Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Debbie

Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

I enjoy meeting and working with our wonderful patients. Each of them is a fascinating person and I love learning about their families and interests. It’s fun to see them coming through the doors with big smiles, and looking forward to sharing their latest news. I welcome patients and check them in. At the end of visits, I check them out and collect copays. I also answer questions, help with insurance matters, process insurance claims, and schedule visits.

My husband Richard and I have been married for 15 years. We have a young child, Ezzo, as well as two dogs, Betty and Wrigley. I love to read and collect Betty Boop memorabilia.

 

Kim

Dental Assistant

I look forward to meeting new people and catching up with our established patients. It’s my goal to make everyone feel welcome, calm, and at ease during their visits. Working with patients, I make sure they’re comfortable in the chair, prepare them to see the doctor, and explain what will happen. Then I sit chairside, to assist the doctor while supporting our patient. I also take X-rays, pour models, and sterilize instruments.

I’m happily married and have three wonderful children and two dogs. When I’m not in the office, I like working around the house and gardening. My family enjoys boating and all that entails.

 

Lisette

Dental Assistant

It’s fun to get to know each of our patients on a personal level. I appreciate hearing their stories and love catching up on what’s been happening since their last visit. I prepare patients for their procedures, and explain what the doctor will be doing. Working chairside, I help the doctor and make sure our patient is comfortable. I also sterilize instruments, do lab work, and take impressions and X-rays. I decorate the office for holidays, too!

My life is shared with my two dogs, Chiquita and Mala. I love to travel, enjoy amusement parks, and love roller coasters. I also like music and concerts and enjoy arts and crafts.

 

Lynn

Dental Receptionist

I look forward to work each day, knowing I’m going to spend my time helping our wonderful patients. We have a great team, and Dr. Skoog is both an excellent dentist and boss. All of us focus on making sure our patients feel welcome, safe, and happy while here. I greet patients, help them schedule visits, and file charts. I also verify insurance benefits, collect payments, and handle billing.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends. I love taking long walks with Jake, my dog, and I like playing tennis. My other hobbies include watching movies, bowling, and cooking.

 

Mary

Dental Hygienist

I like making sure each of my patients has a positive, painless visit and leaves with a clean smile and the knowledge to keep it healthy. I especially enjoy working with children and getting them excited about caring for their smile. While I assess a patient’s oral health, clean the teeth, and place sealants, I talk about the person’s unique dental health. I show how people can improve their home care and we talk about good nutrition and healthy habits, too.

My five dogs are my kids. I enjoy being with them, as well as spending time with family and friends. I also like time with my church groups and all the people involved.

 

Nancy

Dental Hygienist

I love working with our wonderful patients. It’s important that people understand the importance of good oral hygiene and how it affects their whole body. I pay a lot of attention to a patient’s comfort and stress level, and work hard to make sure everyone is relaxed and not worried. I review our patients’ health and medical history, take X-rays, and clean their teeth. My main focus is teaching them how to take care of their smile and inspiring them to do so.

In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors. I love exploring Chicago, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I also love bowling.

 

Patty

Dental Hygienist

I make sure all our patients know they are in safe, gentle hands during their visit. I especially enjoy working with people who have dental anxiety, and providing reassurance and encouragement. I’m not here to judge, I want to help and will do everything I can to make sure a visit is pain-free. Getting to know my patients and helping them keep their smiles healthy is my passion. I teach patients how to care for their smile properly, so they can love it for years to come.

When I’m not working, my favorite times are spent with family and friends.

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