans to enter private practice and also wants to teach part-time. Dr. Roman also plans to become Board Certified by the ABE.
Dr. Tony Tran
Dr. Tony Tran grew up in San Jose, California and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis in 2007. Dr. Tran obtained his DDS degree from the New York University College of Dentistry in 2012 and subsequently completed a one-year general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tony enjoys running, cycling, playing hockey, and badminton.
Upon graduation, Dr. Tran plans to enter private practice and become involved in community health. He also intends to become Board Certified by the ABE.