Surgical Team

Sheila – R.N.

Sheila joined our team in 2021. We’re happy to have her with us. She brings over 10 years of healthcare and nursing experience; her background is in the ICU for maternal health and has adapted to our oral surgery practice quite well. Sheila has an excellent bedside manner, she provides comfort to our most anxious patients. She is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. When Sheila isn’t in the office caring for patients, she enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the Chicagoland area, and visiting her family in MO.

Gwen – Surgical Assistant

Gwen joined our surgical team in 2006 as a surgical assistant.  She is an integral player in coordinating the surgical care and planning of our implant cases.   Gwen has extensive knowledge and training with our dental implant systems and surgical process.  She is certified in CPR with the American Heart Association and DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification) certified.  In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Lhouanna – Surgical Assistant

Lhouanna joined our team in 2009.  She began her oral surgery career nearly 30 years ago, and our doctors and patients value her superior bedside manner from beginning to end.  She is CPR certified by the American Heart Association and certified in DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification).  Lhouanna obtains certifications in ICAT, Coronal Polishing, and Sealants.  She enjoys playing soccer, horseback riding, and spending time with her family in her free time.

Kristy – Surgical Assistant

Kristy joined the team in 2013 bringing with her 13 years of experience from previous orthodontic practice.  She understands a specialty practice and provides the bedside manner we know our patients deserve.  Kristy has completed the AATP, Anesthesia Assistant Training Program and is CPR certified through the American Heart Association.  We appreciate that she is able to help out our administrative team when needed. She loves spending time with her family, volunteering at her children’s school, and working on home improvements. 

Laura – Surgical Assistant

Laura joined our team in 2014.  She came to us with 18 years of dentistry experience, providing us with the experience and professionalism we value for our patients. Laura is CPR certified through the American Heart Association and compliant with the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  When Laura isn’t helping patients in our office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Liz – Surgical Assistant

Liz joined our surgical team in 2020.  We are excited she brings 9 years of dental and oral surgery assistant expertise to our practice. Liz has an excellent bedside manner to help patients feel comfortable throughout their procedures and visits to our office.  She is CPR certified through the American Heart Association and certified through the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  Liz enjoys country music, movies, and spending time with her family and friends.