Meet the Team

Ahmad Ahmad, DMD

Graduating magna cum laude from the elite Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine as a leader of his clinical class, Dr. Ahmad Ahmad is an absolute professional regarding all facets of dental care. Dr. Ahmad has performed thousands of procedures, ranging from general family dentistry to advanced cosmetic treatments for in-need patients.

During the course of his career, Dr. Ahmad has made the betterment of others a key priority for his work. Recently, he completed a volunteering expedition to Honduras, providing dental care to impoverished people, many of whom had never seen a dentist before. The need to give back to his community was a value passed onto him by his parents, who are his biggest supporters. Dr. Ahmad’s father passed recently from a preventable cardiac disease — an event that fueled Dr. Ahmad’s passion for preventive, systemic forms of health care.

When Dr. Ahmad is not providing world-class dental care, you can find him on the golf course or telling jokes to his lovely wife, Suzanne — who is the light of his world. Dr. Ahmad uses his considerable skill, training and sense of personal responsibility to provide patients with not only industry-leading health care but also an “overall health experience” that is compassionate, effective, and above all, fun.

Omar Ali, DMD

Dr. Omar Ali is a graduate of the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was a leader among his clinical class with a special focus in implants and high-end cosmetic treatments. It was during college that he met his wife, Donna, while they both sat on the executive board of a social equity organization, promoting volunteerism, charity and outreach.

It is Dr. Ali’s compassionate nature that led him to Gibson City Hospital, where he still treats patients twice a week as the clinical director of the dental health clinic. There, he provides care for the low- income community with limited access to dental assistance.

Dr. Ali recently welcomed his first daughter, Nida (named after his mother), and is watching with pride as his wife, Donna, completes her dental training at Midwestern University. Dr. Ali is a fervent Chicago sports fan and loves to travel — his most recent adventure took him to Venice, Italy. Dr. Omar Ali is a top-tier dental practitioner with a flair for the artistic and love for serving the community.

Our Team

Dr. Ahmad and Dr. Ali are proud to present our amazing dental team! Compassionate and kind, our team goes above and beyond for your dental care in Coal City, Illinois. We strive to be helpful and hardworking so that you have a positive experience with us. Call 815-634-4999 to learn more about our dentists and team here at Coal City Dental!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Tammy earned her degree for dental hygiene from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. She has dedicated her life to improving the oral health of her patients and truly enjoys her job. Tammy loves having the opportunity to teach each individual the best way to care for their oral (and overall) health. She understands the effects dental health can have on the body and wants to make sure all of her patients have all the tools and information they need to stay healthy!

A native of Will County, Tammy may already be known by many of you! She enjoys going out on her boat with her husband, Rich, and she can be found at any local car show or even out walking her dogs. She has two Pit Bull rescues, Manny and Ari, whom she loves to pieces! When she is not out on the community, she is at home gardening, canning or just relaxing by a bonfire.


Expanded Functions Dental Assistant/Insurance Specialist

Since Esmeralda (or Esme, as she is affectionately known) has been assisting, she has become very passionate about caring for all our patients and their dental needs. Esmeralda came to us from a very busy practice where she worked with multiple doctors, refining her skills to perform any task required. She is a very quick learner, and her easy-going personality keeps our office efficient even in the busiest of times. She received her certificate in sealants and coronal polishing from the Illinois State Dental Society. She has refined her skills in our office as a specialist in the knowledge of dental insurance benefits, plan provisions, claim filing and even appeals — just one way we make your dental visit with us that much easier! She is thorough and precise and is a pleasure to work with.

When Esmeralda is not working, she loves to spend time with her two adorable children.


Dental Assistant

Natalie is a longtime resident of Braidwood. She has dedicated herself fully to making our patients feel at ease and is always calm and comforting. She LOVES animals of all kinds and has some unique and interesting pets. Natalie is a strong supporter of pet adoption.

When she is not at work, she spends time with her family and finds herself playing taxi/chaperone to her daughter’s many school events!


Dental Assistant

Stephanie is a Coal City girl with hometown Iowa charm! Her many years of experience are invaluable. She is passionate, knowledgeable and always happy to help in any situation. Stephanie is also an employee of the County Health Department, which puts her ahead of the curve in knowledge and training for disease prevention, proper decontamination procedures, and an overall interest and knowledge of public health!

Stephanie is a crafter and also owns her own business. How she finds time to do all this with three kids and plenty of pets at home, we will never know!


Expanded Functions Dental Assistant/Office Manager

ChyAnne is an expanded function dental assistant. She began assisting in 2002 in Utah and has been in love with the dental world ever since! She received her dental radiology certificate at Weber State University in 2002. After returning to Illinois, she worked in oral surgery and general practice, earning a certificate in coronal polishing and sealants and OSHA Certification. She also holds a certificate in nurse assisting, trained as a practical nurse, is proficient in conscious sedation and is CPR certified. She is passionate about the dental field and continuing education. ChyAnne enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand their dental condition and the options available to them.

She enjoys travelling with her husband and daughter, hosting family parties, and rock climbing.