Dr. Cheryl Mora
Dr. Cheryl Mora graduated from Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor's of science degree in Nursing in 1983 and obtained her dental degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1991. She received her Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2015. To earn the designation of "Master" in the AGD, Dr. Cheryl completed a structured and demanding set of requirements. She first became a "Fellow" in the AGD in 2013 by attaining 500 hours of continuing education and passing the AGD Fellowship Exam. She then completed an additional 600 hours of approved continuing education courses, including 400 hours of hands-on courses in the 17 disciplines of general dentistry.
Dr. Cheryl is Past President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (ILAGD), and currently serves as Regional Director of the ILAGD, as Co-Director of the ILAGD Mastertrack Hands-On Continuing Education Program, Chair of the ILAGD Continuing Education Committee, and Co-Chair of the ILAGD Membership Committee. She is also a director for the Chicago Component of the Illinois AGD Board where she served as President in 2009. Dr. Cheryl will be Program Chair for the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in 2021. Over 28,000 dentists, staff, exhibitors, and guests attend that meeting each year. She is an honorary Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Michael Mora
Dr. Michael Mora graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1979, then obtained his dental degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1983. Dr. Mike completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital after dental school where he gained extensive experience in Oral Surgery and Endodontics. In 2016, Dr. Mike received his Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Mike is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Drs. Mora have another dental practice, Hawthorn Dental Associates, in Vernon Hills, IL. The web address is www.hawthorndental.net. They have been practicing in the Vernon Hills community for 30 years.
When not at Hawthorn Dental or volunteering for organized dentistry, Drs. Mora enjoy spending time with their family and working out at the gym. Their son, Brad, 26 years old, is the Senior Central Operations Manager at Uber and their daughter, Cassie, 23 years old, is a second-year dental student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Cassie plans on joining her parents in their dental practices after she graduates.