About Us

Welcome to Premier Dental Group

Experience a different dental treatment at Premier Dental Group PC. Located in Merrillville, Indiana, Premier Dental Group is committed to providing you the highest standard of dental treatment at affordable rates. We are a full-service cosmetic and general dental clinic that offers a warm, comfortable environment to help ease your dental anxiety. 

Our highly qualified dentists and dental assistants will provide you with honest service and excellent care. Also, our well-known reputation is a testament to the outstanding treatment that you are sure/assured to receive. Whatever your dental needs, we will be sure that you have an enjoyable dental experience at Premier Dental Group.

We Offer:

  • Dentures and Extractions
  • Invisible Braces
  • One-hour Teeth Whitening
  • Oral Sedation

We Specialize In:

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Endodontics

Meet the Dentists

Anthony A. Brucci, D.D.S
Anthony A. Brucci, D.D.SOwner
Dr. Anthony Brucci started his childhood dream of becoming a dentist at Arizona State University, where he majored in biology. Next, he graduated with honors from the University Of Louisville, Kentucky and received his D.M.D (Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry) in 1994. After his board certification from Indiana State University in May 2000, Dr. Brucci joined the practice of Premier Dental Group. He is an active member of the Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Association, as well as local dental societies.

Dr. Brucci is well versed in all areas of general dentistry but has developed a special interest in implants and restorative dentistry. His philosophy on patient care is providing quality care that is cost-effective. He has opened his dental office to students in need of externships, as well as to college students who might be interested in dentistry as their career path. In addition, Dr. Brucci also has donated and is continually working with The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped.

Dr. Brucci has been married to his wife, Roseanne, for 17 years and has three beautiful daughters: Ava, Nina, and Sophia. He resides in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he enjoys fishing, golf, and spending quality time with his family.
Thuan Nguyen, D.D.S
Thuan Nguyen, D.D.S
Dr. Thuan Nguyen has dual dental specialties in endodontics and pediatric dentistry. She received her residency training at New York University. In addition, she has also completed another residency program in general dentistry at Kings County Hospital Center, a trauma level one hospital center, located in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Nguyen is very compassionate about providing quality care to her patients.

She has worked in private practice for many years, as well as volunteered with dental mission trips around the world to Grenada, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Dr. Nguyen has finally returned home after all of her adventurous travels to be with her family in Chicago. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, reading, and playing volleyball.
Amer Atassi, D.M.D
Amer Atassi, D.M.D
Dr. Amer Atassi has specialty training in placing dental implants and periodontics (gum treatment). He received his dental degree from Tufts University, Boston in 1996. He finished one year of Advanced Education in Dentistry at the University of Michigan. Then he pursued 3-year specialty training in periodontics (gum specialty) and dental implants at Louisiana State University. Dr. Atassi has two master's degrees, and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Atassi has published many articles and lectured about dentistry in many international conferences. He lives in Burr Ridge with his wife and two children; Aya and Nure-Dean. He is interested in world history and anthropology. His major hobbies are calligraphy and philately (stamp collecting). He enjoys many sports including biking, archery, and badminton.
Christina E. Weber, D.M.D
Christina E. Weber, D.M.D
Dr. Christina Weber is originally from Niles, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and went onto study at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in 2006 and has practiced in both Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Weber is a member of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry, among others. She is well versed in all aspects of dentistry, including but not limited to, oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. She strives to provide the best quality of care and keeps her patients informed and involved in their treatment plans. She is extremely excited and honored to join the Premier Dental Group and hopes to establish lifelong relationships with both patients and staff.

Dr. Weber is married to George, a pharmacist, and is a proud mother to Helen (10) and Henry (7). She is fluent in both Polish and Spanish and enjoys traveling and spending time with her beautiful family.
Fadi Akhras, D.M.D
Fadi Akhras, D.M.D
Dr. Fadi Akhras was raised in a medical family.  His father is a surgeon, brothers are physicians, and his sister is a pharmacist.  Doctor Akhras completed his dental education at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Massachusetts. He received his training in orthodontics at the University of Buffalo New York School of Dentistry. Doctor Akhras is a member of the local and national orthodontic societies.

Dr. Akhras is married and has two young children. When he is not working, he likes to spend his time playing tennis and jogging.  He also enjoys watching sports and traveling. Since Doctor Akhras started practicing orthodontics in the Chicago land area, he has helped hundreds of patients achieve great results with beautiful smiles that should last a lifetime!
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