Meet Dr. Vakili

Dr. Reza Vakili, DDS - Peoria Heights, IL Dentist 



Dr. Reza Vakili has been practicing dentistry in Peoria, Chicago, Dunlap, IL since 2001.


  • Parenteral Sedation Certification, Duquesne University,  IV Sedation and Conscious Sedation 
  • Enteral Sedation, New York University School of dentistry,
  • Associate Fellowship, World Clinical Laser Institute (WCL),  Hard and soft tissue laser procedures
  • Las Vegas Institute for advance dental study (LVI),   Comprehensive Aesthetic and Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Invisalign Certifications, Invisalign Corp.,  Wireless (invisible braces) Orthodontics
  • LUMINEERS Veneers Certification, American Society for Clinical Research (ASCR),  Minimal invasive Veneers
  • Straight Wire Orthodontic, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies Inc., Straight wire orthodontic


  • General Practice Residency, UCLA Dental school and VA Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 2001
  • General Practice Residency, VA Medical Center, Albany, NY 2000


  • New York University College of Dentistry 1999
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Utah Graduate Department of Electrical Engineering   1995
  • Thesis: “Thermal Conduction of Enamel VIA Laser Irradiation”
  • University of Utah    1994
  • Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Minor in Math
  • Thesis: “Estimation of bit Error Rate VIA the Modified Monte-Carlo Method”


  • Illinois State Dental License,
  • Illinois Sedation Permit (A) License
  • Certifications: CPR, ACLS, CDLS


  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI): Completed core curriculum in Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry, Neuromuscular Occlusion, Comprehensive Aesthetics Reconstruction, Laser Dentistry;
  • Dawson Center: Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusion; 
  • Duquesne University: Parenteral Sedation core Curriculums; New York University: Enteral Sedation;
  • WCL (Associate Fellowship): Laser; University of Michigan: Advanced Endodontic curriculums;
  • Invisalign: Certifications I-II; SWOS: Straight Wire Orthodontic core curriculums;
  • University of Detroit: Periodontal-Surgery; ASCR: Lumineer Veneers, UCLA: Implant core curriculums;  Nobel Biocare: Implant Prosthodontics; etc.


  • BIOTENE Award for Excellence in Hospital Dentistry  
  • Award was presented by American Association of hospital Dentistry & LACLEDE Professional Products INC
  • Special Patient Care Award, Presented by Academy of Dentistry for the Patients with Disabilities 
  • Endodontic Honor Society, New York University College of Dentistry  
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, University of Utah
  • Dean’s list University of Utah  


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Illinois Dental Association
  • Peoria Dental Society
  • Detroit Dental Clinic Club


  • “Correlation between Clinical Parameters and Sub-gingival Sulfide Levels”, J.K. Yip, F. Maravi, R. Vakili, IADR 1999.
  • “SINC Convolution Method”, F. Stenger, B. Barkey and R. Vakili, Proceedings of Computation and Optimal Control, Birkh USDER 1993: 341-354.


Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. We will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. As your Peoria dentist, we are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care. We want all our patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.