Meet Your Friendly Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Team – Arlington Heights, IL

A Dedicated, Friendly Dental Team

Our team members are completely committed to meeting the individual needs of all our orthodontic and pediatric patients. You can count on them to make whatever accommodations you need to stay comfortable during your visit, and they’ll be happy to answer your questions and concerns so that each appointment is as productive and stress-free as possible. We love seeing the smiles of patients who have just enjoyed a rewarding experience at Arlington Heights Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry!

Daisy, Office Manager

While a newer hire, Daisy is highly experienced as an office manager. Her background in the role spans over a decade! In that time, she’s become familiar with cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics. What keeps her going day by day, though, is her commitment to dental care. She loves seeing her whole team’s efforts pay off for patients.

Daisy was born here in Illinois, with Chicago as her hometown. She currently lives with her husband of nearly ten years. Outside the office, her hobbies include reading, shopping, and finding new coffee places. A fun fact about her: she’s the only girl of four siblings!

Jen, Treatment Coordinator

Jen hasn’t just been in the field of dentistry for over two decades, she has been an integral member of our team that entire time too! In addition to on-the-job training, she attended WIU and earned her certifications in coronal polishing and CPR. As for her favorite part of her job, she shared that it’s getting to help people start their orthodontic journey.

With two wonderful children and a dog at home, life outside the office is busy. She loves spending as much time as she can with her kids, family, and friends, as well as traveling and cooking. Here’s a fun fact about her: she is a Cub Scout den leader and a Girl Scout leader!

Martha, Clinical Lead

Martha has over ten years of experience as a dental assistant. In that time, she’s become well-versed in both general dentistry and orthodontics. Her training even features certifications in polishing and sealants. That’s only natural, though, as she loves seeing a patient’s smile when they remove their braces.

Originally from Addison, Martha has plenty to do outside the office. Sometimes, she hangs out with her large family – it consists of eleven aunts, eleven uncles, and many cousins! In other cases, she’ll enjoy a good workout or relax with a stellar crime novel.

Beth, Administrative Specialist

Beth is another highly experienced member of our team – she has nearly three decades of experience in the world of dentistry! Plus, she studied at North Park University and has additional training in CPR, AED, and customer service. Her favorite part of her job now is seeing the smiles that are created and discovered in each patient.

At home, Beth has a husband, two sons, and a new puppy! She loves spending as much time as she can with her family, as well as exercising, traveling, and learning how to play golf in her free time. Here’s something you might not know about her: she taught herself how to drive stick.

Here’s something you might not know about her: she loves creative projects, from making her own laundry detergent to giving life to old furniture!

Nancy, Administrative Specialist

Though she hasn’t been with us long, Nancy has already become a great team member. After all, she has over 15 years of experience in dentistry. Consequently, she’s able to keep our office afloat and enjoy interacting with our many patients.

Chicago-born and raised, Nancy grew up alongside her two brothers. Today, her family also includes her wonderful fiancé and an adult son. She loves to dance and cook recipes in her spare time.

Emily, Administrative Specialist

Emily chose to complete her studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Today, she has more than six years of experience in the dental field. Throughout that time, she has thoroughly enjoyed seeing someone’s beautiful smile after completing their orthodontic treatment!

Emily and her husband have a toddler, which means life outside the office consists of keeping up with them! Here’s something you might not know about her: she was born in Colorado and loves to ski!

Nicole, Administrative Specialist

Nicole is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and has been an admin in the dental field for more than a decade. She enjoys many things about her job, but her favorite part is getting to work with children.

Nicole has been married for more than a decade. In her spare time, she likes to host parties for her friends and family as well as try new restaurants.

Shannon, Clinical Specialist

Shannon loves her job because it allows her to chat with patients and establish great relationships with them while providing exceptional care. Before joining our team in 2022, she earned her bachelor’s degree from West Coast Christian College and the Academy for Dental Assistants. As a result, she is a board-certified expanded functions dental assistant!

At home, Shannon is a “cat mom” to her sweet Tuxedo cat, Darcy. As for hobbies, she enjoys hiking, boating, swimming, reading, writing, and volunteering for outreach and charitable organizations. Here’s a fun fact about her: she took private voice lessons for years and was part of a traveling singing group during college!

Bonnie, Clinical Specialist

Bonnie has over 25 years of dental experience and has even earned certification in coronal polishing and sealants. She appreciates how caring our dentists are as well as how our team members are always willing to help patients with anything and everything.

Bonnie has enjoyed more than 40 wonderful years of marriage to her husband, and together they have four daughters as well as three-and-a-half grandchildren. In her spare time, Bonnie likes to go camping, read, and refinish furniture.

Carly, Clinical Specialist

Carly’s dental background includes five years of working as a dental assistant at a different Arlington Heights practice. She also has two years of experience as a front desk manager. According to her, the staff and doctors are her favorite part of working at Arlington Heights Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry.

Carly has three sisters and three nephews; family is very important to her. When she’s not at the office, she spends a lot of time outside, and she often volunteers at Feed My Starving Children. She also loves to sing!

Ana, Clinical Specialist

Ana is somewhat new to our office, but she’s proven to be a top-tier dental assistant. Her background involves certifications in nitrous oxide, dental prophylaxis, and sealants. As such, she does her job well and enjoys working with the rest of our team.

Ana likes to be with family in her downtime. Right now, that means doting on her three kids and a very cute puppy. It also involves watching her children play team sports. When she’s on her own, though, she’ll often garden as her schedule allows.

Maria, Clinical Specialist

From Guerrero, Mexico, Maria has been in the field of dentistry for well over two decades. She started her career by studying at Northeastern University and hasn’t looked back since. The best thing about her job: giving patients the boost in confidence they deserve by treating their smiles.

When she isn’t at the office, Maria spends much of her time with her son and their close-knit family. She also enjoys running, going out dancing with her friends, and traveling to various countries to explore and adventure!

Julie, Clinical Specialist

Julie has been in the dental field for over 26 years and has plenty of real-world experience under her belt. She enjoys having the chance to work with kids and help them achieve better smiles while keeping their dental anxiety under control.

Julie is a mother of four, and her family has a German Shepherd named Athena. Her interests include riding her bike and going to concerts; she also loves having the chance to cook for her family.

Laura, Clinical Specialist

Laura attended Triton College, UIC, and the College of DuPage. She is proud of her work as an orthodontic assistant and how it gives her the chance to put her patients on the path toward better smiles.

Laura is very passionate about traveling. She has made it her goal to visit all the wonders of the world; she has already been to three of them! Her hobbies include golf and tennis.