Meet the Team

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We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Each member of our dental clinic staff is highly skilled and trained in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our friendly dental office staff is here to help you with scheduling appointments, insurance coordination, financial arrangements, and to help answer any questions you might have during the course of treatment. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Lorraine.jpgLorraine  – Practice Manager

Lorraine joined Treasured Smiles Dentistry in August 2004. She brings with her over 25 years of dental experience, ranging from chairside dental assisting to office management. “I am so fortunate to work with such an amazing team of dedicated professionals. I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful practice where the patients receive high quality dental care and are treated like family.”

Lorraine is happily married to her husband, Joe. They share wonderful twins named Joey and Melanie. As a family, they enjoy their time together, especially while vacationing. They also love the company of their dog, Chip, and their cat, Sparky. Lorraine takes pleasure in traveling, walking, bike riding, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Cheryl.jpgCheryl – Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Cheryl graduated from Prairie State College in 1992 and has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 22 years. She joined the Treasured Smiles team in June 2004 and feels the best part of being a pediatric dental hygienist is having the opportunity to make an impact in a child's life by giving them the best experience each time she takes care of them. “The smiles, giggles and hugs make me feel blessed to do what I do.” Cheryl is also blessed to have three beautiful daughters, Allison, Mallory and Lindsay. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Mark, and their 6 children together. In her free time, you'll find her cycling, working out, reading and enjoying her family and friends. 

 

Jackie.jpgJacqueline – Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Jackie joined our team in July 2007. She graduated from Prairie State College, where she received her degree and became a Registered Dental Hygienist. “I enjoy working as a pediatric dental hygienist mainly because the kids bring out the kid in myself. I LOVE to have fun, be silly, tell jokes or even sing! Things as simple as that make a nervous or scared patient more comfortable and excited to come back next time!”

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brendan; their daughter, Francesca and their son, Jude. One of her favorite things to do with her family is explore all that Chicago has to offer, from unique restaurants to fun museums.

 

Nina.jpgNina – Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Nina joined our pediatric team in 2011. She attended Eastern Illinois University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration in 2006. After graduation, Nina continued to pursue her dream of becoming a dental hygienist and received her degree in dental hygiene from Prairie State College in May 2009. Nina's favorite part of being a hygienist is getting to know the children and their families. She loves meeting new patients and being able to help them through their fears related to dentistry. Nina lives in Lockport with her husband and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

 

Jenn.jpgJenn – Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Jenn has worked in the dental field for 16 years. Prior to receiving her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she worked many years as an orthodontic assistant and began her career at Treasured Smiles Dentistry as one of Dr. Steve’s Treatment Coordinators. Jenn has been working as a dental hygienist with Dr. Steve and Dr. Dennis since 2011. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but has stated many times that the most rewarding part is seeing the smile on a patient’s face as they walk through the door excited to get their teeth cleaned, and the hugs and thank you’s that she receives at the end of an appointment from both patients and parents alike. Jenn has been happily married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, for almost five  years. They share a beautiful daughter named Alyce Marie, and a handsome son, Colton Jon.  A fun fact about Miss Jenn is that she loves to SHOP! There are many days you can catch her on her lunch break doing some damage to her wallet at places like Kohl’s and Target. She loves to entertain friends and family and during the summer, and she spends most of her time at the beach with her family.

 

SandySept2017Sandy  – Pediatric Dental Hygienist

Sandy joined our pediatric team in 2017. She comes to Treasured Smiles Dentistry with over 25 years of experience as a pediatric dental hygienist. Sandy lives in New Lenox along with her husband, Dustin, and two sons, Cody and Noah. She loves having fun with her patients and getting them all riled up with laughter and smiles. In her spare time, you can find her at the dog park walking her Old English Sheepdog, Tessa.

