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 fromRock 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.
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. They spend their family time camping, fishing, and riding their UTVs.
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.
Angelika is a Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from the Elgin Community College Dental Assisting Program in 2017 and joined the Celebrating Smiles team in August of 2017. Her skill set and competency are enhanced with her additional certificates in coronal polishing and pit & fissure sealants. She is fluent in both English and Polish. She is an active member of the American Dental Assistant Association. As a positive and happy person, she enjoys working and helping patients make their appointments 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. They have two lovely kids Julia and Daniel and are expecting a baby girl. Her whole family enjoys traveling and exploring the world. She also loves dancing, movies and outside adventures.
Renata graduated from Elgin High School in 2019 and is furthering her dental education at Elgin Cmmunity College. She's ready to grow and exceed in the dental field and has a lot to bring to the Celebrating Smiles team. With her bilingual skills, she strives to make multiple communities feel welcomed and informed. During her free time, she loves to play tennis, take her dog on walks, and spend quality time with her family.
Brandy is our newest Dental Assistant and long-time photographer. She has taken several pictures of the office and staff for our website. Brandy loves Celebrating Smiles so much that when we approached her with the opportunity to be a Dental Assistant, she jumped right on it! When Brandy isn't busy learning the dental ropes, she happily spends her time dabbling in photography which she's been doing since she was a teenager. Brandy also loves spending her free time with her family and her black lab “Fur Baby Oscar”.