Meet Our Team
I have been a dental hygienist for Sandy Point Dental since 2006. In high school, I became a dental assistant which made me want to further my education in dentistry and become a dental hygienist. I have been a registered dental hygienist since 2004. As a hygienist, it is very rewarding to see the transformations that occur when my patients become active in their oral health and well-being. Our hygiene team always goes the extra mile to make sure our patients receive the best experience. We offer the best techniques to aid in the removal of biofilm. From the air polisher, to our cancer screening Velscope, you truly have a one of a kind hygiene appt.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jared, daughter Payton and son, Braden. Sandy Point Dental is the dental office for you! Whether it’s the warm smile that greets in person or the energetic voice over the phone, you will feel right at home from your very first visit.
I have worked as a dental hygienist for over 10 years. Working with the public is the highlight of my job. I enjoy getting to know each and every one of our patients and thrive on giving the highest quality of care. I treat every patient like family. I graduated Harper College in 2009 and have been enthusiastic in furthering my knowledge in order to give our patients a pleasurable and painless dental experience.
Outside of work, I enjoy running and oil painting. I spend most of my free time enjoying my wonderful family. My daughter, Rachel, keeps my husband, Jon, and I very busy but whatever time we can enjoy at home is spent with our loving dogs, Lulu and Butchie.
The most influential product I recommend is the Oral B electric toothbrush. I have seen the most improvement from switching from a manual tooth to an electric. I like the Oral B electric because it takes most of the work out of brushing, but you get a better result.
I graduated from William Rainey Harper College in Palatine with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I chose to pursue a career in dentistry because I love working in a fast paced and ever-changing field. I also enjoy the privilege of making long lasting relationships with many different people and helping them achieve optimal oral health. As a hygienist, I strive to create the most comfortable experience possible all while providing quality care. What I enjoy most about Sandy Point Dental is how passionate every member of the team is and how we all, as a team strive to provide the very best and highest quality dentistry. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new food, and riding horses. I’ve been a life-long horse lover and am currently focusing my time in the saddle practicing hunter/jumpers.
I have worked in the dental field since 2000, and joined the team at Sandy Point Dental in 2007. While working in the dental field I have worked at the front desk and as a dental assistant, and working at Sandy Point Dental has allowed me to use all the skills I have obtained throughout the years. I enjoy working with patients and helping to educate them on maintaining good oral health. Our office carries a wide variety of products to choose from but my favorite is the Sonicare Toothbrush. When not at work I spend most of my time with my friends and family. I also enjoy relaxing and spending time with my husband and son.
I have always believed in “service with a smile” and there is no better place to offer up my smile than Sandy Point Dental. In 2007 I was welcomed into this office with open arms and I am happy to exchange the same gesture to everyone that comes through our door. I have always been dedicated to teaching and learning. After earning my Bachelors Degree in English from Northern Illinois University, I decided to test myself in the dental world. This field allows me to experience new things everyday and it lets me share those experiences with my teammates and patients. My life outside the exciting world of dentistry consists of reading, writing, playing tennis and spending time with my friends and family.
The experiences I have shared in this office have been truly educational. One product our office carries that happens to be a personal favorite of mine is the Woven Floss. This product gives my mouth a clean and refreshing feeling that I haven’t found from any other floss. It even has fluoride in it! My position here at Sandy Point Dental allows me to do what I love most ... SMILE!!
I have been working with Dr. John McNerney at Sandy Point Dental since July of 2013. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Our Cerec machine is just one of the many things I love about Sandy Point Dental. This machine allows us to offer same day crowns/restorations which minimizes the patient’s time in our office and creates a crown of exceptional quality.
Starting off as a Nursing assistant, I made the decision to branch off into the dental field where I have worked for 3 years as an assistant, one of those being at Sandy Point Dental. The office has been more than welcoming and I’ve been able to educate myself in so many new things in the amount of time I’ve spent at Sandy Point.
I enjoy the up to date technology that Sandy Point provides for the patients, including CEREC, which enables us to deliver crowns in one appointment. I love the healthcare atmosphere and I enjoy being able to educate patients on proper oral health. When I’m not in the office, I balance furthering my education in college and spending time with my daughter.