Meet The Staff
Our Staff is professional, courteous, and always prepared to help and answer questions. We will do all that we can to make your child’s visit engaging, non-stressful and comfortable as possible. We are dedicated to exceeding your expectations while delivering the highest level of oral hygiene and dental treatment.
Samantha, Treatment Coordinator
Samantha joined All About Kids Dentistry in October 2013 and she loves it! She attended the dental assisting program at Arlington Dental Careers and started off in dentistry as an Endodontic Assistant. She began as a Dental Assistant with us and she received certifications in coronal polishing and placement of dental sealants. After assisting with us She loves talking with the children and helping them to have a positive and happy experience!
When Samantha is not working she likes to spend her free time swimming, traveling, visiting with family and friends, cuddling her dog, Madden Marie and watching daughters Elizabeth and Charlotte grow!
Kathy, Front Desk & Insurance Coordinator
Michelle, Front Desk
Michelle joined us in September and she loves being at the front desk to greet all the children and parents when they arrive. She has worked in the dental field for over 20 years as both a dental assistant and at the front desk. After becoming a mother she made the decision to stay at home for several years and concentrate on her kids. She re-joined the dental field 2 years ago, initially with an Orthodontic practice and then joining All About Kids Dentistry. In her free time she enjoys traveling, live music, arts and crafts, sports and spending time with her friends and family.
Erin, Registered Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist, Erin provides comprehensive care to all our patients using the latest technology and techniques available in dentistry ensuring patients’ ongoing dental health. She is very passionate about her profession. Erin enjoys providing professional cleanings and educating children and their parents on proper oral hygiene techniques so they can maintain healthy teeth and gums. Erin has fun working with children and is dedicated to providing a wonderful and positive dental experience for your child.
Erin earned her associates degree from Harper College, and is working towards her Bachelor’s degree. She hopes to expand and possibly teach in the future. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the North Suburban Dental Hygienist Society where she currently holds a position on the board as a legislation delegate. She represents the NSDHS at the IDHA annual Session House of Delegates in Springfield Illinois and maintains contact with the IDHA Government relations chair person.
Erin is the registration coordinator for the Northern Illinois oral cancer walk and volunteers as an oral cancer public event screener with the Oral Cancer Foundation. Erin and her fiancé, Josh, recently bought a home in Algonquin and enjoy exercising, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Erin is our resident Blackhawks hockey fanatic!
Alexandra, Registered Dental Hygienist
Alex is a graduate of William Rainey Harper College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Alex joined our team in 2012 and has developed extensive experience in the pediatric dentistry field while working here. It has allowed her to grow as a hygienist and gain insight into all aspects of the dental hygiene field including early detection and behavior management techniques for positive outcomes.
Alex continues to grow as a hygienist through continuing education and having Drs. Ursitti, Higgins, and Patel as mentors. Alex is certified in Nitrous Oxide administration and Local Anesthetic, as well as CPR/BLS.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being involved in her church community. She serves as a youth advisor for the high school, middle school and in her church. She also enjoys travel, dental humor, and learning about other cultures.
Marianne, Registered Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist, Marianne provides preventative care services to our pediatric patients. She is passionate about patient education and believes the key to quality dental care is teaching patients how to take personal responsibility for their oral health. Marianne loves working with children and encouraging them to make healthy choices. She received her associate’s degree from Harper College and is a member of the North Suburban Dental Hygienist’s Society.
Away from the office Marianne enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, friends and playing with her dog Lola.
Winnie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Winnie is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from William Rainey Harper College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. She joined our office in the Fall of 2014 and has 1 year of experience in the dental field. She is certified in CPR/BLS, Nitrous Oxide, and Local Anesthetic administration. She loves working with children and educating them about maintaining a healthy smile. Being able to work with children has allow her to gain experience and knowledge from a different aspect of dentistry. She will strive to grow and provide the best quality of care for her patients through working and learning from her team, as well as continuing education courses.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys a simple life of spending time with her family and friends, trying new things, traveling and exploring new places, watching movies/TV shows, shopping.
Elena, Registered Dental Hygienist
Phyllis, Dental Assistant
Phyllis joined the All About Kids Dentistry team in the spring of 2016 but she has been working in the dental field for more than 13 years. Assisting for both general dentists and pediatric dentists, Phyllis truly enjoys working with children and helping our most anxious patients feel comfortable and relaxed during appointments. She is certified in coronal polishing and placement of dental sealants.
Phyllis can be seen outside of work cooking, shopping and spending time with her three children. She also loves Greek food and speaks fluent Greek !
Dana, Dental Assistant
Dana joined our team in January of 2019 and has been a dental assistant for 7 years. She graduated from the Everest College Dental Assistant program and has worked with various dental specialties including oral surgery, periodontics and orthodontics. Dana has been certified in coronal polishing and sealants and is always learning and developing new skills in order to better assist the doctors and anticipate the doctors needs throughout a procedure. She loves greeting the kids as they begin their appointments and she prides herself on her ability to help her patients thru their appointments by being a calming, reassuring figure and explaining each step of the treatment process.
In her free time she likes to watch movies, spend time with family and friends and of course, go shopping!