Vernon Hills IL Dentist Drs. Mora and Mora  
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  Cheryl Mora, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Cheryl Mora


Dr. Cheryl Mora graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's of science degree in Nursing and obtained her dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. She received her Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2015. To earn the designation of "Master" in the AGD, Dr. Mora completed a structured and demanding set of requirements. She first became a "Fellow" in the AGD in 2013 by attaining 500 hours of continuing education and passing the AGD Fellowship Exam. She then completed an additional 600 hours of approved continuing education courses, including 400 hours of hands-on courses in the 17 disciplines of general dentistry.

Dr. Mora is Past President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry, and currently serves as Chair of the ILAGD Continuing Education Committee, Co-Chair of the ILAGD Membership Committee, and as Co-Director of the ILAGD Mastertrack Program. She is also a director for the Chicago Component of the Illinois AGD Board where she served as President in 2009. Dr. Mora will be Program Chair for the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in 2021. She is an honorary Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society and the Chicago Dental Society.

When not at Hawthorn Dental or volunteering for organized dentistry, Dr. Mora enjoys spending time with her family, reading mystery novels and biking. Her son, Brad works for Uber in their Operations Division and her daughter, Cassie is a second-year dental student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Fun Facts About Dr. Cheryl

What is your favorite inexpensive family activity in Lake County?


Where do you hope to travel to one day and why?

Italy-the history, art, and architecture.

Why did you decide on a career in dentistry?

I was a nurse before I became a dentist. I always knew that I wanted to work in the health professions helping people make their own lives better. As a dentist, I can take away pain and create smiles that improve a patient's health, self-esteem and confidence. What is better than that?