Meet the Team

Our Endodontists

Dr. Julianne Carrara, Care Endodontics Chicago, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Julianne Carrara


Julie Carrara has practiced Endodontics for 20 years. She is a native New Yorker. Dr. Carrara has been named a Top Dentist and has had articles published regarding her approach to patient care. In addition to private practice, she is an attending Dentist at Advocate Illinois Masonic mentoring Dental Residents.

Her affiliation with Masonic allows her to network with other dental/medical professionals and provides educational opportunities and personal growth. Most importantly, she shares her view of patient comfort with the new generation of dental professionals.

Descriptive Qualities: Empathetic; Compassionate; "A" Type; Forever Student; Traveler; Situational Humorist; Dog Lover

I have worked in multiple dental offices before building Care Endodontics. Care and positive dentistry are my branding message. I have six root canals and acknowledge how my patients feel in the dental setting. Being an endodontist allows interaction with all cultures and professionals. I learn from my patients. I believe that interacting with patients builds confidence and better treatment experience.

I'm in a relationship with Lincoln, my childhood sweetheart. We reconnected after 20 years on Facebook in 2009. We are dog lovers; I have two English Bulldogs and Lincoln a Viszla. I love personal growth and have embraced many interests: travel, art, reading, photography, and attempted Cake decorating. I try to paint – Modern Kindergarten Abstract, as I refer to it. I love a good sense of humor, and when I commit to a project, I explore every detail – like my career. My latest project is genealogy, and I have traced my family back to 1675.

Dr. Josh Reis, Care Endodontics Chicago

Josh Ries


Dr. Joshua Ries has been practicing been practicing Endodontics for over 15 years. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Ries received his Bachelors from Tufts University in Political Science and a minor in Art History. He continued his education at University of Wisconsin-Masions and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his D.M.D. as well as his Certificate in Endodontics. He is the third generation in his family to practice dentistry.

Dr. Ries is an active member of several dental organizations and has held numerous leadership positions. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society (CDS), American Association of Endodontists and The Coolidge Club. He has served as President of the CDS Northside Branch and currently is a member of the CDS Membership Committee and Mediation Committee. Dr. Ries maintains a Medical Staff position at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in the Department of Dentistry.

Dr. Ries is married with 3 children and 2 cats. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his kids, swimming, coaching youth soccer and woodworking. He is an avid Bears and Blackhawks fan.

Our Team

Dora Martinez

Office Coordinator

Dora Martinez joined the Care Endodontic team in 2005. She is bilingual and empathetic when a patient calls for an emergency appointment. She understands severe discomfort and fear patients have when scheduling an appointment for Root Canal Therapy. Dora is a patient advocate and spends many hours behind the scenes to obtain your insurance benefits, calling your dental professional for additional information.

In Dr. Carrara's Words: "Dora has the most challenging team position. She provides patient services, schedule and finances; liaison between doctors and patients and interacts with all team members. All of which can be exhausting, and she does it all with a smile."

She loves music and organizes office casino outings. She has a special needs child, Sabrina. And her daughter, Serena, is a former Care Endodontic team member, and currently works for a dentist in our building. Do not be surprised f you see Mother/Daughter in the office when you arrive.

Katia Diaz

Technology Specialist / Insurance and Patient Coordinator

Katia is Care Endodontic's most versatile team member. She is our 3-Dimensional Imaging Specialist, Insurance and Patient Coordinator. She joined the Care Team in 2004. Katia works very hard to obtain/collect insurance payments. She recently introduced medical billing to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses for our patients.

In Dr. Carrara's words: "Katia is a sweet soul. She is a 2nd mother to my two bulldogs. Katia all smiles, we love to listen to her converse with patients and dental professionals on the phone. She is extremely creative. We recognize that she is best with new challenges and not dedicated to one task". Katia speaks Spanish, French and some Italian/German. She traveled the world as a child in a dance troop.

Katia has a husband and two daughters. Her children are also involved in promoting the office. Her eldest daughter is a talented artist and photographer and is the photographer for most of our events. Her most beloved work is the office holiday featuring our mascots -Sadie and Simon- Dr. Carrara's Bulldogs.



2551 N Clark Street, Suite 701
Chicago Illinois 60614

(773) 244-1933

We are located on the east side of Clark Street;  between Fullerton Ave and Diversey Pkwy;

CTA trains- Red/Brown Lines
Buses- # 22 Clark Street- Deming Stop
Metered Parking- Park Chicago App is great.  Parking may be difficult,

Allow for additional drive time. The Building offers Valet parking for a fee. If you require assistance locating the Parking Agent, a Care Endodontic Team Member can assist you.

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