MARIBEL LEON, RDH
Maribel Joined Carol Stream and Elgin Dental Associates in 2005.
Maribel chose a career as a Registered Dental Hygienist because it seemed very rewarding to be part of the care that is needed to maintain a healthy smile; after all, a person’s overall smile is so important. As Dental Hygienist she enjoys educating patients and making a connection with them beyond their oral care. She also enjoys seeing the clinical changes before and after a professional cleaning!
Her goals as a Dental Hygienist are to keep growing as a professional and influence others around her, including her patients, to maintain good oral care.
Maribel is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and is certified in administering local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide.
SHENIKA ANDERSON, RDH
Shenika Joined Carol Stream and Elgin Dental Associates in 2014.
Shenika chose Dental Hygiene as a career due to the great memories she has of her and her grandfather spending time together. One thing they always did together was brushing their teeth and keeping up with their oral hygiene. When he passed, Shenika knew she wanted to do something that would remind her of him every day and what better way than to help others achieve great oral health. Shenika loves being able to provide outstanding care to each and every patient, as well as getting to know each patient individually.
Her goal as a dental provider is to make each patient comfortable during each appointment and improve their oral health, while educating them on proper dental care. She is very proud to be a Dental Hygienist, and is happy to be able to help others improve their oral health one day at a time.
Shenika is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and is certified in administering local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. In addition, she holds a Bachelors in Biological Science/Medical Science and Minor in Chemistry.
DENISE NELSON, RDH
Denise Joined Carol Stream Dental Associates in 1994.
Denise started as a dental assistant for this practice and was intrigued by the dental field. She felt the desire to learn more and be more involved with the patients so she decided to go to back to school and become a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist. Denise enjoys helping people improve their smile and their oral health. "It is satisfying to see results in their mouths 6 months after a patient's professional cleaning and home-care instructions". She also likes to get to know patients, their families and the stories they have to tell. She feels people are very interesting and every day is a new and different experience.
Her goals as a dental provider are to educate patients about oral and dental health and bring their mouths to a healthy and stable state, as well as to help them smile without hesitation.
Denise is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist, and is certified in administering local anesthetic.
KACI TIMMONS, RDH
Kaci joined Carol Stream and Elgin Dental Associates in 2016.
Kaci is a licensed dental hygienist, a Certified dental assistant, and is certified in Local anesthesia and Nitrous oxide sedation.