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Meet Dr. Reena Shah

Dr. Reena is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and has been practicing in the Chicago area since 2000. Originally from Michigan, she received both her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan. After dental school, Dr. Reena moved to Chicago to complete a General Practice Residency in a joint program with the University of Illinois and University of Chicago. She practiced general dentistry for the next four years before returning to Northwestern University to complete her pediatric dental residency at Children's Memorial Hospital.

During her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Dr. Reena served as chief resident and focused her research on prevention and infant oral health. She has presented information on these topics to her dental and medical colleagues, as well as to various parent groups. After completing her specialty training, Dr. Reena was invited to remain at Children's Memorial Hospital as one of only three pediatric dental specialists. In addition to maintaining a private practice within the hospital, she is responsible for training the current residents in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. She appreciates the challenges that are unique to an academic environment and enjoys her teaching role. Dr. Reena will continue in her current role as an attending doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital while working at Growing Smiles.

Dr. Reena has received her Illinois state specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a national distinction achieved by very few pediatric dentists. She currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, the Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society. In her free time, Dr. Reena also works with CARE, an organization that advocates for women and children worldwide.

Dr. Reena is married to Jeffrey Wojno, a general dentist in Lincoln Park, and they have two daughters. As a parent herself, she knows and understands the needs of the young patients she treats. Her daughters help keep her current on all the new books, plays, and children's activities throughout the city! She enjoys traveling, playing dress-up with her two girls, and spending time with friends and family.