Jennie, Clinical Assistant
Jennie completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery in the Philippines. She owned and ran a successful dental practice before she moved to the U.S. Jennie lives in the Northwestern Suburb with her lovely family. She travels over an hour each way to work because of her passion for dentistry and her love for Arden Dental Center. Jennie likes interacting with patients and seeing the impact a healthy smile can have on a person. Jennie is a trained surgical assistant in dental implants. Her friendly demeanor makes her exceptional at easing the fears of anxious patients. Outside of work Jennie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her adorable son.
Raya, Clinical Assistant
Raya was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. She completed her Bachelor's of Dental Surgery before moving to the US and is currently finishing her Master's degree in Special Education at UIC . She is a trained CEREC dental professional who is meticulous with her designs and finishes. Raya has incredible attention to details in smile makeovers. She is very passionate about dentistry and always makes patients’ comfort and satisfaction her priority. She is fun-loving and outgoing. Outside of work she enjoys music and the outdoors.
Jacob, Clinical Assistant
Jacob is the newest member of our Arden Team. He is currently pursuing his college degree in creative writing. As a longtime patient of ours, Jacob is very familiar with our practice philosophy and meshes well with our team. Outside of work, he enjoys animating and spending time with friends and family.
Lisa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lisa has been serving our patients for over 15 years. Lisa has been a Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with a gentle touch. Lisa is originally from Ohio and moved to the Chicago-land area where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Harper College. Lisa prides her work. She is meticulous and comprehensive with her care. Lisa loves spending time with her daughter, boyfriend, and friends. She is passionate about cruising on her Harley, scuba diving, traveling, hiking and many other outdoor activities.
Kathy, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathy completed the Dental Hygiene program at Parkland College in Champaign IL. Kathy is particularly knowledgeable and experienced with soft tissue therapy with diode laser. No matter how severe your case is, you can rest assured that you are in great hands with Kathy. When she isn’t working to protect patients’ smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She also enjoys cooking, walking, and watching movies.
Vanessa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Vanessa completed the Dental Hygiene program at Harper College. She has been a hygienist for 24 years and an instructor at Harper College hygiene program. She has a great sense of humor and always puts patients at ease. She is exceptional in helping patients understand the ins and outs of their treatments. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys hiking, jewelry making, gardening, biking, traveling, and walking her dogs.
Nga, Treatment Coordinator
Nga completed her bachelor degree in computer science at Devry University. Upon graduating, she took an interest in customer relations and has been in dentistry ever since for over 20 years. Her dedication and passion to help others is unparalleled. Not only does she provide exceptional care to our patients with her strong clinical experience, but she also is the best advocate for them with her extensive knowledge in dental insurance. Outside of work, Nga enjoys running with her dog Pepper, baking, and traveling with her husband and two lovely daughters.
Julie, Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, Julie received her bachelor of science from Iowa State and obtained her Dental Hygiene certificate at Harper College. Julie has accumulated over 20 years of high level clinical experience. She masterfully combines decades of knowledge with her gentle touch in order to provide a truly exceptional level of care for all of her patients. On top of this, Julie’s personable and positive attitude makes her a joy to have on our team. Julie’s determination is unquestionable as she is a breast cancer survivor and an avid runner who has completed a multitude of marathons and half marathons. She loves spending time with her 3 children and has a passion for performance vehicles.
Ryan, Clinical Assistant
Originally from Naperville, Ryan recently graduated from University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. A pre-dental student throughout his college career; Ryan is extensively passionate about dentistry and specialties within the field. Ryan will be applying to dental school in summer 2024. Outside of work, Ryan serves in the Illinois Army National Guard. His favorite hobbies include working out, being outdoors, and reading.