Midland Oral Surgery & Implant Centers has proudly served Southwest Chicago and its suburbs for over 50 years. Our doctors’ extensive education, training and experience make them veritable experts in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia and dental implantology. While our collective practice focuses on dental implants, bone grafting, and wisdom teeth, our doctors are also proficiently trained in the surgical management of the hard and soft tissues of the facial region at large. Utilizing intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, our doctors can provide many patients the option to undergo their procedures in a painless, pleasant and stress-free manner. Additionally, our state-of-the-art CT imaging equipment provides patients with unparalleled diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
From the moment you walk into Midland Oral Surgery, we will strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Understanding that there is often anxiety associated with dental and surgical procedures, our doctors are committed to providing compassionate care in a calm and relaxing environment. We place the utmost importance on our patients and work endlessly to make every visit to our office the best experience possible!
Meet the Doctors.
Dr. Carlo G. Pagni
Dr. Pagni was born and raised in Ireland. He went to St. Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon for high school and graduated in 1983. After this, he attended the Queen’s University of Belfast where he gained a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following further study and postgraduate training in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Dr. Pagni was admitted by examination as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London in the Specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At this time, Dr. Pagni returned to study medicine as an undergraduate at his Alma Mater in Belfast and graduated as a physician in 1997. He then emigrated to the United States of America with his wife Eilis. In the United States, he pursued further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Chicago and subsequently at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Pagni is now a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon practicing in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Pagni is an active member of the American Dental Association and has served in various executive levels of the local branch of the Chicago Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Pagni is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Through these societies, Dr. Pagni maintains his education and remains current on research within his field of practice.
Dr. Pagni provides a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical services ranging from the simple removal of teeth to more advanced corrective jaw surgery for the treatment of growth deformities of the face and jaws which can lead to pain and loss of normal function and even to sleep apnea in certain cases. He is particularly interested in the reconstruction of the jaws to allow implant placement so that a functional dentition can be created. Dr. Pagni has extensive experience in treating facial trauma and pathology of the face and jaws.
Dr. Pagni is married with five children. His wife, Eilis, is native of Palos Park and is a board-certified internist. When out of the office, Dr. Pagni is a keen motorcyclist, runner, cyclist and child transport expert.
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Dr. Aaron G. Tucke
Dr. Aaron Tucke joined Midland Oral Surgery and Implant Centers in 2006. He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After dental school he completed a one year oral surgery internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then went on to complete his oral and maxillofacial specialty training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006.
Dr. Tucke holds a number of professional affiliations. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He has served as a delegate to the Illinois State Dental Society and currently serves on the board of the Englewood branch of the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Tucke is married with three beautiful children.
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Dr. V. Bill Hajiharis
Dr. Bill Hajiharis is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon that has been with Midland Oral Surgery And Implant Centers since 2008. Dr. Hajiharis is one of the few "dual degree" oral surgeons, which means he carries both medical and dental degrees. As a physician and a surgeon, Dr. Hajiharis treats a wide range of complex oral surgical conditions. His specialties in Oral Surgery include placement of dental implants, cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery, and trauma surgery.
Dr. Hajiharis is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Following his extensive academic studies, Dr. Hajiharis furthered his training in General Surgery, Anesthesia, and Oral Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Children's Hospital, and St. John's Macomb Hospital in Detroit, MI. and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Hajiharis was a faculty member for the Oral and Maxillofacial residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has served as a delegate to the Illinois State Dental Society and is on the board of the Englewood branch of the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Hajiharis is married to Tammy and together have three children. Dr. Hajiharis is dedicated to the advancement of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through academics and in his private practice. He still loves to travel with his family and play golf.
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Dr. Faisal A. Khan
Faisal A. Khan, D.D.S., M.D. comes to us from the Detroit area. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School. Following dental school, he went on to complete his M.D. degree at Wayne State University. He then completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St John’s Hospital in Macomb, MI.
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Dr. Gilbert T. Guajardo
Dr. Guajardo is originally from the southwest suburbs, graduating from Marist High School. While in high school, he applied to and earned a reserved seat in dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. This early admission to dental school is highly competitive, having an acceptance rate of less than 5%. He subsequently completed his undergraduate degree, earning a B.S. in biology, and then went on to complete his dental degree, graduating with his D.M.D (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in 2017. After completing dental school, Dr. Guajardo completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center, serving as chief resident in his final year. He underwent extensive surgical training, including rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, and anesthesiology.
Dr. Guajardo practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with special interest in trauma, pathology, and complex implant surgery. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also bilingual, being fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Guajardo is married to Elvia and they have two children. He enjoys traveling, baseball, and spending time with his family.
"I've worked in the dental field for 8 years and wouldn't trust any other oral surgeons except the doctors at Midland. I had a recurring and painful issue that I had previously been seeing an endodontist for to no avail. I finally made an appointment with Midland and Dr. Tucke was straight forward with his diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. He was personable, knowledgeable about my situation, and calmed my nerves about having surgery. One visit later and my mouth is finally back to normal!"
"Went to Tinley location for 3 teeth extractions Jan 27th Dr. Hajiharis. I was nervous about the surgery prior to going there that day. I had anesthesia and honestly did not have any feeling or memory of getting the teeth extracted at all! No recollection of the experience happening was so seamless and painless! Thought was not performed at all and asked the nurse when they were starting the extraction and she informed me "It was already completed!" I had zero pain or swelling!! Amazing experience! I had to look in the mirror at home to see if teeth actually were extracted because there was no aftermath of pain or swelling at all!! Highly recommend!"