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 20 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 family including her children, grandchildren and extended family, going to concerts, Sox and Bears games or anything else fun and exciting going on in Chicagoland.
She is also the founder of the Live Like Mike Foundation, a pay-it-forward organization benefiting families in need in the Woodridge area.
Please feel free to call, email or Facebook message Sherri if you have any questions.
Karli- Front Desk Assistant/Dental Assistant
Karli lives in Lockport with her son. She has worked in dentistry for several years starting with an internship during high school. Karli has experience with both assisting the doctor with patient care as well as insurances and patient treatment planning. Karli has been involved in many courses including Coronol Polishing and Sealant Certification and The Scheduling Institute. She looks forward to meeting all of you soon!
Sandy - Registered Dental Hygienist
Sandy began her dental career as a perio assistant in high school. She developed a passion for the industry and went on to earn her degree in hygiene from Prarie State College in 1993. Something she is very proud of is being awarded the Golden Scaler Award, which is given to the best clinician in their class! Sandy prides herself on her gentle touch as well as her compassionate demeanor. She enjoys not only educating her patients regarding their oral health, but also building a lasting relationship with them.
Sandy lives in Woodridge with her husband of 29 years and their dog Keno. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, bird watching and just being outside.
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 important 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 Bolingbrook with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing piano, and enjoying the outdoors. She is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader.
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 - Clinical Manager
Kristen grew up in Melrose Park and has been working in the dental field for more than 25 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, single-visit crowns (Cerec), Invisalign or any other treatment we offer.
Kristen has two daughters, enjoys working out, traveling and going to concerts.