Our Staff

About Dr. Sam

I grew up in Michigan and spent most of my youth in the suburbs of Detroit. I attended Kalamazoo College for my undergraduate studies and eventually found my way to Chicago for dental school ...

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About Dr. Shikha

I am a board-certified pediatric dentist and I've been practicing for several years. I grew up in the Bay Area of Northern California and completed a 6-year accelerated dental program at University of the Pacific ...

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About Dr. Neena

I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and remained in Georgia for both college and dental school. I attended the University of Georgia, where I graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in ...

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Dr. Lynna

About Dr. Lynna

I am a certified pediatric dentist and a candidate for diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I have also been appointed to the Department of Surgery Division of ...

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Dr. Menka

About Dr. Menka

I was born in Chicago and grew up in Oak Brook, IL. After graduating high school, I was accepted into an accelerated 7-year dual-degree Pre-Dental Science program. I attended Lehigh University ...

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Dr. Mital

About Dr. Mital

I was raised in a small town in Indiana and thrived to have my independence. I convinced my parents to allow me to attend Culver Girls Academy in northern Indiana for high school …

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About Dr. Kimberly

My aspiration of becoming a dentist started in high school. I decided that I was going to become a dentist and have never looked back. The decision to specialize in pediatric dentistry, however, came later, after graduating from dental school...

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Crystal Ferguson

About Dr. Crystal

I was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. After graduating from high school, I attended East Carolina University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in English literature...

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Office Management

Kavin

Kavin has been working at Children's Dental World since August 2012. He grew up outside of Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!). He is fluent in both English and Korean. In his spare time, Kavin likes to play and watch sports, write and play music, and take improv classes.

Linda

Linda works as the office manager in the Chicago office. She frequently bakes wonderful treats for the staff- most notable is her CDW Cheesecake that disappears within minutes of its unveiling. Linda also enjoys traveling and tasting new foods.

Liz

Lizbeth joined the Children’s Dental World family in 2011. Lizbeth works at our Morton Grove location as a manager, front desk receptionist, and dental assistant. Lizbeth is also fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, watching all Chicago sports, and spending time with her husband and son.

Maricela

With many years of office management under her belt, Maricela effortlessly joined our team. During her free time, Mari is an avid Ebay salesperson and hair stylist. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Ivette

Ivette works as the office manager in the Morton Grove location. She was born and raised in Chicago and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Ivette recently moved to Niles and has adjusted to the aspects of suburban life. During her spare time, Ivette coaches sports at the high school level, enjoys working out/staying fit, playing competitive sports and spending quality time with her family.

Dental Assistants

Brooke

Brooke was born and raised in Chicago and has been working for CDW since November of 2015.  She enjoys talking to people, shopping, and creating cinematic masterpieces on Snapchat.

Conni

Conni has been a part of Children's Dental World since September 2016. She has many years of experience in this field. Conni feels blessed to be a part of our fun and energetic team. Conni is also a certified personal fitness trainer and nutrition specialist. During her spare time, she focuses on her three kids and attends the gym as often as she can.

Dennys

Dennys joined CDW in April 2016.  She already has several years of experience in general dentistry, but feels very excited to be a part of CDW!  Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.  Dennys is a sport fanatic!  Her favorite sports are football and basketball.  When she's not at work, she loves to spend time with her daughter (Jaelynn), riding their bikes, or rollerblading.

GHINO

A gentleman from Peru, Ghino is an experienced pediatric dental assistant. In his time off he enjoys practicing martial arts, watching martial arts movies, dancing, and spending time with his son, Julen.

Giselle

Giselle joined Childrens Dental World in July 2014. Words cant describe how content she is to work with children and the CDW staff in such a fun, warm and happy place. Giselle has several years of dental assisting experience. Born in Mexico and raised in the Chicago suburbs, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Giselle has a lovely daughter, Liana. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and doing adventurous activities.

JENN

Jenn is one of our most experienced dental assistants here at Children’s Dental World. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time, she loves going to the park with her three children and two malti-poos and, on the weekends, she adores cooking huge meals with her whole family.

JENNY

Jenny was lucky to have found her dream job when she joined the Children’s Dental World family in December 2012. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She enjoys every minute spent interacting with children and their families alike. The most rewarding part of her job is making kids’ smiles brighter and showing them the importance of good oral hygiene. When not at work, Jenny loves to spend her time with her loving family and raising her adorable son, Jaiden.

