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Meet the Team



Maria – Administrative Office Manager

Maria is the Administrative Office Manager and a great resource for all our patients. She was welcomed to our office 13 years ago and is fluent in both English and Spanish.  Maria earned a Business Management Degree from Morton College and is near completion on her Degree from Northeastern University where her area of consentration is Philosophy and Chemistry.  In the past, she has worked as a tutor in Math and Writing at Triton College.  Maria’s advanced knowledge of every aspect of our office enables her to provide broad guidance for our practice. Maria works hard to ensure that things run seamlessly and that our patients and staff members are happy. Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and three grown children, as well as playing the piano, singing and writing.


Kristin – Patient Service Representative

Kristin is one of the smiling faces you will meet at our front desk. She has been part of our team since 2013 and appreciates helping and interacting with patients in the office. Kristin is an invaluable asset to our team and helps whenever and wherever she is needed. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as cooking, crafting, biking and swimming.

Araceli – Patient Service Representative

Araceli was welcomed as an addition to our front desk team in 2018. She attended Everest College for her Medical Assistant Degree and speaks both English and Spanish. Araceli’s favorite part of her job is welcoming patients into the office and wants each patient to feel at home when they are visiting. Araceli has two children and enjoys spending time with her family outdoors; she also has an affinity for trying new restaurants and different foods.

J.J. –Director of Professional Relationships

J.J. entered the field of dentistry with our team as Director of Professional Relationships in 2018. She earned a Business Management degree from Illinois State University and enjoys interacting with our referring dentists as well as their office staff in an effort to support patient safety and referral satisfaction. JJ also maintains and continually reviews our social media and professional profiles to ensure that our referring doctors, staff and patients get the most up to date information on our office. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter and two step-sons as well as running and traveling.

Elena – Clinical Patient Care Coordinator

Elena is the lead assistant on our clinical team and has been with our office since 2008. Elena is originally from Bulgaria where she earned a Chemical Engineering degree. Elena has also earned a registered dental assistant certificate in the United States. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Bulgarian and some Russian. Elena enjoys improving patient safety and satisfaction and keeping up with the newest technologies. Outside of work, Elena enjoys spending time with her son as well as listening to music and taking walks.

Jessica – Assistant Clinical Patient Care Coordinator

Jessica has been in the dental field for 7 years and onboarded as a Dental Assistant in our office in 2016. She received her Associates Degree from Harper College and her Dental Assistant Certificate in 2011. Jessica speaks both English and Spanish and enjoys working under a microscope while assisting the doctors. She excels at making patients feel comfortable and is a team player that can assist the doctors as well as help patients at the front desk. In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking with her family and helping with fundraisers for both her community as well as her parents’ hometown in Mexico.

1401 McHenry Road Ste 121
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 913-7700