 

Marnie.jpgMarnie – Dental Hygienist: Adults

Marnie has been a practicing dental hygienist since 1993 and earned her degree from Prairie State College. She has been with Treasured Smile Dentistry since 2011 and prides herself on being gentle and thorough along with helping our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health.

Marnie is originally from the Chicago area, but currently resides in Oak Forest. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years, and they have three children. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their family and friends and supporting their children in the many sports and activities they are involved in.

 

KellyKelly – Dental Hygienist: Adults

Kelly joined Treasured Smiles Dentistry in July 2017 as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the adult practice. Prior to completing her degree at Prairie State College, she already had over 24 years of experience as a dental assistant! Her goal is to educate patients on proper home care and help them achieve the healthiest smile possible.

Kelly is blessed with 2 fantastic kids and great husband. She likes to spend time with her family and enjoys walking her dog, Wilson, in her spare time.

 

Aimee.jpgAimee – Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Aimee joined our team in August 2007. She attended the Dental Assistant Training School in Orlando, Florida where she received her certification and became a Certified Dental Assistant. Aimee lives in Munster, Indiana with her husband, Frank, and son, Carter. In her spare time, she enjoys organizing anything she can get her hands on, cooking/baking, and especially spending time with her family and friends!

 

Faith.jpgFaith – Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Faith joined our pediatric team in March 2014. She has been a dental assistant since 2011 after completing the Dental Assisting Program at Everest College in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Faith was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. When she is not working, Faith enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two nieces, Savannah and Sydney, as well as her boyfriend, Jason. Faith loves helping to ensure each child has a wonderful and fun experience here at Treasured Smiles Dentistry!

 

Chrissy.jpgChrissy – Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Chrissy’s passion is pediatric dentistry. She joined our pediatric team in March 2015 with over 20 years of pediatric dental experience. Chrissy resides in New Lenox, Illinois with her husband, Rick, and two sons, Ricky and Tony. Her sons keep her very busy with hockey and baseball, but in her spare time, Chrissy enjoys reading and quiet evenings at home with her husband.

 

Michele.jpgMichele - Pediatric Financial Coordinator

Michele has been with Treasured Smiles since 2006. She is a Financial Coordinator for Dr. Steve and Dr. Dennis. Michele is married to her husband, Carl, and they have two children and a wonderful new daughter-in-law. She also has two cute Doxie pups. Michele’s hobbies include shopping, walking, reading and most importantly, playing with her adorable granddaughter, Zoey.  As empty nesters, Michele and her husband love to venture out on the weekends and try different restaurants and find interesting things to do together.

 

Sherri.jpgSherri – Pediatric Financial Coordinator

Sherri joined Treasured Smiles in 2010. She loves dentistry and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Sherri is a financial coordinator for Dr. Steve and Dr. Dennis. Sherri and her husband, Jim, have two wonderful boys who keep them busy with football and other activities.

 

Sylvia.jpgSylvia  – Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Niki Kasper

Sylvia, originally from Northwest Indiana, moved to Tinley Park in 2003 and now lives in Frankfort. She received her associate’s degree from Indiana University Northwest and has over 20 years of dental experience. She loves spending time with her husband, Shawn, and their two children. Whenever Sylvia has free time, you’ll find her out shopping!

 

Criselda.jpgCriselda – Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Michael Kasper  

Cris has been a treatment coordinator at Treasured Smiles since 2010. “It has been so much fun and very rewarding! I have the pleasure of working with some great doctors who truly care about their staff and patients!” Cris has been in the dental field for 17 years, says that she still loves what she does and that it’s so gratifying to give patients a smile they can be proud of.

When Cris is not at work, she is busy taking care of her family. Cris has been blessed with three great children and a wonderful husband. In her spare time, you'll find her reading, visiting friends, or working out. Cris looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve all your dental goals!   

 

Kimi.jpgKimi - Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Michael Kasper

Kimi joined our team in April 2015 with over 19 years of dental experience. She resides in Joliet, Illinois with her dog Wrinkles.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking. She also loves to take long walks with Wrinkles.

