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.
Erann was welcomed to the Celebrating Smiles team as a dental hygienist in June 2017. She brings over fifteen years of dental experience with her. She started her career as a certified dental assistant and fell in love with the field of dentistry. In 2003, she graduated from Rock Valley College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and a degree in Dental Hygiene. While working for over eight years as a hygienist, Erann decided to go back to school and attended Northern Illinois University. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. Erann’s friendly, caring and gentle touch along with many years of experience will give you a very comfortable and enjoyable visit at our office. In her spare time, Erann enjoys the outdoors, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Erin is a recent graduate from Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL where she completed their Dental Hygiene program as well as obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. Being a people-person, working as a Hygienist gives Erin the opportunity to work one-on-one with people every day. She will help make a positive impact on your health while teaching you about oral hygiene and how it helps you to stay healthy. Erin is a skilled gymnast and has coached and mentored others to enjoy the sport. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, fishing and spending time with her family.
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.
Amy 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.
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.
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.
Angelika is our new Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from the Elgin Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2017. Joining our team in August, her skill set and competency are enhanced with her additional certificates in coronal polishing and pit & fissure sealants. She is an active member of American Dental Assistant Association.Always being a positive and happy person, she enjoys working and helping patients to make their appointment go flawless. The most rewarding part of her job is knowing that a patient has walked out of the office satisfied with the dental services they received. Being a dental assistant is very busy and demanding work and she loves it! Her favorite part of the job is the lack of monotony; there’s always a different tooth to restore, a different patient to meet and a chance to improve someone’s smile and health. Angelika moved to Chicago from Poland where she met her husband Pete and they have a lovely daughter Julia. They enjoy visiting family and friends and Angelika likes Zumba and dancing.
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.