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Our Team Helps Create Perfect Smiles for Your Children

Our team provides you and your child with outstanding dental health care. Every member of our team has a passion for working with children and is committed to making your family’s visit to our office enjoyable, pleasant, and educational.

  • Specialists in pediatric dentistry and genuine love for children.
  • Child-friendly environment from the moment families step in the door
  • Fun and highly qualified office staff
  • Amanda

    Dental Assistant – Amanda is thrilled to be a part of the LTBS team! After 4 years in customer service, she decided to make a career change and work in pediatrics and start assisting! She has always had a love for children and is dedicated to making sure every child feels safe and comfortable from the start of their visit until the very end. When Amanda is not at work, she’s spending time with her niece, catching up on shows, and cuddling with her dog Mochi.

  • Belsa

    Treatment Coordinator – Determined to figure out the details on her own smile is what eventually led Belsa to join the dental field and get answers to all of her questions! In 2013, Belsa started working as a pediatric and orthodontic dental assistant. Belsa enjoys teaching both children and parents good hygiene skills and the importance of keeping our teeth healthy! Belsa was born in Guatemala and relocated with her family to the United States when she was four years old. Since then, Chicago became her new home and she has learned to love her new city life! Belsa also enjoys the outdoors and doing arts and crafts! Fun fact, Belsa is proud of her amazing present wrapping skills!

  • Brenda

    Administrative Supervisor – She loves helping patients and making sure they understand the Doctors’ recommendations. She has been in the dental field for over 14 yrs and with Children’s Dentistry since 2010. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently resides in Berwyn. Brenda is a proud mom of two boys and a dog named Bo. In her spare time, Brenda loves being with her family and friends, and spending time on her hobby: collecting I Love Lucy memorabilia.

  • Carlos

    Head Dental Assistant – After four years of assisting in a general office with both adults and children, Carlos decided that he wanted to be part of a team that dedicated their time to the little ones. He came across Little Teeth Big Smiles and is so thankful to be a part of our team! He has a knack for helping kids AND parents feel at home and be as comfortable as possible. He loves getting to be a part of a child’s first dental visit, and believes that if the child has an AMAZING first experience, that future visits will be a breeze! Carlos is currently in the process of going back to school for his bachelor’s degree, and has plans to attend dental school. He is even hoping to specialize in pediatric dentistry! When Carlos is not at the office, he is usually at home watching some Netflix and if it’s Thursday night, you can be sure that he is eating some delicious pizza!

  • Catalina

    Scheduling CoordinatorCatalina is thrilled to be a part of the LTBS team! She was born and raised in the Chicagoland Suburbs and has 5 years of retail customer service experience. She enjoys working with kids and wants every parent and child to feel welcome the moment they walk into our office! In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and loves watching Disney movies and visiting the Disney World Theme parks. 

  • Erick

    Dental Assistant Erick is a wonderful addition to our LTBS team! After multiple visits to the orthodontist himself, he realized his passion was in the pediatric dental field. Erick’s amazing personality helps our little patients to feel comfortable when visiting our office!  If you know him, you know he’s always laughing or cracking jokes! When Erick is not at work he enjoys spending time at home and playing video games.

  • Heather

    Practice Manager – Heather began working at Little Teeth Big Smiles in 2010. With more than 20 years of customer service experience, Heather is a great team leader and works hard to make sure the office is running efficiently. She loves to help with questions or concerns patients or parents may have about their pediatric dental care. Heather was born and raised in Vermont and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT in 2005. She then moved to the Chicago area and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007. Heather and her husband have three children who keep them very busy. In her free time, Heather loves to be with her family, attend barre classes, and bake delicious treats for her co-workers

  • Karina

    Dental Assistant – Karina has been a dental assistant since 2012 and is excited to be a part of the Little Teeth Big Smiles team! She was born in California and moved to Illinois at the age of 9. She started off in general dentistry and then decided to give pediatric dentistry a try and absolutely fell in love with it! She enjoys educating children and parents on proper oral hygiene and making a child’s visit enjoyable. She is working on pursing a degree in diagnostic medical sonography. During her free time, she enjoys watching cooking videos, working out, going on hiking trails, and going on nature walks with her fiancé.

