Ann Marie Hernandez, Office Manager at Carol Stream Dental Associates
Ann Marie Joined Carol Stream Dental Associates in 1998.
Ann Marie feels like Dentistry chose her; once she started working as a dental assistant she just wanted to continue learning and helping our patients in any way she could. She eventually moved to the front desk, where she enjoyed scheduling patients and explaining their dental coverage and benefits. Every aspect in dentistry seemed to interest her no matter what position she was in, which led her to accepting a position as an Office Manager. What she enjoys the most about her position is meeting new people every day and getting to know them. "Every day is so different and you always learn something new and see different procedures being done. I love working with our team which is like a second family to me".
One of Ann Marie's main goals is to help patients make the best decision for their treatment and help in any way she can to make their dental care affordable. In addition, she likes to make patients feel at home and have a great experience while visiting us; "I want everyone to know that we provide the highest quality of dental work and we have a very kind caring team of dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and office staff".
Ann Marie has a B.A. in Sociology, she is also a lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and is HIPPA Certified.
Elizabeth Garcia, Office Manager at Elgin Dental Associates
Elizabeth joined Elgin Dental Associates in 2001.
Elizabeth opted for a career in dentistry because she always found teeth to be very interesting. She started out as a part time dental assistant, shortly after moved to a new position as a schedule and financial coordinator, and then became our office manager. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but her favorite is seeing patients' transformations after being treated by our dentists; "I love seeing the transformation through general dentistry or orthodontics; they give the same end result: a beautiful smile for our wonderful patients". Elizabeth likes assisting patients in any way she can and being able to make their dental visit a great experience.
Her goal as an office manager is to make sure every patient's visit to our office is an enjoyable one.
Elizabeth is HIPPA certified and lifetime member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers.