Meet the Team
Paulina, Office Manager
Originally from Tarnow, Poland, Paulina began her career in the field of dentistry by attending Northeastern Illinois University. She then spent the next few years building her skills by working at a general practice, with an orthodontist, and alongside an oral surgeon. Now, with a decade of experience and counting, you’ll find her helping the office run as efficiently as possible to provide the best care for our patients. The best part of her job is being able to learn something new in a dynamic industry as well as meeting and helping new people.
Paulina moved from Poland to the United States when she was 16 years old. Today, she’s happily married and has a pet chihuahua named Toffee. Other than spending time with family and friends, she likes taking her dog for walks, gardening, and traveling whenever she can. An interesting fact about her is that she’s a highly detail-oriented and organized person—which makes her perfect for the job!
Elizabeth, Treatment Plan Coordinator / OSHA-HIPAA Supervisor
Elizabeth was born in Libertyville, IL. She attended Millikin University and the College of Lake County to begin her career in the dental field. She then came to work at our practice, The Smile Standard, which is where she gained the majority of her dental experience. As a Treatment Plan Coordinator, she gets to help develop personalized schedules and ideas on how to best improve and preserve a patient’s pearly whites. Her favorite thing about her job is helping educate others on how to care for their smiles while also putting our patients at ease with any clinical or financial concerns. She’s also studying to become a dental hygienist.
Elizabeth comes from a well-rounded family, as her brother is an engineer, her mother a school psychologist, and her father a mechanical engineer. Aside from spending time with them, she enjoys reading, being outside, and hanging out with her cat. She’s also a major fan of everything Harry Potter. A very interesting thing about her: she’s a classically trained vocalist!
Katherine, Lead Dental Assistant
As a native of Bartlett, Katherine went to Elgin Community College to start a profession in the field of dentistry. Through her education, she also earned her certification in phlebotomy and dental polishing. With just a few years of experience, she’s now the Lead Dental Assistant at our practice, helping the dentist during various procedures as well as educating our patients on best practices for good dental care. The thing she likes most about her job is having the opportunity to learn more every day in an industry she’s grown to love. She also appreciates the overall experience of the dental office and the amazing team she works with.
Katherine grew up with extremely hardworking parents who worked all their lives to provide the best future for her and her siblings. For this reason, she gives a hundred percent in everything she does. At home, she spends time with her boyfriend and her dog named Rocky. She enjoys going to the gym, taking Rocky to the dog park, and visiting her parents. One intriguing fact about her: she has a gallery of her paintings on a wall in her house and she hopes to add more soon!
Jessica, Dental Assistant
Originally from her hometown, Hoffman Estates, Jessica graduated high school and then went on to earn her license as a dental assistant. She also earned her coronal polishing certificate and has undergone extensive training to provide the best dental care her patients deserve. With her experience, she can help out with multiple types of procedures while explaining the importance of oral health care to others. The best thing about her job is the incredible team members she works with as well as interacting with many new patients daily.
If you don’t see her around the office, Jessica is likely at home taking care of her family. She works part-time at The Smile Standard and spends as much time with her loved ones as possible, as family is her main priority. Her other interests involve gardening, being outdoors, going on bike rides, and anything that has to do with the beauty industry. One interesting fact: she’s a quick learner and is ready to tackle any challenge no matter the difficulty!