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Doctors and Team

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and team who make David J. Blackman, DDS the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Carol Stream.


Dr. David Blackman

Dr. David Blackman is a board-certified and licensed dentist with over 35 years of experience in general, cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is a graduate of the College of Dentistry at UIC where he received his Doctorate in Dental Science.

Dr. Blackman’s approach to dentistry combines decades of experience with an eye for detail, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. A customized treatment plan is created for each patient to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish. This emphasis on personal attention and individualized treatment stems from Dr. Blackman’s commitment of providing patients with the best dental care.

Dr. Blackman provides a range of comprehensive dental services, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, implant restorations, dental crowns and bridges, along with complete general dentistry services. The professionals at David J. Blackman DDS & Associates are experienced in all areas of dentistry and offer orthodontic and oral surgery services onsite.

When he’s not at work, Dr. Blackman enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Dr. Blackman has been married to Patty for 35 happy years. They have 3 grown children. His oldest, Carolyn, is married to Andy. Dr. Blackman just became a first-time grandpa to Carolyn and Andy’s daughter.  Michelle is married to Justin, who is currently serving our country in the Army. Dr. Blackman’s youngest, his son Mark, is a junior at Marquette University.

Dr. Osmolinski – Oral Surgeon

Our Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon completed his dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh and Oral Surgery Specialty Training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Osmolinski offers the full range of Oral and Maxillofacial services, including wisdom tooth extraction, simple and complex extractions, sedation and general anesthesia, pre-prosthetic surgery, diagnosis and biopsy of potential precancerous lesions, surgery for orthodontic purposes, and hard and soft tissue grafting including sinus augmentation and socket preservation, and dental implant placement services including the All-On-Four technique.

Dr. Anuja Kothari – Orthodontist

Dr. Anuja Kothari was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She obtained her Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Kothari completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kothari received several awards during dental school including the American Institute of Orthodontic Research Award and the Illinois State Dental Society Award. Following dental school, she completed a post-graduate residency program at Nova Southeastern University to obtain a combined Specialty Certificate and Master’s Degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Kothari served as the Chief Resident during her time at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Kothari is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. Through these organizations, she keeps up-to-date with technological advances and contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques. In her free time, Dr. Kothari enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She enjoys exercising (especially yoga!), traveling and cooking! Dr. Kothari is excited to be a part of Dr. Blackman’s team and looks forward to working with you and your family!


Liz – Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I work with each individual patient, establishing their current oral health and answering any questions they may have to make their experience with us more comfortable. I love to build great relationships with my patients and their families and I’m always learning new techniques to make their dental experience better and more comfortable. I live in the western suburbs with my husband Kenny and our daughters Olivia and Juliana. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends.

Ashley – Hygienist

Being a dental hygienist is a passion of mine that allows me to provide individualized care to each and every patient. I pride myself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care in order to help educate and answer any questions that my patients may have. Developing relationships with the patients and making them feel comfortable is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. In my spare time I love to go running, hiking and I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Heather – Office Manager

Working in this office as long as I have, I think of our patients more like friends I get to visit with every six months. I love building relationships with patients that extend past the dental office. Our doctors are friendly and easy going, and when it comes to your complete dental and oral health, they are the best! I live in the western suburbs with my husband, Tom, and our children, Alyssa and Thomas. I enjoy working out, taking walks with my husband and watching our kids’ sporting events.

Betty – Patient Care Coordinator

I am one of the newest team members to join the Dr. Blackman & Associates dental family. Even though I have only been here for a short time, it feels like I’ve always belonged. I have been a Patient Care Coordinator for over 25 years. I take great pride in helping others have the smile they deserve. I love that so many friends and neighbors already are patients here. I have been married for 27 years and have 2 grown children and one adorable granddaughter. I enjoy attending dental seminars, gardening, walking and most days cooking. I am very fortunate that I can walk to work. I look forward to being a part of this wonderful team for a very long time.

Kathy – Dental Assistant

Working in this office is like working with family. We love to laugh and have a lot of respect for one another. Our doctors are truly wonderful at what they do and treat patients with the absolute best care available. I think it’s very important to listen to what patients needs and concerns are so we can give them a great dental experience. I am married with three sons, grandchildren, two cats and a parrot. I love to go to classic rock concerts, take walks, go for bike rides, swim and go on vacations!

Missy – Dental Assistant

In all of my years of dental assisting, I have never worked with a more caring office. The doctors and staff truly care about their patients and each other. We know that a patients time is important and their care is our priority. In our office, we maintain a calm and easy going attitude to make our patients feel comfortable while using the newest and latest in dental technology. I love spending my free time riding my horse, cooking, painting, gardening or just spending time with my friends and family.

Laura – Dental Assistant

I help our patients develop the confidence and self-esteem that comes with a beautiful smile. We work with people of all ages, so we encourage everyone to participate in their treatment and educate and motivate them to maintain good oral hygiene. I love seeing our patients’ smiles when they’ve had a great experience in our office! I live in the western suburbs with my husband Rocky and two children, Stella and Michael. I love spending as much time as possible with my family and friends.