  • Leslie

    Dental Assistant – Prior to joining Little Teeth Big Smiles, Leslie worked in a dental office that specialized in cosmetic dentistry and also volunteered at a preschool. She’s thrilled to now be able to combine the two things she loves the most: dentistry and working with kids! She is known for being extremely compassionate and does everything she can to make her patients feel comfortable & understood when they are visiting our office. She enjoys educating patients about their oral health and the importance of having healthy teeth. Leslie is known for her creativity and when she’s not at work you will find her at home working on her latest art project including making sculptures and painting!

     

  • Maria

    Dental Assistant – After finishing her dental assistant certification, Maria was looking for a dental office to call “home”. She knew that she wanted to help children enjoy their dental visits and learn to build trust during their appointments. This meant that a pediatric office was the perfect choice, and we are so happy that she chose Little Teeth Big Smiles! She is always smiling and excited to meet new little friends each and every day! When Maria is not in the office, you can usually find her spending time with her fur baby, Rocco. She also loves to play soccer in her spare time! Maria loves to meet new faces, and is ready to meet your child’s beautiful smile- and make sure it stays healthy, too!

  • Mark

    Practice Relations Coordinator Mark is excited to be part of the LTBS team! He has over 15 years of experience has a small-business owner and manager, handling everything from customer service to marketing and facility management. In his free time, he writes books for kids and does educational programming for NASA.

     

     

  • Marlene

    Dental Assistant – Marlene is super happy to be a part of the Little Teeth Big Smiles team! She has enjoyed learning everything there is to know about pediatric dentistry and has even incorporated what she has learned into educating her own kids about oral hygiene! Marlene does a fantastic job of helping to ease the worries of our little patients when they are anxious or afraid during their visit. She enjoys creating a positive experience for the patients and educating them on how important oral hygiene is. When not at the office, you can find Marlene spending time with her kids reading books, trying different hobbies, or traveling. She also volunteers her time giving out food to the homeless and picking up garbage from the streets, as she believes these things are extremely important in making a difference in the world!

  • Ravenn

    Treatment Coordinator – Ravenn is excited to join Little Teeth Big Smiles! Colorado is home but after moving to Chicago in 2020, she wanted to find a work home that is as passionate about children’s health as she is, and that brought her to LTBS! She has a Bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration and over 8 eight years of customer service experience. Ravenn enjoys encouraging children to build healthy habits young and to be just as passionate about their own health. In her free time, Ravenn likes watching funny movies with friends and exploring all things outdoors!

  • Sonia

    Dental Assistant – Sonia was born and raised in Chicago! In 2018 she started working as a dental receptionist at a general dental office but quickly worked way into dental assisting. She is excited to now be working in a pediatric dental office! As the oldest of 4 siblings, she knows how to help kids feel comfortable and safe during their dental visits. She is amazing when it comes to welcoming our little new patients in for their visit and introducing them to a dental setting! In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and spend time with her family!

  • Jessica

    Insurance Coordinator – Jessica is excited to be a part of the LTBS team! After 15 years in customer service management, she decided to make a career change to help little ones and their parents have an enjoyable dental experience. She is here to gladly answer any insurance related questions. When not in the office Jessica and her husband enjoy spending time at local parks & museums and taking nature walks with their 4 children.

  • Ciera

    Dental Assistant – Ciera is ecstatic to be a part of the LTBS team! After 3 years of working with adults and children in general dentistry, Ciera knew where her passion was. She has always loved working with children of all ages! Before working in the dental field, Ciera worked for Chicago Public Schools as a teacher’s assistant. Since then, she has enjoyed bringing out the joy in little ones for their first dental visit. When Ciera is not at work, she’s spending time with her daughter at museums, parks, eating out at a restaurant or just cuddling on the couch watching Netflix.

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