Optima Dental Associates, LLC – Meet Our Dentist

Dr. Mustafa Alkhawaja, DDS – Associate Dentist


Dr. Mustafa Alkhawaja was raised in south suburbs of Chicago. He attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he attained his DMD. After graduation, Dr. Mustafa returned to the Chicago suburbs where he is now serving his community. His goal and passion has always been to provide quality care in the most comfortable setting possible. His love for dentistry ensures he continuously broadens his skills through continual education courses and seminars. This enables him to excel in his field and effectively provide a wide range of treatment options.

Dentist in Tinley Park Dr. Mustafa is a certified Invisalign provider, a great clear braces choice with no metal brackets or wires. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as a part of the local chapter – Illinois State Dental society (ISDS) and The Chicago Dental Society (CDS).

Outside the office, Dr. Mustafa enjoys spending his time with his wife. He enjoys outdoor activities and sports, as well as spending time at the gym focusing on his health.

Dr. Yazan Akkash, DDS – Associate Dentist


Dr. Yazan Akkash attended the University of Jordan, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2012. After practicing in Jordan for over a year, he eventually moved to Chicago and continued his education by attending the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD).

Dr. Akkash’s mission is to provide a comfortable, friendly environment that allows him to provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. His top priority is to promote for good oral and general health by educating his patients about various dental diseases and especially focus on methods of prevention. Dr. Akkash is dedicated to advancing his skills and knowledge in dentistry by attending continuing education courses and workshops to ensure providing the best treatments available for his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Illinois State Dental Society, and Chicago Dental Society.

In his spare time, Dr. Akkash enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, biking, and brushing up on his coffee-making skills.