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Meet Your Team!


Sherri - Office Manager/Patient Coordinator

Sherri is the face and voice of Smart Mouth Dental! She has been cheerfully greeting our patients for over 17 years. She has a bachelor's degree in business and utilizes that education to help patients with their insurance, scheduling appointments and other office coordination. Insurance benefit information can be confusing, Sherri is here to help to maximize benefits and answer any questions our patients may have.  She is a valuable asset not only to us here at Smart Mouth Dental, but also to our patients. 

Sherri enjoys spending time with friends and her two sons and their families at concerts, Sox, Bears or Hawks games or anything else fun and exciting going on in Chicagoland. 

Please feel free to call, email or Facebook message Sherri if you have any questions. 


Candice - Registered Dental Hygienist

Candice began her career in dentistry as an orthodonic assistant in high school. Her experience there lead her to hygiene school where she received her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2006 and eventually here to Smart Mouth Dental!  She is happy to provide patients with compassionate care and the knoweledge needed to maintain your healthiest smile possible. We are fortunate to have her on our team treating and educating our patients.

Candice also enjoys being involved in community events, spending time with family and friends, yoga, and cheering for the Chicago White Sox! 

Candice grew up in Downers Grove and now lives in the area with her husband and their two adorable rescue dogs Jojo and Clayton. 

Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2007. She believes in continuing education to learn about the latest advances in dentistry so that she can better educate and treat her patients. Kim is certified in Diode Laser technology which is used for the treatment of periodontal disease and aphthous ulcers. Her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is helping patients feel comfortable during their dental visit. Compassion and education is an importatant part of building a trusting relationship. Kim strives to build that trusting relationship with each and every patient. 

Kim grew up in Downers Grove and now lives in Lockport with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing piano, and enjoying the outdoors.

Debbie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie has been working with Dr. Fu for over 14 years. She graduated from the hygiene program at Prairie State Community College where she recieved her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Debbie is happy to share her knowledge of home health care with you and your family. She regularly attends continuing education courses as well as speaking at childrens dental health events.

Debbie also is an avid runner, running road races for 28 years!  She is commited to improving her running times with newly set goals. Debbie lives with her family in Woodridge and enjoys spending time with her busy sons and taking part in all of their activities. 

Natalija - Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Lithuania, Natalija has several years of experience in customer service and is a dedicated and talented assistant. After finishing school to become a dental assistant, she also became certified in the placement of dental sealants and coronal polishing. Natalija also enjoys working with our Cerec System, which allows our patients to receive a crown in one visit!  Laser dentistry is another area in which she is especially interested. She is always at the forefront of organization and trying to make our office as efficient as possible. It is her mission to make sure your visit is comfortable and pleasant.

Natalija is available to help translate both Russian and Lithuanian. She has two children and lives with her husband in Darien.



Kristen - Dental Assistant

Kristen grew up in Melrose Park and has been working in the dental field for more than twenty years. Her experience includes assisting the doctors as well as front office.  She enjoys both assisting, as well as performing in-office whitening treatments. She is especially passionate about the cosmetic aspect of dentistry and working with children. Kristen is certified in CPR and Coronal Polishing & Sealant Placement. She annually works with the MusiCares program which provides free dental care to musicians. She is happy to answer any questions you may have about whitening, one appointment crowns (Cerec), Invisalign or any other treatment we offer. 

Kristen has two daughters, enjoys working out, traveling and going to concerts.