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Meet Your Trusted Dental Team

At Esplanade Dental Care, our dentists are proud to be supported by an outstanding team that keeps all of the practice’s operations running smoothly. Whether you’re settled in the treatment chair or waiting at the front desk, they’ll always be nearby to provide knowledge, support, and a friendly smile. To learn more about our wonderful staff members here in Downers Grove, keep reading below:

Nancy - Business Team Coordinator

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Nancy serves as a business team coordinator. She has lived in the northwest suburbs of Chicago all her life and has been in the health care field for twenty-five years. Nancy loves the patient contact and the fast-paced environment of the front desk. To relax after work, Nancy loves to cook and bake for her family, in addition to gardening in the summer months. She also enjoys playing with her dog, Annie.

Karoline - Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant

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Karoline was born in Santa Clara, California but grew up in the Midwest and currently resides in Schaumburg. She is of Hispanic descent and is fluent in Spanish. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University. As a recent graduate, she discovered the opportunity to join the Esplanade team and since then has become eager to learn more about dentistry and is excited to grow within the dental field! In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, baking, and spending time with her little nephew!

Aubrey, Front Office Coordinator

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Aubrey lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has almost 10 years of customer service experience. Aubrey is here to make your transition in and out of our office seamless. She was new to dentistry in 2020 and enjoys learning more and more each day. When out of the office, Aubrey enjoys making art, hiking, and visiting her sister in downtown Chicago.

Raquita - Dental Hygienist

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Raquita is an expanded function dental assistant from the south suburbs of Chicago. She received her dental assistant certificate from Olympia College. Raquita enjoys helping others achieve a perfect smile and optimal oral health, and helps out our troops on the weekends by assisting with their dental examinations. She strives to provide excellent service and care to each and every patient.

When not assisting patients, Raquita loves spending time with her family and friends, walking the lake front, watching Tyler Perry movies, shopping, singing in the church choir, and taking part in community service.

Michelle – Dental Hygienist


Since joining our team in 2022, Michelle has loved educating patients on how to improve their oral health, learning more about their backgrounds, and listening to their interesting stories. An Illinois native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Lewis University before completing the dental hygiene program at Parkland College. If that wasn’t impressive enough, she’s also certified in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide analgesia and local anesthesia!

When she isn’t at the office, you’ll most likely find Michelle working out at the gym, watching movies with her family, and spending time with friends. Here’s a fun fact about her: she loves riding horses! In fact, her dream is to buy her own one day.

Megan - Dental Hygienist


Megan is a dental hygienist who currently resides in the northwest suburbs. She received her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2015 from Southern Illinois University. As a hygienist, she loves helping patients improve their oral health, while making the appointments as comfortable as possible!

When not in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend & friends, attending concerts, and traveling to warm places!

Amanda - Dental Hygienist


Amanda was born in Wisconsin and currently lives in Frankfort. She has more than 20 yrs of experience in the dental field as a Hygienist and dental assistant. As a hygienist, she strives to make every patient feel comfortable and help improve their oral health through treatment and preventative education.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Marlyn - Dental Assistant

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Marlyn is a dental assistant from the south suburbs of Chicago. She joined our team in November of 2015 and has quickly become and integral part of the practice. She received her dental assisting certificate from Everest College in Burr Ridge and enjoys working with a tight knit, fun-loving team. Marlyntakes pride in helping the wonderful patients of our practice achieve better oral health care. She is sure to spend the extra time necessary to help our patients understand answers to any questions they may have about their treatment.

Outside of work, Marlyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating ramen, watching movies, shopping, traveling. She also loves volunteering to teach others about the Bible.

Diana - Dental Assistant

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Diana was born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs. She is an expanded functional dental assistant and has been in the dental field since 2014. She had the opportunity to join Esplanade Dental Care and Brush Pediatric Dentistry in 2016. Although Pediatric and General dentistry can be different she enjoys them equally. Diana enjoys educating patients about oral hygiene and prevention. In her free time, Diana enjoys spending time with her daughter Annaleise, taking walks in the park, and having movie dates on cold winter days.