Meet The Staff
Our Staff is professional, courteous, and always prepared to help and answer your questions. We will do all that we can to ensure your child’s visit is engaging, non-stressful and as comfortable as possible. We are dedicated to exceeding your expectations in delivering the highest level of oral hygiene and dental treatment.
Sarah, Office Manager
Sarah has been in the dental field since 2003 and received her Registered Dental Hygienist license in 2012. She first joined All About Kids Dentistry in 2013 and was with us for almost 3 years and rejoined our team in the fall of 2019. She prides herself on being a lifelong learner and enjoys continuing education. Sarah has been a part of every department in the dental office and we welcome her many years of experience and education to the position of office manager for All About Kids Dentistry and Algonquin Kids Dentistry.
In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling and has been to Hawaii several times, as well as Ireland and all over the United States. She still has several places on her bucket list such as Italy and Thailand. When she’s not managing the office or earning dental CE hours she loves reading, spending time with her family and dogs, volunteering, and enjoying the outdoors.
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 husband Josh live in Algonquin and enjoy woodworking, 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.
Winnie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Winnie 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 attained certifications in CPR/BLS, Nitrous Oxide, and Local Anesthetic administration. She loves working with children and educating them about best practices for maintaining a healthy smile. Working with children has allowed her to develop and expand her specialty pediatric dental hygiene expertise. Winnie strives to develop and deliver the best quality of care for her patients through working and learning from her team, while building her specialty knowledge thru 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
Elena is a Registered Dental Hygienist that graduated from Harper College’s Dental Hygiene Program with her Associates Degree in Applied Science in 2018, and previously had earned her Associate Degree in Arts from Harper College in 2016. She joined our team in May 2019 and has gained tremedous experience in the providing quality care for all our pediatric and special needs patients. Elena loves working with children of all ages and enjoys providing excellent preventive care and patient education to all our patients and their parents to help them achieve good dental hygiene techniques and habits..
Elena was a dental assistant for four years where she discovered her passion for dentistry, and thus, continued her education to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is certified in CPR/BLS, administration of local anesthetic, and Nitrous Oxide. She enjoys constantly learning and expanding her knowledge and abilities through continuing education classes and embracing new experiences in the dental field.
In her free time, Elena enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend, cooking and baking, solving complex jigsaw puzzles, watching new movies and TV shows, and playing with her two Pitbull’s, Brock and Harley.
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 cooking Greek food – and she’s very good at it! In the summer she loves going to Greek fests and she can speak 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!