Meet the Doctors

Dr. Meera Narasimhan, DDS

Dr. Meera Narasimhan is a family dentist dedicated to helping families learn the importance of good oral health. She emphasizes creating a positive experience for both the child and the family, ensuring that going to the dentist remains a positive experience.

Dr. Meera has completed extensive training in Invisalign, implant dentistry, comprehensive dentistry, orthodontic treatment, cosmetic dentistry, temporomandibular dysfunction, and sleep-disordered breathing treatment. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and has earned the Top Invisalign Dentist Award for 2018 and 2019 consecutively. Dr. Meera obtained her dental education at the New York University College of Dentistry in New York City and completed her student residency at Lincoln Hospital Medical Center.

When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys running, swimming, and practicing yoga. We invite you to visit our modern, fun-filled office and experience the excellent dental care we have to offer.

Dr. Gina Bae

Dr. Gina Bae grew up in Northwest Ohio and attended Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Biology with Honors. She continued her education at Fordham University, where she earned a Master of Science in Teaching in Adolescent Biology while teaching middle school kids in the Bronx. Dr. Bae then began her dental education at New York University, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Bae specializes in complete general dentistry, including cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns, and she is Invisalign and Botox certified. She has a broad range of dentistry experience and firmly believes that every patient should be treated as a member of the family. Dr. Bae’s primary goal and focus is to provide high-quality, gentle, and efficient dental care using the most up-to-date methods and techniques. She is dedicated to patient education and works to broaden her abilities and expertise through continuing education courses throughout the United States.

Dr. Bae practiced for over 6 years in New Jersey and NYC before returning to the midwest to be closer to family in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Bae enjoys spending time with her fiance, cooking and baking, cheering for the Bulls, and traveling in her spare time. She is excited to be a part of the Sunshine Family Dental team and welcomes patients of all ages.

Dr. Brian Karshen


Dr. Brian Karshen graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry in 1996.  He later received his certificate in Periodontology from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry where he was trained in all aspects of periodontal treatment and implant placement.

Dr. Karshen is a past President of the Englewood Branch of the Chicago Dental Society. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Karshen enjoys coaching his kids’ sports team and family outings.

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