Testimonials

Dr. Kathy is the best! She is my dentist. For parents with children they will provide 'warm fuzzies for them. My daughter will now be bringing my 3 granddaughters there. State of the art equipment & the staff there is amazing. HIGHLY recommend! Keri C.

GREAT. Amazing service. Each time I'm there I feel so taken care of & very well-informed about how to better take care of my teeth and mouth. Highly recommend! Briana C.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Cathy did both my exam and cleaning, and answered all my questions. This was my first visit to Celebrating Smiles, but I feel as if I have been going here for years. I definitely plan on scheduling my future appointments at Celebrating Smiles. Nannette B.

Love it!! Love Bridget and Dr. Cathy. Wonderful experience, so glad we changed to Celebrating Smiles. Laura H.

DR. CHU and her staff are WONDERFUL ,at Celebrating Smiles they do an outstanding job to ensure a great dental experience. Dolores is a pleasure, the best hygienist ever! - Gina K.

I had to come in for my first cavity and beforehand I let them know it was between work and school for me. They said a half n hour time is all they need to get the job done and to my delighted surprise it was twenty-five minutes! Wonderful group of workers who love their jobs and create a welcoming atmosphere. - Michael S.

Very through exam by Dr Cathy! Everything was we'll explained and talked about! Already scheduled my follow up appointment, and my 6 month cleaning! - Kaley J.

Have been with Celebrating Smiles for over 15 years now and the whole family has greatly appreciated the relationship and service above and beyond. - Ted E.

I cannot say enough about the quality and care given at this office. Dr. Chu has an amazing staff that is incredibly genuine and sincere. They care deeply for their patients. I am not an easy patient to deal with and they never cease to amaze me at how well I am treated there. I have never had good experiences at any other dentist office. Dr. Nguyen is my Dentist there. I can go on and on about how great she and her team are, but I think you get the idea. Hands down the best office, best staff, best care, and best everything! I highly recommend them. - Jordan C.

Dr Cathy makes going to the dentist feel like a beautification day! It's not the usual awful experience that makes people hate going to the dentist. She will change your outlook! You need to go see her! - Anna M.

bridgetBridget received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee State University in 2011. After spending her first five years of practice in Tennessee, she recently relocated back to her hometown of Rochelle, IL and became a Celebrating Smiles team member in August 2016. Bridget joins our practice with an eagerness to provide comprehensive and individualized patient care while developing lasting relationships. Outside of work, she spends most of her   time trying to keep up with her daughter, Jordin, running and reading. Bridget just completed the Chicago Marathon for the second time in October 2016.


 

 Kathy joyfully joined the team at the invitation of Dr. Chu in November of 2016. She has come full circle in her education and career since graduating from ECC’s Certified Dental Assisting Program. Bringing a variety of skill sets to the practice, her resume includes: Customer Service, Purchasing, Sales, Office Management, Product Management and Executive Assistant duties. Kathy graduated from Judson University’s AIM program and has a Bachelor Degree in Management and Leadership. Currently empty nesters, their 3 children reside coast-to-coast from California to Missouri to New York. As an active church member, she initiated and leads the church’s book club and is on the New Beginnings Team. She belongs to the Fox Valley Christian Women’s Investment Club and enjoys biking, walking and enjoying nature. Kathy looks forward to meeting you and growing with the Celebrating Smiles Family!


 

Vicki started her career as a dental assistant in 1992 when she graduated from Elgin Community College’s Dental Assisting Program where she earned the Fox River Valley Dental Society Achievement Award for Academic Excellence. She has also been certified in coronal polishing and pit and fissure sealants. Vicki brought 12 years of experience to our office when she joined our staff in 2004. She thrives on the many aspects of working in a family general dentistry practice where no two days are ever the same and enjoys interacting with patients of all ages. Her many duties include assisting chair-side during procedures, instrument sterilization, maintaining inventory, equipment maintenance, simple lab work and overseeing OSHA compliance.  On a more personal level, Vicki is a country girl at heart, having grown up on a dairy farm. She was married in 1969 and then moved to a hog farm. She has three adult children, David, John and Susan, and one granddaughter Gabrielle. She worked at a decorating store for many years before her divorce in 1991 when she decided to check out the dental field. Vicki remarried in 2008 and was sadly widowed in 2015. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing Scrabble and UNO, traveling and volunteering at her church. She has gone on a medical mission trip to Haiti (2007) and a construction trip to Kentucky (2011). Now that retirement is on the horizon, she is looking forward to spending even more time traveling and volunteering.  



amyAmy
 graduated from the Elgin Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2003 while actively working in fast paced multi-disciplinary dental offices since 2001. Amy joined the Celebrating Smiles team in June of 2014. She is one of our full time, dual trained employees who works as a receptionist and chairside dental assistant. She is also certified in coronal polishing and pit & fissure sealants. She has a great passion for what she does and truly enjoys helping patients in every way to keep their smiles healthy. She absolutely loves working with children and helping them have the best experience possible while undergoing different dental procedures. In her spare time, Amy loves spending time with her husband, Chet, and her two beautiful children, Tristan and Hope. When they are not remodeling their new home and maintaining their garden, they enjoy camping.   


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Anna joined our team in June 2015. She is one of our full time, dual-trained employees who works as a receptionist and chairside dental assistant. Anna can also speak Spanish fluently. She brings over 15 years of experience to our Celebrating Smiles team. Anna is certified in coronal polishing and pit fissure sealants. She is also certified in OSHA and General Practitioner Orthodontics. She enjoys making people smile and making our patients comfortable at their dental visits. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, watching movies, cooking, reading and watching sports. 



  Ivonne graduated from Hampshire High School in 2007. After graduation, she started as a chairside dental assistant working closely with patients at a general practice. The incredible opportunity to learn and grow has made dentistry the perfect job for her over the last eight years. She joined Celebrated Smiles in October 2016. Ivonne takes pride in providing a relaxed and comfortable environment to ensure a positive experience. When not at work, she enjoys musical performances, indulges in retail shopping and loves spending time with her family. 


Kristy has worked with our office for over 7 years as our part – time dental assistant. Kristy spends her free time being a devoted wife and mother to her husband, Adam, her son, Colton,  two daughters, Josie and Presley and her dog, Junior. Kristy’s infectious laughter gives the office an upbeat atmosphere. Patients love her enthusiasm, and the staff loves her helpful attitude and dedication.


 

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