Meet Our Wicker Park Dentists

Wicker Park Dentist - Dr Monica UrdaDr. Monica Urda:

Born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago Dr. Monica Urda received the Trustee Scholarship from Loyola University to study biology. A recipient of the Mulcahy Award as well as the Pre-Dental Award she graduated cum laude from Loyola and spent the following four years at Marquette School of Dentistry in Milwaukee Wisconsin where she earned her DDS. Afterward, she completed post-graduate coursework in endodontics, dental implants, Cad-Cam technology, esthetic restorations, and Invisalign. In 2013 Dr. Urda joined a large group practice on the southwest side of Chicago. Through her expertise, her calm, confident manner and her engaging personal touch Dr. Urda quickly became a favorite doctor among the patients at the large and busy clinic.

Dr. Urda now brings her dedication to excellence and personal approach to dentistry to her own practice: Smile Science Chicago in Wicker Park. Whether for a routine visit or a more complex procedure
Dr. Urda respects each patient’s right to a detailed discussion of any treatment needed. She will take the time to explain a procedure, answer all questions and alleviate any concerns, then the Smile Science Chicago staff will work to implement Dr. Urda’s treatment plan within the schedule and budget of each patient.

Core Values:

1. Be compassionate, empathetic, honest, and conscientious for every person- no matter, race, creed, religion, gender, or orientation.

2. Build a positive, happy, and safe environment for both our patients and team.

3. Be passionate, committed, and driven to achieving an exceptional level of care, and strive to exceed that level every day.

4. Be humble and eager to learn both personally and professionally, and be held accountable for both actions big and small.

5. To give back to the community in a positive and meaningful way.


A resident of Chicago’s north side, Dr. Urda has been an active member of the community as a volunteer with Give Kids a Smile day, Smiles For the Future day, Head Start day and Mission of Mercy day. She is committed to continued life-long learning that will bring the most advanced techniques in dentistry to her patients.

Dr. Urda is a member of the:

Dr. AliajDr. Erid Aliaj:
Dr. Aliaj is a graduate of New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. After graduation, he completed his general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He has also completed additional advanced postgraduate courses in endodontics, esthetic restorations, surgical dental extractions, bone grafting, and surgical placement of dental implants.

Dr. Aliaj is committed to life-long learning that will bring the most advanced techniques in dentistry to his patients. His goal is to provide exceptional, comprehensive dental care to his patients in a friendly and caring environment, educating and motivating them toward a state of optimal oral health.

Dr. Aliaj is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

He is a big Chicago sports fan and stays active by enjoying golfing and spending time with friends and family.

Monica Urda, DDS
1755 W North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

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