Leila C. Younger, DDS, MS
Board Certified in 1998
Dr. Leila C. Younger, D.D.S., M.S. has been in private practice for 24 years. She currently practices at First Smiles Dental in Crystal Lake, Illinois after merging her solo practice with Children’s Dentistry Group in 2012. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of pediatric dentistry at The University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry.
Dr. Younger completed her residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1991. She attended The University of Illinois College of Dentistry where she graduated with honors and was inducted into OKU. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.
Dr. Younger has been an examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination and on the examination committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 2005. She served on several councils and committees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 1992-2004. She became an ADA Evidence Based Dentistry Champion in 2012 and is a member of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
Dr. Younger and her husband, Dr. Terry Younger, reside in Barrington, Illinois. They have 2 young adult children and enjoy biking, hiking and travel, including medical mission trips.