Meet the Team
Senior Dental Hygienist
Alison, our senior hygienist, is originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa and has been with Strobel Dentistry since June of 2005. She joined our team after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dental College located in Lincoln, NE. She now works part-time, yet still enjoys creating and maintaining relationships with our patients and educating them to help obtain more optimal dental health. Alison and her husband, Dave, have three children, and her life outside of work is full of coordinating schedules and running kids. Though through it all, she enjoys finding time to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Lead Dental Hygienist
Aer started her career here in 2006 as a dental assistant for almost two years before returning to hygiene school and graduating in May 2010. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Aer is very friendly and loves to be around other people. She speaks Tagalog and English fluently. She excels in patient education and we are delighted to have her in our practice as the dental hygiene team lead. Aer is originally from the Philippines and moved to Beach Park, She moved to Chicago in 2002. She and her husband Greg have two children and one on the way, Yohann Sebastian, who is 5 1/2 years old and 3 year-old Yoell Graesanti. They love to travel and have been to 20+ countries and twice more cities!
Certified Myofunctional Therapist /Dental Hygienist
Our hygienist Leslie comes to us from Indiana where she graduated from Chicago State University with a BS in Biology in 2001. She went on to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Kennedy King College/UIC in 2010 and received a MS in Biotechnology from Rush University in 2013. Leslie enjoys working with patients and helping them to improve their oral health through education tailored to their specific needs. She is committed to keeping our patients as comfortable, informed, and happy as possible. Leslie takes great pleasure in helping others and learning more about our patients and her field.
Bridget came to us in the summer of 2018. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Bridget graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 with her Bachelors in Psychology. While attending UIC, Bridget worked as a dental assistant for an endodontist, which provided her with the skills to calm even the most anxious of patients. After five years of assisting, she returned to school to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from the College of DuPage in 2017. Bridget’s approach to dental hygiene is a gentle but effective touch. She enjoys working with patients one on one and providing the educational tools they need to obtain optimal health. Bridget and her husband brought home their first baby Nora in March 2022.
Christina joined the Strobel team in 2020 and has been enjoying the chance to meet both new and long-time patients of the practice! She graduated from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Integrative Biology and Chemistry. After a few years of working in the nutritional field, she returned to school and graduated from Harper College in 2019 with an associate’s in Dental Hygiene. Christina excels at creating a calming and relaxing environment for patients and she also enjoys the challenge of helping each patient find home care routines that best fit their busy lives. Christina lives in Chicago with her husband and in her spare time enjoys keeping up with local sports (Go Illini and Bears!) and baking!
Andrea, born in Bolivia and Chicago raised, she developed her hand eye coordination for dentistry during her undergrad years studying architecture. As Andrea sees it, teeth are the structures that determine our look to the world. Got her degree in Dental Hygiene from Fox College. Andrea is a free spirit that enjoys listening to our patients while delivering direct and precise service, thus optimizing the dental health of our family. Known for her track record and willingness to go above and beyond for patients, Andrea is a multifaceted hygienist. Outside of the office, Andrea’s hobbies include spending quality time with her son, enjoys playing tennis and drawing and or painting beautiful landscapes.
Dental Assistant Lead
Since the summer of 2018, Kimberly has been a compassionate and well versed member of the best dental team in the Chicagoland area. With opportunities to continue to learn and grow here at Strobel Dentistry, she has enjoyed working with patients keeping their smiles bright. She has been dental assisting for over a decade and is well rounded in her knowledge of oral surgery, endodontics, and periodontics. She has lived in Chicago for the past ten years with her daughter, Makayla and her fur baby, Harley. She is involved with the Chicago French Bulldog Rescue volunteering and hoping to foster soon. She loves a good historical fiction novel, watching a variety of shows and going on relaxing nature walks.
Selena is Dr. Dan’s assistant. She became a certified dental assistant in 2018. She enjoys working with Dr. Dan because of his dedication to dentistry. Selena spends her free time learning more about dentistry, doing continuing education, and is currently in school to be a dental hygienist! She loves her chihuahua Astro!
