All Press Releases for September 10, 2016

Lake Forest Dentist: Dr Richard D Cottrell is Welcomed to Delany Dental Care in Gurnee. Dr Ira L. Shapira and Dr Mark J Amidei are Thrilled to Welcome Dr Cottrell to their Practice

DELANY DENTAL CARE in Gurnee is considered a premiere Lake County Dental Practice dedicated to excellence in Cosmetic, Implant, TMJ Disorders, Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Complex Reconstructive Dentistry integrated into a general dentistry practice.

Delany Dental Care is an Amazing practice that will allow me to practice exemplary dentistry in an ideal facility to provide the highest level of care to my patients. Excellent Choice for my patients

    LAKE FOREST, IL, September 10, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Delany Dental Care was originally founded in 1984 by Dr Shapira who was joined by his partner Dr Mark Amidei a few years later. Together they have built a premiere dental practice focused on excellence and exceptional patient care.

They are both thrilled and excited to announce that Dr Richard D Cottrell is now associated with their practice. Dr Cottrell practiced in Lake Forest since 1981 when he purchased the practice of Dr Schaffer. He moved his office Lake Forest Dental Associates to 133 E Laurel Ave in 1992.

Dr Cottrell has a lifetime to executing the finest dentistry possible to his patients. Following selling his practice Dr Cottrell found that he missed the wonderful interaction with patients and searched for a new home to comfortably practice his art.

Dr Cottrell is an an expert in implant dentistry and sold his patents on implants to the company that currently manufactures them, Astra Dental Implants.

Dr Cottrell is adding his experience in placing and restoring dental implants to Dr Shapira's 38 years experience and Dr Amidei's 28 years experience starting in a post graduate program residency at Northwestern Dental School.

Dr Cottrell will see patients on Thursdays but hopes to expand to several days a week over time. He feels this association will be the perfect retirement allowing him to Golf, Ski and Travel and practice the profession he adores. Dr Cottrell can rest easy knowing that while he enjoys extra time to embark on other pursuits his patients will be well cared for in a warm friendly practice dedicated to excellence in Dentistry.

Delany Dental Care's Logo was written by Dr Shapira and Dr Amidei
This logo also embraces Dr Cottrells love of Dentistry.

Dr Cottrell was Dr Mark Amidei's dentist while he was growing up and he credits Dr Cottrell with instilling in him his love of dentistry. Mark knew he wanted to be a dentist since he was 8 years old!

Delany Dental Care was Lake County's first office to embrace CEREC cad-cam technology.

Dr Shapira is a pioneer in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine and a founder of the Sleep Disorder Dental Society which later became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and celebrated its 25th year. Dr Shapira was doing research at Rush as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sleep Disorder Service under Dr Rosalind Cartwright beginning in 1985. He became an Assistant Professor in 1998 and treated patients for many years at Rush Medical School.

Think Better Life is the new office Dr Shapira opened in Highland Park to treat Snoring, Sleep Apnea, TMJ disorders, Headaches and Migraines.

Dr Ira L Shapira created the I HATE CPAP ( and I HATE HEADACHE ( websites to help patients find help with these difficult medical disorders that medicine can frequently not treat adequately without a dental collaboration. Dr Shapira did research in the 1980's as a visiting assistant professor at Rush Medical School where he worked with Rosalind Cartwright PhD who is primarily responsible for the entire field of Dental Sleep Medicine. He also studied with Dr Barney Jankelson who created the initial concepts that neuromuscular dentistry still uses today and created a company Myotronics that is the leading manufacturer of instrumentation used by Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Dr Shapira is a Diplomate of The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a Fellow of the International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO). He is a former national and International Regent of ICCMO, its current Secretary and the representative to the Alliance of TMD organizations or the TMD ALLIANCE has a general dental practice ( in Gurnee, Il Patients in Northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin can contact Dr Shapira thru his office websites or thru or,

Dr Shapira had several offices treaing sleep apnea and snoring across Chicagoland but closed them while his wife of 37, Elise years was battling ovarian cancer. He has now opened Think Better Life in Highland Park with the help of his wife Anna and continues to practice as Chicagoland Dental Sleep Medicine.
He is a Regent of ICCMO and its representative and the current Chair of the American Alliance of TMD Organizations (, He was a founding and certified member of the Sleep Disorder Dental Society which became the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, A founding member of DOSA the Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, A Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management, a graduate of LVI. He is a former assistant professor at Rush Medical School's Sleep Service where he worked with Dr Rosalind Cartwright who is a founder of the fields of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr Shapira is a consultant to numerous sleep centers and teaches courses in Dental Sleep Medicine in his office to doctors from around the U.S. He is the Founder of I HATE CPAP LLC and

Dr Shapira also holds several patents on methods and devices for the prophylactic minimally invasive early removal of wisdom teeth and collection of bone marrow and stem cells. He is currently working with Dr Tom Diekwisch at the Baylor in Texas to prove these stem cells can change peoples lives for the better. He is also working with Tudor Stiharu, DMD an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident at the University of Minnesota to ascertain the ideal time to collect stem cells from developing third molars.

Dr Shapira is a licensed general dentist in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dr Shapira is currently working on patents he hope will drastically improve the field of pain management.

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