We have a fabulous office staff who likes to have fun at work. Each member of our team is highly qualified with pediatric dental knowledge and experience. We all have a love for working with children and are committed to making your visit to our office enjoyable, pleasant, educational and one you will speak highly of to others.
Dental Assistant Ariana is excited to join the ED4k team and looks forward to creating strong relationships with our patients. She enjoys learning new things every day and is enthusiastic about her career in the dental field. Ariana is proud to be certified in Pit and Fissure Sealants and Coronal Polishing. She has a passion for educating our patients on the importance of keeping their teeth healthy! In her free time she enjoys going on walks with her favorite puppy- Diesel. She also enjoys going to the gym and taking a nap right after! When she isn’t with her pup or working out, a good drama movie has Ariana cuddled up!
Head Assistant – Arielle is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. As a dedicated healthcare professional, her goal is to always get involved, volunteer, and make an impact in the community. She strives to be attentive to all of her patients’ needs in order to guarantee the utmost comfort and satisfaction during dental visits. As a future Dental Hygienist, she is committed to applying her skills and experience to support our dentists, her fellow coworkers and patients. As a leading dental provider in the Elmhurst area, Arielle is proud to be a member of our fun-loving premier practice at Elmhurst Dentistry For Kids!
Treatment Coordinator – Dany is the first smile every patient sees when coming in to our office. Her warm personality welcomes every child in like family. She brings over 7 years of customer service experience to our office, and it shows! She is a Bloomingdale area native, and plans to keep it that way. In her free time, you can find Dany spending time with family and friends- and if she isn’t, she’s probably watching a Disney movie!
Practice Manager –With more than 20 years of customer service experience, Heather is a great team leader and works hard to make sure the office is running efficiently. She loves to help with questions or concerns patients or parents may have about their pediatric dental care. Heather was born and raised in Vermont and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT in 2005. She then moved to the Chicago area and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007. Heather and her husband have three children who keep them very busy. In her free time, Heather loves to be with her family, attend barre classes, and bake delicious treats for her co-workers
Dental Assistant – New to the dental field, Julia loves learning something new about dentistry every day. Her favorite part about coming to work is spending time with patients. Julia was born and raised in Elmhurst and is excited to be working so closely with her community! When she’s not at work, Julia loves traveling, spending time outside with her friends and family or playing with her puppy, Spike.
Dental Assistant – Maritza has been in the dental field since 2011. Before starting at Elmhurst Dentistry for kids in the fall of 2016, she previously worked in a general office. Maritza enjoys working with kids and her goal is to always make them feel at home at the office. She’s sure to get a smile out of even our most challenging patients. Maritza lives in Elmwood Park and loves to spend as much time as possible with her family, especially her kids. They like going to the Brookfield Zoo and going out for breakfast together!
Administrative Supervisor – (Naya for short) is excited to join the Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids family. Working in a pediatric office made her realize that she loves working with children. Naya’s favorite part of working in a pediatric office is interacting with the kids, reassuring them that they are brave little ones, and listening to their funny comments! She has never had a cavity and will continue to prevent having one! On her time off Naya loves traveling, sushi, and karaoke!
Insurance Coordinator – Tiana’s six years of experience in working with children made her realize her love for kids! At our office, Tiana strives to make sure that every child feels comfortable during their dental appointments. Tiana grew up in the Bensenville/Wood Dale area & has no plans on moving any time soon! When she’s not working at Elmhurst Dentistry for Kids, Tiana is a cheerleading coach for the Bensenville Bandits and a Disney Destination travel agent! When she has free time, Tiana loves shopping, watching Disney movies & spending time with friends & family.