Dental Professionals at Belvidere Dental

All our professionals at Belvidere Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

  • Dr. Alan J. Kossman, DDS

    Alan J. Kossman, DDS has been in private practice since 1992 after earning his dental degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Kossman is an active member of the American Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Winnebago County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Boone County Dental Study Club, and International Congress of Oral Implatologists.

    Dr. Kossman is on the cutting edge of dental technology. He frequently attends seminars on dental implants, office automation, and the latest in dental techniques and materials. He strives to continue his education so that might better serve his patients and his staff. Recently, Dr. Kossman and his staff have taken courses on, CPR and Basic Lifesaving, OSHA Compliance, Laser Dentistry, Periodontal Disease Prevention and Treatment, Simple Implant Placement, Advanced Bone Grafting and Ridge Augmentation, and the Successful Esthetic Practice.

    Dr. Kossman, his wife Ann, and their two sons, reside in Belvidere. He enjoys sports, travel, photography, coaching, and anything with his kids. He is a history buff and enjoys collecting antiques and sports memorabilia.

  • Dr.
    M. Ismail Dogar, DMD

    Dr. Ismail Dogar is native Illinoisan from the west suburbs of Chicago. He attended Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois where he received his dual Bachelors in International Business and Economics and Health Sciences. He then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Dogar choose to pursue a one year residency in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During his residency, Dr. Dogar was exposed to many aspects of dentistry, including management of medically complex patients, as well as surgery and hospital based dentistry.

    When Dr. Dogar is not at the office treating patients, he loves to travel and to try new foods, so bring him your favorite restaurant recommendations! Additionally, he loves the outdoors and playsing tennis. Dr. Dogar is committed to continuously furthering his education and is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the Chicago Dental Society (CDS).

  • Trina Cleland, RDH
    Dental Hygienist

    Trina was originally from Cherry Valley, Illinois, and  Rockford.  She graduated from SIU in Carbondale, Illinois in 2000, with a bachelor's degree in Applied Science and Arts, Dental Hygiene.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude and belonged to the Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society.  After graduating from SIU, she moved to Chicago and practiced dental hygiene in downtown Chicago for seven years.  She joined Belvidere Dental in 2014. Trina enjoys meeting, educating, and caring for her patients.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son and her boyfriend.  She also loves to boat, garden, swim, hula hoop and time with friends.

  • Nakiah Higgs, RDH

    Nakiah, born in Freeport, IL spent half of his childhood life there before moving to Winnebago, IL where he graduated high school. After that he pursued a college education at Rock Valley Community College where he obtained an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. Upon acceptance, Nakiah then chose to pursue the Dental Hygiene program at Rock Valley where he received his degree in Applied Sciences, Dental Hygiene in early 2018. Post graduation, he worked in the Rockford area for a year before joining Belvidere Dental mid 2019. Nakiah really enjoys helping his patients in any way that he can and is committed to furthering his education to pass onto his patients.

    Outside of the office, Nakiah enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, baby daughter, family and friends. He also enjoys sports, working out, gaming and travel. 

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