JOLITA

Jolita has been a part of Children’s Dental World since 2003. She was born in Lithuania and speaks fluent English and Lithuanian. Jolita is one of our most experienced dental assistants, and when she is not at work taking care of your child, she is busy at home with her daughter, Milana.

KENNETH

Kenneth started at CDW in the summer of 2016. He grew up in the northside of Chicago and is a big fan of Chicago sports, especially the Cubs, Bulls, and Bears. When he is not working, he enjoys spending his free time working out and playing basketball.

LALIS

Lalis truly enjoys working as a dental assistant in Chicago and attributes her love for children to raising three beautiful daughters - Lucero, Anahi, and Aime. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Maria

Maria

Maria grew up in Mexico and moved to Chicago when she was 13 years old. She joined the CDW family in November 2015 and came in with plenty of previous dental experience. In her free time, she continues to pursue her dream of being a makeup artist for today's biggest stars. She also loves spending time with her husband, Samuel, goofing around with her lovely nieces, and running full marathons with relative ease.

Mayra

Mayra

Mayra joined our Chicago office in June 2015. She grew up in Little Village and when she's not working as a dental assistant, she likes trying to solve mysteries and compete in a local semi-professional bowling league! Her favorite book is "Holes" and her favorite movies are the "Taken" series.

Moses

Moses graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is pursuing a career in dentistry. He loves to watch and play sports, especially basketball and football. His favorite thing to do is to eat! In his free time, Moses likes to work on electronic devices while listening to Korean pop music.

Patty

Patty was born and raised in Chicago and joined the CDW team in June of 2016.  She and her son, Joshua, enjoy visiting all sorts of parks, zoos, museums, and aquariums!  She is probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Yadira

Yadira joined Children's Dental World in August 2016. She has several years of dental experience and adjusts to new situations quickly.  She was born and raised in Des Plaines and grew up watching fireworks in Morton Grove. She keeps herself occupied by swimming, enjoying outdoor activities, and spending time with her two kids.

Front Desk

Carina

Carina

Carina was born and raised in Chicago and she joined the CDW team in December 2015. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time, she likes to travel the world, take luxurious spa days with her mother, and go on romantic dates with her husband, Jose.

Carl

Carl joined the CDW family in October 2016. He's a graduate of the University of Michigan and got his master's degree from the University of North Carolina. He enjoys all sports and going out to eat with his wife, Elise.

Dalila

Dalila joined CDW in July of 2011 and loves being a part of the team. Born and raised in Chicago, she is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her spare time, she loves to shop and spend time with her husband, Robert, and her adorable kids, Isaiah and Isabella.

DAMIRA

Damira works as a receptionist at our Morton Grove office, and she joined our team in November 2011 with several years of previous dental reception experience. She was born in Bosnia but lived in Poland and Germany before moving to Chicago in 1998. As a mother of two, she loves being around kids and takes great pride in her work. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, shopping, and traveling.

Ewa

Ewa has been working for our orthodontist, Dr. Lihong Lin, for several years but finally joined the CDW team in October 2014. She was born in Poland to a family of nobles and came to the United States in 1994 to write a new chapter in her family's storied legacy. In her spare time, she enjoys break dancing, planning weddings, and going on small game hunting expeditions with her husband, Marek.

Jean

Jean joined CDW in July of 2014. She is a lifetime Illinois native. In her spare time, she enjoys reading romance novels and spending time with her husband, Richard, and sons, Richie and Gabe.

Mariana

Mariana joined the CDW team in January 2015.  She grew up in the south side of Chicago and is fluent in both English and Spanish.  In her spare time, she likes to hangout with her nieces and nephews, make tamales using her grandma's world-renowned recipe, and experiment with different products for her flowing black hair.

Miae

Miae joined CDW in August 2016 as a marketing coordinator. She grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta and has a degree in elementary education. In her spare time, she enjoys checking out concerts and new restaurants with her husband.

Patty

Patty

Patty joined the CDW team in 2015. She has lived in Chicago her whole life. She's a happy person to be around and loves children! When not working, she enjoys playing sports and spending time with her family, friends, and three dogs.