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:
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!
Stephanie - Dental Hygienist
Stephanie has been working in dental hygiene since 1998. She is a native of West Virginia and attended West Liberty University for her education. Even though she loves the East Coast, she has lived with her husband Ray in the suburbs of Chicago since 2002. They have three children together named Emily, Benjamin, and Sarah.
Stephanie loves so many parts of her job, including the people she works with and the wonderful patients! Additionally, her position allows her to do a lot of volunteer work through a local ministry in Tinley Park. In past years, she has traveled to countries like Haiti and Guatemala to provide dental care to people from impoverished communities. She enjoys living by the principle that bettering someone else’s life means that you have truly bettered your own as well!
Michelle - Dental Hygienist
Bio coming soon!
Diana - Dental Assistant
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.
Kailey - Part Time Dental Hygienist
Kailey is a dental hygienist from the south suburbs of Chicago. She graduated in 2015 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Psychology. Kailey joined our team as a part-time dental hygienist in 2016 while also dividing her time between 2 other dental offices in Naperville and New Lenox. She is passionate about oral health and her goal is to make your dental appointment comfortable and painless! Kailey enjoys playing with her dogs, Teddy and Dobby. She also spends time gardening, reading books and discovering new talents – such as snow skiing!
Nancy - Business Team Coordinator
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.
Raquita - Dental Hygienist
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.
Marlyn - Dental Assistant
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.
Karoline - Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant
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!