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1400 N Western Ave #A
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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5465 Grand Avenue, Suite 103
Gurnee, IL 60031


Our dedicated team at Goshgarian Orthodontics wants to provide you with high quality orthodontic care in a welcoming, comfortable environment, and we work hard daily to make this happen. Dr. Ara Goshgarian is an experienced orthodontist who is committed to providing individualized care for each patient. We love what we do, and we are excited to work with you to help you achieve the smile you want! Give our office a call today at 847-295-3370 to make an appointment in Lake Forest and Gurnee, Illinois.

 Goshgarian Orthodontics: Team Bio’s



“My brother and sister had braces by Dr. Goshgarian and I always appreciated how he made them feel as patients. When there was an opportunity to lend my expertise as an Insurance Specialist to this organization, I jumped at the chance! I’ve been on board with Goshgarian Orthodontics since July 2015, and I am excited to continue doing what I love and working with finances at Goshgarian Orthodontics. It is fun getting to know our patients and their families and helping them find appointments that work with their schedules, and fee plans that work with their budgets.
During my free time I enjoy cooking, watching movies and spending time with my little family. I’m a mommy of a little toddler that I chase around all the time! Also, I am a fan of all things Disney and Harry Potter! (I am still waiting on my letter from Hogwarts)”

“I feel fortunate to say I have over 20 years of experience as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. Having experienced braces first hand as well as going through it with my daughter, I know how having a great smile can increase a child or an adult’s self-esteem. I never get tired of seeing that transformation take place. Over the years, I’ve learned that creating relationships with our patients and getting to know their families is definitely my favorite part of the job. We strive to make orthodontics fun and exciting for everyone who walks through our doors. Working with Dr. Goshgarian and our team is truly a great experience. Everyone has a warm personality and is incredibly eager to work together as a team. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading and spending time with my family and friends. I have been married for 22 years to my husband Gary. We have two wonderful children, Christian and Tayler, who are both serving in the United States Navy along with their Father. I’m a very proud mom and wife!”

“I graduated from SIUC in 2003 with a Dental Technology major and have been working in orthodontics ever since. As Dr. Goshgarian’s Treatment Coordinator, I love having the opportunity to meet with all of our new patients and find out how our team can help them achieve the smile they have always wanted. While away from the office I enjoy going to concerts and hanging out in the great outdoors with my husband, daughter, and our dog Charlie. I also love to cheer on the Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubbies (all with my cat Wrigley hanging by my side.)”

“Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world”… I’m happy to bring my smile to the Goshgarian Orthodontics team. After working in cosmetics and customer service for the last 12+ years, I’m very excited for this new journey.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am very blessed with two little boys who ALWAYS keep me on my toes. My family and I are die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans, so every Sunday during football season is “Sunday Fun-day” and we are together cheering them on.”

“I have been in the dental field for over 20 years, and I can honestly say I love everything about it! I
started off in general dentistry before I transitioned to the specialty of Orthodontics as an assistant and I
feel it is one of the best decisions I have made in my dental career. The bonds that are formed with
patients of all ages makes my heart smile, and seeing their smile after treatment is completed is the best
feeling of all!
Boy, did I luck out when I got hired at Goshgarian Orthodontics! Dr. G is not only an amazing
orthodontist, but he is a caring person who gives each patient his full attention no matter their age. He
cares about the final result of each patient and makes sure all are happy with the end result. The staff I
am so lucky to be a part of is definitely the cherry on top. Working with each one of these gals is like
working with my sisters, truly, and Dr. G is my big brother!
In my spare time, I love bowling, which I have been doing just as long as I’ve been in the dental field. I
am also a big fan of watching movies. If I told you how much I love music and going to concerts, well,
that would take a whole other page…. Yep, that’s how much I love music!”

“I graduated from The Cosmetology & Spa Institute as a Cosmetologist in 2011. Being a beautician, I
realized helping someone look good and feel their best is very satisfying. With appearance comes our
SMILE and that is when my career made a 360 turn and I started working in the dental field. I have
always felt that our SMILE is like our logo and one of our best physical features. Working with Dr.
Goshgarian and the team here to help you perfect your smile is very fulfilling.
I joined Dr. Goshgarian’s team in 2018 and it has been an amazing experience getting to know and
interact with our patients and their families. Being part of this team and working for this practice has
been amazing. I am able to work in a field that I love and am able to be myself and be accepted in every
I am a proud mother of a happy energetic toddler who keeps me on my toes. He is full of new
adventures which keep me very busy! I also have a hard-working, kind and charming girlfriend who
helps me raise him and gives him so much love. I love country music and I am a proud Packers fan! (Go
Packers Go!) I also am a HUGE fan of horror movies and Halloween… Fall is my favorite season of the year!
During your visits, you will find me at the front desk welcoming our patients, helping you schedule your
appointments and helping answer any ortho questions you may have.”

“I graduated from the dental assistant program at GTC of Kenosha, Wi in 2014 and have been working in orthodontics ever since! When I was a child, I had a crazy intensive orthodontic treatment plan. That experience sparked a huge interest for me in the dental field.
The treatment outcome and the reaction of the patients seeing their beautiful new smiles for the first time is the best part of my job. I love connecting with my patients and helping them feel comfortable the whole time they are in the office.
In my spare time I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible with my Siberian husky, Xena. We love going for runs through the forest preserve as well as visiting the dog park. I am also a part of a racing family, so summer weekends are spent locally or at out of town dirt tracks!”

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