 

Lynn.jpgLynn  – Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Niki Kasper

Lynn has been in the dental field for 24 years and brings with her experience in chairside dental assisting and front office administration. She enjoys working with patients and strives to make each of them comfortable. She helps patients understand the importance of oral health care and their individualized treatment plans. Lynn is married to her high school sweetheart and has a beautiful daughter and hairy doggie son. During her free time, she enjoys spending it with her family, either skiing, hanging by the pool or rooting on the Bears, Blackhawks or Cubs!

 

Michelle.jpgMichelle – Insurance Coordinator

Welcome Michelle! The newest member of our team, joined us in July 2016!  As a previous treatment coordinator in the dental field, she brings her knowledge of insurance and patient care to help all of our patients maximize their insurance benefits.  Prior to working in the dental field, Michelle worked as a pharmacy technician for 7 years.  Michelle is engaged to her fiance, Albert, and they have been together for 8 years! She has two cats named Sassy and Dot, along with Donny, her Dachshund. Michelle loves spending time with her family, researching, and trying new things. 

 

Kimberly.jpgKimberly- Patient Coordinator

Kimberly has been working as a front office administrator in the dental field for over seven years. In addition, she has 10 years of experience in the travel industry and in customer service. Kimberly and her husband, Jack, have one daughter named Abby, two fish tanks and four different lizards. Kimberly’s hobbies are reading, scrapbooking, baking, shopping, and spending time with her family.

 

Laura.jpgLaura – Financial Coordinator for Dr. Michael Kasper

Laura has been in the dental field for over 25 years. “I have a passion for dentistry and was delighted to join the Treasured Smiles family in March 2014! I currently work as a financial coordinator for the adult practice. I have enjoyed the opportunity of working with an awesome team.”

She has a wonderful husband and three loving kids that keep her smiling every day! She enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. Laura has two Beagles she rescued from shelters and has found great comfort providing a home for them!

 

Mary.jpgMary - Financial Coordinator for Dr. Niki Kasper

Mary joined our staff in the summer of 2014. She brings with her over six years of administrative experience in the dental field. She enjoys walking, working out, and visiting new places. However, what she loves the most is spending time with her husband, family and friends. 

 

Aneta.jpgDiane – Appointment/Insurance Coordinator for Dr. Michael Kasper and Dr. Niki Kasper

Diane is the New Patient and Insurance Coordinator for Drs. Michael and Niki Kasper. She began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and then moved on to administration. She has worked in the dental field for over 30 years and enjoys applying her expertize to help all of the patients here at Treasured Smiles Dentistry. Diane and her husband, Michael, have three beautiful grown children and a dog named Janie. In her free time, Diane enjoys reading, walking, and of course shopping!

 

Diane.jpgAneta  – Patient Coordinator

Aneta joined Treasured Smiles in July 2015, bringing with her 7 years of experience as a Dental Office Assistant.  Prior to working in the Dental field, she worked as an Office Manager for a Law firm and has over 10 Years as an Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator.   Aneta has been married to her husband Marc for 26 years and they have one grown son named Zachary and one chubby beagle/Lab named Bob.  In Aneta’s spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, attending car shows and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

KimSept2017Kimberly Hardt  – Business Manager

Kim joined Treasured Smiles Dentistry in May of 2008 as an Insurance Coordinator bringing with her several years of experience with insurance and office administration. As of April, 2017, Kim serves our adult practice as the Business Manager. “I’m so proud and honored to be surrounded by an extraordinary team of co-workers who care about the well-being and dental care of every patient that walks through the front door of the practice”. “Not only do I work at a wonderful dental office, but I’ve gained a new family”.

Kim has two beautiful children, Andrew, Brooke, and a lovable English Cream golden retriever named Cody. Kim is an avid golden retriever lover and hopes to someday work with Assistant Therapy Dogs. Kim also enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.