Dr. Tom Van Vooren attended Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine where he obtained his DMD degree in 1978. He started practicing in Annawan with Dr. Graham and took care of his patients as he retired in the beginning of the 1980's. Many patients were attracted by Dr. Tom's easy going attitude and his passion for excellent dental care. He has been taking care of his patients for over 35 years and is loved and appreciated by the community.
When he decided to retire in 2013, he handpicked Dr. Rima Mounsef to continue his trend of gentle and excellent dental care. Dr. Rima graduated the same dental school Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine SIU SDM in 2013. She was born in Chicago, went to Glenbrook North high school (Northbrook,IL) which she graduated in 2002. Then she attended Northeastern Illinois University (bachelors in Biology 2004). She followed with Harper College in Palatine, IL where she obtained her Registered Dental Hygienist Degree (2006).
In Dental School she was top of her class in clinical work, obtained the Delta Dental of Illinois Exceptional Student Award and participated in numerous outreach projects. She has a passion for travel, gardening and cooking lebanese food (her heritage).
She is married to Dr. Bogdan Taran, and they share a passion for advancing the dental profession and taking care of our patient's dental health.
Dr. Taran joined the practice in October 2014 after practicing in Kewanee for 5 years. He brings considerable experience in the field of INVISALIGN clear braces, IMPLANTS and ENDODONTICS.
He graduated University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2009.
Toghether with Dr. Rima they bring the most comprehensive approach to the field of dentistry.
Whatever your treatment needs are, we have you covered.
We know the dental office is not everybody's favorite place to be at. We do all we can to soften that - from our caring and wonderful staff, from explaining all the procedures ahead to using topical anesthetic at the injection site and providing nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation.
Relax, you're in good hands !
At Countrywide smiles, we have the passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge to make that happen.