Evette, Dr. Isabella’s dental assistant, was born and raised in Chicago. She has been in the dental industry since 2010 and strives every day to improve her skills in order to guarantee her patients the best experience and highest quality treatment. Evette views our patients as family and aims to make them enjoy themselves while they are in the dental chair, while also helping them feel good about their dental hygiene. Evette is a mother of two great kids, Juliana and Iker. She is very family oriented and enjoys spending time with her family. When she has the time, she loves to travel and enjoys watching movies.
Mark, our dental assistant and lab technician, originally received a bachelor’s of music performance from New England Conservatory in 2020. After graduating, he began working part-time at a dental office in the suburbs helping in sterilization and has since taken interest in pursuing a career in the dental field. In his free time, Mark enjoys cooking, spending time with friends in the city, and working as a dog walker.
Hygiene Dental Assistant
Micah Graduated from Lincoln College of Technology as a Medical Assistant but found interest in Dentistry through Strobel. Micah is growing to love dentistry and is aspiring to be a dental hygienist! In her free time, she likes to go to the gym to work out and she also likes sports. Her favorite season is Fall but she’s starting to fall in love with Winter because of snowboarding.
Business Operations Manager
Marcy has been in the dental industry for 22 years! The best part of dentistry for her is patient education, Marcy is well versed in everything from insurance, treatments, to aftercare. She had completed a Bachelors in Business administration with a minor in computer science through Northeastern. She is excited to be a part of Strobel as they advance in the latest in Dental technology. Marcy enjoys spending time with her 3 children and her 2 dogs. She’s been married to the love of her life Frank for 30 years who is active in the military.
New Patient Care Coordinator
Michelle, our new patient coordinator, joined our staff in 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Miami, Florida, she is Cuban-American and fluent in both English and Spanish. After her first visit here in 2006, she fell in love with the vibrant energy of the city and became determined to make the move to Chicago, despite the drastic difference in weather. Michelle facilitates the smooth entry of patients into our practice. Michelle and her husband love spending time with family, hanging out at the beach, working out, and practicing yoga.
Jessica, our Treatment Coordinator, has recently joined the team with over 15 years of experience in Dental Administration. In 2017 she earned her degree in The Culinary Arts from The International Culinary School of the Art Institute. When she is not at the office she is often catering or working as a Personal Chef. Jessica’s favorite part of being a Treatment Coordinator is building genuine connections with patients by identifying what is most important to them and offering clinical and/or financial solutions. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring the Chicago food scene, entertaining friends & family, and being the Hostess with the mostest!
Nicole, our Hygiene Coordinator, has joined Strobel Dentistry in 2021. Previously, she worked full-time in hospitality strategic management for 6 years as well as completed a Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a minor in Business from Northern Illinois University. After college, Nicole was looking for an opportunity to work during standard business hours. Her brother Patrick, who is an Endodontics resident at Texas A&M, suggested a position in dental administration. Today, Nicole cherishes forming connections with our patients, and making them feel at home here at Strobel DDS. In her free time, she likes to wind down by making special dinners and cocktails for her friends and family, and watching her brother play hockey!
Jess, our HR manager and insurance coordinator, came to us with extensive administrative experience in the complementary healthcare field and has been with us for over 10 years. She loves dentistry and is thrilled to be working with the talented people at Strobel. Jess earned her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh and later studied further to become a licensed massage therapist. Jess has great energy and a real dedication to our patients. A native of Chicago, Jess returned from a stint in Washington, D.C. in February 2011 and now lives in Park Ridge with her husband and two children.
Front Desk Lead
Scarlet moved back to Chicago after spending a few years in Florida for school and work! She completed an associates in Computer Science while working at a general practice in Florida. She loves Dentistry because she is able to form connections with the patients and see their confidence and grow with each visit! In her free time she likes to be at the beach paddle boarding, and walking her German shepherd Jairo.
Front Desk Administrator
Julie began her dental journey as a chairside assistant for a general dentist. She grew a passion in the dental field and expanded her knowledge to an administrative position. With her clinical experience she is able to further assist patients with any dental concerns. When she’s not helping patients, Julie enjoys quality time with her loved ones, maintaining her fitness goals and discovering new music.