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Smiling Kid Outdoors

Our Lake Zurich Children’s Dental Practice

Through creating a non-confrontational environment and using the Tell-Show-Do approach, we’re able to provide an atmosphere where children of all ages feel respected, safe and well-cared for.

Parents enjoy the pleasant, stress-free environment as well!
We invite you to relax in the reception room and enjoy a few minutes to yourself.

Creating Generations of Healthy Smiles

Our highly experienced dentists have cared for the smiles of children in our community for decades. As we continue to develop a relationship with your family, we do so hoping that your children will come back one day with little ones of their own.

Contact us now to schedule your child or children’s first appointment with our in-network providers.

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Wanda Nguyen

Dr. Wanda Nguyen

Dr. Wanda Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Illinois. After receiving her own positive experience from her dentist, she is determined to provide gentle and comfortable dental care for children.

Dr. Nguyen travels out of the country on mission trips as a volunteer to help improve the oral health of children. She looks forward to meeting and listening to the needs of her young patients, and building relationships with families.

Outside the office, Dr. Nguyen enjoys playing with her dogs, Sky and Bella, and her cats, Eliza and Jelly Bean. She also enjoys running and strength training, creating art with nail polish for manicures, and spending time with family and friends.

Doctor Blair

Dr. Susan Blair

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Blair graduated dental school at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with honors in 2011. She moved to New York City to complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center. After completing her residency in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Blair was accepted to a second residency in orthodontics.

In her free time, Dr. Blair loves spending time with her husband and young son. They enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Blair is also passionate about animal rescue and has volunteered for years with shelters across the country. She continues to support local humane societies and two groups in Asia that help street dogs. At home, Dr. Blair and her family have two dogs and a cat!

Dr. Anupama Krishnamurthy

Dr. Anupama Krishnamurthy

Dr. Anu was inspired to become a dentist as she always believed that good oral health leads to good overall health. She enjoys caring for all of her young patients; she finds it particularly fulfilling to take care of children with special needs.

Dr. Anu was born and raised in India where she completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree. After moving to the United States, Dr. Anu earned her D.D.S. in 2007 from the University of California, San Francisco. She also obtained a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from University of the Pacific. She did her Pediatric Residency Program at NYU Langone Medical Center.

When she’s not at Children’s Dentistry Group, Dr. Anu enjoys spending time with her son Ari and her family. Dr. Anu also likes to read, travel and learn about different cultures, and can speak five languages.

Meet the Team

Amy

Amy, Office Manager

Because she likes kids and enjoys working with them, Amy was thrilled to join our team. Some of her duties include overseeing daily operations and implementing office policies, coordinating schedules to minimize wait times, and training other team members for efficient pediatric dental care. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing kids leave smiling.” When she is not at work, Amy enjoys playing with her two daughters, spending time with her family and friends, and trying new restaurants.

Holly

Holly, Accounts Coordinator

Holly has worked in the field of dentistry since 2012. Her duties include working with insurance companies to get the most out of your dental coverage, and fixing any insurance problems that arise. Outside the practice, Holly loves spending time with her husband and their three kids. She also enjoys working on home improvement projects.

Tammy

Tammy, Benefits Coordinator

Tammy has over 16 years of experience working with insurance. Her duties include verifying patients’ insurance benefits for their upcoming visits and assisting the front desk. For Tammy, the most fulfilling part of her job is to help kids feel comfortable. When she is not working, Tammy spends time with her family going to zoos or playing in the yard with her two dogs and her tortoise.

Tania

Tania, Administrative Assistant

Before joining the practice, Tania was a veterinary dental technician for two years. Her tasks include scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, and helping with other administrative tasks. For Tania, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing all the kids who come in for dental care. Outside the practice, Tania is a mom to her two dogs and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors.

Stephanie

Stephanie, Dental Assistant

Stephanie has been a part of the team since 2013. “For me, the most fulfilling aspect of being a dental assistant is working with children and helping them practice proper dental hygiene.” In her spare time, Stephanie loves spending time with her family.

Mary, Dental Assistant

Mary, Dental Assistant

Mary has been in the dental field since 2015. The most fulfilling aspect of her job is making children smile and laugh in addition to creating memorable moments! Outside of the workplace, Mary loves going on adventures with her family as often as possible.

Ana

Ana, Dental Assistant

Ana began her career in the dental field here at Children’s Dentistry Group in 2014. For Ana, it is fulfilling to help children when they get cavities. Soothing anxious children also brings her joy. When she is not working, Ana enjoys spending time with her three children, who are all active in sports. She also likes gardening, making candles, crafting, cooking, and spending time with family.

Mehnaz

Mehnaz, Dental Assistant / Administrative Assistant

Mehnaz is currently working towards becoming a dentist.  Mehnaz loves seeing children walk out smiling after getting their teeth cleaned, and believes that if children do not love their dentist, it is difficult to instill proper oral health habits for their future. Outside of work, Mehnaz keeps busy with her décor business and loves to cook and spend time with her family.

Becca

Becca, Dental Assistant

For Becca, the most rewarding part of her job is the way our dentists go about their treatment. “I had a traumatizing situation when I was a kid getting some fillings done. So now knowing that I am making a difference in children’s lives, hopefully they will not fear the dentist when they are older.” In her spare time, Becca enjoys doing hair as a licensed cosmetologist, fostering dogs, and spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs.

Rebecca

Rebecca, Dental Assistant

Rebecca enjoys seeing kids get excited about taking care of their teeth and being at the dentist. She also loves helping them to feel proud after getting through an appointment they were nervous about. Outside of work, Rebecca likes to hang out with friends, try new restaurants, and binge watch her favorite shows.

Keely

Keely, Sterilization Technician

Keely loves to help at the office when she is not in school. Keely loves being a part of the kid-friendly environment and getting the experience of seeing kids become more comfortable at the dentist. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering through a national organization known as the Key Club.