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Meet South Loop’s & Chicago's Favorite Dental Team

With our dental team, you’re guaranteed to hear laughter as soon as you walk into our dental office. Each member is highly-trained, has years of experience, and is just a nice person who is dedicated to making you and your child’s time with us as enjoyable as possible. Whether you’re scheduling an appointment or your little one is settling into the chair, you can trust our team to meet your every need as quickly and skillfully as possible. You can start getting to know everybody by reading on below!

 

Shelly, Office Manager

Shelly brings over 30 years of experience to our team, and she deeply enjoys serving children and families. She has previously trained with the Levin Group along with Dale Carnegie and holds many certificates in customer service and practice management.

 

Shelly and her husband have been married for 30 years, and they have one adult daughter, three cats, and one grand cat. On the weekends, you’ll often find her boating, gardening, or taking on home improvement projects.

Justino, Treatment Coordinator

Justino has over 10 years of dental experience, and he says that his job is all about creating beautiful smiles that inspire our patients every day. He completed the dental assistant program at Wilbur Wright College and has certifications in prophylaxis, dental sealants, and X-rays.

Justino is married with two young sons, and when he isn’t taking his boys to the park, he and his wife like to try new restaurants.

Yanna, Clinical Lead

Yanna loves watching our patients thrive thanks to our care as well as seeing our staff grow as professionals as time goes by. She started her career at a surgery center doing medical records where she met a dentist that had cases there. He offered her a job at his pediatric office, and today, she has nearly a decade of experience as well as certifications in coronal polishing, dental sealants, and nitrous monitoring.

 

Yanna comes from a tight-knit family of resilient women that try to get together every week. When she’s not at work or spending time with family, she is usually taking care of animals! She has several rescue dogs, and she also plays co-ed sports in the summer and practices yoga.

Sandy, Administrative Specialist

Administrative Specialist Sandy

Originally from Elgin, Sandy never gets tired of meeting so many special little ones here at the practice and helping them have a great experience! She also deeply enjoys Miss Mary’s coffee, which is made with a lot of love.

Outside of work, Sandy is happily married and has a lovely stepdaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, going to softball tournaments, and learning about forensic science. She also always listens to podcasts 1st thing in the morning!

Melissa, Administrative Specialist

Melissa likes that she gets the chance to connect with and help families every single day. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and a proud first-generation Mexican American. She has a cat named Leo that she has raised since he was a kitten, and in her downtime, she likes to travel, try new restaurants, watch anime, and read.

Tiffany, Administrative Specialist

Tiffany was raised in Chicago and has two decades of experience in the field of dentistry. She studied at North Park College and has earned numerous certifications in various topics, including coronal polishing, radiology, and orthodontic assistance. The best thing about her job is working with the kids and seeing the incredible results after their orthodontic treatment.

If you don’t find her at the office, Tiffany is with her husband, their four amazing children, and the family dogs, Bentley and Pearl. Her hobbies involve seeing her son play baseball, spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends and loved ones, and traveling whenever she gets the chance. She also has a love for interior decorating!

Fabian, Clinical Specialist

Clinical Specialist Fabian

As a native to Chicago, Fabian is excited to work with our doctors, who are some of the best in the city. He is certified in prophy, sealants, nitrous, and CPR. He attended high school at Carl Schurz and Everest College. We are happy to have Fabian on our team!

Fabian recently became a father to a baby girl and loves spending time with his little princess and his wife. He also enjoys watching movies and traveling whenever he can. When it comes to eating, he is adventurous and is open to new experiences.

Viviana, Clinical Specialist

Viviana joined our team in 2022, and she brings almost a decade of experience to our practice. She loves helping create beautiful smiles for our patients and seeing the joy on their faces after they complete treatment.

Viviana has an adorable cat waiting for her at home, and aside from dentistry, her biggest passion is cooking, where she gets to be as creative as she wants to be.

Jane, Clinical Specialist

Jane loves making people’s daily lives better in the smallest ways. She also likes seeing a child come in super nervous and eventually leave feeling confident and excited to come back. She attended the University of Virginia and even volunteered on the dental floor at the university hospital. Today, she has certifications in prophylaxis and dental sealants.

Jane grew up in a big family with six siblings, so she does her best to spend time with everyone. She also likes to attend all types of concerts and is eager to explore more of the city.

Caryl, Clinical Specialist

Caryl has been a part of the dental world for more than four decades! Making a positive change in children’s lives has always been fulfilling, and she likes seeing little smiles grow up and thrive. She attended Oakton Community College and has certifications in dental sealants, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and coronal polishing.

Caryl and her husband were high school sweethearts, and they have been together for over 35 years. They have an adult daughter and son as well as three Bracco Italiano dogs. Traveling is one of her biggest passions, and her goal is to try every type of cuisine at least once.

Marisela, Clinical Specialist

With two decades of experience in dentistry and counting, Marisela was born in Chicago and grew up in Mexico until she was 16 years old before she moved back. She is a cross-trained dental assistant in general dentistry, pediatrics, and orthodontics, and she’s certified in dental sealants, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide monitoring. Creating healthy and beautiful smiles for children is the best part of her job.

At home, Marisela is happily married to her husband of 20 years, and they love spending time with their beautiful daughters. When she isn’t at the office, she enjoys going on dates with her spouse to the movies and concerts, while she also likes trying new foods, swimming, horseback riding, and traveling with her family. One interesting fact about her: she learned Portuguese so that she could teach about the Bible!

Gerardo, Clinical Specialist

Originally from Rockford, Gerardo has over a decade of experience providing patients with personalized and effective dental care. He studied at DePaul University, earning his certifications in areas like cleanings, sealants, and nitrous oxide. His favorite part of his job is helping people achieve beautiful smiles while ensuring that they can enjoy healthy teeth.

If you don’t see him at the office, Gerardo is likely hanging out with his friends and large family. He enjoys spending time with his many nephews and nieces. He also loves to work out and play video games. One fun fact about him: he once read over 20 books in a single year!

Sadie, Clinical Specialist

A native of Chicago, Sadie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison to earn her certification in dental assisting. During her studies, she was a member of the pre-dental club and shadowed/volunteered at non-profit dental clinics around the area. She is also certified in coronal polishing and dental sealants.

Outside of the dental office, Sadie loves spending time with her close-knit family. Together, she enjoys trying out new restaurants and traveling to new places to explore. She also likes attending concerts, painting, and spending summer weekends at the lake in Door County, WI.

Jason, Director of Operations

Director of Operations Jason

As a native to Lisle, IL, Jason finds great satisfaction in watching the joy in patients’ faces when they have their “first look” at their smiles after orthodontic treatment. He studied at Santa Clara University and earned his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management after a 10-year career in the army.

Jason is happily married to his wife, Melissa. Together, they like to explore Chicago, bike and run along Lake Michigan, and play golf.

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