Meet the Pediatric 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.

Treasured SmilesLorraine  – 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.

 

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.

 

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Jackie – Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Jackie has been a dental assistant since 2013. She brings to the practice an incredible passion for helping children “defeat their fears of the unknown”. “Since I've started working in pediatrics, I really feel I have found my calling because it allows me to help ease the minds of children and be the silly big kid I really am inside, all day long!” When she’s not being silly with kids at the offices, she likes to venture around with her boyfriend, Corey. She especially loves taking her dogs, Frankie and Bernie, out in the yard for a good game of fetch!

 

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  – Inventory and Compliance manager

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!

 

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Kimberly- 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.

 

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.