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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!


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.

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.

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!

Justino, Administrative Specialist

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.

Marlene, Administrative Specialist

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Mayra, Administrative Specialist

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Cierra, Administrative Specialist

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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.

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.

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.

Juana, Clinical Specialist

Clinical Specialist Juana

Juana has studied at both Harold Washington College and Midwestern Career College; today, she’s been working in the dental field for almost five years after deciding to change careers from being a Certified Nursing Assistant. She goes above and beyond to build friendships with our special patients every day! She also loves working alongside such wonderful professionals and especially looks forward to their daily potlucks.

Originally from Gage Park, Juana is the proud mother of two beautiful, wild children and happily married to her high school sweetheart. In her spare time, she enjoys doing crafts and baking with the kids. She’s also a BIG Pinterest fanatic!

Stephanie, Clinical Specialist

Clinical Specialist Stephanie

Stephanie loves working with children. Prior to coming to our office, she had nearly 10 years of experience in dentistry. After graduating from Morton West High School, she earned her dental assistant certification from the Illinois School of Health Careers and is dental sealant certified.

Stephanie has been happily married for almost 10 years and has a dog. She comes from a close-knit family and absolutely loves to dance. In fact, she started ballet, tap, and jazz when she was very young and continued dancing in pom in high school. She’s even done her own choreography.

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.

Mari, Clinical Specialist

Mari has over 20 years of experience in dentistry, and she still loves seeing the “big reveal” when patients get their braces off. In addition to spending decades working in orthodontics, she has also served as a Front Desk Manager and Insurance Coordinator.

Mari and her husband, Louis, have two sons, Saul and Samuel, as well as a beloved husky, Blue. Together, they like to visit new restaurants, go to music festivals, and attend various sporting events to cheer on the home team.

Gabby, Clinical Specialist

Here at our office, Gabby does a great job assisting the dental team. That’s only natural – she’s worked in dentistry for several years and is certified in coronal polishing. More than her experience, though, her passion is especially evident. She loves interacting with our pediatric patients, who often have interesting stories to tell.

A Chicago native, Gabby pursues several hobbies in her off hours. One is spending time with her family, including her son and daughter. Others, meanwhile, are shopping, film, television, and long walks in the community.

Maria, Clinical Specialist

Maria says that working with little ones is always a blast, and she does everything she can to make sure they have a good experience during their visits. She earned her dental assisting certificate at the Dental Academy of Chicago, and she also has certifications in coronal polishing and dental sealants from UIC.

Maria comes from a big family with five sisters and three brothers, and she also has a young son. In addition to being a mom, she is also a student and enjoys working out. Before joining us, she served as a combat engineer in the US Army.

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