Stacey - Clinical Assistant I
Stacey has been in the dental industry for 20 years in various specialty practices. She has advanced training and a passion for working with children. In 1986, Stacey was certified in nursing assisting at the College of Lake County. She was certified for Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement at Elgin Community College in 2006, and in 2010 was certified in anesthesia and sedation monitoring. She has also completed her certification in nitrous oxide monitoring at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Stacey has two grown daughters, Brooke and Brittney, and two adorable grandchildren, Landon and Reese. Stacey enjoys biking, spending time with her family, going on vacation, and proudly cheering on the Bears!
Clarissa - Clinical Assistant I
Clarissa attended Round Lake Senior High School and received her GED from the College of Lake County in 2012. She completed a dental assisting course and received her certification in October of 2012. Clarissa also completed her certification as a Coronal Polisher and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring certificate at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Ultimately, her goal is to go back to school and earn a degree in Healthcare Business and Administration. Clarissa has four beautiful children who are her life! Her love for children is why she loves working here at CDG!
Humberta - Clinical Assistant I
Betty attended the College of Lake County where she received a CNA certificate. Entering the dental field in 1997, she worked as an orthodontic dental assistant and followed by assisting in a general dental practice. She has a certificate in Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement as well as her certification in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring at University of Illinois - Chicago. She has two grown boys and her love of working with children brought her to join Children's Dentistry Group.
Rachel - Clinical Assistant I
Rachel has been with CDG for over four years. She has completed her certification in Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement as well as her certification in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Her love of children and patient care has given her the ultimate goal of continuing her education to become a pediatric nurse and work at a children's hospital. Rachel enjoys diving into a good book, cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks and spending time with her family, friends and her perfect dog Olaf.
Stephanie - Clinical Assistant I
Stephanie attended State Career College and received a diploma in chairside dental assisting. She has also attended Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement as well as Nitrous Oxide Monitoring courses at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Stephanie has a large, loving family and enjoys spending time with all her nieces and nephews. She has two "chihuahua children” that she loves to care for with her boyfriend of seven years. She is looking forward to learning from each of the doctors as well as her team members.
Chuy - Clinical Assistant I
Jesus (Chuy) has been with Children's Dentistry Group for over two years. He is ecstatic about joining our group, expanding his knowledge in dentistry. Children's Dentistry has given him the chance to become a polisher and continue his training in expanded care. Working at CDG has inspired him to expand his career in dentistry and hopefully go to school one day to become a hygienist or a dentist! He enjoys working with children and he provides them with very positive experiences with their dental care.
Tara - Clinical Assistant I
Tara joined Children's Dentistry Group as a sterilizer in order to further expand her knowledge in the field of dentistry. She has now earned her Coronal Polishing Certificate from Eligin Community College and her Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certificate from University of Illinois - Chicago. Tara graduated from Grant Community High School and in her free time she really enjoys spending time with her dogs. Previously, Tara has worked at the Vernon Hills mall, seasonally, with Santa and the Easter Bunny for 10 years. She is very excited to be working within the dentistry field AND with children!
Jonathan - Clinical Assistant I
Jonathan attended McHenry County College where he received his CNA certification in 2013. He has a passion for helping other and cares greatly about the patients under his care. Jonathan joined CDG as a sterilizer to extend his knowledge in healthcare through the dental field, and has earned his certificate in coronal polishing and in monitoring nitrous oxide at University of Illinois- Chicago. He enjoys working with children and strives to provide them with a comfortable experience at our office. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family. He also loves to play basketball and cheering on the Chicago Bulls.
Ivonne - Clinical Assistant II
Ivonne attended school at Everest College. She has been in the dental field for 5 years, and loves working with kids! She has a daughter of her own, named Emma who she loves making endless memories with. In her spare time Ivonne loves spending time with Emma, shopping and hanging out with her family.
Antoni (Toni) - Clinical Assistant II
Toni attended Grayslake North High School where he was awarded with the sportsmanship award for varsity tennis. He also attended Northern Illinois University to earn a degree in Special Education. His love for working with children and his goals to have a career in the healthcare field brought him to CDG. Toni received his certificate in Coronal Polishing at UIC in September of 2016 and is excited to receive his certificate in Monitoring Nitrous Oxide. When he is not at work, Toni loves spending time outdoors with his friends and family and staying active by running with his dogs.
Bekka - Clinical Assistant II
Bekka joined Children's Dentistry Group as a certified coronal polisher. She became a dental assistant in 2013 and is currently going to school part time for dental hygiene. Previous to dental assisting Bekka was a CNA for 3 years. Bekka has two little sisters in Minnesota that she misses very much. She enjoys working with children and watching them grow up!
Brittany - Clinical Assistant III
Brittany joined Children's Dentistry Group as a sterilizer to expand her knowledge in Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated high school with honors and scholarships, and hopes to receive her certificate in coronal polishing and sealant placement in the future. Brittany loves working with children and has a little boy of her own Christian who she spends most of her time outside of work with. She has experience in the medical field, and cares greatly about the patients under her care. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and her friends.