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Meet the Clinical Team

Each member of our pediatric dental team is licensed in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring as well as certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid. But they’re also trained to be attuned to the unique needs and emotions of our younger patients. We want your family’s experience with us to be an enjoyable one. Let us know how we can help!

Clarissa, Clinical Coordinator

Clariss, Clinic CoordinatorIn her role at the practice, Clarissa enjoys making dental visits easy and fun for both the children and parents. She obtained the following certifications:

  • Certification in Clinical Assisting from State Career College (2012-2013)
  • Certification in Coronal Polishing and in Pit and Fissure Sealant Placement from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2013)
  • Certification in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2014)

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Outside the practice, Clarissa enjoys spending time with her four children, husband and two dogs. She also likes going to the gym and being outdoors..

Stephanie, Dental Assistant

Stephanie, Clincical AssistantAfter earning her GED, Stephanie continued her education through State Career School. There, she earned a Dental Assistant Certificate. She also completed courses in Coronal Polishing and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring.

“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, especially her many nieces and nephews.

Chuy (Jesus), Dental Assistant

Chuy, Clinical AssistantChuy is passionate about ensuring that kids who come to our practice have a positive visit. He enjoys learning about pediatric dentistry and sharing healthy oral hygiene habits with his patients.

Chuy has taken courses in Coronal Polishing, Pit and Fissure Sealant Placement and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. He also has completed training provided by the office in the following: HIPAA, OSHA and emergency training.

When he’s not working, Chuy enjoys being a stage artist, seamstress, makeup artist and dancer.

Stacey, Dental Assistant

Stacey, Clinical AssistantPassionate about pediatric dentistry, Stacey enjoys creating a positive experience for children who come in for care. “When I can ease a child’s anxiety toward going to the dentist and make it easy, I feel like I have done my job well.”

Stacey has over 20 years of experience in various dental specialty practices. She earned the following certifications:

  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant from the College of Lake County (1986)
  • Certification in Coronal Polishing and in Pit and Fissure Sealant Placement from Elgin Community College (2006)
  • Certification in Anesthesia and Sedation Monitoring from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2010)
  • Certification in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring from the University of Illinois (2016)

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When she’s not at the practice, Stacey enjoys spending time with Randall, her wonderful and supportive husband. They have two grown daughters Brittney and Brooke. She also has two very precious grandchildren Landon and Reese who bring her much joy and happiness! In addition to enjoying family time and vacationing, Stacey enjoys biking and cheering on the Cubs and Bears.

Toni (Antoni), Dental Assistant

Toni, Clinical AssistantFor Toni, seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces after treatment or cleaning is completed is fulfilling. “A lot of the newer patients feel a bit nervous or don’t know what to expect from the dentist, so the feeling of being able to help them have a good experience is rewarding.”

In addition to earning his high school diploma, Toni completed some college courses at Northern Illinois University. He also obtained certifications while working at the practice.

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Outside the practice, Toni likes to hang out with friends or family. He enjoys playing with his niece and nephew. In addition, he loves dancing, playing video games or just relaxing at home after a day of work.

Daniel, Dental Assistant

daniel dental assistanntFor Daniel, the most fulfilling aspect of his job as a dental assistant is teaching young patients about the importance of oral hygiene, such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily. “I also love being able to work in a friendly environment.”

Outside of work, Daniel, who is a self-described “nerd,” likes to play video games, read books and play with his dog.

Flor, Dental Assistant

flor dental assistantFor Flor, the most fulfilling aspect of her job is making our patients feel confident in themselves. She loves telling them how well they did during their appointment so they not only feel good about their checkup but are eager to come back.

Flor received her dental assistant certificate from The Dental Assisting School of Lake County which set her on the path to helping our patients have healthy smiles. “I believe it’s my responsibility to give our patients a positive experience coming and leaving. Seeing them feel comfortable and engaged is rewarding to me. It means I’m doing my job right.”

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Outside of work, Flor likes to read books. She also enjoys watching make-up tutorials on YouTube and going to the gym.


Emily, Dental Assistant

Emily is currently taking her prerequisites to become a Dental Hygienist, after initially obtaining her certificate in Veterinary Medicine. Emily looks forward to working with patients of all ages at Children’s Dentistry Group, LLC, especially children who walk out feeling calm and happy with their experience.

In order to provide patients with the best possible are, Emily regularly takes continuing education courses, recently completing a certification for Coronal Polishing and Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants.

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Outside of the practice, Emily likes to go on nature walks with her husband and watch scary movies.

Want to Learn More?

Small colored fish in tankOur friendly and caring team members look forward to making your child’s dental experience a great one! Get honest, child centered dentistry with our team of professionals. Contact us today to schedule your family’s first visit to our office.


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