Dr. Cheryl Mora graduated from Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and obtained her dental degree from the University of Illinois 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. Cheryl 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. This achievement marked a significant milestone in Dr. Cheryl’s career, because the award demonstrates her long-term commitment to go above and beyond continuing education requirements to provide her patients with the most up-to-date treatment options and excellent patient care. In 2017, Dr. Cheryl received the AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition and continues to attend over 100 hours of CE per year in all the areas of general dentistry with a concentration in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Dr. Cheryl is passionate about life-long learning and when she is not providing dental care to her patients or taking CE courses, she volunteers for organized dentistry and provides Continuing Education courses for general dentists in Illinois and throughout the country. Dr. Cheryl is Past President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (ILAGD), and Director of the ILAGD Mastertrack Hands-On Continuing Education Program and is co-Chair of the ILAGD Membership Committee. She is also a director for the Chicago Component of the Illinois AGD Board where she served as President in 2009. Dr. Cheryl served as 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, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Dental Association, the Illinois Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society.
Dr. Cheryl is an avid exerciser and loves reading detective and spy novels and cooking. Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. Her favorite place is on a quiet beach on the ocean. Her favorite activity right now is planning Cassie’s 2022 wedding in Colorado Springs.