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. 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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Dr Allison

About Dr. Allison

I grew up in Maryland, near Washington, DC. After taking a year off to study abroad after high school, I attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Psychology. I graduated with...

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About Dr. Rami

I was born and raised in northeast Ohio to Lebanese immigrants. I received my D.D.S. degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. My desire to offer...

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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.

Damira

Damira joined the Children's Dental World 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.

Dental Assistants

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.

Danita

Danita joined Children's Dental World in May of 2018. She enjoys outdoor activities like biking, walking and swimming. She also likes spending time with family and friends. Her favorite part of her job is being able to form relationships with patients. She truly looks forward to seeing them again!

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.

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.

Kevin

Kevin was born in Chicago and has ambitions to work in the medical field for pediatrics in the near future, specifically in physical therapy. During his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family and friends and also 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.

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.

Serena

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Serena has a love for this city like no other! She graduated from a dental assisting program in 2007 and it has been a passion of hers ever since. She fell in love with pediatric dentistry in 2008 and has been serving our future leaders since then. She enjoys going to the movies, bowling, and playing pranks on her children. In her spare time, she loves a good book!

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.

Yolanda

Yolanda is a DePauw graduate who was born and raised in Chicago. She has been working at this office for Dr. Park since the summer of 2016. She hopes to pursue dental school in the future. Make sure to say hi to her if you see her around!

Front Desk

Ashley

Ashley joined Children’s Dental World in February 2017. She was raised in Ohio and moved to Chicago in 2016. She is a proud aunt of four nephews and one niece. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, trying new restaurants, and listening to live music.

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.

Deyci

Deyci joined Children’s Dental World in December 2016. She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She is pursuing a career in dental hygiene. In her spare time, she likes to enjoy outdoor activities, spend time with her family, and check out new restaurants.

Kathy

Kathy joined Children’s Dental World in March of 2018. She was born in Chicago and
moved to the suburb of Skokie when she was young. Her goal is to finish school and become a dental hygienist. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with loved ones, go to the gym, and catch up on the newest TV shows and movies.

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.

Nicol

Nicol joined the CDW team in January 2017. She was born in Mexico City and moved to Chicago when she was eight years old. She's lived in Chicago ever since, and in her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, travel to her native homeland, and teach Sunday school at her church.

Pauline

Originally from the Philippines, Pauline is fluent in three languages; English, Ilonggo, and Filipino! She has a masters degree in business administration and worked for the Congress of the Philippines for 15 years as a security guard, tour guide officer, bill drafter, journal officer, and protocol officer for local and foreign delegates! Presently, she works part time as a dental lab manager and technician, a nanny for three lively and dance-crazy kids, and for CDW in our Morton Grove office. She has a nine-month-old dog and four fantastic sons who she loves very much. Her special talent is multitasking. For example: dancing while cooking!

Rosa

Rosa joined the Children’s Dental World team in September 2018, where she works as the marketing coordinator for the Chicago office. She is a wife and mother of two amazing children. She enjoys traveling, trying new recipes, and a good book. Her family is known to spontaneously pack up their vehicle and go exploring new and familiar places!